|I pulled into the hotel parking lot the day before the Summit and saw the Scholastic Book Fair trucks! It is always a happy day when those trucks are in the area. Way better than any ice cream truck--that's for sure!|
READING SUMMIT KICK OFF!!
|Starbucks and great friends! What could make for a better morning?|
|The incredible people of Scholastic! |
We heard the mission of getting books into every child's hands, we heard research about reading and we heard book talks from these amazing individuals working to get all kids reading.
KEYNOTE BY DONALYN MILLER
A SESSION WITH MR. SCHU
|John knows the best books and has great stories behind every one. He notices things I never pay attention to. And his session is great fun! He is definitely the Oprah of books! A great session!|
|The Scholastic Book Fair was open all day. Yes, that's right..great speakers, great people and great books! I have been looking forward to reading this new book by Jennifer and Matthew Holm for a while so I was THRILLED to get it at the book fair!|
|Colby Sharp talked to us about his reading life. He shared an important message in a very powerful few minutes. He said:|
"I hope that this fall your hearts are focused on finding the right book for every child. When we do that, everything is possible." Brilliant.
KEYNOTE BY CYNTHIA LORD
|I have loved Cynthia Lord and her books for a very long time. To hear her speak was another great thing about the day. She was amazing! My favorite line from her talk was: |
"I know that feeling when you open a book expecting to find a story, but instead you find yourself." WOW!