Local Author Virtual Read-Alouds

6/8/20 Alyssa Capucilli

5/25/20 Veera Hiranandani

Hastings’ author and resident, Veera Hiranandani, is the author of the 2019 Newbery Award Honor Book, The Night Diary, as well as many other Children’s and Young Adult fiction. The writing of The Night Diary was inspired by experiences that Ms. Hiranandani’s father had during the Partition of India in 1947. It is a beautifully crafted work of historical fiction with endearing characters and some heart-wrenching accounts of life at that time. We hope you enjoy Ms. Hiranandani’s video.

5/11/20 Roni Schotter

Hastings own, Roni Schotter, author of more than 30 children’s books, has graciously agreed to read aloud two of her beloved picture books. Many will recognize Ms. Schotter from her numerous visits to Hillside Elementary School as a guest reader. So, sit back and enjoy The Boy Who Loved Words and Mama, I’ll Give You the World

5/4/20 MacKenzie Cadenhead

Our first reading is by the author of the super exciting, nail-biting adventures of Marvel Super Hero Adventures, MacKenzie Cadenhead. And, an extra bonus is a link below to learn how to draw a Spiderman head.

So, sit back, relax and click to enjoy Marvel Super Hero Adventures: Mighty Marvels! read by the author.

Click here to learn how to draw a Spiderman head!