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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Camille found out about the Library of Congress intern program through the HACU National Internship Program. She said, “I wanted to intern with the Library of Congress because it was something that was different for me and I wanted to challenge myself.”
Kate DiCamillo, the current National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, chose the theme Stories Connect Us and it resonated with me. So did Rebecca Newland’s post on using DiCamillo’s stories and primary sources to help draw students deeper into the story.
This blog supports teachers and school librarians as they teach with primary sources, particularly those from the rich online collections of the Library. Our posts cover a wide range of disciplines, spotlighting powerful items from the collections as well as sharing teaching strategies from our staff and many partners.
I love this blog post about Muybridge’s stop-action photography because it’s about technology, art, science….and the magic of in-between images. As the author writes: What can your students learn from the images that is not observable from the live action?