Literature is a Carnival!

Before I get to the carnival, I just want to share how completely excited about this – I will be speaking in November at NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) on connecting the classroom with families through social media!
Last night Jerry and I were lucky enough to sign 100 books and be among a talented group of authors at a fundraiser event in New York City at Wollman Rink.
Carnival Night for Kids in Central Park was a literary carnival with amusement park rides, games, magicians, BBQ and readings by children’s book writers: Sue Macy, Sally Lloyd-Jones, Suzanne LaFleur, and us. In a nod to one of my favorite popcorn movies, Music and Lyrics, the teen band Varsity Girls and American Idol contestant Jerome Bell performed.
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All proceeds benefited the Coalition for the Homeless’ Youth Service Programs; Camp Homeward Bound, the nation’s first sleepaway camp for homeless children, and Bound for Success, an after-school tutoring program and summer day camp for children living in New York City shelters.

Carnival Audience
Carnival Audience


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