Our school conducted judging for Young Authors. After reading each entry, I noticed just how much our students are applying various forms of author’s craft. Evidence of enriching lessons can be found in almost all of the books. Choosing a class winner and then one winner to represent our school in Bloomington was a difficult task. The judges reread the top three class winners several times before deciding on which piece was authored best using imagination, skill, craft and illustrations. I love this event. We have the opportunity to see what talent our children have and how they get so excited to create and share books. Young Authors is also a clever avenue to inspire children to be creative novelists. We celebrate their successes with a pizza luncheon, where each participant brings and shares his story. It genuinely is a rewarding experience for all.