Festival of Children's Books

Jul 28 2011 2:30 pm
Jul 28 2011 5:30 pm
The Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and the Doylestown Bookshop present

A Festival of Children’s Books

 Meet the area's best children's authors and illustrators at the Doylestown Bookshop for an afternoon of readings, greetings, stories and book signings!  This event is free and open to all!

Authors appearing at the Festival
 
Ellen Jensen Abbott • Becky Birtha • Linda Brewster • Debbie Dadey• Carmen Ferreiro-Esteban• Lindsay Barrett George • Ponder Goembels • Lee Harper • Pamela Jane• Joe Kulka • Janet Lord • Andy Myer• Susan Shaw• Shannon Wiersbitzky• Eric Wight • Kay Winters
 
 
Ellen Jensen Abbott lives in West Chester, PA and teaches at the Westtown School. Her debut novel, Watersmeet was an IRA Young Adult Award Notable Book, and was nominated for YALSA’s Teen Top Ten. The sequel to Watersmeet, The Centaur’s Daughter, will be released on September 1, 2011.
Becky Birtha’s picture books feature African-American families in U.S. history. Lucky Beans, in which Marshall Loman uses math to help his family through the Great Depression, is a classroom favorite. Grandmama’s Pride, set in the Civil Rights era, received a Golden Kite Honor for picture book text.
Linda Brewster, the author of the multi-award winning book “Rose O’Neill: The Girl Who Loved To Draw”. Linda was born in Dallas, Texas and has traveled and lived in many states and countries. Now living in Chester County, PA. she writes and illustrates for children.
Debbie Dadey, a former teacher and librarian, now battles creatures from mythical lands full time as a Bucks County author. With titles like Zombies Don't Play Soccer, Mermaids Don't Run Track, and the Wrong Side of Magic Debbie writes to delight every reader, even the most reluctant. Find out more about this Publishers Weekly best-selling author at www.debbiedadey.com. 

Carmen Ferreiro-Esteban wrote the YA novel Two Moon Princess (Tanglewood Press) and its forthcoming sequel The King in the Stone. Two Moon Princess is the story of an independent Medieval princess whose desire to live in modern California has disastrous consequences for her kingdom. You can follow her at http://carmenferreiroesteban.wordpress.com/
Lindsay Barrett George is widely recognized for her striking illustrations of animals, birds, and fish in their habitats. She is the author-illustrator of numerous books, including Alfred Digs, Maggie's Ball, Inside Mouse, Outside Mouse, In the Garden: Who's Been Here? and four other Who's Been Here? titles. Lindsay Barrett George lives in northeastern Pennsylvania with her dog, two cats, and a very handsome duck. www.lindsaybarrettgeorge.com
Ponder Goembels is an award-winning children's book illustrator whose work includes, Give Me Wings, Animal Fair and Sailor Moo. Reading to her daughter was only one of the many experiences that convinced her to create more art for children. Ponder now creates illustrations almost exclusively for children’s publications. She is a frequent visitor to schools, libraries and book stores where she loves to talk and show how she creates children’s illustrations. She resides with her husband and two cats in Bucks county Pennsylvania.
Children’s book author and illustrator Lee Harper lives with his family in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Lee’s latest book is The Emperor’s Cool Clothes, which he both wrote and illustrated. Mr. Harper’s other books include Woolbur, by Leslie Helakoski; Turkey Trouble, by Wendi Silvano; Snow! Snow! Snow!, and Looking For The Easy Life, by Walter Dean Myers.
Pamela Jane has published twenty-six children’s books with Houghton Mifflin, Atheneum, Simon & Schuster, Penguin, Harper, and others. Her books include Noelle of the Nutcracker, illustrated by Jan Brett, and A Vampire is Coming to Dinner! which Publisher’s Weekly called “a ghoulishly good time.” Her new book, Little Goblins Ten is illustrated by NY Times best-selling illustrator, Jane Manning (Harper, 2011.) www.pamelajane.com
Joe Kulka has illustrated over 20 children's books including his award winning picture book "Wolf's Coming!". Joe illustrated the USDA Forest Service's new book on Smokey Bear which is being used nationwide to introduce a new generation of children to Smokey's fire prevention message.

Janet Lord earned her BA in graphic arts and advertising from Concord University and now works as a graphic designer. She also wrote Here Comes Grandma! and Albert the Fix-It Man, both illustrated by her sister, Julie Paschkis. She lives in North Wales, Pennsylvania.
Over his 35 years career, Andy Myer has been a freelance illustrator, graphic designer, corporate publications consultant, editorial writer, patent illustrator, substitute teacher, and a few other things even he forgets. “Pickles, Please!” is his first published children’s book.
Susan Shaw, a life-long Pennsylvanian, graduated from Radnor High School and earned her B. S. in music education from Temple University. She and her husband live in Wayne, where they raised three children. She is the author of Black-eyed Suzie, The Boy From The Basement, Safe (Dutton Books, 2007), and One Of The Survivors. Her books have been chosen for many awards and appear on many reading lists.
 Shannon Wiersbitzky currently lives in Pennsylvania, but has called North Dakota, Minnesota, West Virginia, Florida, North Carolina and Michigan “home” at some point in her life. She is married and has two young sons who are always coming up with new story ideas. The Summer of Hammer and Angels is her first novel. 
Eric Wight is the author and illustrator of the popular Frankie Pickle series. He spent his childhood wishing for superpowers. When that didn't pan out, he decided to learn how to write and draw. And while he may never fly or shoot lasers from his fingertips, getting to tell stories and make people laugh is pretty cool too. Maybe his wish came true after all. Visit him on the web at www.ewight.blogspot.com.
Kay Winters was a teacher before becoming a full time writer of 16 published books. She writes fiction, poetry, non fiction and early chapter books. Her newest book This School Year will be THE BEST is widely used in elementary schools. It even inspired a principal in Ohio to kiss a pig! Kay is a frequent speaker at elementary schools, colleges, regional and national conferences for teachers, writers and librarians.
 

 

Location: 
Street:
16 S Main St
City:
Doylestown
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Province:
Pennsylvania
Postal Code:
18901
Country:
United States