Big Blue Marble Bookstore
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2018 Kids' Literary Festival

Mt. Airy Kids' Literary Festival

Saturday May 19th

10:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Big Blue Marble is Thrilled to host our 13th annual kids' Literary Festival

A Morning with Elephant & Piggie Rain Plan Edition

Because of the scheduled nonstop rain, we are changing the morning schedule - there will now be three separate storytimes in the weavers way Board Room at 555 Carpenter Lane.

Because this space is limited, we ask that folks come for the fun then move back out to make space for the next round. Elephant and Piggie will be available for photos during each session and afterwards!

 

10:30 am  Story Time with Elephant & Piggie Round One

Join Elephant & Piggie in the Weavers Way Coop Board Room (555 Carpenter Lane) for stories, silliness, and photos

11 am Story Time with Elephant & Piggie Round Two

Join Elephant & Piggie in the Weavers Way Coop Board Room (555 Carpenter Lane) for stories, silliness, and photos

11:30 am Story Time with Elephant & Piggie Round Three

Join Elephant & Piggie in the Weavers Way Coop Board Room (555 Carpenter Lane) for stories, silliness, and photos

2 pm - 5 pm  AUTHOR EXTRAVAGANZA @ BIG BLUE MARBLE

Come meet favorite authors, find new books to love, and enjoy crafts and games. Featuring these Wonderful Authors & Illustrators: Amy Ignatow, Becky Birtha, Greg Pizzoli, Eric Bell, Marie and Baldev Lamba, Doug Weschler, Kate Garchinsky, Rob Bierregaard, Barbara DiLorenzo,  and Andrea Tsurumi. Click through the gallery below to meet everyone!

2:00 pm Picture Book Group Reading

with Barbara DiLorenzo, Marie and Baldev Lamba, Andrea Tsurumi, and Greg Pizzoli


2:30 pm Learn To Watercolor (for all ages) with Barbara DiLorenzo


3:00 pm Pictionary Challenge with Amy Ignatow - beat our expert and win a prize!


3:00 pm Creating Nature Books for Children

with Doug Weschler, Kate Garchinsky, and Rob Bierregaard


4:00 pm Getting Your Children's/YA Book Published

with Marie Lamba, picture book and YA author and a literary agent at Jennifer De Chiara Literary in NYC

Amy Ignatow, author/illustrator of 2 wildly popular series

Barbara DiLorenzo, picture book author/illustrator, watercolor artist, and co-president of the Children’s Book Illustrators Group of New York

Eric Bell, first-time author of middle grade book about an openly Gay kid character

Andrea Tsurumi, author, illustrator, and cartoonist