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I don't know if I ever showed you this...

...but I made it myself and am kind of proud.


Busy, Busy

I'm just back from Oklahoma where I appeared on a panel at Encyclomedia with fellow 2k8ers Stacy Nyikos, PJ Hoover and Barrie Summy. It our first time meeting each other, but I feel like we are already friends. And the librarians in Oklahoma were fantastic! I'm honored so many of them came to see us.

It was lovely to get a chance to meet so many of them after the talk as well, and I certainly hope I can return to Oklahoma someday (maybe even to meet some students.)
For a couple of us it was our first ever speaking event, so the nerves were high. I think we were all relieved to hear from audience members who enjoyed it. And if I may say so myself, we didn't look too bad either!

After our post-panel book signing organized by the wonderful indie Best of Books, it was time to be interviewed by the Oklahoma TV show Read All About It!

I'd never been interviewed for TV before, so that was quite a treat.

To seem some more fantastic pics of the weekend, check out Barrie and PJ's blogs.

In other news, I'm in the news. This week's Deerfield Review features an article about little old me. Click here if you'd like to read it.


And the winner is...

Out of all these entries

only one could be chosen

to be the very first winner of the Third Grade Box O' Fun!

Congratulations to Mrs. N. in Rochester, NY.*

To all the entrants who didn't get chosen, never fear! You are still entered in next month's drawing, and every month's drawing after that until the end of the school year.
But what if you haven't entered yet? You needn't fear either! You can enter now. Just send an email nominating your favorite third grade classroom to and one day all this could belong to students near you.

*Names and schools will be kept private.