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My awesome week at the International Reading Association Annual Convention

I was really lucky this year to have the opportunity to volunteer (and attend for free) at the IRA (International Reading Association) Annual Convention. I have wanted to go to this event since my very first year of teaching (almost 7 years ago). Luckily, the convention was finally near my house! Next year it is in Chicago, but I don't think I will be able to swindle a free trip for that one.

During my trip, I spent a lot of time talking to publishers and book reps, as well as chatting with some authors. If you haven't heard of Bloomsbury Publishing, you should check them out pronto. They are amazing. I think it is a company requirement to be generous, friendly, and overall awesome. They hooked me up with a TON of books. Love that. 

Meg Cabot!

This is just ONE of the four floors!

Jeff Kinney! My son didn't disown me; I was able to get a book signed.
BTW, he said there will be at least TWO more Diary of a Wimpy Kid books.

R.L. Stine!

Llama Llama!
Who doesn't love this adorable red pajama wearing llama?

As you can tell, I had a great time. I didn't load my pictures of Goldie Hahn (who still looks amazing) and some of the other authors I met. I'll save those for another time. =)  My In My Mailbox this week is going to be MONUMENTAL!

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  1. Looks like fun! Just hopping on by via the hop.. and I'm now a brand new follower!
    Have a super day...

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  2. Looks like you had a great time - I'm turning green with envy.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm following you back. Have a great weekend.

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