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Virtual Author Visits at Rockwell!

This year is a bit of a challenge when providing these enrichment activities for our students. We are very fortunate to be supported by our amazing PTA to continue this yearly tradition. Check out what who have already hosted and plans for future visiting Authors!

May 2021
Ben Guterson- Young Adult Fiction Author
May 12th, 2021

Ben is the author of the Winterhouse series and new books books to be released in 2020 and 2021. 


To learn more about Ben's books check out his website:



Trudi Trueit- Young Adult Fiction Author

January 27th, 2021


Trudi is a local author of many fiction and non-fiction titles. She will be joining the Rockwell Intermediate grades to share her Explorer Academy series with a new release expected on January 5th, 2021.

The Tiger's Nest is the 5th book in this science adventure series:


This title is a continuation of the Explorer Academy series, books 1-4:

academy set

For more information on Trudi and other titles she has authored, visit her webpage:


Previous visit...

February 2021

Welcome Andrea Loney, author of Bunnybear and Double Bass Blues
for a virtual visit on National Read Aloud Day
February 3rd, 2021.

andrea profile


illustrated by the amazing Carmen Saldaña
Published by Albert Whitman & Company
Selected for the ALA Rainbow Book List for 2018


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2020 Caldecott Honor Title for Rudy Gutierrez

Junior Library Guild Winter 2019 Selection
illustrated by the phenomenal Rudy Gutierrez

For more info on Andrea, including other titles she has written, check out her website:


Previous visits: DECEMBER 2020

J. Anderson Coats- Young Adult fiction author

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020 


Celebrating this local authors titles such as:  

spindlerebelwickedwoolpitjane deming

Jillian visited with our 3rd-5th graders in our first ever virtual author visit through Microsoft Teams. Students really enjoyed learning about her writing and publishing process. This author is especially pertinent as her title- The Many Reflections of Miss Jane Deming is one of our Battle of the Books titles and has earned these literary awards:

  • Kansas NEA Reading Circle List Intermediate Title
  • Bank Street Children's Book Award
  • Jefferson Cup Award Honor Title (VA)
  • Sasquatch Book Award Nominee (WA)
  • Washington State Book Award Finalist

To learn more about Jillian, visit her website-


Previous visit: December 2020
Ellie Peterson- picture book Illustrator and Author

Wednesday, December 9th, 2020


Ellie is a triple threat- Illustrator, Author and Science Teacher! Ellie visited with our Kinder-2nd graders and shared a book that she is the illustrator for- Bea's Bees. This book is a great story about how important Bees are to our environment and provide the foods we enjoy. Ellie shared lots of awesome info about bees and what we can do to help them thrive- even in our own yards!

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Ellie is the Author of these books as well:


To learn more about Ellie, check out her webpage: