Ashley Hall hosts author Toni Buzzeo

Ashley Hall's Guest Writer Series will present Caldecott Award-winning children's book author Toni Buzzeo at 6 p.m. Monday in the Sottile-Thompson Recital Hall on the Ashley Hall campus, 172 Rutledge Ave. The event is free and open to the public.

Buzzeo is a veteran school librarian and the New York Times best-selling author of 19 picture books for children, including the popular Mrs. Skorupski series about a wily school librarian; "Stay Close to Mama," a companion to "Just Like My Papa," set on the East African savannah; and the 2013 Caldecott Honor book "One Cool Friend," illustrated by David Small.

For 16 years, Buzzeo worked as a Maine school librarian and has authored 11 books for teachers and librarians.

The Ashley Hall's Guest Writer Series has featured writers such as Andre Dubus and Jack Driscoll. They meet with students during the day and end their visit with a public presentation.