Prescott Elementary School in St. Joseph, Missouri, recently honored their young authors with an evening celebrating books they published with Studentreasures Publishing, a company dedicated to publishing books by children.

Students eagerly anticipated and helped plan the celebration. It was a formal evening, complete with a “red carpet” each author walked, official photographs, book readings, a dinner, and ice cream sundaes.

Each student chose someone to read their book to the audience, and after the stories were read the students autographed one another’s books. Local church members who attended were impressed by the quality of the children’s books, and students are already planning what they will write about next year.

Judi Thompson is principal of Prescott Elementary School in St. Joseph, Missouri.