Children’s Festival of the Book remembered

A day to savor … a time to remember at the Bozeman Public Library.

Lilz Garton Scanlon in green

We thank our distinguished guests–David Shannon, Liz Garton Scanlon and Marla Frazee, who gave their all at the Festival of the Book in Bozeman, Montana.

Thanks to funding from the Bozeman Library Foundation, over  1300 children, parents, teachers and librarians filled our halls on Saturday, November 5, to get acquainted with three wonderful people who are among the best children’s writers and artists creating today.

David Shannon and his admirers

David Shannon, author and illustrator of the favorite No David! books, Duck on a Bike,  and dozens of other picture books that kids love, shared hilarious “stories behind the stories.” Festival-goers split their sides, shed tears of glee as they glimpsed a bit of the man behind the stories.

Liz Garton Scanlon and Marla Frazee, the team who created All The World, a picture book that won a Caldecott Honor last year, honored us with a fascinating, detail-rich tour of their collaborative process.

Marla Frazee and kitty

Marla shared her writing and illustrating journey for her popular Boss Baby and Two Boys Have the Best Summer Ever. Liz presented an engaging, interactive storytime for children and adults with her stories A Sock is a Pocket for Your Toes and Noodle and Lou.

Our three distinguished guests graced us with their generosity and authenticity.

Author story times, book signings, lunch with the authors, face painting, bookmaking, a first-ever children’s writing contest–Our Fourth Annual Festival of the Book was truly an event to savor, a celebration to remember.

Festival planning committee with David, Marla and Liz


About Sandra Brug Children's Author

Children's writer, poet, and children's librarian.
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