Lacey Loves to Read!

  • Lacey Loves to Read Logo Lacey Loves to Read is a community reading initiative designed to generate the discussion and celebration of a notable author. It includes a bookmark creation contest held district-wide with prizes, short story writing events, and more. A notable children's author visits each year to share insights with participants on writing and reading.

    2023 guest author: Dan Gemeinhart
    Special Meet-the-Author Community Event: February 9, 2023

2023 Featured Author: Dan Gemeinhart

  • Dan GemeinhartA 2020 ILA Teachers’ Choice, 2019 Parents' Choice Award Gold Medal Winner, Winner of the 2019 CYBILS Award for Middle Grade Fiction, and an Amazon Top 20 Children's Book of 2019.

    From his website: Dan Gemeinhart lives in a small town smack dab in the middle of Washington state with his wife and three young daughters. He was lucky and grateful to be a teacher-librarian in an elementary school for thirteen years, where he got to share awesome books with awesome kids. He loves camping, cooking, and traveling. He also plays guitar (badly) and reads (constantly). His house is always a mess. He is really pretty darn happy.

Bookmark Contest!

  • Bookmark exampleDesign a bookmark! All NTPS grades are invited to participate (including community & homeschool entries). Prizes and more for the winners!

    Entry Deadline: November 18, 2022

    Rules & info

Teen Writing & Cover Art Contest!

  • Teen Writing and Art ContestShare your creativity! For grades 6-12, submit your short story, poem, or art. Prizes and more for the winners!

    Entry Deadline: January 7, 2023

    Rules & info

Books by Dan Gemeinhart

  • Cover for Some Kind Courage Dan GemeinhartCover of the book The Honest Truth by Dan GemeinhartCover of the book Scar Island Dan GemeinhartCover of the book Good Dog by Dan GemeinhartCover of the book The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by Dan GemeinhartCover of the Midnight Children by Dan Gemeinhart