More All-Stars Plus Robin Falls Kids Story Time Event

Just a few more photos from the big game on Tuesday night.

The theme for the evening–GO BEYOND–was celebrated in a tribute to numerous hometown heroes from across the U.S. whose charitable efforts were truly amazing.
My son Dan and his wife Megan wait in line with us to enter the stadium. Megan is a true-blue (and RED) Cardinals fan. Some of their wedding day photos were shot at the old Busch Stadium.
All-Star Cardinals first baseman, Albert Pujols, walks with President Obama after the ceremonial first pitch.
Glittery streamers filled the sky as the game got under way. I felt like a little kid at the bestest birthday party ever!
Visit the link above to replay the Blog Talk Radio presentation of five children’s authors from across the U.S.
Linda Bryan reads from her delightful, poetic picture book–THE SOUND SNATCHER.
Judy Cox shares her fun picture book–MRS. MILLIE GOES TO PHILLY
Scott Heyt entertains with a chapter from his middle grade novel–MICE DON’T TASTE LIKE CHICKEN
Pat McCarthy gives excerpts from her brand new history book–HEADING WEST: LIFE WITH THE PIONEERS (true tales of children who braved the frontier)
And me– peeks into all three of my PET GRAMMAR PARADE books, including HAMSTER HOLIDAYS
Thanks to host Laurie Zieber and helpers Roz Dellani Oakes and April Robins at Robin Falls.
Be sure to have your child enter to win one of the free books to be given away next month on the Robin Falls Kids Story Time.

All-Star Night at the Game in St. Louis

Wow! What a fun and exciting evening I had last night when I had the privilege to attend the 80th All-Star Game at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. Here’s a few pictures:

A mini-arch outside the stadium near where we stood in line (for half-an-hour) because of extra-tight security with President Obama’s visit.
The Clydesdale horses open up the festivities inside.
The American and National Leagues’ lineups.
President Obama–who threw the first pitch–shaking hands with fans later in the evening.
Oh, and by the way, I was one of the few to shake his hand. How exciting is that!
The President very graciously stopped on his way to the broadcast booth to shake hands with a few of us who were trying to catch a peek of him as he scurried by with this entourage. It was so generous of him to take the time from his schedule to greet us. That’s a homerun in my book.
I’ll share some more pics from the game tomorrow and highlights from the Robin Falls Kids Story Time radio program I was on this morning.