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UConn set to host children's book fair this weekend

November 10, 2011 Areawide, Arts & Entertainment, Local News 1 Comment

book-spinesTwo dozen authors and illustrators of books for young readers, middle readers, young adults and teens will give presentations and autograph copies of their books at the 20th annual Connecticut Children’s Book Fair this weekend.

The event is Saturday, Nov. 12, and Sunday, Nov. 13, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the UConn Storrs campus.

Participants include Tomie dePaola, Jack D. Ferraiolo , Alan Katz, Jeff Hirsch, Gordon Korman, Ted and Betsy Lewin, Grace Lin, David Macaulay, Salley Mavor, Wendell Minor, Michael Northrop, Caragh O’Brien, Heidi Stemple, Robert Sabuda, Stephen Savage, Matt Tavares, Colleen AF Venable, Sarah Weeks, Suzanne Weyn, Walter Wick, Mo Willems, Jane Yolen and Stephanie Yue.

In addition, storybook characters such as Clifford the Big Red Dog, Tomie dePaola’s Strega Nona and Mo Willems’ Piggie and Elephant will pose for photos and interact with children.

Other highlights include crafts, stories, music by the Treblemakers Children’s Choir and the Suzuki Music Group, plus visits from Tails of Joy and 4 Paws for Books.

The Connecticut Children’s Book Fair, held in the Rome Ballroom, is a project of the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center and the UConn Co-op. The Fair is free and the public is welcome. Proceeds benefit the Northeast Children’s Literature Collection.

For more information, go to http://bookfair.uconn.edu or call (860) 486-5027.

Posted 11-7-2011

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  1. Michael Allen says:

    Sounds like a great time! I’d love to hear the update, how things went after the weekend. I’m going to have to start looking into children’s book fairs near me.

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