I’m really excited to go to the Boston Book Festival which starts Thursday, October 23 but the big day is really Saturday, October 25, with a schedule that includes …
Rick Riordan kicking of the Kids’ Keynote at 10:45 at Trinity Sanctuary. My son was recently hospitalized due to a large congenital cyst that was surgically removed and we got through those three days in the hospital because of The Blood of Olympus. My son preferred it to the television selection!
I definitely want to catch this one!
There will be Character Connections all day. If you live near Boston, be sure to see your favorite picture book character!
Get up close and personal with some of today’s biggest (and fuzziest) picture book celebrities! Stop by for a meet and greet and photo op, or take a break from the day’s activities in our book nook. There will also be arts and crafts activities all day long.
Character Connection Schedule:
10:00 Appearance by Corduroy
11:45-12:15 Costume Parade
12:45 Appearance by Curious George
At 1:00, there’s Middle Grade: Master of Fantasy at Emmanuel Sanctuary.
Gregory Maguire, best known as the author of Wicked, has always been first and foremost an author for young people; his latest, Egg and Spoon, incorporates elements of Russian folklore.
Soman Chainani goes beyond “happily ever after” with A World Without Princes, the sequel to The School for Good and Evil.
And Holly Black and Cassandra Clare, both literary superstars in their own right, team up on The Iron Trial, about a reluctant hero’s first year at a school for mages.
I would also like to catch authors and illustrators reading their own books aloud. That’s always fun!
A terrific selection of today’s best picture book authors and illustrators read aloud from their work and demonstrate their talents in these interactive sessions for kids of all ages.
Story Time Schedule:
10:30-11:00 Anna Dewdney reads from Llama Llama Red Pajama
I can tell already that I’m going to have trouble deciding which Kids and Teens programs to attend. This is only a fraction of what is offered!
I’ll be attending Boston Book Festival in conjunction with the U.Fund Dreams Tour. Getting kids to love to read is one surefire way to prepare kids for college and, as we near the end of the year holiday season, it’s a great time to think about putting some money aside to pay for college.
If you haven’t already thought about a 529 college savings plan, be sure to stop by the U.Fund Dreams Tour booth. It’s a tax advantaged college savings plan that I’m using for my three kids and contributions to your child’s college saving plan might be one suggestion to the relatives who wonder what to buy your kids this holiday season!
I hope to see you there!
p.s. My son was out of his mind with excitement that Rick Riordan wished him a speedy recovery! He has read every single word that Rick Riordan ever published regarding mythology adventures! I pre-order all Riordan books for him and he counts down the days until they arrive.
I’ve partnered with Fidelity & MEFA for this post in support of the U.Fund Dreams Tour. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
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