Tenacre offers a thriving Author's Program for its students, bringing in a variety of authors to speak with students. These visits are made possible by both Tenacre's Enrichment Committee and Wellesley Books, which has been kind enough to “share” its authors with Tenacre.
During the 2014-2015 school year, Tenacre was thrilled to host Cynthia Lord, Lita Judge, and Matt Tavares. Prior to that, Tenacre hosted winners of the 2010 Caldecott and Newbery awards. Jerry Pinkney, who received the Caldecott for “The Lion and the Mouse,” visited Tenacre in May 2011; and Rebecca Stead, who won the Newbery for “When You Reach Me,” visited Tenacre in May 2010. Additional authors who have visited include Ifeoma Onyelulu, Jarrett Krosoczka, Kristi Yamaguchi, and Kathryn Otoshi.
Parents always have the opportunity to buy autographed books personalized for their children, a wonderful part of the program.