Welcome to the Connecticut Children's Book Fair!
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 part two of our day...
Pierre Collet-Derby, illustrator for Goodnight Selfie, was very nice, and it was cool to see photos of his studio. It's amazing how fast he's able to produce such vivid illustrations!
After the star of this story gets her brother’s hand-me-down camera-phone and a quick lesson in the "selfie," there is no stopping her! Anything can be turned into a selfie, and a host of adventures and misadventures caught on camera... read more!
Tommy Greenwald's presentation was interesting, and it was fun to learn about how his sons were the inspiration for his books. All three of them are awesome kids, but just weren't into reading, and so he wrote something he though they'd like. Voila! Charlie Joe Jackson was born as a character- a combination of Tommy's three sons, Charlie, Joe, and Jackson. Pretty neat!
Pamela Zagarenski was a lovely person to chat with. Her book, The Whisper, is beautiful, and the illustrations are simply magical!