|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."
|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)
|Click to the left to read about
The New York Times
|Click to the right for a short
video of me working on
Electro-Pup with kids in a
|I can't wait for you to read my
new book, Electro-Pup.
I think you're really going to
enjoy the funny and exciting
adventures of Luke and Mojo.
Soon: More info about the book
and some preview chapters!
|"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
|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