Home » Areawide »Arts & Entertainment »Local News » Currently Reading:

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

Have a news item, event or Letter to the Editor you’d like posted on this news site? Simply send your information to editor@htnp.com and include your town in the subject line of your email. Please also include a phone number where you can be reached if there are questions.

To keep up-to-date on local news, “like” us (HTNP News) on Facebook and follow us (@HTNP) on Twitter!

Currently there is "1 comment" on this Article:

  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.

Comment on this Article:







Sponsors



Archives

Business

Local day camps made a great summer for cancer patients families

CHILDREN RUNNING from Windham Hosp FB page

Working with the hospital’s Cancer Navigation Program, Holiday Hill Day Camp in Mansfield, CT and the Channel 3 Kids Camp in Andover, CT provided full admission to the children – and by doing so, also gave some rest to the adults who are experiencing the physical and emotional stress caused by a cancer diagnosis.

Are you ready for the state’s new insurance program?

ACCESS HEALTH CT insurance exchange Jason Madrak - thumbnail

You may have noticed an increase in TV ads urging you to sign up for a company’s insurance plan. You may want to know that unless you are enrolled through Access Health CT, you will NOT be entitled to subsidies (in some cases, 100 percent subsidies).

Gov. Malloy defends new campaign finance law

GOV MALLOY official head shot resized 2011

“The bill I’m signing today requires a level of disclosure that few if any other states require. No bill is perfect. But this bill makes Connecticut a national leader in requiring disclosure and transparency.” – Gov. Malloy

August  2014
   
  1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31