The next day, we will attend the 2008 National Book Festival! (See my previous post about the National Book Festival) Over 70 authors will give talks about their books on the National Mall. Just talk a look at the line up of children's and young adult authors:
Tiki Barber, Jan Brett , Marc Brown, David A. Carter, Doreen Cronin, Betsy Lewin, Kadir Nelson, Doreen Rappaport, David Shannon, Judy Sierra, Dionne Warwick, Mary Brigid Barrett, Joseph Bruchac, Sharon M. Draper, Neil Gaiman, Steven Kellogg, Katherine Paterson, Andrea Davis Pinkney, Matthew Reinhart, Robert Sabuda, Jon Scieszka , Charles R. Smith, Jr., R. L. Stine, and Judith Viorst.
What a super star line up!
I'm taking my camera and will post all about my experiences, but the great thing about the National Book Festival is that all of the authors' presentations are videotaped and put online. You can find videos of all of the previous children's/young adult authors here.
I have been to the National Book Festival several times and it is a wonderful event, free of charge and open to the public. What could possibly be better than hundreds of book lovers gathered together in the nation's capital? If you are planning to attend, please let me know.