Saturday, February 2, 2013

Books for Breakfast 2013

Authors and illustrators in attendance.  Front row, left to right: Connie Van Hoven, Barbara DaCosta, Trisha Speed Shaskan, Sheila O'Connor, Stephanie Watson, Lauren Stringer, Deborah Jo Larson, Phyllis Alsdurf, Karen Henry Clark, Lois Walfrid Johnson, 5x5 booktalker Margaret Hall, Nancy Carlson, Nancy Loewen, and 5x5 Booktalker Maurna Rome.  Back row, left to right: W.H. Beck, Sarah Warren, Derek Anderson, John Coy, Jonathan Friesen, David LaRochelle, Mary Losure, David Geister, Rob Reid, Lynne Jonell, Vicki Palmquist, and Steve Palmquist.

Today was the Children's Literature Network's annual Books for Breakfast, celebrating local children's book authors and illustrators. 

The featured book this year was Cat Tale by Michael Hall.

Cat Tale is full of homophones and homonyms, and to celebrate this the centerpieces were filled with cat tales (covers of books about cats), cattails (from nature), and cat tails (the back end of cats!).  We enjoyed working on these centerpieces last weekend with Steve and Vicki of CLN, along with other volunteers.  

Kimberly Faurot, a librarian for Saint Paul Public Libraries, bought tickets for Frog and Toad - they enjoyed a buggy breakfast!  























Stephen Gammell

After the breakfast, authors were available to sign their books. 

Lauren Stringer

Connie Van Hoven, Trisha Speed Shaskan, Sarah Warren, Karen Henry Clark

Derek Anderson

Michael Hall signing Cat Tale!

Thank you to Vicki and Steve Palmquist for all of your hard work on this event!  It was a great morning. 

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