Kids' Books roc
virtual Festival
Saturday, November 6, 2021 

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Special thanks to Juliette Zygarowicz for this video

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A MESSAGE FROM OUR DIRECTORS

These are trying times for everyone. We hope by attending the RCBF’s virtual book festival, Kids’ Books ROC, you and your children will immerse yourselves in the world of books for a day. Presentations for all ages will take place throughout the day with many of your favorite local and guest authors.

Panels of authors and illustrators will discuss how they create their picture books, chapter books, and novels, and many other topics. For our younger audience, the popular Read to Me Corner sessions will showcase authors and illustrators reading their picture books. One session will even offer sing-alongs!

Signed books will be available for purchase throughout the event on-line or in-store at Lift Bridge Book Shop. Please help us spread the word to friends and family across the nation so they can join in the fun. You can register here for our crowdcast event as the date gets closer. We hope to see you on November 6th!​

Kids’ Books Roc – RCBF Virtual Book Festival Schedule (Subject to Change)

 

Meet The Authors & Illustrators!

 

10:00 AM

 

Room 1

Read To Me Corner – Picture Book Stories Read By The Author

 

Annette Dunn

Susannah Buhrman-Deever

Unseld Robinson

 

Room 2

Picture Books: How Are You Feeling? Coping With Emotions

 

Heidi Stemple

Jane Yolen

Susan Verde

James Howe

 

 

11:00 AM

 

Room 1

Graphic Fiction: Drawing Demonstration (Interactive – Pencil And Paper Required)

 

Frank Cammuso

Steve Ellis

Brian Yannish

 

Room 2

For Our Younger Book Lovers: Stories and Songs (Interactive)

 

Iza Trapani

Tiffany Polino and Margaret Pence

 

 

12:00 PM

 

Room 1

Fantastical Fantasy for Middle Grade Readers

 

Vivian Vande Velde

Sheela Chari

Bruce Coville

 

Room 2

Historical Fiction – Fact and Fiction Storytelling

 

Keely Hutton

Sibby Falk

Sue Beckhorn

Marsha Hayles

 

 

1:00 PM

 

Room 1

Diverse Themes in Middle Grade Literature

 

Alex Sanchez

Lesa Cline-Ransome

MJ and Herm Auch

Leslie Youngblood

 

Room 2

How Authors Use Poetry and Verse To Tell A Story

 

Linda Sue Park

Joseph Bruchac

Nikki Grimes

 

 

2:00 PM

Room 1

Picture Books: Fiction and Non-Fiction

 

Susannah Buhrman-Deever

Kevin Kurtz

Mylisa Larsen

 

Room 2

Get Hooked on Chapter Books: Mysteries, Non-Fiction, and Humor

 

James Preller

Laurie Calkhoven

Michelle Knudsen

Judy Bradbury

 

 

3:00 PM

 

Room 1

Doing It All: Writing and Illustrating Your Books

 

Jeff Mack

James Ransome

 

Room 2

How Picture Book Authors and Illustrators Work Together

 

Peggy Thomas

Kathy Blasi

London Ladd

Yuko Jones

 

 

4:00 PM

 

Room 1

How To Write Non- Fiction That Middle Graders Want To Read

 

Ronny Frishman

Rose O’Keefe

Andrea Page

Sally Valentine

 

Room 2

Read To Me Corner – Picture Book Stories Read by the Author

 

Mylisa Larsen

Yuko Jones

Kathy Blasi

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR PRESENTING AND HOSTING SPONSORS