7900 High School Rd, Elkins Park, PA

DATE: Saturday, October 20
TIME:  2PM – 3:30PM
LOCATION: St. Paul’s Elkins Park, 7809 Old York Road

We’re excited to welcome some of our favorite children’s picture book authors and illustrators for a literary festival for families!

Bring the kids to come meet the authors and illustrators! The authors will read from their books, tell some stories about how they come up with their ideas and write their books, and talk to the kids one-on-one and sign books.

Click HERE to register.

Our Festival Authors:

Sarah Jacoby

Sarah Jacoby

Sarah Jacoby’s illustrations have won awards from the Society of Illustrators (Gold Medal), Creative Quarterly, and Communication Arts. This is her first book as both author and illustrator. This gorgeous picture book is for any child who’s ever asked “can we stay longer?”

 

 

Floyd Cooper

Floyd Cooper received a Coretta Scott King Award for his illustrations in The Blacker the Berry and a Coretta Scott King Honor for Brown Honey in

Broomwheat Tea and I Have Heard of a Land. Born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Mr. Cooper received a degree in fine arts from the University of Oklahoma and, after graduating, worked as an artist for a major greeting card company. In 1984, he came to New York City to pursue a career as an illustrator of books, and he now lives in Easton, Pennsylvania, with his wife and children.

Floyd Cooper

 

 

Greg Pizzoli

Greg Pizzoli

Greg Pizzoli is an author, illustrator and screen printer from Philadelphia.

His first picture book, The Watermelon Seed, was published by Disney*Hyperion Books and was the 2014 recipient of the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award. In 2015, his nonfiction picture book Tricky Vic was selected by the New York Times as one of the Ten Best Illustrated Books of the Year. In 2017, he won a Geisel Honor award for the picture book, Good Night Owl.

Greg’s work has been featured in The New York Times, Communication Arts, 3×3 Magazine and he’s won two Portfolio Honor Awards from the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.

After college, Greg spent two years as a full-time volunteer in AmeriCORPS from 2005-2006. In 2009, he received his MFA from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, where he taught part-time for seven years.

He lives in Philadelphia with his wife, artist Kay Healy, their dog, and two cats.

Marie Lamba

Marie Lamba is author of acclaimed young adult novels, and of the picture book Green Green: A Community Gardening Story (co-authored with her husband Baldev Lamba),  illustrated by Sonia Sanchez. Marie is a full-time writer, mom and silly person, who lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, two daughters, and one rather too interesting poodle. She is also a Literary Agent with the Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency in New York City.

 

Click HERE to register. Tickets are $10  only $5 per family.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to St. Paul’s Church in gratitude for them letting us use their beautiful space. Thank you to St. Paul’s!

 

 

 

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