Authors' Fair 2011

The Greater San Diego Reading Association and the San Diego County Office of Education will host Authors' Fair on Friday, March 18, 2011. This event has a long, fabulous tradition. Here's a sneak peek at the details and if you need more info, just email me at

Authors’s Fair
Friday, March 18, 2011

Stacia Deutsch
Lincoln’s Legacy
Disney’s Dream
Bell’s Breakthrough
King’s Courage
Sacagawea’s Strength
Franklin’s Fame
Washington’s War
Betsy Ross’s Star

Key Words: Historical Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, Time Travel, Fantasy, Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Sacagawea, Inventors, Famous People in History

Edith Hope Fine
Water, Weed and Wait
Armando and the Blue Tarp School
Cryptomania: Teleporting into Greek and Latin with the Cryptokids
Under the Lemon Moon
Nitty-Gritty Grammar: A Not-So Serious Guide to Clear Communication
More Nitty-Gritty Grammar: Another Not-So Serious Guide to Clear Communication
Biographies of Gary Paulsen, Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, Barbara McClintock

Key Words: Gardening, Literacy, School Stories, Greek and Latin Root Words, Multicultural Education, Grammar, Biography, Expository Text, Research

Patty Hall
Johnny Gruelle, Creator of Raggedy Ann and Andy
Raggedy Ann and More: Johnny Gruelle’s Dolls and Merchandise
Raggedy Ann and Johnny Gruelle: A Bibliography of Published Works
The Real-For-Sure Story of Raggedy Ann
Raggedy Ann and Andy: Day at the Fair
Raggedy Ann and Andy: School Day Adventure
Raggedy Ann and Andy: Going to Grandma’s
Raggedy Ann and Andy: All That We Love

Patty also has a variety of CDs. Check out her website for details.

Key Words: Biography, Children’s Literature, Music, Research

Judith Josephson
Armando and the Blue Tarp School
Nitty-Gritty Grammar: A Not-So Serious Guide to Clear Communication
More Nitty-Gritty Grammar: Another Not-So Serious Guide to Clear Communication
Why Did Cherokees Move West? And Other Questions About the Trial of Tears
Biographies of Nelson Mandela, Louis Armstrong, Jesse Owens, Ludwig van Beethoven, Nikki Giovanni, Mother Jones

Key Words: Literacy, School Stories, Multicultural Education, Grammar, Expository Text, Biography, Research

Lori Mitchell
Different Just Like Me (author and illustrator)
Holly Bloom’s Garden (illustrator)
Lifes Building Blocks (series illustrator)

Key Words: Character Education, Perseverance, Diversity, Gardening, Accepting Differences, Vitilgo, Illustration

Note: Different Just Like Me is available in braille through the Los Angeles Braille Institute (323) 660-3880.

Joy Raab
Kate Sessions: The Mother of Balboa Park (author and illustrator)
Balboa Park: A to Z (illustrator)

Key Words: San Diego History, Biography, Balboa Park, Children’s Book Illustration, Women in the History of San Diego, Community

EVERYONE will be visiting with Shelley Moore Thomas in larger group (in addition to “their author,” and display time. Shelley is both an author and a storyteller.Her books include;

A Cold Winter's Good Night
Good Night, Good Knight
Get Well, Good Knight
Happy Birthday, Good Knight
Take Care, Good Knight
Somewhere Today