Monday, September 06, 2004

The Texas Book Festival will be held in Austin, Texas October 28-31 at the State Capitol. First Lady Laura Bush, Honorary Chairman :
"The Texas Book Festival's mission is twofold. We have a wonderful annual event that gives everyone an opportunity to experience the great range of literary talent that Texas offers, while making a valuable contribution to public library collections across the state. These grants are making a significant difference."

Some of the children's and YA authors slated for an appearance include:

Kimberly Willis Holt -- Keeper of the Night and many others
Sherry Garland -- Voices of the Alamo and many others
Dorothy Anne Love -- The Puppeteer's Apprentice (I read this over the summer and LOVED it!)
Elaine Scott -- Poles Apart: Why Penguins and Polar Bears Will Never be Neighbors (Excellent nonfiction)
Alan Stacy -- L is for Lone Star: A Texas Alphabet and Round-Up Book: A Texas Number Book
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