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Kindergarten 1st Grade - Mike Wohnoutka

2nd and 3rd Grade - Lenore Look

4th and 5th - Grade Cynthia Lord

We are already preparing for our much-anticipated visit from our three Authors in April this spring. The authors will be visiting Rochester Community Schools during the week of April 24 – 28. They will be at Hampton Elementary on Monday, April 24 in the Media Center. Official presentation times on Monday, April 24 are as follows:

  • 8:40-9:25   Cynthia Lord (4th and 5th grade)
  • 10:45-11:30 Mike Wohnoutka (Kindergarten and 1st grade)
  • 1:50-2:35 Lenore Look (2nd and 3rd grade) 

During their visit, these authors will give a presentation to the students and will be signing books that the students may purchase beforehand. Order packets will be sent home with your student in early March. Additionally, Authors in April books will be on sale during our Annual Dinner on Wednesday, March 15th. The goal of the Authors in April program is to encourage students to read as well as to appreciate a variety of literature while improving their own creative writing abilities. The program is a huge endeavor. It requires a large financial commitment from all of the PTA’s within the Rochester Community Schools district. It is with parents’ financial support that we are able to bring this valuable program to our Hampton students.

If you have any questions regarding the Authors in April program, please contact Taylor Probst at

What is authors in April?

Authors in April, Inc. is a non-profit organization who brings four authors to the Rochester Community each year.  The public and parochial schools, as well as the Rochester Hills Public Library, purchase this enrichment program.  Many Rochester restaurants donate lunches and dinners.  

The Hampton PTA purchases this enrichment program from Authors in April, Inc., a non-profit organization. 

The children will meet the author/illustrator for their grade, listen to the author/illustrator talk about writing, illustrating, and publishing books. 

The classroom teachers, media dept., art, music, and gym will incorporate the authors' work into their curriculum before they arrive.  Students will be familiar with the authors' books and life and be ready for an exciting day!

District website for Authors in April: