The first full day of ALA started out with a systematic perusing of the exhibit hall. Even though I was doing what I usually do, stopping at each publisher, telling them the type of school I work in, asking what's new and exciting I should know about, I somehow ended up with WAY more books than I have in the past. I don't know what happened! Can I help it that people keep giving me books? Books that look good? No. I cannot. It is out of my control. Author sightings!
The ever fabulous Mo Willems.
Kate DiCamillo and K.G. Campbell. Their new books is Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures.
Marie Lu, author of the Legend series. I overheard someone asking if there were ARCS of the third book in the trilogy. The publisher representative laughed.
Holly Black. Her new book is Doll Bones, which I was unfortunately unable to get a copy of.
Tamora Pierce! Who hardly ever makes public appearances. Her new book is Battle Magic, which I do have the ARC of!
This is Anna fangirling all over Jennifer Armentrout, author of the Lux series. By this point Jennifer was aware of what a huge fan Anna was and addressed her by name.