The trip started inauspiciously, when my flight was canceled because the wind blew the plane onto a belt conveyor.
Museum of Science and Industry, which has a World War II German u-boat and a chicken incubator.
|Posing with posters|
Visits at North Trail Elementary and Brimhall Elementary were through Addendum Books; those at Crestview Elementary and Little Canada Elementary were through the Red Balloon Bookshop; and at Valley View Middle School, through Wild Rumpus Books.
I had some free time, so I went over to Addendum Books for some pics and had a fun lunch with Katherine and Marcus, the proprietors.
|In front of the "Purple Rain" wall|
Since I was there over the weekend, I spoke at Red Balloon for the Minnesota SCBWI about Research and the Suspension of disbelief.
Science Museum of Minnesota.
|Copper oven and decorative birch logs|
Many thanks to all the librarians and booksellers and Blue Slip Media and everyone else who made this happen. Thanks also to Quinette Cook and all the folks from MN SCBWI who came out for the workshop. It was great fun meeting you!
For information on how to book me for school visits for the 2016-2017 school year, contact Carmen Oliver at The Booking Biz.