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Other BEA posts: BEA 2009, BEA 2011 Pt. 1, BEA: The Books!

I mentioned that last Tuesday I attended the Children’s Book Council event “Children’s Author Speed Dating” at BookExpo America. And I’ve guest blogged about the event over at author Tara Lazar’s blog. I’m really excited about this, not just because it’s my first guest blogger post. I’ve been following Tara’s road to publication for a couple of years now, and I can’t wait for her book MONSTORE (Aladdin/Simon & Schuster) to hit shelves in summer 2013. I hope to line up for one of her events at BEA pretty soon.

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Other BEA posts: BEA 2009, BEA 2011 Pt. 1.

Let’s just take a moment to breathe this in, shall we?

63 books. Sixty-three glorious books. In TWO DAYS.

And yet the more I read about BEA, the more I feel I need to do differently next year. People seem to have the science of BEA-going nailed down to precise Swiss-inspired movements, but I stumble around from booth to booth gawking at beloved authors and grabbing bags. And donuts. And posing with Elephant and Piggie.

Don’t get me wrong, I brought my “A” game this week. But I’ve only been to BEA once before, and that was 2 years ago. I’m out of practice, and I haven’t perfected my technique. Tickets to great signings were not obtained, video cameras were forgotten at home, and I didn’t believe in the sweet relief of bringing an empty suitcase until Day 2.

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Other BEA trips: Book Expo America 2009.

I have so many things to post about this week’s BEA event at Javits in Manhattan. It was such a great couple of days running around, meeting authors, getting ARCs, getting excited for all the great things happening in publishing this year. It was overwhelming and awesome. I thought these Dork Diaries stairs were fitting, and my 3rd grade girls are obsessed with this series.

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kids with lettersI’ve mentioned (many times to anyone who’s been near me in person lately) that Kate DiCamillo signed a copy of The Tale of Despereaux at BEA09 for my students and me. I decided it would be great to have the kids write letters to Ms. DiCamillo telling her their favorite part of the book.

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pingoPingo is one of the ARCs (Advanced Reviewer Copies) I got my hands on at Book Expo America 2009. I met Brandon Mull, who was signing Pingo and the newest title in his uber-popular Fablehaven series. Pingo is due out August 5, 2009.

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