Grades 3 - 8

Author Visit with Kate DiCamillo

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"Stories connect us." - Kate DiCamillo

All students will meet with Kate DiCamillo together.


The Community read aloud for 3-8 Grade Students will be Raymie Nightingale.

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”Reading aloud binds us together in unanticipated ways.” -Kate DiCamillo

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Kate DiCamillo on writing Raymie Nightingale
Listen to the Next Installment of Raymie Nightingale

(You must be logged in to a Roseville Area Schools Google Account to listen)

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Raymie Nightingale

Raymie Clarke has come to realize that everything, absolutely everything, depends on her. And she has a plan. If Raymie can win the Little Miss Central Florida Tire competition, then her father, who left town two days ago with a dental hygienist, will see Raymie's picture in the paper and (maybe) come home. To win, not only does Raymie have to do good deeds and learn how to twirl a baton; she also has to contend with the wispy, frequently fainting Louisiana Elefante, who has a show-business background, and the fiery, stubborn Beverly Tapinski, who’s determined to sabotage the contest. But as the competition approaches, loneliness, loss, and unanswerable questions draw the three girls into an unlikely friendship — and challenge each of them to come to the rescue in unexpected ways.

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Kate DiCamillo Inaugurated as National Ambassador for Young People's Literature
Start the video around 43 minutes in for Kate DiCamillo's Speech

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2014 Newbery-Caldecott Banquet -- Kate DiCamillo Newbery Speech
Candlewick's Five Questions (Plus One) with Kate DiCamillo
Author's Studio - with Kate DiCamillo
Kate DiCamillo - Behind The Book
A Conversation with Kate DiCamillo
Meet the Author Kate DiCamillo