Always ready to celebrate books and reading, the Library hosts several special guests and events for National Children’s Book Week, Nov. 13-19. The award-winning children’s book creators, illustrator David Small and author Sarah Stewart, help us kick off the week on Sat. Nov. 11, 2-3:30 pm at the downtown Library. David won the 2001 Caldecott Medal for So You Want to be President? and their book The Gardener was a 1998 Caldecott Honor Book. David and Sarah will talk about working together to create beautiful, meaningful children’s books. AADL also welcomes Newbery Medal winner (2002) Linda Sue Park to the downtown Library on Tue. Nov. 14 from 7-8 pm. Linda will tell us about the events in her life that lead her to become a children’s book author.
The Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild will delight us with folktales from around the world when they present Tellebration on Sun., Nov. 12, from 2-3 pm at the downtown Library. We’ll also have some astonishing magic with Merlin’s Magic of Reading on Mon, Nov. 13, 7-7:45 pm at the Malletts Creek Branch. Don’t miss the Mad Hatter Tea Party at the Pittsfield Branch, Thurs., Nov. 16, from 4-5 pm: you will get to make your own place mat, tea bag and (what else?) a ridiculous hat! All events compliment the downtown Library Exhibit of Selected Caldecott and Newbery Winners, presented by the UM Special Collections Library, located in the lower level display cases.