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Newbery and Caldecott Banquet

Yes. The speeches were as unbelievable as everyone in the blogosphere is saying. If you weren’t there, I feel very sorry for you. I’m almost embarrassed to share these photos with you because they can’t convey the wonder of the evening. The scripts won’t be able to express the author/illustrators brilliance, and the audio CD [...]

Newbery and Caldecott Banquet

Yes. The speeches were as unbelievable as everyone in the blogosphere is saying. If you weren’t there, I feel very sorry for you. I’m almost embarrassed to share these photos with you because they can’t convey the wonder of the evening. The scripts won’t be able to express the author/illustrators brilliance, and the audio CD [...]

ALA Conference Special Events Photos

Here are some quick shots from some "special events" at the ALA conference and more exhibit info.  Authors were signing throughout the conference. I slipped out of a meeting to get my copy of this book. (Don’t tell anyone) The author’s daughter experienced "madness" as a teen. This story appealed to me as the author’s family [...]

ALA Conference Special Events Photos

Here are some quick shots from some "special events" at the ALA conference and more exhibit info.  Authors were signing throughout the conference. I slipped out of a meeting to get my copy of this book. (Don’t tell anyone) The author’s daughter experienced "madness" as a teen. This story appealed to me as the author’s family [...]

ALA Conference photos

More photos. I am so visually oriented. Hopefully these pictures will communicate more to you than my ramblings. Saw this Gnomon’s Workshop booth and was very curious. They offer DVD’s of graphical artist training. Who is their market? Middle School students up to professionals is the answer.  I was impressed with the indepth training on [...]

ALA Conference photos

More photos. I am so visually oriented. Hopefully these pictures will communicate more to you than my ramblings. Saw this Gnomon’s Workshop booth and was very curious. They offer DVD’s of graphical artist training. Who is their market? Middle School students up to professionals is the answer.  I was impressed with the indepth training on [...]

ALA Fun in an hour

Only 55 minutes on Opening Day (Sat.) to race around the exhibit floor during ALA Annual Conference! How can I find any of the fun things in this HUGE room? I’m going to start posting some of these pictures and in-between board meetings I’ll add the description so it makes sense. I apologize for the word [...]

ALA Fun in an hour

Only 55 minutes on Opening Day (Sat.) to race around the exhibit floor during ALA Annual Conference! How can I find any of the fun things in this HUGE room? I’m going to start posting some of these pictures and in-between board meetings I’ll add the description so it makes sense. I apologize for the word [...]

Allison Reviews Nikki & Deja

Allison Roberts of Bargar Academy writes today on Nikki & Deja by Karen English and illustrated by Laura Freeman. Clarion Books/imprint of Houghton Mifflin,2007. When Antonia, an arrogant new girl, comes to school, third-graders and best friends Nikki and Deja decide to form a club that would exclude her but find the results not what they expected.  [...]

Allison Reviews Nikki & Deja

Allison Roberts of Bargar Academy writes today on Nikki & Deja by Karen English and illustrated by Laura Freeman. Clarion Books/imprint of Houghton Mifflin,2007. When Antonia, an arrogant new girl, comes to school, third-graders and best friends Nikki and Deja decide to form a club that would exclude her but find the results not what they expected.  [...]