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Author extraordinaire Aaron Reynolds brought his talents to LBES on Tuesday, April 15!

A special highlight of Mr. Reynolds' day at LBES was his presentation as part of the “Read With Me!” program, when 3rd grade students from Clearview Elementary (Waukegan) and Oak Terrace Elementary (Highwood) visited with their Lake Bluff 4th and 5th grade Reading Buddies. 

During their 50 minutes together, the reading buddies participated in a program with Mr. Reynolds, who wrote the books Chicks and Salsa and Buffalo Wild Wings. The program revolved around Mr. Reynolds’ book Joey Fly Private Eye

Read With Me buddies and author Aaron Reynolds

“Read With Me!” brings children of neighboring communities together for an hour three times a year to improve literacy and foster cross-cultural friendships. It is a large reading/mentoring program that combines the efforts of teachers, students, principals, and volunteers from Lake Bluff, Lake Forest, Knollwood, Highwood, and Waukegan.

"Read With Me!" is sponsored by Lake County Cares and is an outgrowth of the Sarah’s Dream program, which collected and distributed thousands of books to children in neighboring communities.

"Read With Me!" photo gallery>>

Mr. Reynolds' visit was supported by the Alliance For Excellence and The Jennifer Harris Author Fund.