Yearly Archives: 2010

Desplaines, Barrington, Elk Grove, Illinois 1

I had a fabulous 4 day visit to Illinois last week… Friendship Jr. High with Trish Bowman, Station Middle School with Kathy Hempel, Grove Jr. High with Merry Lee (and a life size duct tape elephant and dozens of smaller elephants), Barrington Middle School (Prairie) with Mary Stek. The teachers […]

Who wants to be a librarian? 2

I’m on my way to Illinois today to visit schools near Chicago.  I’ll be picked up at the airport by my good friend Kathy Hempel who has the coolest ‘how I became a librarian stories’ of all time.  A few years ago Kathy was a library aid.  She wanted to […]

Black Diamond Elementary

I had a wonderful visit with the students and staff at Black Diamond Elementary on Friday, hosted by the outstanding Sara Davis.  The teachers were fantastic and they really had the students prepared for the visit.  The kids put together beautiful artwork, some of which is posted below.  (I wish […]

Arkansas & Missouri 3

Marie and I got back to the farm last night after few days in AR and MO.  We got a chance to to see Bethany and Lee and grandsons #1 and #2. On Wednesday I drove down to Clarksville, AR, a couple hours from Bentonville, to talk to a fabulous […]

Oak Ridge, Knoxville Schools

I’m a bit late with this, but my excuse is that when I got home I got hung up writing… I had a wonderful time in Tennessee last week visiting schools.  The visit was arranged by librarian Scot Smith who is incredibly well organized.  It could not have gone better.  […]

Contest #6 has commenced 5

Well… Contest #5 is over and the winner has been notified. Contest #6 is up and runs through October.  The Prize?  A signed copy of I,Q Book Two: The White House.  Go to my HOME page, click Contest! and follow the instructions carefully.  Good luck!

Politics & Prose, National Book Festival

I had a wonderful time at the National Book Festival in DC yesterday.  The brutally hot weather didn’t seem to deter the book lovers. I hear there were well over a 100,000 people on the mall celebrating the written word.  I think I drank about 3 gallons of water while […]