Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Connecticut Children's Book Fair 2015


A place where readers, writers and illustrators come together to talk about stories. We're always inspired at this event, and if you love books, it does not disappoint. Here's a sneak peek inside...



It was wonderful to meet Cynthia Lord. Her presentation was inspiring, and it was interesting to hear about her new book A Handful of Stars. The research for this story was fascinating to learn about, and we're looking forward to reading it. Check out our review for Rules, another excellent book to dive into!


When Lily's blind dog, Lucky, slips his collar and runs away across the wide-open blueberry barrens of eastern Maine, it's Salma Santiago who manages to catch him. Salma, the daughter of migrant workers, is in the small town with her family for the blueberry-picking season... read more!




It was a treat to chat with Wendell and Florence Minor. Their presentation was interesting, and we enjoyed hearing about how their inspirations come from loving the creatures on Earth. It's wonderful that many of the stories and pictures they create are modeled after life in their own backyard, where the magic lives!


In amazingly lifelike, luminous paintings, Wendell Minor, one of America’s finest wildlife and landscape painters, reveals the variety of animals that surround us when we are awake and when we are sleeping... read more! 



Jeanne Birdsall was lovely to meet. She's very warm and has an open heart. We enjoyed her presentation about The Penderwicks, and we're looking forward to hearing about her upcoming books.

When Flora and her pesky little brother, Crispin, are whisked away by a swirling and swooping wind, she gets the opportunity of a lifetime: the chance to give her brother away. With tempting offers from a dragonfly, the man in the moon, and even the wind itself... read more! 




Stop by Friday to find out who else we ran into at the book fair!
Happy reading. ;)  

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39 comments:

  1. Looked like a lot of fun :)

    betty

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    1. Betty- Totally! :) ~Jess and Stephanie

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  2. You authors! You are my rock stars!

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    1. Patty- We love authors too! :) ~Jess and Stephanie

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  3. Awesome! My daughter's school is having a book fair next week, she keeps reminding me.

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    1. Heidi- That is awesome that she is excited for it! :) ~Jess and Stephanie

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  4. Woot, woot! I love going to the book fairs, chatting up books and meeting new readers.

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    1. Catherine- Book fairs are the best! :) ~Jess and Stephanie

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  5. What a fun time! Now I've got a few more books to check out. =)

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    1. Crystal- The list is always growing. :) ~Jess and Stephanie

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  6. Jealous thoughts. And more than a little bookie lust.

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    1. Elephant's Child- We get the same way when we see book events. :) ~Jess and Stephanie

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  7. You're so lucky! We don't have anything like that in my city. Jealous!

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    1. Stina- We hope something similar will come your way. :) ~Jess and Stephanie

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  8. I love book fairs and other bookish events. I love buying books and meeting the authors of those books.

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    1. Medeia- We do too! :) ~Jess and Stephanie

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  9. OMG a book fair! My heart beats faster.

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  10. Se não me engano aquele hidratante labial possui uma versão sem aroma!

    Essa feira do livro deve ter sido incrível! Adoro esse tipo de evento.

    Ótima quinta!

    Beijo! ^^

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  11. Hi Jess - sounds like you had a fun time .. love the photos - cheers Hilary

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    1. Hilary- A fine time for sure! :) ~Jess and Stephanie

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  12. How exciting, this looks like a wonderful event.

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    1. Tracy- It was! :) ~Jess and Stephanie

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    1. We loved it, Gaby! :) ~Jess and Stephanie

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  14. How fun! I wish we had a children's book fair here in Nashville. We have the Southern Festival of Books, but it's for all ages and they just set aside a small section for children.

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    1. Stephanie- Your book fair sounds like fun, but it is also nice having a children's book fair. Hope one comes to your area soon. :) ~Jess and Stephanie

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  15. I had never heard of this event before, so thank you for introducing it to me. It sounds like you had a lovely time there and managed to meet quite a few lovely authors and illustrators and get to know their books as well! I would love to be surrounded by so many people who are passionate about writing like that :)

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    1. Olivia- You are welcome for the introduction! We agree that you would love it. So awesome to be surrounded by books, authors, and readers. :) ~Jess and Stephanie

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  16. What fun. So glad you got to go and enjoy this.

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    1. Sandra- We are too! :) ~Jess and Stephanie

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  17. Looks like a great event. Congrats on your tour.

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    1. Lady Lilith- It was tons of fun! :) ~Jess and Stephanie

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  18. What fun! I love both the covers on Wendell's book and on Jeanne's. So adorable. :)

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    1. Lexa- Aren't they awesome? :) ~Jess and Stephanie

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  19. This looks like it was a wonderful time! And so many good books :)

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    1. Meradeth- It was great! :) ~Jess and Stephanie

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  20. You guys go to the nicest events! I love the covers, especially Flora's Very Windy Day and saw that the illustrator was, of course, my beloved Matt Phelan!

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    1. Claudine- Isn't it fun to recognize the work of a favorite illustrator. :) ~Jess and Stephanie

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