It was an exciting moment as the names of all the schools that sent entries went into my favorite sun hat to be well-mixed and the winners drawn out, one-by-one. I'm delighted to list the following schools as the nine 2013 Markle's Book Explorers. As you'll see, it's, delightfully, schools from lots of different parts of the United States. And this year, because I've recently moved back to the U.S. from New Zealand, I've added a tenth school--of my local schools--to the group.
I'm definitely looking forward to connecting and sharing with each of the 2013 Markle's Book Explorers Schools. I'll shortly be sending an autographed copy of my newest book BATS: BIGGEST! LITTLEST! (Boyds Mills Press, 2013) to congratulate the winners.
Arthur Jacobsen Elementary School, Auburn, Washington
Burns Elementary School, Kings Mills, Ohio
Gier Elementary School, Hillsdale, Michigan
John Muir Elementary School, Santa Monica, California
McCord Elementary School, Ponca City, Oklahoma
Minooka Intermediate School, Minooka, Illinois
Naples Elementary School, Naples, New York
North Georgetown Elementary School, Georgetown, Delaware
Samoset Elementary School, Bradenton, Florida
Shirley Hills Elementary School, Warner Robins, Georgia