Hooked on Books
Hooked on Books…and the Arts, too! is a community-wide celebration in support of literacy and the arts. The event has been an on-going partnership between Eastern Carver County Community Education and the Carver County Library system.
Hooked on Books…and the Arts, too! is planning its 13th year of programming! The event integrates literacy and the arts in an imaginative and innovative way. Memories are made for the participants, especially preschool through fifth grade students and their families. Heroes are made out of authors, illustrators, dancers, musicians, and artists, and inspiration takes place along the way.
This project is funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
2019 Featured Author
February 2, 2019
Chanhassen High School
Susan Verde believes every child’s experience is unique and should be celebrated! Her books tell tales of magical museum visits, share the keys to lasting friendships and help you find a moment of calm in a sea of busy. She regularly visits schools nationwide to share how she became a children’s book author, share some insights to the writing process and pair a book reading with craft or learning activity.
In addition to writing books for kids, she also teaches yoga and mindfulness to children of all ages. She is a yogi herself and is still working on her headstand.
Her award-winning stories celebrate the unique voices and experiences of kids and inspire adults to let their own inner child out…maybe for a spontaneous game of hopscotch every now and then. Susan’s books have been translated into multiple languages and she loves to bring her knowledge of writing, yoga, and mindfulness to schools, libraries and yoga studios.
Hooked on Books…and the Arts, too! through the years.
Douglas Wood 2018
Author Douglas Wood brings music, storytelling to Hooked on Books
Southwest News Media, Feb. 22, 2018
Allison Stoutland & Cathy Hofher 2009
Deb Fraiser 2008