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New York Times Best-Selling Author to Headline the Scholarshare Book Festival at Fairytale Town

September 13, 2013

By Alyssa Green

We have books to give away – so, read on!

Each September, FairScholarShare Children's Book Festival 3_Photo by Dina Heidrichytale Town hosts the annual Children’s Scholarshare Book Festival.  This two-day event, the largest early childhood literacy program in the Sacramento region, is sponsored by Scholarshare College Savings Program and provides free admission to all visitors throughout the festival.  Visitors will enjoy hands-on activities, storytelling performances, as well as readings and presentations from children’s book authors and illustrators.

Headlining this year’s festival is Sherri Duskey Rinker, New York Times best-selling author of Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site and Steam Train, Dream Train.  If you aren’t yet familiar with these books, you might be in luck.  The folks at Fairytale Town have offered us a set of Rinker’s books to give away to one of our lucky readers.  Here’s what you need to do to qualify for a chance to win the books.  Go to this year’s list of authors and illustrators here, and then leave a comment on this post telling us which of the listed books you would like to hear read aloud by the author, and why.  A random drawing will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013.

What:  Scholarshare Children’s Book Festival

Where:  Fairytale Town

When:  September 28 & 29

Admission:  FREE

Sherri Duskey Rinker Collage

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. Rebecca Smith permalink
    September 15, 2013 8:53 pm

    My boys would love to hear Steam Train, Dream Train! They LOVE trains. Then afterward, we could go over to Funderland and ride the train. How fun!

  2. Rory Barlew permalink
    September 13, 2013 8:45 pm

    Books are my life…and I hope to pass that on to my grandkids!

  3. Diane Richards permalink
    September 13, 2013 1:37 pm

    I would love to hear Because I’m Your Dad by Ahmet Zappa. I love the concept that his book is playful and loving, using whimsical monster characters to bring sweet and silly scenes to life. We has too much serious stuff going on in life. We all need some cute fun to balance out everyday life. All the books appear wonderful and worthy of being the top pick.

  4. Debbie Damoth permalink
    September 13, 2013 12:46 pm

    We want to hear the train book because we also have a membership at the railroad museum in addition to fairy tale town. That would be awesome! Plus my son loves trains and we can hear the train from our house. Thanks!

  5. michelle clift permalink
    September 13, 2013 12:30 pm

    Isabella: Star of the Story is my choice to hear. My youngest loves Isabella!

  6. Vickie Westrup permalink
    September 13, 2013 12:20 pm

    I would love to hear Jennifer Fosberry read, ” Isabella, Star of the Story.” I love her stories of Isabella who dreams and doesn’t let anything hold her back.

  7. Kim Mcilnay permalink
    September 13, 2013 12:12 pm

    I would love to hear Murphy and the Magical Hat! Sounds like a delightfully imaginative way to turn a dreary day positive 🙂

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