I had a great time traveling with my colleagues, attending sessions, and seeing the exhibits. It's wonderful to get a peak at some of the new titles
coming this summer and fall. And, even more special, it's an opportunity to hear authors and illustrators speak and get autographed copies of their books.
We were lucky with the weather as well, a bit cool but sunny. Chicago is a really beautiful city!
Here are some of the highlights of the conference for me:
Hearing Kevin Henkes speak about his books and the power of imagination (and getting an autographed copy of "My garden"!)
Meeting Henry Cole, and getting a signed copy of his lovely book, "A nest for Celeste":
And meeting James Howe, Bonnie Becker and Jane Yolen and getting signed F&Gs of their upcoming books, respectively "Brontorina," "A Bedtime for Bear," and "Elsie's Bird" :