Savannah Children's Book Festival

The 2012 Festival

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Savannah Children’s Book Festival set for Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012

The 2012 Savannah Children’s Book Festival is set for Saturday, Nov. 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Forsyth Park in Savannah. The festival is presented by Live Oak Public Libraries and the City of Savannah. The eighth annual festival celebrates the joy of reading, the power of the written word and the magic of storytelling with children’s book authors and illustrators from around the country.

This year’s featured authors and illustrators are:
--Blue Balliett, author, “Chasing Vermeer,” “The Danger Box”
--Shana Corey, author, “Here Come the Girl Scouts!: The Amazing All-True Story of Juliette 'Daisy' Gordon Low and Her Great Adventure”
--Carmen Agra Deedy, author, “The Library Dragon,” “14 Cows for America”
--Elizabeth Dulemba, author and illustrator, “Soap, Soap, Soap” and “Lula’s Brew”
--John Harris, author, “Jingle Bells: How the Holiday Classic Came to Be”
--Tad Hills, author and illustrator of “Rocket Writes a Story,” “How Rocket Learned to Read,” “Duck & Goose”
--Victoria Kann, illustrator and co-author of “Pinkalicious” and “Purplicious”
--Alan Katz, author, “Take Me Out of the Bathtub and Other Silly Dilly Songs”
--“Dino” Don Lessem, author, “Dinopedia”
--Raven Magwood, teen author of “The 7 Practices of Exceptional Student Athletes”
--Andrea Davis Pinkney, author of “Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down”
--Calvin Alexander Ramsey, author, “Ruth and the Green Book”
--Laura Vaccaro Seeger, author and illustrator of “Green,” “Dog and Bear,” and “First the Egg”
--Michael P. White, illustrator, “The Library Dragon”

The free festival will also include more than 60 Coastal Authors, arts and crafts, costumed characters, a graphic/comics area, and a variety of food and entertainment.
The Book Walk encourages families to enjoy a story from page to page throughout the park and features the bestselling “How Rocket Learned to Read” led by the book’s author, Tad Hills.

The Savannah Children's Theatre will bring their young actors to the festival for performances throughout the day.

J’miah Nabawi will again host the festival’s International Tent, which will feature a variety of multicultural musical performances and storytelling sessions.

Major sponsors are the Live Oak Public Libraries Foundation and Gulfstream Aerospace.

Rain location for the event is the Savannah Civic Center.

The library offers special storytimes, featuring the work of the festival headliners, in the months leading up to the festival. Check the library’s website for dates and times.

On Friday, Nov. 9, Reaching Reluctant Readers, a free symposium for educators, pre-service teachers, and parents, will be offered at the Southwest Chatham Library. Call Constance Coleman at (912) 925-8305 for more information.

Entries from the library’s spring 2012 festival poster contest will hang at the City of Savannah’s Dept. of Cultural Affairs S.P.A.C.E. Gallery from Tuesday, Oct. 16, through Thursday, Nov. 1. The gallery is located at 9 W. Henry St.

In September/October, the library holds the annual Young Writers Contest and invites students to write poems using words found in the work of the festival presenters. Winners will be invited to read their work and celebrate their achievement at a reception on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at the Bull Street Library.

For more information, call 912-652-3605. For updates, keep checking www.liveoakpl.org or the library’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/liveoakpubliclibraries


2014 Savannah Children's Book Festival Storytimes

Live Oak Public Libraries presents special storytimes leading up to the Savannah Children’s Book Festival, which is set for Nov. 15, 2014, at Forsyth Park. These storytimes feature the books of a different festival author or illustrator each month.

September 2014
Carin Berger

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September’s festival storytimes will focus on the books of Carin Berger, author and illustrator of the “The Little Yellow Leaf” and “A Perfect Day.”

Oglethorpe Mall Library
Mon., Sept. 22, 11 a.m.

Hinesville Library
Tues., Sept. 23, 10:30 a.m.

Forest City Library
Tues., Sept. 23, 11 a.m.

Port City Library
Tues., Sept. 23, 11 a.m.

Thunderbolt Library
Tues., Sept. 23, 11 a.m.

West Broad Library
Tues., Sept. 23, 11 a.m.

Bull Street Library
Wed., Sept. 24, 10:30 a.m.

W.W. Law Library
Wed., Sept. 24, 10:30 a.m.

Midway Library
Thurs., Sept. 25, 10:30 a.m.

Southwest Chatham Library
Thurs., Sept. 25, 10:30 a.m


October 2014
James & Kimberly Dean

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Oglethorpe Mall Library
Mon., Oct. 20, 11 a.m.

Thunderbolt Branch Library
Tues., Oct. 21, 11 a.m.

Forest City Library
Tues., Oct. 21, 11 a.m.

Port City Library
Tues., Oct. 21, 11 a.m.

Bull Street Library
Wed., Oct. 22, 10:30 a.m.

West Broad Library
Wed., Oct. 22, 10:30 a.m.

W. W. Law Library
Wed., Oct. 22, 10:30 a.m.

Southwest Chatham Library
Thurs., Oct. 23, 10:30 a.m.


November 2014
Tedd Arnold

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Oglethorpe Mall Library
Mon., Nov. 3, 11 a.m.

Thunderbolt Branch Library
Tues., Nov. 4, 11 a.m.

Forest City Library
Tues., Nov. 4, 11 a.m.

Port City Library
Tues., Nov. 4, 11 a.m.

Bull Street Library
Wed., Nov. 5, 10:30 a.m.

West Broad Library
Wed., Nov. 5, 10:30 a.m.

W. W. Law Library
Wed., Nov. 5, 10:30 a.m.

Southwest Chatham Library
Thurs., Nov. 6, 10:30 a.m.

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