Sunday, February 16, 2014

What Did I Buy at Anderson's Children's Literature Breakfast?

Anderson's 12th Annual Children's Literature Breakfast was a smashing success. Aaron Reynolds, Maggie Stiefvater, Jon Muth, Laurie Keller, Lin Oliver, and Henry Winkler delivered inspiring and engaging presentations. 

You cannot attend the breakfast without dropping by the on-site bookshop.  What did I buy this year? 

1. Locomotive by Brian Floca | Interest level: Grades 2-6. 

2. Flora and Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo | Interest level: Grades 3-7.  (2 copies)

3. Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith | Interest level: Grades 9-12. 

4. Thomas Jefferson Builds a Library by Barb Rosenstock | Interest level: Grades 3-5. 

5. Hi, Koo!: A Year of Seasons by Jon J. Muth | Interest level: Grades K-4. 

6. Arnie the Doughnut by Laurie Keller | Interest level: Grades 1-4. 

7. Bowling Alley Bandit by Laurie Keller | Interest level: Grades 2-4. 

8. A Short Tale About a Long Dog by Lin Oliver and Henry Winkler | Interest level: Grades 1-3. 

9. Bookmarks Are People Too by Lin Oliver and Henry Winkler | Interest level: Grades 1-3. 

If you've never attended Anderson's Children's Literature Breakfast, I hope you'll try to make it next year. The eggs and potatoes were good and the company at my table was even better. 


  1. Fun to see your purchases, Mr. Schu! Laurie Keller was the biggest revelation for me – we play the Scrambled States board game endlessly in our house (it's a must-have for all ages), but I didn't know about her Arne books and others. All the speakers were terrific. But Laurie was especially wonderful!

    This was my first time to attend the Anderson's Breakfast, and I feel like I finally got invited to the prom! What an event!

  2. This looks wonderful! I'm guessing this is the same event I saw yesterday on Twitter where someone posted a photo of a woman with Henry Winkler. I wish there was sound with your clips, but since we know Henry's voice, we can imagine. He really does seem like the sweetest man!

    Where is the Breakfast held, btw?