I want to alert everyone to the fabulous event coming up ONLINE on May 1 and 2 — it’s free, and features amazing book people — authors and illustrators of picture books, middle grade novels, and young adult novels. It’s just what we need in this time when we’re all staying home, staying safe, but wanting connection, learning, and FUN. The EVERYWHERE BOOK FEST is going to be an amazing two-day celebration of the power and joy of kids’ books. I urge you all to attend, both readers and writers. That includes young readers and aspiring writers, too. (Hi, Amelia!) You need to have a parent or guardian sign up for you, but you are welcome there. I can just about hear you saying, “Cut to the chase, Beth! Where can we sign up? Where can we learn more?” You can learn more, and sign up at the EVERYWHERE BOOK FEST website. (Just click those words. They’re a live hyperlink. It’s internet magic.) I’m looking forward to it. How about you?