Savannah Children's Book Festival

"Dino" Don Lessem

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"Dino" Don Lessem is the world's most prolific popularizer of dinosaurs. He is the author of more than 50 books of natural history for children. For his Ask Dino Don column in Highlights magazine, he has answered 11,000 letters from kids. Don has hosted and written NOVA and Discovery Channel documentaries, advised for Steven Spielberg, Universal Studios, and Disney movies and theme parks.
He has raised $3 million for dinosaur research. He and his company, Dinodon, Inc., have excavated and reconstructed the world's largest dinosaurs from Patagonia. Lessem has created and built several natural history and history museum exhibitions, including “Jurassic Park” and “Chinasaurs,” (featuring Genghis Khan with the Mongolian government and The Great Wall with the Chinese government). Don also comments on dinosaurs for “The Today Show” (which also did a profile), NPR, “Good Morning America,” and the “CBS Morning News”.
An animal behaviorist by education, Lessem was a science reporter for the "Boston Globe," a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT, and contributor to "Smithsonian", "Life", "Discover", the "New York Times" and many other publications. He lives in an 18th century mansion outside Philadelphia surrounded by the original dinosaurs from the Jurassic Park film.

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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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