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2019 Kids' Lit Fest

 

2019 Mt. Airy Kids’ Literary Festival

with Special Guest Pete the Cat

Saturday April 27th,

10:00 am - 4:30 pm

 
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Pete the Cat will be in Mt. Airy Village from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm to meet fans.

Pete the Cat will be in Mt. Airy Village from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm to meet fans.

Story time and Fun with Pete the Cat 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Read alouds, dance party, games and fun.

Meet Pete the Cat in person - there’ll be plenty of time for photos, too.

Free and open to all!


Author and Illustrator Festival

1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

with special guests with Matt Phelan, Christine Kendall, Amy Ignatow, Eric Bell, Rachel Dougherty, Andrea Tsurumi, Kate Garchinsky, Dave Engledow, Gail Silver, Wendy Greenley and Jennifer Robin Barr

Workshops for Kids and Families

Secret Engineer: How Emily Roebling Built the Brooklyn Bridge , written and illustrated by Rachel Dougherty

Secret Engineer: How Emily Roebling Built the Brooklyn Bridge, written and illustrated by Rachel Dougherty

Bridge Building Workshop for elementary age kids and parents

Rachel Dougherty’s workshop for elementary-aged kids and their parents will introduce Brooklyn Bridge engineer Emily Roebling and explain the basics of how bridges work. Using simple building materials families will make their own bridges.

Registration strongly suggested, as we expect it to sell out. $10/family (up to 2 adults and 2 kids)

Workshop will be held at Mt. Airy Nexus, 520 Carpenter Lane

Dave Engledow, World's Best Dad and author of  The Little Girl Who Didn't Want to Go to Bed.

Dave Engledow, World's Best Dad and author of The Little Girl Who Didn't Want to Go to Bed.

Making Family Books Workshop for All Ages

Dave Engeldow's books are illustrated with arrangements of photos, a technique he loves sharing to help other families make their own unique photo collages.
Dave will be reading his books aloud and then talking about the process of making. The event is for parents and kids.

Registration required as space is limited. Tickets are free

Workshop will be held at Big Blue Marble in the 3rd floor classroom

The Secret Life of the Red Fox,  illustrated by Kate Garchinsky

The Secret Life of the Red Fox, illustrated by Kate Garchinsky

Illustrating Animals, a workshop for kids age 8-12

Kate Garchinsky is the illustrator of The Secret Life of the Red Fox, The Secret Life of the Brown Bat, Belle's Journey, and The Secret Life of the Skunk. She will be leading a workshop for kids age 8-12 on how to illustrate animals, whether wild or domestic. Come learn about watching, sketching, drafting, arranging the page, and coloring.

Registration strongly suggested, as we expect to sell out. Tickets are $5/child.

Workshop will be held at Mt. Airy Nexus, 520 Carpenter Lane


Panels for Current and Aspiring Authors and Illustrators

All panels are at Big Blue Marble in the 2nd floor event space, and are free and open to all

1:00 pm, Writing Diverse Characters Panel
with Amy Ignatow, Eric Bell, and Christine Kendall
Join us to consider the state of diversity in publishing for children.

2:30 pm, Publishing for Children Panel
with Matt Phelan, Jennifer Robin Barr, and Rachel Dougherty
Come explore the world of publishing for children and young adults

3:30 pm, Making Books for Children Panel
with Andrea Tsurumi, Gail Silver, Wendy Greenley, and Kate Garchinsky
Learn more about how words and images come together to create picture books.