There are several wonderful events happening in or near Rhode Island this fall that are geared towards those who love children's books, including teachers, parents, families, librarians, authors and illustrators, and young readers themselves.
Rhode Island Festival of Children's Books and Authors, Saturday, October 13, 2012
The Lincoln School is having it's (mostly) annual
Rhode Island Festival of Children's Books and Authors
2012 from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM.
This is an amazing celebration of children's books. It's perfect for kids. You will find music and activities, books to buy and authors and illustrators available to sign them. (It's a great place for families to get signed copies of books for holiday presents for kids, grandkids, nieces and nephews)
All of this costs $5.00! What a bargain!
World-famous authors and illustrators also give presentations, which run all day. It's always fascinating stuff. Speakers this year range from prolific illustrator
(Tacky the Penguin) to award-winning author
Pam Munoz Ryan
(Esperanza Rising) to Newberry medalist young adult author
. And don't forget, Polar Express author/illustrator
Chris Van Allsburg
, whose art graces the poster, will also be there. And MANY more!
For directions and a schedule of events,
- Connecticut Children's Book Fair November 10-11, 2012
I've never attended, but the
Connecticut Children's Book Fair
is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday,
November 10-11, 2012
, 10:00 am until 5:00 pm. It looks amazing, too!
- Children's Illustration Exhibit, November 11th, 2012
The 23rd Annual
Children's Illustration Exhibit
is scheduled for Sunday,
, 2012 from 4-6pm at R. Michelson Galleries in Northampton, MA. Mo Willems is the featured illustrator this year, with lots of other favorites.
Last years participants.