There are so many book festivals throughout the year. These festivals celebrate authors and books – for all ages – often at no entry cost whatsoever. Many festivals are just for children’s books or have sections dedicated for children, with children’s authors and their books featured and available for sale. A variety of fun children’s activities also are held, such as face painting, children’s crafts, musical performances and exhibitions geared for children.
Not only will your children learn about new books, but they will also have the opportunity to actually meet and speak with children’s authors. Have the authors autograph their books for your children. This will make the books more personal and special. Some festivals have “Read to Me Corners” where authors read their books and speak about their love for reading and writing.
Search the internet for book festivals near you. What a wonderful way to spend a day with your children! They are sure never to forget their experiences.
Please join me on September 3 and 4, 2016 in Decatur, Georgia at the Decatur Book Festival. I’ll be at booth #629 in the children’s area. I’ll also be at the Miami Book Festival on November 19, 2016. I would love to meet you and your children and autograph books.