WPS Second Graders Create & Publish their own Book

G2 Teachers: Second grade teachers, Mrs. Abby Harrison and Ms. Julia Alison, proudly show off their class book.

Berlin, MD –Worcester Preparatory School (WPS) Lower School teachers, Mrs. Abby Harrison and Ms. Julia Alison, inspired their second graders to create and publish their very own children’s book, Mighty Max.


Beginning in February, students were guided through the writing and illustration process to prepare them to design their page for the class book.

Abby’s G2 Class: (Front Row) Gavin Dennis, Madelyn Bobenko, Olivia Mason, Paige Asbill, Evan Kaufman. (Middle Row) Matthew Evangelista, Suri Thomas, Colt Duffie, Darius Jones, Rawnak Brar, Rodolphe Crevecoeur. (Back Row) Second grade teacher Mrs. Abby Harrison, Head of School Dr. John McDonald, Head of Lower School Dr. Sara Timmons.

The children used their thoughts and imaginations to make up the storyline about a puppy’s adventures and create their individual pages complete with colorful drawings.

Julia’s G2 Class: (Front Row) Samuel Baker, Eli Parker, Arian Zheng, Barrett Brittingham, Dax Phillips, Noah DeVito, Allen Martikyan. (Middle Row) Hunter Harrison, Allie Kuon, Sloane Smith, Remy Hertrich, Evelyn Smith, Camille Leslie, Seva Nistazos. (Back Row) Second grade teacher Ms. Julia Alison and Head of Lower School Dr. Sara Timmons.

Not only did the young authors work hard to write and illustrate their book, they also used it as a teachable lesson by encouraging children to always explore the possibilities in life.

Book Manuscript: All the student’s one-of-a-kind, original pages were collected and sent to Studentreasures Publishing.

On March 4, the two second grade classes gathered all their pages and sent their completed manuscript to Studentreasures Publishing.

Thanks Parents: Ms. Alison’s students thank all the parents for watching their Zoom book presentation.

When the published book arrived back at WPS on March 31, the students shared the story via live Zoom with their parents by each displaying and reading their one-of-a-kind page. Celebrating 50 years, Worcester Preparatory School is an independent, college prep day school for Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12 students.

Located minutes from the beach in Berlin, Maryland, the private school attracts an average of 500 students from Maryland, Delaware and Virginia.

For more information, please visit www.worcesterprep.org or call 410.641.3575.

Photo: Courtesy of WPS