November 21, 2017

The Advocate's Toolbox

Sign On! Children’s Authors at ALA 2016

Stars of the kid lit world were out in force at the Orlando Convention Center, offering personal messages in copies of their books and chatting up librarians. Here are just a few of the authors and illustrators editorial director Rebecca T. Miller crossed paths with.

 

Christian Robinson signing copies of The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker at the Chronicle Books booth

Christian Robinson signing copies of Josephine at the Chronicle booth.

Author Lindsay Mattick (in white) and illustrator Sophie Blackall (in red) signing Finding Winnie at the Hachette booth

Author Lindsay Mattick (in white) and illustrator Sophie Blackall (in red) resume autographing Finding Winnie after a Starbucks run, at the Little, Brown booth.

Jerry Pinkney was all smiles at the Little, Brown booth.

Jerry Pinkney was all smiles at the Little, Brown booth.

Jon Klassen charmed his fans!

Jon Klassen charmed his fans at the Candlewick booth!

Kevin Henkes signing Waiting at the HarperCollins booth

Kevin Henkes and his wife, illustrator Laura Dronzek, engaged with many enthusiasts of When Spring Comes at the HarperCollins booth.

Kimberly Brubaker Bradley jotting a message on a copy of The War That Saved my Life at the Children's Plus booth

Kimberly Brubaker Bradley jotting a message on a copy of The War That Saved My Life at the Children’s Plus booth.

Lane Smith (left) and Jory John (right) team up on personalizing copies of their Penguin Problems at the Random House booth

Lane Smith (left) and Jory John (right) team up on personalizing copies of their Penguin Problems at the Random House booth.

The author-illustrator team of Carole Boston Weatherford and Jeffrey Boston Weatherford signing You Can Fly at the S&S booth

The author-illustrator team of Carole Boston Weatherford and Jeffrey Boston Weatherford penning notes in copies of You Can Fly at the S.& S. booth.

Laurie Halse Anderson was committed to greeting as many attendees at the Penguin booth as possible.

Laurie Halse Anderson was committed to greeting as many of her readers as possible at the Penguin booth.

Lois Ehlert was indefatigable, signing copy after copy of Rain Fish at the S&S booth

Lois Ehlert was indefatigable, signing copy after copy of Rain Fish at the S.& S. booth.

Sergio Ruzzier, intent of getting a message just right in a copy of Two Mice at the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt booth.

Sergio Ruzzier, intent on getting his message inside a copy of Two Mice just right, at the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt booth.

Sona Charaipotra (left) and Dhonielle Clayton (right) at the HarperCollins booth

Sona Charaipotra (left) and Dhonielle Clayton (right) drew a crowd signing Shiny Broken Pieces at the HarperCollins booth.

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