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Gordon from Sesame Street

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First book staff members got to meet Roscoe Orman (Gordon on Sesame Street) when he came by our booth to vote on Saturday.

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Interview with William Boniface

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Superopolis is the home of the character Ordinary Boy, but today the man who captured his story – William Boniface – joined First Book to talk with us for a while. Mr. Boniface gave both directions to Superopolis and his

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Interview with Walter Dean Myers at BEA06

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Today marked another great moment for First Book. Award-winning author Walter Dean Myers — that is, MR. Walter Dean Myers to the fans of Sharon Creech’s Love That Dog — signed copies of his new book from HarperCollins Children’s Books,

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Books, Books, Everywhere

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I can’t get over how many books there are at the BookExpo. Many of the exhibitor’s booths have piles of books, free for the taking, because they want to promote their books to the booksellers that are looking for new

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First Book interviews E. D. Baker

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This morning I had the opportunity to interview children’s author, E.D. Baker, before she was signing copies of The Frog Princess series at First Book’s booth. This interview was Ms. Baker’s first video interview, and she was really excited to

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First Book Interviews James Patterson

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We opened the morning with a James Patterson book signing at our booth. His book, Maximum Ride, has been wildly successful – and it was easy to tell by the number of people waiting in line to meet him… James,

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First Book interview with Michael Buckley

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Yesterday, we hosted a book signing with Michael Buckley at our booth at Book Expo America. His book, Sisters Grimm, has been very popular at BEA – people are still asking about it at the booth! We were able to

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Don’t Forget to Vote!

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The BookExpo is still going strong. Lots of people are coming by our table right outside of Hall D (children’s book exhibitors) to cast their vote for Literacy & Justice for all. The location that gets the most votes in

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Interview with Dave McPhail at BEA

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We interviewed author Dave McPhail – author of Pig Pig Grows Up and Lost! – at Book Expo America today. Thanks for the interview and the book signing at our booth Dave! Video below (transcript forthcoming…)

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Kirsten Miller Interview at BEA

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We were able to interview author Kirsten Miller at Book Expo America – thanks Kirsten for doing the interview! Video is posted below and a transciption is forthcoming…

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