5th Annual Children’s Festival of the Book 2012

Ready, set, GO!  The Bozeman Public Library presents its 5th Annual Children’s Festival of the Book!

Where? At the Bozeman Public Library at 626 E. Main Street, Bozeman Montana.

When?  Saturday November 3, 2012 from 9 am-5 pm. It’s free and open to ALL.

Why? The goal of the Bozeman Children’s Festival of the Book is to celebrate children’s literature, inspire children of all ages, and instill a life-long love of reading.

Who? Our 2012 event features New York Times Best-selling author Jeanne DuPrau, author/illustrator Edward Hemingway, and Caldecott Medalist Paul O. Zelinsky.

We are very excited to welcome Juvenile author Jeanne DuPrau, who will captivate our audiences with her tales of the futuristic world of the City of Ember. This exciting, mysterious series will “enlighten” readers young and old! DuPrau has a new book available – the graphic novel version of the first book in the series City of Ember.

Joining DuPrau will be author-illustrators Paul O. Zelinsky and Edward Hemingway.     “We are thrilled to once again welcome these talented and prolific authors and illustrators,” says Paula K. Beswick director of the Bozeman Library Foundation, host of the Festival. “Paul Zelinsky and Eddie Hemingway were here for the first Festival in 2008, and we’re looking forward to having them both of them back with new books out to celebrate the fifth.”

Caldecott Medal winner Paul O. Zelinsky has amazed us with his illustrations for many years, with books like, Wheels on the BusRupunzel, and Toys Go Out just to name a few. Zelinsky’s new picture book, Z is for Moose is winning rave reviews.

Edward Hemingway is one of Bozeman’s favorite home-town illustrators. His newly published A Bad Apple is a poignant picture book about an unlikely friendship between an apple and a worm. He has also published Bump in the Night and is working on a sequel to A Bad Apple.

“By bringing in these two illustrators, we recognize the importance of picture books in a young person’s learning path,” says Beswick.

More? yes–presentations, book sales and signings, children’s activities and story times.

So COME! … for some fun in Bozeman, Montana.

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About Sandra Brug Children's Author

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