This month's Featured Author
Meet Joan Calder
It was a passion for Monarch butterflies led Ms. Calder to write Airplanes in the Garden, a nonfiction children's picture book to educate and excite children about the wonders of nature.
Ms. Calder is an author, horticulturist, garden designer, and Master Gardener who managed the Greenhouse for Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology at the University of California, Santa Barbara and teaches garden design classes for the Santa Barbara City College Continuing Education program.
Ms. Calder lives in Santa Barbara, and Montecito Union second graders are very fortunate to have had the opportunity on Monday, May 23 to meet her in the Montecito Union library! Ms. Calder gave students the background on why and how she wrote her book, and answered questions posed by the students. We thank Ms. Calder for taking time out of her busy schedule to enlighten and inspire our students!
Check out her book from our library today!