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WHO: A committee of school and public librarians and Blue Willow Bookshop
WHAT: Bookworm Book Festival
WHEN: Saturday, February 6, 2016
9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Doors open at 9:00 a.m.
WHERE: Spring Oaks Middle School, 2150 Shadowdale, Houston, TX 77043
COST: Free
WEB: Twitter: @ bookwormbkfest #bookworm @BlueWillowBooks
Cathy Berner
(832) 452-2160
Authors and Keynote Speakers for 2016 Bookworm Festival
Houston, Texas—The Bookworm Festival for Young Readers —established to celebrate emerging readers and those who write for them— and Blue Willow Bookshop announce the details of the 2016 Bookworm Festival.
“The best thing about Bookworm is the connections kids make with the authors. They interact with them during the presentations and in the signing lines afterwards. The questions and insights the children have about the books amaze me! The whole experience is incredibly rewarding!” says chair of the Bookworm Festival planning committee, Melanie Scales.
The event will feature 6 of the most popular and award-winning authors and illustrators of books for young people, including Mac Barnett (Twitter: @macbarnett), who will deliver the keynote address. Barnett is a New York Times bestselling author of over 18 books for children, most recently Leo, A Ghost Story, with illustrator Christian Robinson. Other works include two Caldecott-Honor-winning collaborations with Jon Klassen: Sam & Dave Dig a Hole and Extra Yarn, which also won the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award and the E.B. White Read-Aloud Award. He writes the Brixton Brothers series of mystery novels and, with Jory John, The Terrible Two. He lives in Berkeley, California .
Other panelists, who will share their work, are listed below.
Doreen Cronin, Bloom
Jennifer Sattler, Chick ‘n’ Pug: The Love Pug
Stephen Savage, Where’s Walrus? And Penguin?
Emma Virjan, What This Story Needs is a Pig in a Wig
Salina Yoon, Be a Friend
The festival is supported by a grant from the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation, provided
by Phillips 66, as well as the Spring Branch Education Foundation.
For more information and the full schedule, see the Bookworm Festival website:
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