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2017 Mt. Airy Kids' Literary Festival
with special guests Frog and Toad

All in One Day: Saturday, May 20, 2017
10:00am-6:00pm

Big Blue Marble Bookstore is proud to present its eleventh annual Mt. Airy Kids' Literary Festival! All events are FREE and open to the public!

KidsLit poster 2016

For our 11th Annual Kids' Literary Festival, Big Blue Marble Bookstore is welcoming Two Very Special Guests - beloved children’s literature characters Frog and Toad will be at the store all day! The kind-hearted best friends will be helping with story time, leading a parade, hosting a picnic, and helping us welcome 12 authors for our Afternoon Author Extravaganza. There will be plenty of time for photos with fans, of course.

Big Blue Marble and co-sponsor Mt. Airy USA ask you to bring gently used children's books to donate to a drive to fill Northwest Philly's Little Free Libraries with great kids books over the summer.

10:00am: Festival Storytime

Come gather round and listen to some excellent picture books!

11:00am: Neighborhood Parade

Neighborhood Parade with Frog and Toad to Ned Wolf Park (corner of McCallum and Ellet). Costumes welcome! (weather permitting)

11:30am: Storytime at Ned Wolf Park

More excellent picture books!

12:00pm: Picnic with Frog and Toad!

Picnic with Frog and Toad at Ned Wolf Park (snacks and drinks provided - feel free to bring a lunch). Details to come for rain alternative.

2:00-6:00pm: Author Extravaganza!

Come meet and greet our visiting local authors of books for kids and teens of all ages -- on all sorts of topics, from fantasy to crime, from costumes to pets, from dealing with loss to welcoming new family members.

Amy Ignatow (middle grade)
Author of the Popularity Papers series and the Mighty Odds series.
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Alex London (middle grade, young adult)
Author of the Wild Ones series and the Proxy series.
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Judy Schachner (picture book)
Author of the Skippyjon Jones series and the Grannyman series.
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Ame Dyckman (picture book)
Author of Wolfie the Bunny and You Don't Want a Unicorn!
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Mônica Carnesi (picture book)
Author of Sleepover with Beatrice & Bear and Little Dog Lost: The True Story of a Brave Dog Named Baltic.
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Sandy Asher (picture book)
Author of Chicken Story Time and Too Many Frogs!
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Julie Fortenberry (picture book)
Author of Lily's Cat Mask.
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Margo Rabb (young adult)
Author of Kissing in America and Cures for Heartbreak.
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Sonia Belasco (young adult)
Author of Speak of Me As I Am.
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Justina Ireland (young adult)
Author of Vengeance Bound and Promise of Shadows.
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Victoria Scott (young adult)
Author of Titans and Hear the Wolves.
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Tiffany Schmidt (young adult, picture book)
Author of Bright Before Sunrise and the Once Upon a Crime Family series.
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