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Children’s Author Laura Murray Visits Churchill Road

Churchill Road kindergarteners Zach Smith, Andrew Park and Kara Dinker were happy with their response on the “Gingerbread Man Quiz Show,” presented by visiting author Laura Murray.

Churchill Road kindergarteners Zach Smith, Andrew Park and Kara Dinker were happy with their response on the “Gingerbread Man Quiz Show,” presented by visiting author Laura Murray.

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Kim Moran

Churchill Road second graders Olivia Liu, Paul Leaptrot and Tate Moreau confer with author Laura Murray and one another before coming up with the correct response to their question on the “Gingerbread Man Quiz Show.”

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Kim Moran

Children’s author Laura Murray takes a break from her presentations to Churchill Road students. From left to right are: library assistant Jean Simpson, author Laura Murray and librarian Sari Warren.

Thanks to Churchill Road librarian Sari Warren, award-winning Children’s Author, Laura Murray, visited the school on Feb. 19 and

  1. The author of the Virginia Reader’s Choice book, “The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School” and “The Gingerbread Man Loose on the Fire Truck,” Murray was a huge hit with students and teachers.

Murray entertained students from kindergarten through third grade with her tales of “The Gingerbread Man” and his adventures. Second grade students especially enjoyed hearing about the author’s childhood and how she took moments from her own life and incorporated them into her writing. Second graders Liam Schuette and Jasmine Maples used Murray’s writing tips as inspiration to create their own books, which they later shared with their teachers and classmates. In addition to giving writing tips to the children, Murray had the students compete in a lively quiz show to demonstrate what they had learned about “The Gingerbread Man.”