Monday, February 5, 2018

Join Matt de la Pena & Loren Long For A Very Special Follett Live Event For LOVE!

There is a beautiful new picture book that everyone is reading, sharing and celebrating in libraries, schools and communities everywhere.  
In fact, there is even a hashtag #ThisIsLOVE that you can follow for messages of love that resonate from this book and throughout the world.

It is called LOVE written by Matt De La Peña and illustrated by Loren Long.

As Loren's site states,

In this heartfelt celebration of love, Newbery Medal-winning author Matt de la Peña and bestselling illustrator Loren Long depict the many ways we experience this universal bond, which carries us from the day we are born throughout the years of our childhood and beyond. With a lyrical text that's soothing and inspiring, this tender tale is a needed comfort and a new classic that will resonate with readers of every age.

Everything about LOVE is beautiful. It will be my favorite book of 2018 and will be one of my forever favorites.  I can't wait to share LOVE with all of my family and friends.  
The first person I sent LOVE to was our daughter Brianna, who lives in Belgium.  As you can see from Brianna's Instagram, she loves the message even as a young adult.  

It is definitely one for everyone.  
Matt and Loren have been on the LOVE Tour since the beginning of January.

It has been so much fun following them around the country as they share their special story.  It has also been wonderful seeing them with lots of my friends and their families during these stops too.  

Last week, as we all celebrated LitWorld's World Read Aloud Day, I couldn't wait to watch Matt read LOVE with our son Hagan that day. 

What a sweet gift he shared with so many that day. 
And guess what?  

Today, our friends at Follett announced there will be an exclusive interview with Matt and Loren on February 11, 2018 at 2:15pm MST on Facebook Live.  

This can be seen on the Follett Learning Facebook page here. 
I have started a LOVE Collection by Destiny that you can find here

You will find the video of Matt reading, the LOVE book trailer from Penguin Kids, articles and more.  Please let me know what else we should add or if you'd like to be a collaborator to add things. 
As you get ready for this special event and bring LOVE to your library and school community, you will find LOVE and many other books by Matt and Loren in this Titlewave List they have brought together for us.  It is filled with so many fantastic titles!  

I added this to the LOVE Collection too.  

I can't wait for the special interview with Matt and Loren.  I know it will fill all of us with inspiration, hope and of course... LOVE.  

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