Earling talking to studentsChildren’s book author and illustrator Timothy Basil Ering spent the day at Berlin Elementary School on Friday, May 25. He shared with students about his path to becoming an author/illustrator and where he gets his inspiration from for his books. Mr. Ering told students to always be persistent and to never give up.

Ering has illustrated numerous children’s books- including the New York times bestseller and Newbery Medal winning The Tale Of Despereaux written by Kate DiCamillo Which became an animated movie and remains in print around world, and his own creations including his picture book, The Story Of Frog Belly Rat Bone that now exceeds it’s 10th year anniversary in print and was adapted for the stage in Los Angeles. Other popular titles include Necks Out For Adventure!, The Almost Fearless Hamilton Squidlegger, Finn Throws A Fit!, Snook Alone, and Wild Boy; The True Story of the Savage of Aveyron- all receiving accolades from Kirkus reviews, Publishers weekly, School Library Journal, and more.