National Book Festival author schedule: Children

By National Book Festival Authors
Sunday, September 19, 2010

10 A.M.


The story that began at last year's festival concludes here. Katherine Paterson, the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, wrote the final episode. She will be joined by other "Team Corpse" authors and illustrators: M.T. Anderson, Timothy Basil Ering, Linda Sue Park and James Ransome. The whole tale up to the grand finale is available at Signing 12 p.m.

11 A.M.


Margaret Peterson Haddix has written more than 20 books for kids and teens, including "Running Out of Time," the "Shadow Children" series and "Found," which is the first book in a new series called "The Missing." Her most recent books are "Claim to Fame" and "The 39 Clues: Book 10, Into the Gauntlet." Haddix will also appear in Children at 3:15 p.m. Signing 12 p.m.


Linda Sue Park won the Newbery Award in 2002 for "A Single Shard." She is the author of "The 39 Clues: Book 9, Storm Warning." She is also a contributor to "The Exquisite Corpse Adventure." Park will also appear in Children at 10 a.m. Signing 12 p.m.

11:50 A.M.


From his Village Voice editorial cartoons to his plays and screenplays, Jules Feiffer's satirical outlook has influenced countless others. Most recently, he illustrated Norton Juster's "The Odious Ogre" and published a memoir, "Backing into Forward." Feiffer will also appear in the Contemporary Life pavilion at 12:55 p.m. Signing 2 p.m.


Though he made his career as an architect, Norton Juster began writing seriously as a young man in the Navy. His first book, "The Phantom Tollbooth," illustrated by Jules Feiffer, was published in 1961. His most recent book is "The Odious Ogre," also illustrated by Feiffer. Signing 2 p.m.

12:40 P.M.


Pat Mora founded the family literacy initiative El día de los niños/El día de los libros, Children's Day/Book Day, which culminates in celebrations across the country on April 30. "Yum! ¡Mmm! ¡Qué Rico!," Mora's collection about foods from the Americas, won the Américas Award and was an ALA Notable book. "Doña Flor: A Tall Tale About a Giant Woman with a Great Big Heart" received a Pura Belpré Author Honor Award and a Golden Kite Award from the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. Signing 2 p.m.

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