I got back on Tuesday night from New Orleans where the American Library Association (ALA) held their Annual Conference. It was a busy week and I am finally getting caught up with my blog posts. Here is a bit of a round-up post.
What a great wall to find when you entered the Convention Center! Markers were available for everyone to write in their own equation or sayings! #ReadingHopeChange
One of the things I love about Annual is the opportunity to meet wonderful authors and illustrators and to get books signed. The above picture was from a Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Picture Book Event. Below was a signing with Yuyi Morales at the Holiday House booth. She was signing her new book Dreamers.
I was not great at taking pictures at all of the book events or book signings, but I did get to see Travis Jonkers at his first signing for his first book, The Very Last Castle (Abrams, )
I wasn't great at getting pictures with all of the wonderful authors and illustrators and librarians and educators that I spent time with but always glad to run into my friends at Creston Books.
I am always appreciative of the various opportunities to listen to authors and illustrators share their creative process.
Don't you just love picture books. So many good ones out this year.
Of, course one of the highlights is the Newbery-Caldecott-Legacy Banquet.
After a wonderful evening of celebrating books, Mary Ann Scheuer (Great Kid Books) capped off the night with a trip to a New Orleans' favorite.
We learned that if you go to Café Du Monde at 11 p.m. you can likely get a table inside. Loved the Beignets.
Though I love all of the various celebrations, I especially enjoyed the ALA Awards and the Schneider Family Book Awards Luncheon. I had the honor of accompanying author/illustrator, Allen Say to pick up his award.
Annual may be over but we can look forward to ALA Midwinter in Seattle in January 2019.