Check out some of my favorite authors and illustrators that will be in Austin at the Texas Book Festival's Read Me A Story Tent this weekend,
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27 AND SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2018!
Saturday, October 27th
11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Author and illustrator Vanessa Brantley-Newton reads GRANDMA’S PURSE, where a visit with Grandma Mimi turns magical when she and her granddaughter discover the special treats found in her purse: there is fancy jewelry, tokens from around the world and—who knows what else?
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Author Juana Martinez-Neal reads Alma and How She Got Her Name, a story about Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela who asks how such a small person wound up with such a large name. And then she discovers all the travelers and artists and book-lovers she was named after; she realizes her name tells the vibrant story of where she came from, and who she may one day be.
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Author Arree Chung reads Mixed: A Colorful Story, where all the colors—reds, yellows, blues—all think they’re the best and start a color kerfuffle, separating into their own colors. Then one day, a never before seen color arrives and saves the day in this inspiring book about color, tolerance, and embracing differences.
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Illustrator Don Tate reads No Small Potatoes, the true story of one of history’s most successful potato farmers who began life as a slave but dreamed of owning his own farm. Over time he rented land, he worked hard, built a family, and an empire and was named the “Potato King of the World”!
Sunday, October, 28th
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Author and illustrator Vanessa Roeder reads Lucy and the String, a sweet and silly story about Lucy who spots a string and can’t help but give it a yank, and before she knows it, at the end of the string, she finds a bear! Now she must find a way to both make his pants stop unraveling and win this dubious bear’s heart.
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Author Bethany Hegedus reads Alabama Spitfire, the true story of Nelle Harper Lee and To Kill a Mockingbird, who from the get-go was a spitfire. Unlike most girls her age, Nelle wore overalls, climbed trees, devoured books with her best friend, Tru, and wrote stories until she discovered the one she was born to tell, fulfilling her dream of being a writer.
Carolyn Dee Flores
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Author and illustrator Carolyn Dee Flores reads The Amazing Watercolor Fish, a story about a lonely pet fish that longs to know what exists in the world beyond her bowl—she imagines a giant tree, a wooly goat, and a purple sea, and wonders if there could be someone out there who looks like her. When she meets a nearby fish, Mike, she uses watercolors to paint (and discover) the world as she thinks it could be.
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Author and illustrator Marla Frazee reads Little Brown, a story about a grumpy, lonely little dog at the dog park who decides to take matters into his own paws when no one will play with him. He takes all of the toys and sticks and blankets from all of the dogs at the park and won’t give them back—what happens now?
Liz Garton Scanlon
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Author Liz Garton Scanlon reads Dear Substitute, where one student bristles at the change in routine in the classroom when Miss Pelly, the substitute, does things a little differently and might be a little silly—but, as it turns out, mixing things up might not be so bad!
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Author and illustrator Laurie Keller reads from Potato Pants, a story about how a potato and his eggplant nemesis struggle to find the perfect pants during a one day potato pants sale at Lance Vance’s Fancy Pants Store in a series of hilarious misunderstandings, which amidst everything also teach forgiveness.
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Local author Cate Berry reads Penguin & Tiny Shrimp Don't Do Bedtime! in which Penguin and Tiny Shrimp are very clear: they DO NOT have a bedtime story to share with you. There are no soft beds or cozy covers here. There are fireworks and shark infested waters! This book will never make you sleepy. Not at all. Not even a little...