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Savannah Children's Book Festival : Guests

Lois Lowry

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Lois Lowry is the recipient of two Newbery Medals and author of more than 40 books including “The Giver” and its sequels “Gathering Blue,” “Messenger” and “Son”.
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Tedd Arnold

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Tedd Arnold is author and illustrator of more than 50 books, including “Detective Blue,” “Rat Life” and “Hi! Fly Guy,” which was nominated for a Theodor Seuss Giesel Award.
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Rosemary Wells

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Rosemary Wells is author and illustrator of more than 60 children’s books. She is best known for the Max and Ruby book series, which follows the everyday adventures of sibling bunnies, curious three-year-old Max and bossy seven-year-old Ruby.
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Bob Staake

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“The Red Lemon” and “The First Pup: The Real Story of How Bo Got to the White House”.
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David Ezra Stein

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David Ezra Stein is author and illustrator of “Interrupting Chicken,” a 2011 Caldecott Honor book, and “Leaves,” winner of the Ezra Jack Keats award and Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year.
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Bruce Degen

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Bruce Degen is author and illustrator of “I Said, Bed!” and “I Gotta Draw” and is illustrator of the highly acclaimed Magic School Bus series.
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Bob Shea

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Bob Shea is author and illustrator of “Unicorn Thinks He’s Pretty Great,” “Dinosaur vs. Bedtime,” “I’m a Shark” and “Cheetah Can’t Lose”. His characters and animations have appeared on Nick Jr., Playhouse Disney and PBS Kids.
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Kevin O'Malley

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Kevin O'Malley is author and illustrator of “Captain Raptor and the Space Pirates,” “Once Upon a Cool Motorcycle Dude,” “Desk Stories,” and “King of the Kooties” and illustrator of the Miss Malarkey books by Judy Finchler.
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James and Kimberly Dean

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James and Kimberly Dean are the creators of the “Pete the Cat” book series. Pete is a groovy blue cat who likes “ movin', groovin' and schoolin”. Their latest book is “Pete the Cat and the New Guy”.
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Carin Berger

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Carin Berger is author and illustrator of “A Perfect Day,” “The Little Yellow Leaf,” “OK Go” and “Forever Friends”.
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Ted Dunagan

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Ted Dunagan is author of “A Yellow Watermelon” “Secret of the Satilfa” and “Trouble on the Tombigbee,” each earning him Georgia Author of the Year awards.
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Meaghan Fisher

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Meaghan Fisher is author of “Mousekabitz,” “I Love Ladybugs,” “Tyler the Fish Saves Lake Erie” and “Sadie the Skunk”.
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Kelly Starling Lyons

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is author of “Tea Cakes for Tosh” and “Ellen’s Broom”. Her first picture book, “One Million Men and Me,” based on images she saw as a journalist at the Million Man March on Washington in 1995, tells the story through the eyes of a little girl accompanying her father on the march. Find books by Kelly Starling Lyons at Live Oak Public Libraries....
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Coastal Writers & Illustrators

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We welcome this year's group of Coastal Writers and Illustrators to the Savannah Children's Book Festival. You will be able to meet the authors, buy their books, and have the books signed by the authors.
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2014 Young Writers Contest

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Live Oak Public Libraries is pleased to announce the winners of its 2014 Savannah Children’s Book Festival Young Writers Contest and Book Trailer Contest. This is the 11th year of the annual writing competition and the second year for the video book reviews contest. The library will host a reception for the winners, their families and writing teachers on Wed., Nov. 5, at the City of Savannah’s Dept. of Cultural Affairs located at 9 W. Henry St.
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2014 Book Trailer Contest

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Live Oak Public Libraries is pleased to announce the winners of its 2014 Savannah Children’s Book Festival Young Writers Contest and Book Trailer Contest. This is the 11th year of the annual writing competition and the second year for the video book reviews contest.
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2014 Poster Contest

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Live Oak Public Libraries is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 Savannah Children’s Book Festival Poster Contest.
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2014 Festival Storytimes

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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.
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TIER Award

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Each year Live Oak Public Libraries selects an outstanding literary / literacy professional to receive its TIER award. The recipients are chosen because they are “Teaching, Inspiring and Empowering through Reading” in their highly acclaimed published work and through numerous professional achievements in their field. Past recipients of the award include: Jim Trelease, 2004; Robert Munsch, 2005; Ella Jenkins, 2006; Sonia Manzano (Sesame Street’s Maria), 2007; Mo Willems, 2008; Laura Numeroff, 2009; Judy Schachner, 2010; Victoria Kann, 2012, and Marc Brown, 2013. Be there when the 2041 TIER recipient is announced at this year’s festival.
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