The Magic of a Good Book

Author and Illustrator Lauren Castillo spoke with our students in Kindergarten through Grade 8 this week about her thought process behind creating books. She even let our Dragons try their hand at drawing some of her characters, which they thoroughly enjoyed!

This is one of my favorite times of the school year, in part, because of the author visit and the corresponding WES Book Fair. There is nothing like the smell of a book and the excitement that comes when opening a new book that has piqued your curiosity. At WES, we want our students to find authors and books that capture their imaginations and their minds, and help them develop a lifelong love of reading. 

Our WES Book Fair is one way we do this. Featuring hundreds of well-curated titles ranging from nonfiction to adventure to graphic novels, there is something for everyone. 

I hope you can join us:

Wednesday December 7, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Thursday December 8, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Friday December 9, 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Saturday December 10, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

The students will also be visiting with their classes during the day, and you can find that schedule here. For those with some time on their hands, we would love to have volunteers for a number of roles, particularly on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons, and anytime on Saturday. You can sign up here

And don’t forget! We have a surprise visitor from the North Pole who will join us on Saturday, December 10, at 11:30 a.m. for storytime. Perhaps we can all add a few titles to our letters to Santa. 


Danny Vogelman
Head of School