Morristown books KidFest adds loft for Young Adult talks, Oct. 13

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From the Morristown Festival of Books:

KidFest Returns to the Morristown Festival of Books!
Check out this year’s fantastic roster for KidFest and our new YA Loft area

  • KidFest Featured Author/Illustrator team Matt de la Peña and Christian Robinson (Carmela Full of Wishes)  **Ticket required (see details below)
  • Roda Ahmed (Mae Among the Stars)
  • Heather Alexander (A Child’s Introduction to Norse Mythology)
  • Sayantani DasGupta (The Serpent’s Secret)
  • Christopher Eliopoulos, illustration demonstration (I am Neil Armstrong and Monster Mayhem)
  • Debbi Michiko Florence (Jasmine Toguchi, Flamingo Keeper)
  • Dan Gutman (My Weirdest School #11: Mr. Will Needs to Chill!)
  • Peter Lerangis (Max Tilt: 80 Days or Die)
  • Jessica Love (Julián is a Mermaid)
  • Margaret McNamara (Eliza: The Story of Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton)
  • Olympic medalist Ibtihaj Muhammad (Proud: Living My American Dream)
  • Laura Numeroff (If You Give A Mouse a Cookie)
  • Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich (Naomis Too and Someday Is Now: Clara Luper and the 1958 Oklahoma City Sit-ins)
  • Eliot Schrefer (Orphaned)
  • David Ezra Stein (Interrupting Chicken and the Elephant of Surprise)
  • Audrey Vernick (Naomis Too and Take Your Octopus to School Day)
  • Tracey West (Dragon Masters: Shine of the Silver Dragon)

Young Adult Authors in the YA Loft:

  • Featured YA Author Laini Taylor (Muse of Nightmares)
  • Dhonielle Clayton  (The Belles)
  • Zoraida Córdova  (Bruja Born)
  • Kass Morgan (Light Years)
  • Emily X.R. Pan (The Astonishing Color of After)
  • Jennifer E. Smith (Windfall)
  • Ibi Zoboi (Pride)
    Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, from 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    Presbyterian Church Parish House
    65 South St., Morristown

Stop by to discover new books, listen to a story, meet your favorite author, participate in a Q & A, and have your book purchases autographed. Kids and their families are also encouraged to explore their creativity and embrace their curiosity through musical acts, hands-on crafts, writing workshops, and more! Costumed characters, games, and concessions on site round out the attractions.
**Reserve your seat now to hear KidFest Featured Author/Illustrator team Matt de la Peña and Christian Robinson. For your FREE seat reservations and to pre-order a copy of Carmela Full of Wishes, please click here.
Bring your gently-used children’s books (infant through elementary school) to KidFest or buy a book at the festival to donate. The Morristown Rotary will distribute them to organizations serving underprivileged children in New Jersey.
The official sponsor of KidFest 2018 is Goryeb Children’s Hospital. KidFest 2018 is also generously supported by Far Hills Country Day School, Gill St. Bernard’s, Morristown Beard School, Oak Knoll School, The Peck School, and The Red Oaks School.
The official 2018 sponsor of Morristown Festival of Books is Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management.
Morristown Festival of Books is a fund of the Community Foundation of New Jersey, a non-profit corporation, and we proudly support literacy and education in our community, this year through a partnership with the Morris Educational Foundation.
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