The Kent Center School PTO will sponsor an April 12 visit with world-renowned children's author Judi Barrett.

Barrett, author of many books including "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" and "Pickles to Pittsburgh," will spend the morning with second-grade students.

Students created food art during art class to hang from the ceiling and transform the school library into Barrett's imaginary town of Chewandswallow.

Barrett will read some of her books, including her newest, "Santa from Cincinatti," share how she creates books, and answer questions from the students.