Lit Blog: Children’s Authors

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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Family Fun at the Book Fest

For families, everything we offer at the Festival looks, smells, and tastes like free fun—stories read by the actual authors of favorite picture books, DIY craft activities, a kids’ storybook fashion show, and more! We always aim for our children’s programming to be as fun and energetic as possible, but our ultimate goal is more […]

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Día de los niños

On Wednesday, April 30, 2014, the Texas Book Festival and KLRU celebrated El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day) at the Thinkery from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The day, also known as Día, is a nationally celebrated initiative that celebrates children’s literature and diversity in language and culture. The initiative was originally implemented in […]

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Meet Our March Reading Rock Stars Authors

On March 20th and 21st authors from across the country will present their work to students in economically-disadvantaged schools in the Edinburg, McAllen, and Mission districts of the Rio Grande Valley, with generous support from major sponsor Target. At the end of the presentations, each child will receive an autographed copy of the author’s book, […]

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Pura Belpré Awards

The Association for Library Service to Children recently recognized several Texas Book Festival authors/illustrators with the 2014 Pura Belpré  awards and honors.   Author and illustrator Yuyi Morales received the 2014 Pura Belpré Illustrator Award for her book Niño Wrestles the World, which was featured in 2013 at the Festival and in the Reading Rock Stars […]

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All Aboard the Award Train!

The Texas Book Festival Celebrates the well-deserved win of our featured Festival and Reading Rock Star author/illustrator Brian Floca. Festival fans showed up in masses for his events at the 2013 Festival and our Reading Rock Star kids enjoyed his visit to their school. The Association for Library Service to Children named Brian Floca recipient […]

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Reading Rock Stars Recap

The Pre-K students stood on their toes to reach the window. They peered through the glass trying to catch a glimpse. “There he is!” a child spoke above the whispers and giggles, “There’s my friend, Mr. Bob Shea!” Sporting unicorn- and goat-horned hats they had made in preparation for for author Bob Shea and his […]

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