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
Comments from kids about Electro-Pup
"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."
And special thanks for your help organizing these school visits:
Mark Bailey, Christi Hovest, Cindy Johnson (Point Dume) Zara Mingranyan
and Ms. Dreyfus (PS 6), Robert McDonald (The Book Stall, Winnetka),
Meredith Carlson (Williamsburg), Christine Barr (Fabyan), Ronelle Kallman
and Bob O'Brien (PS 75) Mrs. Brucki (Lincoln) Todd Burleson & Byrd
Rhyne-Fisher (Hubbard Woods), Jeff Shaw and Madeline Tank (North Shore
Country Day), Lindsay Leventhal (Equestrian Trails), Gary Miller, Liba
Bronstein Schwartz, Rachel Tejada, Irena Kellas (Ethical Culture School)
For all questions about Electro-Pup, or to receive an
email when the book is available, write to:
(You won't get lots of emails, and
your e-mail address will not be shared)
"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!
How? We have been fortunate enough to have Jeff visit us via
Skype this year.

Jeff read excerpts from his new book and shared three potential
book covers and then asked for feedback from the students.

It meant so much to the students to offer their suggestions, and
they felt empowered to know that their ideas mattered. From an
educator standpoint, Jeff’s presentation is fun yet educational.  

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 - Fabyan Elementary - Geneva, IL
With Williamsburg Elementary 4th graders - Love all those hands in the air.
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, we looked at three possible covers
and Jeff shared excerpts from the book in order to elicit comments.
At times he took notes and at other times 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, not to mention 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 Elementary
Feedback from a fifth grader.
Feedback from a third grader.
Click HERE to read
comments about
Electro-Pup by Ms. Brucki's
fourth graders at Lincoln
Elementary in Edison, NJ