Lit Blog: Reading Rock Stars

Reading Rock Stars Authors

We have been honored to bring in many fantastic, nationally recognized authors for our Reading Rock Stars program. Check out our previous and current Reading Rock Stars authors below: Jon Agee Linas Alsenas Katherine Applegate Laurie Halse Anderson Sergio Andricain Dianna Aston Brad Barkley Derrick Barnes Mac Barnett Chris Barton Andrea Beaty Frank Beddor Sophie […]

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Field Trips

Bring your students the Fest! There is so much to see and do at the Fest. Bring your students along so they can meet authors and illustrators, participate in the activities in the Children’s Activity Tent, and catch some entertainment at the Children’s Entertainment Tent- all free of charge! The Texas Book Festival reserves garages […]

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Class Author Presentations

Are you an elementary school teacher or librarian with a class interested in introducing an author at this year’s Texas Book Festival?   WHAT’S INVOLVED Schools bring groups of local students (class size or smaller) to introduce authors in the Children’s Read Me a Story tent during the Festival, being held on November 4th and 5th. The […]

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Promote the Festival at Your School

Social Media Toolkit Double click to download the facebook and twitter images below for your school’s social media! Spread the word on your campus! Download and print the 2017 Texas Book Festival Poster for your school.  Share our website full of information with others Like us on Facebook – Texas Book Festival (use #TXBookFest) “Share” our […]

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School Resources

Class Author Introductions | Promote the Festival at Your School | Field Trips | Mary Margaret Farabee Resource Center    Stay tuned for our 2017 Festival Passport! Travel the Festival with your very own Festival Passport. Passports can be printed out before the Festival or pick up your passport at the Children’s Activity Tent at the Festival […]

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Reading Rock Stars Houston Authors

We are excited to announce our new schools for Reading Rockstars Houston! The 2017 schools are Blackshear, Cunningham, Kashmere Garden, and Port Houston. Every school is a Title I public elementary school, and the program has been made possible with the incredible work from the classroom teachers and school librarian. The Texas Book Festival’s Reading […]

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Announcing Reading Rock Stars in Dallas

We’re so excited here at the Texas Book Festival to expand our Reading Rock Stars youth literacy program to another Texas city this year—Dallas! It’s been quite the ride putting it all together. Since Dallas is the city our co-founder, Laura Bush, calls home, she’s been an important part of the process of selecting the […]

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Reading Rock Stars Makes a Difference

“This has truly been the most amazing experience we have EVER had at our school. It is such an inspiring event for the students AND the teachers/staff. The best part of the program is the excitement for reading that it gives the students. The free books are great but if they aren’t excited about reading […]

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Meet our 2016 Houston Reading Rock Stars Authors

The Texas Book Festival’s Reading Rock Stars program is a hands-on literacy initiative that sends nationally recognized authors into Title I schools in Texas to inspire young readers with dynamic presentations and send them home with the most empowering experience of all – their very own book. The Texas Book Festival funds and coordinates the author visits […]

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2016 Rio Grande Valley Reading Rock Stars Authors

The Texas Book Festival brings books to life with its Reading Rock Stars outreach program. Reading Rock Stars brings authors and illustrators from all across the nation to present their picture books, novels, and poetry to Title I schools in Texas.  After the author and illustrator presentations, each young reader receives their very own autographed book. For many students, […]

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