Saturday, October 13, 2012

sponsored by MELSA—An Alliance of Metro Public Libraries

Join us at the Festival for a fun-filled day of family activities. Kids of all ages will want to join us for author readings, musical performances, games, crafts, workshops, and more!

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William Alexander

William Alexander studied theater and folklore at Oberlin College, which helped him create the spooky factor in his book Goblin Secrets. (Ages 8-12)
(3:40 pm)

Mick Carlon

Mick Carlon’s children’s books Travels with Louis and Riding on Duke’s Train explore some great jazz music and musicians. (Ages 6 and up)
(3:00 pm)

Nancy Carlson

Author and illustrator of over 60 picture books including bestseller I Like Me!, Nancy Carlson has published three books this year: T Is For Twin Cities, Henry and the Bully, and Zip It! (Ages 4-7)
(1:50 pm)

Barbara DaCosta

Barbara DaCosta’s Nighttime Ninja (Little, Brown) was inspired by the author’s own precociousness as a child, constantly climbing out of the crib in search of cookies and other interesting things. (Ages 3-6)
(1:30 pm)

Sid Farrar

Sid Farrar wrote poems for his kids when they were little, including some in his first children's book The Year Comes Round: Haiku through the Seasons. (Ages 3 and up)
(10:50 am)

Molly Beth Griffin

Molly Beth Griffin is a graduate of Hamline University's MFA program in Writing for Children and Young Adults, and the author of the acclaimed picture book Loon Baby. (Ages 3-6)
(10:30 am)

Samuel Hiti

Self-taught artist Samuel Hiti is the author of comic books, and has just published his debut picture book, Waga's Big Scare. (Ages 5-8)
(12:20 pm)

Ryan Jacobson

Ryan Jacobson has written nearly 30 books, including comic books, ghost stories, and choose-your-path books, the latest of which feature Sherlock Holmes and Dracula! (Ages 8-12)
(3:20 pm)

Tim Kehoe

Tim Kehoe is the inventor of numerous toy products, including the world's first colored bubbles; Vincent Shadow: The Top Secret Toys is the latest book in his series about a young creative mastermind. (Ages 8-12)
(2:10 pm)

Kevin Kling and Chris Monroe

Kevin Kling is a playwright and storyteller, and his commentaries can be heard on NPR’s All Things Considered; Chris Monroe is best known for her weekly comic strip Violet Days. Together the pair made the children's book Big Little Brother. (Ages 3-6)
(11:10 am)

David LaRochelle

David LaRochelle has been creating books for young people for the past two decades. He won a Minnesota Book Award in 2009 for The Best Pet of All, and his latest picture book is It’s a Tiger! (Ages 3-6)
(12:40 pm)

Sarah Warren

Dolores Huerta: A Hero to Migrant Workers is Minnesota native Sarah Warren’s first book. In 2007 she was honored as a "Cultural Caregiver" by the Minnesota Women's Consortium. (Ages 5 and up)
(12:00 pm)

Official Bookseller for Children's Pavilion Presentations:

Musical Fun:

11:30 am:   The Splatter Sisters singing 30 books in 30 minutes!

  1:00 pm:   Filibert Binkleby & The Travelers traveling the world in song!

  2:30 pm:   Steve Faison demonstrating all things jazz!

Activities and crafts all day:

Make your own book with Minnesota Center for Book Arts.

Get your face painted by the folks at the Minnesota Children’s Museum.

Create 3-d masks with the Minnetonka Center for the Arts.

Enjoy more activities with the folks at Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, The Children's Theater Company, and MacPhail Center for Music.

Plus take part in MELSA’s Reading Scavenger Hunt!

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