Author Visit



Our 2024 Visiting Author is Chris Barton! He will be visiting Carlson on Friday, January 26.

Chris Barton is the author of many picture books including the award-winning What Do You Do with a Voice Like That?: The Story of Extraordinary Congresswoman Barbara JordanNew York Times bestseller Shark vs. Train, Sibert Honor–winning The Day-Glo Brothers, and Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List books The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch and Whoosh!. He visits schools by the score and also loves speaking to professional gatherings of librarians, educators, and his fellow writers. Chris and his wife, novelist Jennifer Ziegler, live in Austin, Texas, with their family.


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Students may pre-order books from our local bookshop partner Monkey and Dog Books at the link below for Chris to sign at his upcoming visit.

*Books must be purchased by December 21st to ensure they are received by his visit.


 Order Books Here

*Order Site Password is "Barton!123"