For a variety of reasons, Armchair BookExpo is no more.
And for one (HUGE!) reason, I am not at BookExpo this year....I am in Italy celebrating the the retirement of my husband and me as well as our 40th wedding anniversary.
But there's no reason I can't visit Italy and go to BookExpo at the same time....isn't that the wonder of the written word?
So let’s take a look back at my past visits to BookExpo. Let's go to the 2017 BookExpo, held in New York City:
LIVE FROM BOOK EXPO: The Silent Art Auction
Deb, one of our on-site correspondents, checking in again from Book Expo!
The Silent Art Auction at BookExpo was held the first night of the event. Over 125 illustrators donated to this auction. Proceeds from the auction benefit American Booksellers for Free Expression and Every Child a Reader.
Some very well known children's picture book illustrators donated a sketch or a drawing or an original piece to the auction. It was fun to walk around the auction and see how many I recognized.
How many can you recognize?
There is always something going on at BookExpo!
Here is the answer key if you'd like to check yourself: Nick Bruel (Bad Kitty); Brian Floca; David Soman (Ladybug Girl); Herve Tullet (Press Here); Lita Judge (Flight School); LeUyen Pham (Princess in Black); Dan Santat (After the Fall, Beekle); Marla Frazee; Chris Gall; Paul O. Zelinsky.