2013 Savannah Children’s Book Festival


Author Christopher Paul Curtis
Author Christopher Paul Curtis

The 10th Annual Savannah Children’s Book Festival is set for Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Forsyth Park in Savannah. The 10th annual festival celebrates the joy of reading, the power of the written word and the magic of storytelling with children’s book authors and illustrators from around the country.

The free 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. In addition, a book walk will be staged among the trees so families may enjoy a story together reading from one page to the next throughout the park.

Among those appearing at the 2013 Book Festival is Christopher Paul Curtis. He is the author of “The Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963,” which won a Newbery Honor and a Coretta Scott King Honor, and “Bud, Not Buddy,” winner of the Newbery Award and Coretta Scott King Award. Also attending is Nina Crews, the author and illustrator of several popular children’s books including “Jack and the Beanstalk” and “The Neighborhood Mother Goose”.

The festival is presented by Live Oak Public Libraries and the City of Savannah. Major sponsors are the Live Oak Public Libraries Foundation and Gulfstream Aerospace. Rain location for the event is the Savannah Civic Center.

For more information, call (912) 652-3600.


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