I was in Chicago last week for NCTE, the annual convention of the National Council of Teachers of English, and it was an amazing three days of presentations, book-talk, and best of all, lovely conversations with teachers — some old friends, some online friends I was meeting in person for the first time, and some brand new friends. I have lots of pictures that I’ll share…just as soon as I find the cord that connects my camera to my computer. It’s here somewhere….really…
But for now, I’m home getting ready for a quiet Thanksgiving and also pinching myself over some lovely news.
OVER AND UNDER THE SNOW made the New York Times Notable Children’s Books of 2011 list. I’m beyond thrilled to see the book that illustrator Christopher Silas Neal and I created with Chronicle in such amazing company.
Like the snowshoe hare in this illustration, OVER AND UNDER THE SNOW may be a little tough to find as we get closer to the holidays. It’s gone into a second printing, but if you’re looking for copies right now, here are a couple options.
This Friday, I’ll be at Bear Pond Books in Montpelier, Vermont for Storytelling & Leftovers event starting at 11am, along with David Martin, Leda Schubert, Beth Kanell, and Reeve Lindbergh. If you’d like to ask about a personalized, signed copy, the store phone number is 802-229-0774.
The Bookstore Plus in Lake Placid also has copies in stock, some of them signed, and their phone number is 518-523-2950.
Happy Thanksgiving – I hope your holiday is filled with family & friends, great food, and good books!