Monday, January 28, 2008

Orion Elementary Book Festival this Saturday

Just a reminder for all Bay-Area Babymouse fans: I'll be appearing at Orion Elementary School's 6th Annual Children's Authors and Illustrators Festival on Saturday, Feb. 2, in Redwood City, Calif. Here's the San Jose Mercury News's note on the event:

I recently heard from children's book expert Sharon Levin, reminding me that the Orion School Children's Authors and Illustrators Festival is Saturday in Redwood City.

"The main purpose of our festival on a community level is to break down the barriers between children and the people who create the books they love," Levin, an Orion parent, e-mailed.

The festival sure is breaking barriers this year: Spanish and sign-language translation is being offered at all the presentations at Orion Elementary School.

Award-winning artist Eric Rohmann and two-time California Young Reader Medal author Candace Fleming will be the big-name guests. Others presenting and signing their books at Orion Elementary School in Redwood City will be Madeleine Dunphy, Elissa Haden Guest, Matthew Holm, Francisco Jimenez, Elisa Kleven and Katherine Tillotson.

The free festival runs from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Get the rundown at

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