6th Annual Princeton Children’s Book FestivalSaturday, September 10, 2011
Princeton Public Library
65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542.
This event will feature over 60 talented and amazing, award winning authors and illustrators of children’s and young adult literature joining us for a fun filled afternoon.
We are pleased to announce that artist and illustrator Sophie Blackall has created unique artwork for our Book Festival featuring the characters Ivy and Bean from the series she illustrates. Sophie has also illustrated many other books and is the author and illustrator of Are You Awake?
Also attending is 2011 Pura Belpre’ award winning illustrator Eric Velasquez, Bill Thomson (Chalk), John Bemelmans Marciano (Madeline), Will Hillenbrand (famed picture book author and illustrator), Brett Helquist (Lemony Snicket), John Rocco (Blackout), Alyssa Capucilli (Biscuit), Debbie Dadey (Bailey School Kids)and Dan Yaccarino (All the Way to America). For a full list of authors and illustrators please visit the Festival’s website at: http://www.princetonlibrary.org/children/festival/authorsandillustrators.html
In addition we will have live entertainment throughout the afternoon. Kenn Kweder, a Philadelphia guitar legend will be playing for the grown-ups and Mr. Ray will be performing for children. Authors and illustrators will be reading or presenting their work throughout the afternoon. Books will be available for sale and autographing by a local bookseller; JaZam’s of Princeton.