Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Our White House at the National Book Festival!

OUR WHITE HOUSE:Looking In, Looking Out at the
Library of Congress National Book Festival!!

NCBLA Vice-Presidents Katherine Paterson and Steven Kellogg, with special guest Jon Scieszka, the Library of Congress Children's Book Ambassador, and NCBLA President Mary Brigid Barrettwill discuss NCBLA's new book Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out at the LOC National Book Festival. The Festival takes place Saturday, September 27, 2008 on the National Mall in Washington D.C., between 3rd and 7th streets from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The festival is free and open to the public.

Katherine, Steven, Jon, and Mary Brigid are looking forward to sharing Our White House with Book Festival middle grade readers, their friends, family, and all who share an interest in our nation's rich history!

Katherine, Steven, Jon, and Mary Brigid have also participated in the Festival's great educational outreach project, the 2008 National Book Festival Young Readers Toolkit, now available online at Bringing the festival into libraries, schools and homes across the country, the Toolkit features information about National Book Festival authors who write for children and teens, podcasts of their readings, teaching tools and activities for kids. This interactive resource also shows educators, parents and children how they can host their own book festival.

For more information about the LOC Book Festival go to:

For Katherine's toolkit interview, go to:

For Steven Kellogg's toolkit interview, go to:

For Jon Scieszka's toolkit interview, go to:

For Mary Brigid Barrett's toolkit interview, go to:

And discover all the great festival author/illustrator toolkit interviews at:

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