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Children’s Author Inspires Elementary Students

Children’s Author Inspires Elementary Students Several Irving ISD elementary schools welcomed award-winning and best-selling children’s author Chris Barton last week. The Austin-based writer visitedthird graders at Barton, Brandenburg, Britain, Davis and Stipes for storytime and conversation.

To celebrate, schools hosted writing contests where students created original stories based on Barton’s book, Shark vs. Train. Contest winners had the opportunity to meet with the author one-on-one and each walked away with a copy of the book.