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Our 10th annual Children's Festival of the Book will be held on Saturday, November 4. This year we are bringing to Bozeman two award-winning authors and illustrators: Grace Lin and Jarrett Krosoczka. Both authors will talk about what they were like as kids and what has helped them become the artists they are today.

Grace Lin is a New York Times best selling author and illustrator of picture books, early readers and middle grade novels. Grace's novel Where the Mountain Meets the Moon was awarded the Newbery Honor in 2010 and Grace's early reader, Ling and Ting was honored with the Theodor Geisel Honor in 2011. Most recently, the cover illustration for her novel When the Sea Turned Silver (a 2016 National Book Award Finalist) was displayed at the White House, where Grace was recognized as a Champion of Change for Asian American and Pacific Islander Art and Storytelling.

Best-selling author/illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka creates books with humor, heart, and a deep respect for his young readers--qualities that have made his titles perennial favorites on the bookshelves of homes, libraries, and bookstores. First published at the age of twenty-three, Krosoczka has more than thirty published books to this credit. Titles include several picture books, his wildly popular Lunch Lady graphic novels, and the Platypus Police Squad middle grade novels. He also recently launched a new story arc in the Jedi Academy series with Star Wars: Jedi Academy: A New Class.

In addition, hear local author, game designer and actor Kent Davis. His third novel in the Riddle In Ruby series will be available for sale at the Festival.

Festival Schedule of Events:
9am: Doors and Book Sales Open; Writing Workshop
9:30am: Book Signing
10am: Grace Lin
11am: Jarrett Krosoczka
11:45am: Book Signing; Children's Crafts

12:30: Kent Davis
1:15pm: Contest Awards Ceremony
1:30pm: Grace Lin
2:30pm: Jarrett Krosoczka
3:30pm: Book Signing
4pm: Panel w/Grace, Jarrett, & Kent

This one-day festival is free and open to the public, thanks to our partners Humanities Montana, First Security Bank, Yellowstone Club Community Foundation, Zoot Enterprises, Quilting in the Country, Magpie Guesthouse, Yellow House LLC, Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, and MSU Education Department. OPI credits are available for teachers.

For more information, please call 582-2425. Learn more about the Festival at

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