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Princeton Children’s Book Festival to Be Held Sept. 20

princetonchildrenbookfestival1The ninth annual Princeton Children’s Book Festival will take place Saturday, Sept. 20, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will be held rain or shine on Hinds Plaza and in the Princeton Public Library’s Community Room.

During the festival, young readers can interact with the people behind their favorite books. Authors will talk about and sign copies of their works. More than 80 authors and illustrators in children’s literature will participate in the festival, one of the largest of its kind on the East Coast.

Princeton childrenbookfestivalAuthor and illustrator Dan Yaccarino will attend the event. In addition to writing and illustrating more than three dozen children’s books, Yaccariino is the creator and producer of the Nickelodeon series “Oswald” and “Willa’s Wild Life” and is the character designer behind “The Backyardigans.”

Also participating in this year’s festival will be 2014 Caldecott Medal-winner Brian Floca (“Locomotive”), 2014 Theodore Geisel Award-winner Greg Pizzoli (“The Watermelon Seed”); Coretta Scott King Award-winner Bryan Collier (“Knock, Knock: My Father’s Dream for Me”), Rita Williams Garcia (“One Crazy Summer; “P.S. Be Eleven”), Pseudonymous Bosch (“The Name of this Book is Secret”), Bruce Coville (“Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher”), Tad Hills (“Rocket the Dog” series; “Duck and Goose” series), David Lubar (“Warped and Creepy Tales” series), Wendy Mass (“Space Taxi” series, “11 Birthdays” series), Anne Rockwell (“Apples and Pumpkins,” “Hey Charleston!”) and Jon Scieszka (“Stinky Cheese Man,” “Battle Bunny”).

For a complete list of additional participating authors and illustrators, visit bookfestival.princetonlibrary.org.

 

Krystal Knapp

Krystal Knapp is the founding editor of Planet Princeton. She can be reached via email at editor AT planetprinceton.com. Send all letters to the editor and press releases to that email address.

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