Fall weather makes me want to curl up with a good book! And judging from the armloads of books kids at Barnes & Noble (Roseville CA) were toting this past weekend, I’m not the only one. Little Bo Peep and Goldie Locks and I saw some old friends–like my writing pal Ann Martin Bowler (far left) whose new book, Adventures of the Treasure Fleet (Tuttle) is just out [Congrats Annie!] , and family friends Leah (far right) and her mom who helped some of the smaller booklovers make their sheep puppets(Thank you!), not to mention kids and teachers who remembered me from school visits at Rocklin Academy, Quail Glen, Cobblestone, and Charles Brown Elementary–plus we made lots of new friends too! (Like Noel–who brought her proud grandpa–on my right, and Cody–who knew all of the nursery rhyme references!– on my lap.) How does that song go?
Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver and the other’s gold. That’s what books are like. Know what I mean? Those golden friends that kids want to read over and over again. And the new friends that open your world to magical new adventures.
A big thanks to Barnes and Noble event coordinator Christina Richter (below left with her froggy friend who’s holding Shirley Parentau’s picture book One Frog Sang) and the Queen of the children’s section *Deanna* and your staff for such a warm welcome.
Hope you fall into a good book soon!