A Plug for Anderson's Children's Literature Breakfast

Dear Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, and Wisconsin,

Anderson's Bookshop's 10th Annual Children's Literature Breakfast is on Saturday, February 18, 2012. It is a fabulous morning with five keynote speakers, dozens of Illinois authors and illustrators, and fun booktalks by Jan Dundon and Kathleen March. It's one of my favorite children's literature events. If you're interested in attending, you can find more details here.


Mr. Schu :)

Katherine Applegate is the author of The One and Only Ivan, Home of the Brave, and the Animorphs series.

Colby Sharp and I are reading and discussing The One and Only Ivan with five students. It is the perfect book club selection.

Home of the Brave is one of my all-time favorite books. I regularly tell kids about it.

5 Questions with Katherine Applegate

Bestselling author Gordon Korman has written more than sixty books. My students are huge fans of his Swindle series.

Gordon Korman published his first book when he was a freshman in high school.

Zoobreak is the second book in the Swindle series.

Framed is the third book in the Swindle series.

Showoff is Gordon Korman's newest book.

Jane O'Connor is the author of the popular Fancy Nancy series. Have you ever attended one of her book signings? Her fans show up wearing tiaras, fancy dresses, and plenty of bling.

Jane O'Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser discuss their Fancy Nancy series.

Watch the book trailer for Scholastic's Fancy Nancy reader collection.

Fancy Nancy has an app!

Take a peek inside Fancy Nancy's purse.

Augusta Scatergood's debut novel, Glory Be, was released on January 1, 2012.

Listen to Augusta read an excerpt from Glory Be.

Caldecott Medalist David Small is best known for So You Want to be President?, Stitches, Imogene's Antlers, and The Library.

David Small shares five scenes from Stitches.

David Small talks about his National Book Award nomination.


  1. Totally boo-hoo..that day is strategic planning with our board (overall a good thing). May be next year


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