It’s not too late to invite an author to Skype with your class for World Read Aloud Day on February 1! Kate Messner graciously hosts on her blog a listing of traditionally-published authors who are available to chat with your class for free. Slots are filling fast—my day is already full. So get over to Kate Messner’s blog and get signed up. This is a great opportunity for all children, even those in schools that can’t afford to bring in an author, to talk with a real, live writer. You don’t want your students to miss this!