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Young Authors

Young Authors is an FSA-sponsored program inviting students to write and illustrate their own books.  It is a celebration of imagination and storytelling, making art, or exploring a particular topic.  It is a wonderful opportunity to create a story outside of school.  Books are proudly displayed for fellow students and visitors at the Art & Book Fair in the Spring.

Our student council will be recognizing books in each of the following categories:

     Creative Story
     Dynamic Illustration
     Creative Cover
     Honorable Mention

Students will be grouped by grades K-2, 3-6, 7-8. All students will receive a certificate of participation/achievement.  All participants will be invited to celebrate their participation and achievement during the Young Authors celebration.

Young Authors Guidelines

Participants must be St. Barnabas students.

  • Students are to make their books by themselves.  Exception: An adult or older child may act as recorders for children who are too young to do this themselves.
  • Books can have a single author/illustrator, be co-authored and illustrated, or be authored by one child and illustrated by another.  We do ask that no more than two children work on one book.
  • Students in kindergarten through 8th grade are welcome to participate.
  • Students can either create their own book (free), or purchase a clank hard-covered book for $5.00.  Participants decide on their topic and illustrate their story.
  • Any type of book/story is allowed that is school appropriate.  Fact, fiction, cartoons, picture books ... all are welcome and enjoyed by Art & Book Fair visitors.