The Texas Book Festival is an annual 2-day celebration of books for adults and kids alike. We visited the Read Me a Story tent, met many celebrated authors, attended presentations and panel discussions and brought home lots of books!
Austin writer Meghan Daniels volunteered at the festival. In addition to being a super fan of children’s books, she will share some inside scoop from the event. Hear Karen Santhanam and Meghan Daniels dish on the Texas Book Festival, especially, on picture books.
Books mentioned on the show:
Emmanuel’s Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofoso Yeboah by Laurie Ann Thompson, Illustrated by Sean Qualls
In the Canyon by Liz Garton Scanlon, Illustrated by Ashley Wolff
What This Story Needs is a Pig in a Wig by Emma Virjan
Twelve Cowboys Ropin’ by Susie Kralovansky
The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch by Chris Barton, Illustrated by Don Tate
Hope’s Gift by Kelly Stuart Lyons, Illustrated by Don Tate
Poet: The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton
The Nutcracker Comes to America: How Three Ballet-loving Brothers Created a Holiday Tradition by Chris Barton, Illustrated by Cathy Gendron
The Terrible Two by Mac Barnett and Jory John
Marvelous Cornelius by Phil Bildner, Illustrated by John Parra
Maya’s Blanket / La Manta de Maya by Monica Brown, Illustrated by David Diaz
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