Monday, June 24, 2013

My ALA schedule

By now librarians across the country are packing their bags and headed to Chicago for the annual American Library Association conference. (Did you know that the original plot for Lunch Lady and the League of Librarians initially revolved around the librarians secretly meeting at a conference to plan world domination? My editor didn't think it kid-centric enough, so that aspect was scrapped.)

I can't wait to join the festivities. Perhaps I'll see you there? Here is where you'll find me:


3 PM 

Krosoczka! Ten Apel! Telgemeier! Graphic Novels Your Kids Love By Names You Can’t Pronounce Moderated by Jon Scieszka

Presenters: Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Raina Telgemeir, Doug Ten Apel, and Jon Scieszka

McCormick Place Convention Center S402b

The first Ambassador of Children’s Literature, Jon Scieszka, will lead a panel of best-selling graphic novelists Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Doug Ten Apel and Raina Telgemeier in this exciting panel on visual literacy. Doug, Jarrett and Raina will lead attendees through their various processes in creating their graphic novels and for the uninitiated, offer a tutorial on the format that is hooking reluctant readers.


10:00 – 11:00 AM Autographing Lunch Lady with Random House Children’s Books
Booth #2212

1:30 – 2:00 PM Autographing Platypus Police Squad: The Frog Who Croaked with Harper Collins
Booth #2407

3:00 – 4:00 PM Autographing with Follett
Booth #626


12–2 PM

AASL Awards Luncheon
I'm beyond honored and thrilled to be the keynote speaker to a group of librarians who are clearly in a league all their own! SPOILER ALERT: I will be revealing the cover for Lunch Lady and the Schoolwide Scuffle, the 10th and for now—final—book in the series.