RI Festival of Children’s Books & Authors at the Lincoln School in Providence and the Central Falls Library Unite to Inspire Local Youth

[ 11 ] October 1, 2012 |

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We are a book loving family–at home and at Kidoinfo. We look froward to The Rhode Island Festival of Children’s Books and Authors every year. And we are obviously not alone. Thousands of people come to this festival, hosted by Lincoln School in Providence, each year to meet acclaimed authors and illustrators from all corners of the country.

New this year, through a collaboration with the Central Falls Library, a Book Festival author will host a children’s event at the Central Falls Library.  In addition, Lincoln School students will organize a used book drive for the library. The goals are to introduce children to the library who have never been there before, and to collect as many books as possible for the Central Falls community.

This year’s impressive roster of writers, includes: Pam Munoz Ryan, who has written over 30 books for young readers, Where’s Walrus author Stephen Savage, cartoonist Harry Bliss, Rhode Island Children’s Book Award winner Tom Angleberger, author of the New York Times bestselling Origami Yoda series, and Rhode Island’s own Chris Van Allsburg, world-renowned author and illustrator of The Polar Express.

Young readers and their parents will have the chance to meet and talk with the authors, have their books personally signed, participate in bookmaking and other crafts, and view a special performance. The Festival–to be held on Saturday, October 13 at Lincoln School in Providence–celebrates the unique joy that can only be found by opening the pages of a book.

“This event brings literature to life not only for our students, but for students across Rhode Island and neighboring Massachusetts–we’ve even had people come from as far as New Jersey to take part in the day,” says Meagan Lenihan, Lower School Librarian at Lincoln School. “Our goal is to inspire a love of reading and books that will last a lifetime.”

For a full listing of performances and activities, visit www.lincolnschool.org or call the school at 401.331.9696, extension 3135.

The Details
The Rhode Island Festival of Children’s Books and Authors
Saturday, October 13, from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm
Location: Lincoln School, 301 Butler Avenue, Providence, RI 02906
Admission: $5


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Anisa Raoof

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Anisa Raoof is the publisher of Kidoinfo.com. She combines being a mom with her experience as an artist, designer, psych researcher and former co-director of the Providence Craft Show to create the go-to spot for families in Rhode Island and beyond. She loves using social media to connect parents with family-related businesses and services and promoting ways for parents to engage offline with their kids. Anisa believes in the power of working together and loves to find ways to collaborate with others. An online enthusiast, still likes to unplug often by reading books and magazines, drawing, learning to knit, making pop-up books with her two sons and listening to records with her husband.

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  1. Deb says:

    People by Peter Spier

  2. Liza Glick says:

    CHARLOTTE’S WEB has always been a favorite!

  3. calendar calendar says:

    Judith Viorst’s Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

  4. Lynda says:

    Any book by Eric Carle!

  5. Kathy C. says:

    A couple years ago my mother suprised me with a copy of Santa Mouse by Michael Brown to read with my 4yo. It took me back to my childhood in an instant! That lonley little mouse with a big heart gets me everytime!

  6. Kristin says:

    10 little fingers and 10 little toes by mem fox

  7. Heidi W. says:

    Molly Moon books are a favorite in my house and my little guy likes Andrew Henry’s Meadow.

  8. Jpal says:

    My son’s current favorite is Corduroy by Don Freeman.

  9. Sam says:

    knuffle bunny: a cautionary tale by mo willems

  10. Kristin says:

    Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson

  11. Melissa Chaput says:

    Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon

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