James Patterson, Nikki Grimes, Sharon Creech, Kate DiCamillo, Sharon Hale, Lowis Lowry, David Shannon, Mo Willems, John Sczieska, Judy Blume, Jerry Pinkney, and Jacqueline Woodson will be among the children's/teen writers and illustrators joining the lineup for the ninth annual National Book Festival, to be held on the National Mall in Washington, DC, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 26. The event is free and open to the public. These authors are among the more than 70 celebrated writers and illustrators participating in this year’s event.
To provide festival-goers with the latest event news and information, the Library of Congress has added a variety of social networking features, including updates through Twitter and Facebook. To receive up-to-the-minute information for this year’s event such as author activities, day-of event details and much more, follow the Library on Twitter (@librarycongress, hashtag #nbf) or become a Fan of the Library on Facebook (www.facebook.com/libraryofcongress).
For more information, visit the National Book Festival website.