Savannah Children's Book Festival

Carmen Agra Deedy

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Carmen Agra Deedy is an internationally-known children’s book author, storyteller and frequent radio contributor. She emigrated to the United States from Havana, Cuba with her family in 1963 and grew up in Decatur, Georgia. As a storyteller, Deedy has performed across the United States and Canada at venues including the Disney Institute, the New Victory Theater, the Folger Shakespeare Library and the Kennedy Center. Her storytelling festival appearances include the St. Louis Storytelling Festival, the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival and the National Storytelling Festival.

Deedy is a regular contributor to National Public Radio’s “Weekend Edition,” “All Things Considered” and Latino USA. Growing up Cuban in Decatur, Georgia is an audio collection of 12 of her short stories originally heard on NPR. It was named Publishers Weekly Best Audiobook in the Adult Storytelling category in 1995 and received the Parent's Choice Gold Award in 1996.

She is perhaps best known for the children's book The Library Dragon, about Lotta Scales, the new librarian at Sunrise Elementary. Her titles also include The Yellow Star: The Legend of King Christian X of Dennmark, The Last Year, The Secret of Old Zeb, Agatha’s Feather Bed: Not Just Another Wild Goose Story, and TreeMan. Her latest book is Martina the Beautiful Cockroach.

Find books by Carmen at the Live Oak Libraries.

Find out more about Carmen:
http://carmenagradeedy.com/
www.vsra.org/Authors/deedy.htm

Carmen Agra Deedy on spinning a story of Mama


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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