Live Oak Public Libraries and the City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs will present the 12th annual Savannah Children’s Book Festival on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Forsyth Park.
The festival celebrates the joy of reading, the power of the written word and the magic of storytelling with award-winning children’s book authors and illustrators from around the country. This free day-long event brings families together to meet their favorite authors and illustrators and enjoy a variety of hands-on activities throughout the day.
This year’s lineup features internationally celebrated author Kate DiCamillo, who is serving as the U.S. National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature for 2014–2015. DiCamillo is the author of two bestselling books that have been adapted as major motion pictures, Because of Winn Dixie and the Newbery Medal winner The Tale of Despereaux.
The festival will feature award-winning children’s book authors and illustrators from across the US include more than 50 authors and illustrators from throughout the Low Country and Southeast region, arts and crafts projects for children, an International Tent hosted by Savannah's favorite story-teller, J'Miah Nabawi, Betsy Bray's special Beatrix Potter Tent, costumed characters, a graphic/comics area, and a variety of food and entertainment.
For more information, call (912)652-3600.