Children’s Book Celebration
The Houston Public Library (HPL) is excited to invite children and teens to its 10th Annual Books Alive! Children’s Book Celebration. Families will enjoy a day of entertaining activities including an author presentation, performances, interactive demonstrations, prizes, games, and much more. All activities are free! For more details visit: www.houstonlibrary.org (http:/houstonlibrary.org) or call 832-393-1313.
Join the Books Alive! 10th Annual
Children’s Book Celebration
12:00 PM – 1:15 PM
Large group talk/presentation with children’s book author Mac Barnett. Book sales & book signing by Blue Willow Bookshop in Gallery area.
1 PM – 3:30 PM
Exciting fun activities, games, crafts
Saturday, May 18, 2019 | 12 PM – 3 PM
Central Library (houstonlibrary.org/location/central-library-jesse-h-jones-building) | Barbara Bush Literacy Plaza 500 McKinney St., 77002
About Children’s Book Author
Mac Barnett is a New York Times-bestselling author of stories for children. His books have sold more than one million copies in the United States and have been translated into more than 30 languages, including Triangle (halan.sdp.sirsi.net/client/en_US/hou/search/results?qu=triangle+mac+barnett&te=) , Count the Monkeys (halan.sdp.sirsi.net/client/en_US/hou/search/results?qu=count+the+monkeys+mac+barnett&te=) , Battle Bunny (halan.sdp.sirsi.net/client/en_US/hou/search/results?qu=battle+bunny+mac+barnett&te=) , and his latest series, Mac B. Kid Spy (halan.sdp.sirsi.net/client/en_US/hou/search/results?qu=mac+b+kid+spy+mac+barnett&te=) and The Terrible Two (halan.sdp.sirsi.net/client/en_US/hou/search/results?qu=terrible+two+mac+barnett&te=) ! (halan.sdp.sirsi.net/client/en_US/hou/search/results?qu=terrible+two+mac+barnett&te=) His picture books include two Caldecott-Honor-winning collaborations with Jon Klassen: Sam & Dave Dig a Hole
(halan.sdp.sirsi.net/client/en_US/hou/search/results?qu=sam+and+dave+dig+a+hole+mac+barnett&te=) , which also won the E.B White Read-Aloud Award, and Extra Yarn, (halan.sdp.sirsi.net/client/en_US/hou/search/results?qu=extra+yarn+mac+barnett&te=) which won both the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award and the E.B. White Read-Aloud Award. Leo: A Ghost Story (halan.sdp.sirsi.net/client/en_US/hou/search/results?qu=leo%3A+a+ghost+story+mac+barnett&te=) , illustrated by Christian Robinson, and The Skunk (halan.sdp.sirsi.net/client/en_US/hou/search/results?qu=the+skunk+mac+barnett&te=) , illustrated by Patrick McDonnell, were named two of the Ten Best Illustrated Books of 2015 by The New York Times. Mac’s novels include the Brixton Brothers (halan.sdp.sirsi.net/client/en_US/hou/search/results?qu=brixton+brothers+mac+barnett&te=) mysteries and The Terrible Two series.
About the Houston Public Library
The Houston Public Library (HPL) operates 37 neighborhood libraries, three HPL Express Libraries, a Central Library, the Houston Metropolitan Research Center, the Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research, The African American Library at the Gregory School, and the Parent Resource Library located in the Children’s Museum of Houston. With more than eight million visits per year in person and online, HPL is committed to excellent customer service and equitable access to information and programs by providing library customers with free use of a diverse collection of printed materials and electronic resources, Internet, laptop and computer use, and a variety of database and reference resources with live assistance online 24/7.