Wednesday, October 15, 2008


Lovers of children's literature: A triple treat is headed your way. The 2008 Fall Festival of Children's Books will be held at the Pittsburgh Children's Museum this Friday, October 17.

Featured speakers are author and illustrator Pat Cummings, children's and young adult author T.A. Barron and writer and children's literature historian Leonard S. Marcus. In addition to the author talks there will be workshops, a panel discussion and book sales and signings.

For more information contact the Pittsburgh Children's Museum or visit their website:

I'm currently reading Leonard S. Marcus's Minders of Make-Believe: idealists, entrepreneurs, and the shaping of America's children's literature.

Do you have a favorites book or books penned or illustrated by one of these talented folks? If so, tell us about it.

1 comment:

Miss Rebecca said...

My favorite Leonard Marcus book, and one of my all-time favorite books by anyone is Margaret Wise Brown: Awakened by the Moon.

It is the biography of the author of Runaway Bunny, Goodnight Moon, The Color Kittens, and many others.

At fall festival, Leonard Marcus talked about the detective work that went into researching and writing that book. Fascinating!