Join us for the 3rd Annual New Orleans Children's Book Festival on October 19 & 20, 2012. The free festival features storytelling, live music, food, and fun activities for kids of all ages!
First Lady Cheryl Landrieu and Ruby Bridges both believe strongly in literacy and in the power of education. They also believe in the powerful effect that learning can have in bringing children together. This event affords children from all backgrounds the opportunity to get to know one another through the love of books and learning.
The festival offers unique opportunities for children and parents to interact with exceptional writers and storytellers and to enjoy an inspiring variety of book-related activities, exhibitions and demonstrations.
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Twinkle, Twinkle is a special performance by the Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestras in celebration of the 3rd Annual Children's Book Festival. On the evening of Friday, October 19th, the Youth Orchestra will perform music inspired by children's literature.
Bring picnic blankets and baskets for a night of music and magic under the stars!
Listen to stories read by your favorite authors...
...Grab a sweet treat or tasty snack...
...Play with a pony who has her own book...
...Hang out with Clifford the Big Red Dog...
...Get FREE Books!
These are but a few of the many fun activities you can enjoy at the New Orleans Children's Book Festival.
When you come to the festival, be sure to check in at the information booth. Your school could win a visit from New Orleans First Lady Cheryl Landrieu and civil rights icon Ruby Bridges!
In 1960, Ruby, a young African-American girl, entered a whites-only school in New Orleans. Even though she had to pass through crowds of angry protesters, Ruby bravely walked into the school. Every day for months, Ruby persevered. White parents pulled their children out of the school, and Ruby and her teacher were alone in the classroom. Still, Ruby and her family would not give in.
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NolaVie is partnering with the New Orleans' Children's Book Festival to sponsor the New Orleans Children's Book Competition. We are accepting submissions, illustrated or text-only, published, self-published, or unpublished, for reading levels kindergarten through eighth grade.
Award-winning books will be displayed at the festival itself on Saturday, October 20, at the Latter-Branch Library. Awards will be given for the best book, best author, best illustrator, and more. Authors will also have an opportunity to read at the festival and be featured on NolaVie.
Submission deadline is October 1st in PDF format to firstname.lastname@example.org