TWIN CITIES BOOK FESTIVAL
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!
William Alexander studied theater and folklore at Oberlin College, which helped him create the spooky factor in his book Goblin Secrets. (Ages 8-12)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Official Bookseller for Children's Pavilion Presentations:
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!