Archive for December 10th, 2009

More NCTE fun

This is a bit late, but I just wanted to share some more of the fun times I had at NCTE in Philadelphia. I saw old friends. Made some new ones, too. A big thanks to Laura Robb and Carol Varsalona with whom I presented a session on Saturday. They are fabulous educators who care deeply about children and learning to read.

It was great to be back in Philly and be able to walk across the street from the convention center to Reading Terminal, a huge farmer’s market. Enjoyed Philly cheese steaks with my editor, Philippa Stratton. She’d never tasted one before and was an immediate convert. They are delicious!

Watching Philly cheesesteaks being made

The Reading Terminal farmer's market

There is nothing like a soft pretzel made by Amish bakers!

Fellow authors Donalynn Miller, Jeff Anderson, Kelly Gallagher, and Robin Turner congregating at the Stenhouse booth

Statue at the 30th St. Station en route to visiting family in Lancaster County, PA via train

Laura Robb, Carol Varsalona, and me at NCTE

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