Thanks to the students, teachers and
schools who were part of
The Electro-Pup Tryout Tour:

P.S. 6 - New York, NY
Equestrian Trails Elementary - Wellington, FL
P.S. 244 - Flushing, NY
Point Dume Elementary - Malibu, CA
Hubbard Woods Elementary - Winnetka, IL
Lincoln Elementary - Edison, NJ
Fabyan Elementary - Geneva, IL
P.S. 75 - New York, NY
Willamsburg Elementary - Geneva, IL
North Shore Country Day - Winnetka, IL
Ethical Culture School - New York, NY

"I want to marry this book."

"Funny and exciting."

"A lot of edge-of-your-seat moments."

"You want to know what's gonna happen next, which
makes you want to read and read and read."

"I didn't like this book.  I LOVED this book."

"This book will make a really good TV series."

"I like this book because it has a lot of action,
and I love action books."

"Can I pre-order this book?"  

"I want to read this book a million times."

"I like how Luke, Mojo and Noah are just like investigators."


"When the book comes out, I will be the first to get it."

"Electro-Pup can be a cool game."

"Amazing.  I can't wait to read the final product."

"It's like a mystery. - What's gonna happen?"

"Funny, but real life.  This is a great book."

"I give this book 10 out of 10."

"I really like this book, and I want to have it now."

"Jeff Baron’s upcoming book Electro-Pup is at the top of my
students’ 'I want to read' list and it isn’t even published yet!

It meant so much to the students to offer their suggestions,
and they felt empowered to know that their ideas mattered.

For students to engage with an author at this level is an
incredible experience and an honor; one that my students will
never forget."

Christine Barr - School Librarian - Harrison St. Elementary

"As an elementary school librarian, I have hosted many
author visits over the years. Some are more entertaining
than others, but in the end, they are presentations. That’s
why our latest experience with author Jeff Baron was so
refreshingly novel.

As his book
Electro-Pup enters its final pre-publication
phase, Jeff wanted feedback.  In separate sessions with
the entire second, third, fourth and fifth grades, Jeff
shared excerpts from the book in order to elicit
comments.  He took notes and he probed for more
specificity.  As a follow-up, students were encouraged to
send him any additional comments in writing – which
they did!

The whole process left the students clamoring to know
when Electro-Pup would be published, with a sense of
ownership that was exciting to witness.  They knew
without a doubt that their opinions mattered and that
someone was listening.  And that is what I call a
successful author visit!"

Meredith Carlson, School Librarian, Williamsburg
Click HERE to read
comments about
Electro-Pup by Ms. Brucki's
fourth graders at Lincoln
Elementary in Edison, NJ
the story
the videos

Whenever I write something, whether it's a
movie, a tv show, a play or a book,
I show it to my friends and family, to make sure
the story is clear and interesting.  
Then I show it to people I don't know.

This doesn't usually happen with kids' books, but
it's been very helpful to me.

At 11 elementary schools in five different states,
I visited classrooms and school libraries and tried
out chapters of Electro-Pup for over 2,000
second, third, fourth and fifth graders.  About
half of them read the whole book, and after
every visit, sometimes in person, sometimes on
Skype, I asked the students lots of questions
about the book and the characters.  Click on the
photo below to watch part of my Skype with
third graders in Geneva, Illinois.
kids say:
educators say:
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