Thursday, August 28, 2008

Decatur Book Festival this weekend!!!

We have a phenomenal program set up for the Target Children’s Stage at this year's DBF. There’s also a new Young Adult stage, titled The Escape, highlighting authors writing for a teen audience.

The festival kicks off with a parade, led by Madeline in celebration of the brand new Madeline book written by John Bemelmans Marciano, grandson of Madeline creator, Ludwig Bemelmans. Check out the schedule:

Target Children’s Stage (Saturday)

10:00-10:30
Madeline and the Cats of Rome
John Bemelmans Marciano

10:30-11:15
Pop-Up with Sabuda & Reinhart
Robert Sabuda and Matthew Reinhart

11:30-12:00
Caldecott Winner Chris Raschka
author of Yo?Yes!

12:00-1:00
Laughing Pizza in Concert

1:00-1:30
Rob Scotton
author of Splat the Cat

1:30-2:00
Adam Rex
author, Frankenstein Takes the Cake

2:00-2:30
Wren's Nest Storytime
Wren's Nest Storytellers

2:30-3:00
Da Chen
author of Forbidden Tales: Sword

3:00-3:30
Historical Fiction panel with authors
Kerry Madden and Mary Ann Rodman

3:30-4:00
Ghost Stories with author
Mary Downing Hahn

4:00-4:30
Sarah Prineas
author of The Magic Thief

4:30-5:00
The Harry Potter Quiz Show
with Harry Potter expert Cheryl Klein

5:00-5:30
Tony DiTerlizzi
author of Kenny and the Dragon

5:30-7:00
Teen Poetry Slam
Regie Cabico and Chris 'Cocktails' Cornell

Target Children’s Stage (Sunday)

12:00-12:30
Patrick McDonnell
author of Mutts Fly South

12:30-1:00
Junie B. Jones skits
Performed by Synchronicity Theater

1:00-1:30
Doreen Cronin
author of Thump, Quack, Moo

1:30-2:00
Snakes!
with snake handler Whit Gibbons

2:00-2:30
Andy Runton
author of Owly: A Time to Be Brave

2:30-3:00
Sci-Fi and Fantasy Panel
with authors Adam Rex, Brandon Sanderson, and Laurel Snyder

3:00-3:30
Evelyn Coleman
Author of American Girl Addie Mystery Shadows on Society Hill

3:30-4:00
Deborah Wiles
author of The Aurora County All-Stars

4:00-4:30
Picture Books!
with authors Babs Bell and Diane Shore

4:30-5:00
Rob Cleveland and Friends
with author and storyteller Rob Cleveland

5:00-5:30
Tim, Sally, Paco, Oscar, and Friends
with illustrator Elizabeth O. Dulemba and author Grady Thrasher

A more complete list of all authors, roundtables, performances and events can be found at the Decatur Book Festival website.

Be sure to check out our other venue, The Escape, the Teen/YA stage with another amazing lineup of authors:

Alan Gratz
Denene Millner
Hope Larson
Rich Tommaso
Brandon Sanderson
Sara Shepard
Elliot Blake
Joshilyn Jackson
Jill McCorkle
Chris Raschka

See you at the festival!

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