2015 Children’s Picture Book Festival

Saturday, November 7th at 1:00 p.m.

November 7, 2015: To celebrate National Picture Book Month, A Book Barn is excited to bring you their fourth annual Children’s Picture Book Festival! Picture Book Month is an international literacy initiative that celebrates the print picture book during the month of November.

In this digital age where people are predicting the coming death of print books, picture books (the print kind) need love. And the world needs picture books. There’s nothing like the physical page turn of a beautifully crafted picture book.

This will be our biggest event of this kind to date, with almost a dozen local authors and illustrators coming out to help support children’s literacy. The event will kick off at 1:00 p.m. and is free and open to the public, and Fresno Fancy Faces will be here for free face painting to help entertain the kiddos!

Join the celebration and party with a picture book!

A few of the featured authors and illustrators will be:

Lynda Bulla’s “Under the Big Yellow Leaf” takes the reader from the underground to the sky to view the unseen creatures that inhabit our world.

Margarita Engle’s “Drum Dream Girl” is inspired by the childhood of a girl who broke Cuba’s traditional taboo against female drummers, and tells an inspiring true story for dreamers everywhere.

Godfrey Coppinger’s “Buffalo Herd” is a quirky reinterpretation of the classic children’s nursery song “Hush Little Baby.”

Kathy Gorman’s “How Far is Heaven” is a touching story dealing with the loss of a grandparent and Mikey’s question of why, and is illustrated with
Maggui Ledbetter’s wonderful water-color illustrations.

Doug Hansen’s “Aesop in California” takes sets the timeless fables from ancient Greece here among the plants, animals, and places of the Golden State.

Kathy Howell’s “The Perfectly Purple Sneakers” is a cute and captivating tale that follows upbeat Juliette and her favorite purple shoes.

Karen Moore’s “Journey of the Knight” is a quest to the slaying of a dragon. It was the knights of old, so brave and bold that would show young Timmy the path to slaying his Dragon of the Dark.

Joe Ozier’s “Shea’s Lounge” is the story of a runaway dog who finds her forever home.

Karlene Ryan’s “Genevieve and the Moon” follows Genevieve’s world of wonder and questions! When she asks where the moon goes during the day, her teacher and classmates help her find the answer.

Betty Winter‘s “A Pumpkin for Max” is an endearing tale of Max and his grandfather on the hunt for a pumpkin.

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