MAYFIELD, KY (KFVS) - Graves County Middle School students won a visit from best-selling author Patrick Carman after winning first place in Scholastic Book Fair's National Middle School Student Crew contest.
Students will meet the author during a school-wide event on Tuesday, May 10 where he will talk about his stories, answer questions from the students and sign copies of his books
The competition encourages students to run their own book fair by creating contests, designing advertising campaigns, hosting activities and developing themes that were aimed at getting kids to visit the book fair.
The school will also get $2,000 in books and merchandise from Scholastic.
For the book fair last fall, student crew members chose the theme "Reading is Sweet" and transformed their library into a "Sweet Read Shoppe" that included a giant gumball machine, lollipops, candy and more.
The Graves County Middle School principal offered an incentive for buying