WESTFIELD, NJ - The Jefferson School PTO in Westfield recently hosted author/illustrator Matt Tavares, whose children's book titles include "Red and Lulu" and "Crossing Niagara" as well as biographies of famous baseball players.

Tavares detailed the research and writing process on May 24, while using a few students from the audience, including first-grader Summer Rae Sharma, as models for some on-site sketches.