Children's book author Laura Purdie Salas of Minneapolis talks to St. Paul's Lutheran School third- and fourth-graders Tuesday in the school's lecture room. Salas said her older sisters taught her to read when she was four, and she began reading for hours daily. She worked as a magazine editor and English teacher before rediscovering her love for children's literature. She has published more than 100 books for kids and teens including poetry and non-fiction books. Her work includes Minnesota Book Award-winning "Bookspeak! Poems About Books."