Thursday, September 20, 2012

Children's Book Events in and Around Rhode Island and Southern New England thisFall 2012

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 on Saturday, October 13, 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 Lynn Munsinger (Tacky the Penguin) to award-winning author Pam Munoz Ryan (Esperanza Rising)  to Newberry medalist young adult author Gary Schmidt. 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, click here.
  • 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!
 Click here for more information.

  • Children's Illustration Exhibit, November 11th, 2012 

The 23rd Annual Children's Illustration Exhibit is scheduled for Sunday, November 11th, 2012 from 4-6pm at R. Michelson Galleries in Northampton, MA. Mo Willems is the featured illustrator this year, with lots of other favorites. Click here for more info.

Last years participants.