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12th Annual Children's Book Festival September 23

The 12th annual Princeton Children’s Book Festival takes place Saturday, Sept. 23, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will be held rain or shine on Hinds Plaza.

 

More than 80 of the most acclaimed authors and illustrators in children’s literature will participate in the festival, one of the largest of its kind on the East Coast. At the festival, fans of all ages will have the opportunity to purchase books supplied by jaZams, meet with authors and illustrators and have their books signed.

 

Author and illustrator Brian Biggs created the poster and artwork for this year's Princeton Children's Book Festival and will be in attendance. He will also read from his books during a special story time before the festival at 10:30 a.m. in the library’s Story Room.

 

Biggs has written and illustrated the popular “Everything Goes” series of books. “Tinyville Town” is his most recent series and was the inspiration for the poster he created for this year’s Princeton Children’s Book Festival. Biggs is also the illustrator of “Noisy Night” (2017, written by Mac Barnett), and the “Frank Einstein” series (written by Jon Scieszka).

 

Other authors and illustrators participating in the festival include:

Wendy Mass (“Space Taxi” and “The Candymakers” series), Coretta Scott King award winner and two-time Caldecott Honor-winner Brian Pinkney (“Let's Clap, Jump, Sing, and Shout; Dance, Spin, and Turn It Out!”), Mac Barnett, (“Sam & Dave Dig a Hole,” “Tapper Twins” series), Anica Mrose Rissi (“The Teacher’s Pet,” the “Anna, Banana” series), Ben Clanton (“Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea!”), Ame Dyckman (“Horrible Bear”, ”Wolfie the Bunny,” illustrated by Zachariah OHora), Greg Pizzoli, Theodor Seuss Geisel Award-winner and Honor-winner (“The Watermelon Seed,” Goodnight Owl”) and many others.

 

For a complete list of participating authors and illustrators, see bookfestival.princetonlibrary.org.

 

Festival visitors can also stop by the PSO BRAVO! Instrument Petting Zoo to try out percussion and string instruments under the guidance of Princeton Symphony Orchestra musicians.  

 

The Princeton Children’s Book Festival is made possible by a partnership with jaZams of Princeton.

 

Princeton Public Library is in the Sands Library Building at 65 Witherspoon St. in Princeton, NJ. Convenient parking is available on neighboring streets and in Spring Street Garage, which is adjacent to the library. For more information about library programs and services, call (609) 924-9529 or visit www.princetonlibrary.org.

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