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Carol Ekster

Carol Gordon Ekster was a passionate elementary school teacher for thirty-five years. Now retired, Carol is grateful that her writing allows her to continue communicating with children.


Interactive Picture Book Reading and Activity

Author will share picture book, YOU KNOW WHAT? as an interactive read aloud and do a follow-up thinking activity as well as talk about writing and being an author as time allows.

Carol Ekster

30 Minute Program

Gratitude Poems

The picture book, BEFORE I SLEEP:I SAY THANK YOU, will be shared along with writing tips and then the audience will write gratitude poems.

Carol Ekster

45 Minute Program

Carol Gordon Ekster was a passionate elementary school teacher for thirty-five years. Now retired, Carol is grateful that her writing allows her to continue communicating with children. She is the author of Where Am I Sleeping Tonight?(A Story of Divorce), Boulden Publishers, 2008, Before I Sleep: I Say Thank You, Pauline Books and Media, 2015, You Know What? Clavis Books, 2017,Ruth the Sleuth and the Messy Room, Mazo Publishers, 2018, and Some Daddies, Beaming Books, coming spring 2022. You Know What? was a CLEL Bell Picture Book Awards Nominee for Talk (2018) and a finalist for the SCBWI Crystal Kite Award in New England, 2018. Her book Before I Sleep: I Say Thank You, won 3rd place in the children’s category of the Catholic Press Association Book Awards and was a finalist for the ACP Excellence in Publishing Awards 2016. Ruth the Sleuth and the Messy Room earned a Literary Classics Seal of Approval. Find out more about her books, extension activities for each book, and other facts about her life and writing at www.carolgordonekster.com.

Check out Carol online:

Where Am I Sleeping Tonight?

Before I Sleep I Say Thank You

Ruth the Sleuth and the Messy Room

You Know What?