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Minnesota Children’s Book Festival
September 18, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Anderson Center is proud to present the 22nd annual Minnesota Children’s Book Festival, featuring presentations of new books by eight award-winning children’s & young adult authors and illustrators: Molly Beth Griffin, Denise Lajimodiere, David LaRochelle, Mélina Mangal, Magdalena Mora, Jacqueline West, Mike Wohnoutka, and Kao Kalia Yang.
Taking place Saturday, September 18, 2021 from noon to 5 p.m. at the Anderson Center’s beautiful, historic Tower View campus, the Children’s Book Festival is an ideal opportunity for families to connect, learn and play.
Throughout the afternoon, each author and illustrator is presenting their work, reading from their new book, and participating in a meet & greet and book signing booth. Taking place outdoors, the event also features Henna by Kayley, stilting by Barebones, tours to the top of the Anderson Center’s landmark water tower, artmaking activities, bookmaking with ArtReach, Dr. Bob’s puppet theater, balloon animals by David Olson, and food by Warm Toasties Food Truck & The Granary of Stockholm. All ages are welcome!
Emphasizing the joy of learning through reading and arts activities, the Minnesota Children’s Book Festival has received national acclaim for its efforts to promote literacy among young people.
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