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Authors in April


Authors in April Week

4/25/22 - 4/29/22 

Authors will be visiting Delta Kelly on Wednesday, April 27, 2022. 

We will be collecting books to be autographed by the Authors for the Authors visit on April 27th. You will have the opportunity to send books you’ve already purchased with a filled out autograph slip to DK by Friday, April 22nd. If you have a book by one of the three elementary school authors (Erica S. Perl, James Burks, Gennifer Choldenko), please use this autograph form. 

Autograph Form

Please fill out the autograph slip, place inside the book, and send back to school with your child. They can be placed into the bins outside of the media center. Books will be returned in the weeks following the Authors visit.


K-1st Grade: Erica S. Perl

Erica S. Perl is the author of popular and critically acclaimed books for young readers. Erica writes picture books - including CHICKEN BUTT!, GOATILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS and FEROCIOUS FLUFFITY - early readers, transitional chapter books, and chapter books – TRUTH OR LIE!, ARNOLD AND LOUISE, and the CRAFTILY EVER AFTER (written as “Martha Maker) series. Erica is a crowd-pleasing presenter at schools, libraries and community events. She honed her skills working as a trial lawyer in New York City, and also worked for many years for First Book, the national non-profit organization that provides books to children in need. She lives in Washington, D.C. with her family. (from


2nd-3rd Grade: James Burks

James has written and illustrated numerous books for kids including his new graphic novel series Agent 9 (PenguinKids/Razorbill) and his long running six book graphic novel series Bird and Squirrel (Scholastic/Graphix) which has been translated into Czech, Spanish, French, Castilian and even Farsi (the pirated edition in Iran). His other books include Gabby and Gator (Yen Press), Beep and Bah (Carolrhoda), Pigs and a Blanket (Disney/Hyperion), and When Pigs Fly (Disney/Hyperion). (from


4th-5th Grade: Gennifer Choldenko

With more than 2 and a half million books sold, Choldenko’s best known Tales from Alcatraz series, has been called “A cornerstone series in contemporary children’s literature.” Al Capone Does My Shirts—the first book in the series—was a Newbery Honor Book and the recipient of twenty other awards. All four books in the series were Junior Library Guild selections and garnered many starred reviews. Gennifer’s newest novel: Orphan Eleven came out May 26. Publisher’s Weekly has said this about Orphan Eleven: “This uplifting tale of hope, survival and belonging has all the ingredients to become a beloved middle grade book.” (from