Sunday, November 18, 2012

Inside the 2012 UCONN Book Fair

Here are a few more highlights from the 2012 UCONN Children's Book Fair. AND, we are so excited to announce that we will be interviewing Jerry Spinelli, as well as Barbara McClintock and Leslea Newman, so be sure to check back! A great time was had by all, and the DMS is looking forward to the 2013 UCONN Children's Book Fair!

Authors Jerry Spinelli & Stephanie Robinson
Amazing to meet with Jerry Spinelli! He will be dropping by to chat with us Friday, November 23rd! 

Jerry Spinelli books: 
The Library Card

Authors Patricia Maclachlan & Stephanie Robinson

It was also cool to listen to Patricia Maclachlan- her stories were wonderful and it was great to get a chance to meet her in person! She is hilarious, and her family is quite a cast of characters. And, for all of you dog lover's out there, this author is for you!

Patricia Maclachlan Books: 
Sarah, Plain and Tall
Waiting for the Magic

Patricia Maclachlan talks about her experience as a writer

Bryan Collier talks about his journey to becoming an artist

Authors Leslea Newman & Stephanie Robinson
It was also really nice to meet Leslea Newman. Margo cannot wait for me to review this book- she LOVES the title- The Boy Who Cried Fabulous

Leslea Newman Books: 

Hatchiko Waits
Fat Chance
Felicia's Favorite Story
Too Far Away To Touch



  1. These are such great pictures. I went to school in Conn a long time ago and still love the state. You made the bookfair look like a lot of fun. I look forward to reading the interviews. :-)

    1. Hi Lexa, Thanks so much for stopping by! It will be great to hear more about these amazing authors and illustrators. Great to hear from you : ) ~ F

  2. What fantastic pictures, Stephanie! You must have had such a good time at the book fair :)

    1. Hi Angela, Thanks! It was a fun event, and we are looking forward to checking it out again next year : ) ~ Stephanie

  3. Awesome photos! Seems you had wonderful time. Looking forward to more photos and the interview! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Hi Nas, Thanks so much! It will be great to learn a little more about them. We look forward to hearing from you : ) ~ F

  4. My idea of heaven, I'm looking forward to reading those interviews.

    1. Hi Petty and Patty, It's going to be great! Thanks so much for popping over, both of you : ) ~ F

  5. I LOVE Jerry Spinelli's books! :D

  6. Oh my, it looks like such a great time. Thanks for sharing the pics.

    1. Donna- We had a blast! Glad you enjoyed the pictures. ~Jess and Stephanie


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