5th Annual Children’s Festival of the Book
October 14, 2012
Posted By: Shaunescy
5th annual Children’s Festival of the Book Welcomes Award-winning Authors and Illustrators Jeanne DuPrau, Edward Hemingway, and Paul O. Zelinsky
Bozeman Public Library, November 3, 2012
On Saturday, November 3, the Bozeman Public Library Foundation presents the fifth annual
Children’s Festival of the Book from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Bozeman Public Library in downtown Bozeman. This one-day event will feature presentations, story times, panel discussions, and children’s activities with award-winning authors and illustrators Jeanne DuPrau, Edward Hemingway, and Paul O. Zelinsky.
The goal of the Bozeman Children’s Festival of the Book is to celebrate children’s literature,
inspire children of all ages, and instill a life-long love of reading.
“We are thrilled to once again welcome talented and prolific authors and illustrators,” said Paula K. Beswick director of the Bozeman Library Foundation, host of the Festival. “Paul Zelinsky and Eddie Hemingway were here for the first Festival in 2008, and we’re looking forward to having them both of them back with new books out to celebrate the fifth.”
Zelinsky’s silly Z is for Moose picture book is winning rave reviews, and Hemingway’s A Bad
Apple is a poignant picture book about an unlikely friendship between an apple and a worm.
“By bringing in these two illustrators, we recognize the importance of picture books in a young person’s learning path,” Beswick continued.
Joining Zelinksy and Hemingway is Juvenile author, Jeanne DuPrau who will captivate our
audiences with her tales of the futuristic world of the City of Ember. This exciting, mysterious series will turn on the light inside its readers young and old! DuPrau also has a new book available – the graphic novel version of the first book in the series City of Ember.
In addition to his new book, Caldecott Medal winner Zelinsky has wowed us with his
illustrations for many years. His talent sweeps across the pages with books like, Wheels on the Bus, Rupunzel, and Toys Go Out just to name a few. One of our favorite home-town illustrators, Hemingway also published Bump in the Night and is working on a sequel to A Bad Apple.
The day-long event will also include a panel discussion with DuPrau, Hemingway, and Zelinsky to talk about their love of children’s literature. Local authors Michele Corriel and Janet Fox will conduct a writing workshop “Re-visioning Your Manuscript” for budding writers, young and old. The Children’s Room will feature hands-on activities creating a true book festival geared specifically for young kids, teens, and all lovers of children’s literature.
The Festival also allows ample time for book signings and personal contact with the authors and experts. Local children’s authors/illustrators will be on-hand to sign their books. The Country Bookshelf will have books for sale with a percentage of the proceeds going to the Library Foundation.
Winners of the Young Writers Contest and Young Illustrator Contest will be announced during lunchtime, with food vendor Tumbleweeds on the grounds providing delicious lunches for purchase for adults and kids.
All activities are free and open to the public. Educators are eligible for six MT OPI Renewal
Units. The Bozeman Public Library Children’s Festival of the Book is made possible through
the generous support of Humanities Montana, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the
Humanities. The Festival is hosted by the Bozeman Library Foundation with sponsors: Country Bookshelf, Montana Parent Magazine, the Bozeman Daily Chronicle, Tumbleweeds, Sola Café, Montana Aleworks, Insty Prints-Bozeman, Magpie Guest House, and Mountain Home Vacation Rentals.
For a complete schedule, please see the library website at www.bozemanlibrary.org or contact Jeannie Gracey-Etgen in the Foundation office at 582-2425 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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MT Parent Magazine
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The Bozeman Daily Chronicle
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