Monday and Tuesday of next week, I’ll be in Chicago for the International Reading Association Convention with a wonderfully busy schedule, speaking and signing books.
If you’re there, too, I hope you’ll find me and say hello! Here’s where to look…
Monday, April 3010:00-11:00 – Book Signing – OVER AND UNDER THE SNOW and EYE OF THE STORM Booth 1255 – Anderson’s Bookstore, Convention Book Signing Area 1:00 -2:00 – Book Signing Booth 1843 – Follett Learning 2:00-3:00 – Book Signing – OVER AND UNDER THE SNOW & SEA MONSTER’S FIRST DAY Booth 1941 – Chronicle Books 3:00-4:00 – Book Signing – MARTY MCGUIRE, MARTY MCGUIRE DIGS WORMS, & CAPTURE THE FLAG (ARC) Booth 1314 – Scholastic 4:45-5:45 – Presentation – Collaborating to Engage Readers Hyatt Regency McCormick, CC11B
Collaborating to Engage Readers: Learn How Librarian and Teacher Partnerships Can Increase Reading for Pleasure by Incorporating Book Clubs, Author Visits and Author Skypes in Your School
Hyatt Regency McCormick, CC11B
Description: This session will share a variety of reading events used over the past ten years in our school to take reading interest to the next level. Monthly book clubs, special book club events including a Mother Daughter Book Club and Guys Read Book Club will be outlined including a list of past books and discussion questions/topics, and ideas for promoting and planning your own events. Author visits and author skypes will also be explored during this session. The presenters will share keys to making a successful author visit or Skype in your own school. You will leave this session feeling empowered with practical ideas to increase reading for pleasure in your own school.
Presenters: Kate Messner (Scholastic), Bethany B. Landers (St. George’s Independent School), Mrs. Jennifer Winstead, St. George’s Independent School.
Tuesday, May 1
7:00-8:45 Scholastic Book Club Breakfast
I’ll be speaking at Scholastic Book Club’s “My Favorite Teacher” breakfast, sharing memories of a favorite teacher, along with Mem Fox, Peter Reynolds, Rita Williams Garcia, James Dashner, and Henry Winkler. I will be the one trying not to swoon too obviously at all the others.9:00-10:00 Book Signing – EYE OF THE STORM Booth 2342 – Walker/Bloomsbury 11:00-12:00 Book signing – REAL REVISION: AUTHORS’ STRATEGIES TO SHARE WITH STUDENT WRITERS Booth 1640 – Stenhouse Publishers
Tuesday afternoon, I’ll be visiting with fourth graders at May Watts Elementary School in Naperille, IL – and then it’s off to the airport for my flight home. If you’re planning to be in Chicago for IRA, please let me know – I’d love to say hello!