Monday, October 18, 2010

The Texas Book Festival: A Photoblog

A beautiful weekend in Austin, Texas. The Capitol was under construction, sadly,
and there were new security measures in place.

I left a few BookCrossing books.

The line for Laura Bush was already around the block
and I was two hours early.

David Wiesner, a three-time Caldecott winner, read his new book.

For the first time, I met four real live Texas book bloggers.

Bonnie Becker read from her book, A Bedtime for Bear.

Children introduced Chicken Big author Keith Graves.

I got to meet Ladybug Girl.

Who wouldn't love to read to a dog?!

The 2010-11 Bluebonnets were announced.

Shark vs. Train author Chris Barton reads from his book.

Author/illustrator Anna Dewdney draws her Llama Llama.

Here is Anna Dewdney autographing a book for our school library.

Chris Barton autographs a book for our school library.

I ended the day by going to a used library book store.
Look at these clever sculptures made from old books.

What a fantastic weekend! 


  1. sounds like a total blast - I would love to be there with y'all :)

  2. I adore Ladybug Girl! Looks like you had fun. I know it was exciting to meet some real live bloggers this weekend for me, glad you got the chance to do so in Texas.

  3. I recognize a couple of those bloggers! Sounds like a fun event!

  4. Debbie - I didn't realize on Saturday, but I've been following your blog for months. Darn, I wish we could have talked more about your trip to Paris.

    Glad you had a great time. It was nice to meet you.

  5. Thanks for sharing the pictures! It looks like you had a great time!

  6. Great post! To answer your question, no I've never been to the Texas book festival but I'd love to go! Looks awesome!

  7. Hi Debbie - I'm so sorry I didn't get a chance to meet you! So cool to know there are a few of us out here in Texas. Next Book Festival we'll have to plan on a dinner or something so we can all catch up a bit more :)

  8. Looks like you had fun. They never have anyting like that up here in the dallas/ft worth area. I need to remember that for next year..


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