- Jun. 25th, 2012 at 12:12 AM
It's that time of year again. Yes, the American Library Association Conference, hence to be known here as"ALA."
This year it was in Anaheim. We know, because we braved the LA traffic to get there . .
As soon as we arrived, we ran into our friend, illustratorKen Min. Luckily, he wasn't hurt. Then we went to registration, where we had already been stered in advance . . .
We met Rob Bittner,our Guardian Angel, for lunch. Because he's from Canada and I'm from the USA, we ate lunch at the International House of Pancakes . . .
After breakfast, which we ate for lunch, it was time to explore! The convention floor was crowded with people and books and librarians and books . . .
There was quite a commotion as Caldecott Medalist winnersAllen SayandBrian Selznick, with NY TIMES bestselling authorMaggie Stiefvater, all signed books at once -- and they all had to share a pen!!! (Part of that last sentence isn't true.)
Here's Allen and Brian and Maggie . . .
We went in search of Sasquatch orDan Santat, whichever we could find first. Sadly, we didn't see either, although we saw clues as to where one or both of them were . . .
I was thrilled to finally meet Prinz Award Winner and National Book Award finalistGene Luen Yang, and former National Ambassador of Young People's Literature,Jon Scieszka, was thrilled (slightly) to see Peepy again . . .
Next Blog: More ALA awesomeness!!!!!
UPCOMING JULY STUFF . . .
July 15 -COMIC-CONPanel - HEROES FOR THE MIDDLE-GRADE READER (AND YOU, TOO!): Middle Grade Books That Will Rock Your Socks Off, Sunday, 2:45p.m. - 3:45p.m., Room: 5AB
July 27 - South Pasadena Library Writing Workshop for Kids
July 30 -Once Upon a Time Bookstore- Get Your Pens Out Writing Club
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