The Savannah Children's Book Festival

When: Sat., Nov. 14, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 2015

Live Oak Public Libraries and the City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs will present the 12th annual Savannah Children’s Book Festival.

The festival celebrates the joy of reading, the power of the written word and the magic of storytelling with award-winning children’s book authors and illustrators from around the country.

This year’s lineup features internationally celebrated author Kate DiCamillo, who is serving as the U.S. National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature for 2014–2015. DiCamillo is the author of two bestselling books that have been adapted as major motion pictures, “Because of Winn Dixie” and the Newbery Medal winner “The Tale of Despereaux”. Her latest novel and second Newbery Medal winner is “Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures,” a laugh-out-loud story filled with eccentric, endearing characters and presented in comic-style graphic sequences and full-page black-and-white illustrations.

The complete schedule of children’s book authors and illustrators includes:

Jim Aylesworth, “Old Black Fly” Nick Bruel, “Bad Kitty” Rosalind Bunn, “The Monsters Three” Nancy Raines Day, “What in the World?: Numbers in Nature” James & Kimberley Dean, “Pete the Cat” Kate DiCamillo, “Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures” Brian Lies, “Bats in the Band” Andrea Davis Pinkney, “The Red Pencil” Brian Pinkney, “On the Ball” Susan Goldman Rubin, “Magritte’s Imagination” Kevin Sherry, “I’m the Best Artist in the Ocean” Christopher Smith, “Guess Who, Mr. Dinosaur?” Jonah Winter, “Lillian’s Right to Vote”

The festival will also include dozens of authors and illustrators from throughout the Low Country and Southeast region, arts and crafts, an International Tent, costumed characters, a graphic/comics area, and a variety of food and entertainment.

Rain location for the event is the Bull Street Library.

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