Thursday, February 24, 2011

Thank you, Anderson's Bookshop! The Best Place in the World.

We can thank Sarah Hale for saving Thanksgiving and Anderson's Bookshop for connecting readers with authors. Thanks to Anderson's I've met Henry Cole, Maryrose Wood, Mo Willems, Peter Brown, Sharon Creech, Dan Gutman, Doreen Cronin, Andrew Clements, Brian Selznick, and on and on.

This past weekend, Anderson's held its 9th Annual Children's Literature Breakfast. It is an opportunity to meet featured authors and dozens of local authors. Thank you, Anderson's Bookshop, for hosting events that inspire me--thereby inspiring my students.

Yes, "Weird Al" wrote a children's book.

"Weird Al" is a huge fan of Shel Silverstein's work.

Writing a children's book has been on Al's mind for quite a few years.

Becky Anderson, co-owner of Anderson's Bookshop, interviews "Weird Al."

Tim Green's books are full of action and suspense.

Tim Green has always been an avid reader.

Available on 3/22/11

Kathryn Lasky reads an excerpt from the Guardians of Ga'Hoole series.

"5 Questions with Kathryn Lasky"

Take a tour of Ms. Lasky's study.

Silk and Venom was released on Tuesday.

Would Ike LaRue make a good road trip mascot? (Larue Across America hits shelves on 3/1/11)

"Encourage kids to follow their heart and to go with what they love." -Mark Teague

Trent Reedy and his editor discuss Words in the Dust.

"5 Questions with Trent Reedy."

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