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Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Friends of Axe Library plan children's book festival

The Friends of Axe Library will hold its third annual children’s festival from 11:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 12, in the east lobby of the Weede Physical Education Building. The festival is held in conjunction with the Young Authors Conference. Proceeds from the sales will be used to pay for future Gene DeGruson Memorial Lectures, displays of art for the library browsing area, expansion of the library’s DVD collection and other projects.

Some of the books have been donated by their authors. Among them are John Manders’ “Clarence the Copy Cat” and “Minnie’s Diner,” a rhyming book about multiplication. Illustrator Victor Juhasz sent “D for Democracy, R is for Rhyme” and “Everyone Counts,” all of which he illustrated and signed.

Books are available for children of all ages, including many for older children such as Veronica Bennett’s “AngelMonster,” a novel about Mary Shelley, the creator of Frankenstein.

Illustrator and storyteller Eric Kimmel, who specializes in folk and fairy tales from around the world, will autograph and sell copies of his books at the festival after 3:30 p.m. Kimmel is the featured speaker for the conference.

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