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Brooklyn Book Festival – 2008

The Brooklyn Book Festival is happening tomorrow, Sunday, September 14. It’s free to the public, and is host to some really big names in the literary world:

Jon Scieszka
Mo Willems
Gail Carson Levine
Sarah Mlynowski
Alisa Valdes Rodriguez
Jacqueline Woodson
Cecily von Ziegesar
Nine Crews
Edward Hemingway
Betsy Lewin
Ted Lewin
John Bemelmans Marciano
Chris Myers
Jane O’Connor
Chris Raschka
Marilyn Singer

Holly Black
Susan Cooper
Deborah Gregory
David Levithan
Patricia MacLachlan
An Na
Ariel Schrag
Ivan Velez, Jr.
Bil Wright

Go straight to this link, http://www.brooklynbookfestival.org/, to check out events, directions and more!

Below is the information for the Children’s literary activities:

Target Children’s Area (Borough Hall Plaza)

The Target Children’s Area provides day-long literary activities for children ages 2 – 8.

CHILDREN
10:00 a.m. Troupe, Performing Enchanting Children’s Classics
10:30 a.m. Nina Crews Snowball, The Neighborhood Mother Goose, Below
11:00 a.m. Edward Hemingway Bump in the Night
11:30 a.m. Mo Willems Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity; Elephant and Piggie Books
12:00 noon. Betsy Lewin So, What’s it Like to Be a Cat?, Duck for President; Ted Lewin Horse Song, Peppe the Lamp Lighter
12:30 p.m. Jon Scieszka The Stinky Cheeseman and other Fairly Stupid Tales, The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs
1:00 p.m. Chris Raschka Yo! Yes?, Charlie Parker Played Be Bop and Five for a Little One
1:30 p.m. John Bemelmans Marciano Madeline Loves Animals
2:00 p.m. Grace Chang: Jin Jin the Dragon
2:30 p.m. Marilyn Singer Didi and Daddy on the Promenade
3:00 p.m. Chris Myers, Jabberwocky (adapted by), Wings, Jazz
3:30 p.m. Jane O’Connor: Fancy Nancy
4:00 p.m. Raul Colon: Tomas and the Library Lady, My Mama Had a Dancing Heart
4:30 p.m. Melanie Hope Greenberg: Mermaids on Parade, Down in the Subway
5:00 p.m. Troupe, Performing Enchanting Children’s Classics

Unfortunately I can’t make it – feel free to share any fun festival comments or stories with me!

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