I’m having a slamming good time at the 8th IBBY Regional Conference Children’s Books: Where Worlds Meet in St. Charles, IL. Some highlights:

  • Meeting friends, both old and new!
  • Discussing Jane Addams children’s books awards to a full room of peace-lovers
  • Meeting and learning about the amazing work of Korean children’s literature enthusiast Kang Woo Hyon
  • Chatting it up with Arthur Levine about translations, adoption and children’s lit
  • Shaun Tan, David Weisner, and Katherine Paterson signed books for me!

Many thanks to Junko Yokota, Bill Teale, Deana Greenfield, Gail Bush, and others for all their hard work in making this conference a success!