The leaves were just about to turn...
The leaves really were stunning:
Then it was on to Boston - and work! (please note, all the words in green are live links).
First up was a trip to the John F Kennedy Elementary School in Cambridge, organised by Ellen from local independent bookshop extraordinaire, Porter Square Books.
The kindergardeners were REALLY good at listening:
On Friday I had a day off and managed to get to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum - no photos allowed so you'll just have to check it out if you're ever in Boston. Then on Saturday it was back to work with a visit to the Peabody Public Library. We met some wonderful children and a great young man called Larry who was working on his own picture book - best of luck to him.
It was an extremely serious morning's work:
"The Silver Bells are 25 picture books from
the last 25 years, that the CLEL Bell Awards Selection Committee consider to be excellent representations of the Bell Awards.
The Silver Bell lists are a one-time recognition
of high-quality titles. The Silver Bells serve as a recommended list for libraries and families alike seeking strong titles for young children from birth to age 5, suitable for library storytimes, for childcare and preschool settings, and for exploration at home."