Archive for November, 2009


“Celebrate the joy of reading, the power of the written word, and the magic of storytelling with children’s book authors and illustrators from around the country.”

For those of you who’ve never visited the Savannah Children’s Book Festival, you’re in for a real treat! What could be better than spending a Saturday with other book lovers in booths and tables nestled under enchanting live oak trees draped with Spanish moss?

The festival is held every November in Savannah’s 19th-century Forsyth Park. At this year’s 6th festival, on Saturday Nov. 14, Barnes & Noble rep David Hill worked diligently to have books available for the guest authors and illustrators on hand, and patrons enjoyed stage and tent presentations, as well as food that included Savannah’s best Southern barbeque.

Possibly the best part of the festival, though, is Savannah itself, with its parks and “squares,” Victorian mansions and historic churches, monuments and river walk.

If you plan to attend next year, by the way, don’t worry about the weather. The rain plan is for everything to be moved into the Savannah Civic Center.

Here’s the link to this year’s fest so you can get an idea of the caliber of featured authors and illustrators: http://www.liveoakpl.org/scbf/.

And to get yourself in the mood: Read John Berendt’s Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil while playing some Johnny Mercer tunes.



Carli Jedrzejewski clutches her new Sesame Street book by P.J. Shaw at the Savannah book fest.





“Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.”
 —William Wordsworth


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