Mark your calendars! The National Book Festival is this Saturday at the Washington, D.C., Convention Center. Events start at 10am and continue until 10pm.
2014 National Book Festival Poster by Bob Staake
Authors at this year’s festival include Judith Viorst, Jules Feiffer, Jack Gantos, Kate DiCamillo, Jacqueline Woodson and Susan Stockdale. Evening events include a Poetry Slam; a session on graphic novels; another session on how great books become great movies; and a celebration of the works of Octavio Paz, Efrain Huerta and Jose Revueltas.
Staff from the Educational Outreach Division and the Young Readers Center will be in the Library of Congress Learning Center of the Let’s Read America Pavilion, located on the second level in Hall D, from 10am-5pm. Come and see how primary sources can be used to enhance and enrich the experience of reading a book. Teachers will have the opportunity to learn about our educational resources and pick up related materials.
The Children’s Guide to the National Book Festival provides an event schedule, tips on how to navigate the Festival, information on some of the authors, an Eye Spy game using the Book Festival poster, and information on the Book Festival patch for Boy and Girl Scouts that will be available at the festival.
We hope to see you all there!
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