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“Beautiful Oops!” Author to Headline at Fairytale Town’s 14th Annual Scholarshare Book Festival

September 15, 2014

By Alyssa Green


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

Each September, Fairytale 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 Barney Saltzberg, author and illustrator of Beautiful Oops and his new book Chengdu Could Not, Would Not Fall Asleep 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 Saltzberg’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 Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014

What:  Scholarshare Children’s Book Festival

Where:  Fairytale Town

When:  September 27 – 28, 2014

Admission:  FREE

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9 Comments leave one →
  1. Marilyn L. Moore permalink
    September 18, 2014 9:50 pm

    Seasons, Rhymes in Time by Michael Dewall and Peter Elman would be such a perfect complement to the Curriculum Map project our Second grade team is planning! “Seasons for Chapters” focuses on the beauty of language in poetry, as well as Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. Doesn’t Seasons, Rhymes in Time sound like a perfect fit for this lesson plan?

  2. Drena permalink
    September 18, 2014 1:33 pm

    i love patient for pumpkins or the little Christmas elf. We love reading books around holidays but really any day!!

  3. Anna's mom permalink
    September 17, 2014 7:47 pm

    I would love to hear “Seasons, Rhymes in Time” by Michael Dewall & Peter Elman because I need some new material! I sing the same songs over and over to my 8 month old. She’s going to catch on soon…The book sounds like fun and the watercolor pictures are a bonus!

  4. Rory Barlew permalink
    September 17, 2014 7:34 pm

    Beautiful Oops is exactly what I need when my grandchildren gather round and crawl up for a story. What could be better than that!

  5. Desiree Sanders permalink
    September 17, 2014 5:25 pm

    Mountain night, mountain day. My kids would love it!! Their cousins live in the mountains and they are very interested in the animals that they see on a regular basis!

  6. Kirk permalink
    September 17, 2014 8:33 am

    Snow Dog, Sand Dog by Linda Joy Singleton. My kids love stories about animals. They also both want a dog.

  7. Chris permalink
    September 16, 2014 7:27 am

    Patient for Pumpkins by Linda Knoll. Pumpkin season is coming, and my son always fascinated with the plant growing process.

  8. Szatkowski'sRUs permalink
    September 15, 2014 6:44 pm

    We’d love to hear and sing the book “Seasons, Rhymes In Time” by Michael Dewall & Peter Elman because our children are really enjoying both music and reading… they may even love it enough to do a bit of dancing too! I’m sure that one great thing about this book is that it gets better and better with repeated readings.

  9. September 15, 2014 3:56 pm

    I’d love to hear Beautiful Oops by Barney Saltzberg. I love the message that each mistake isn’t the end of the world. It’s something we’re working on at home. We’ve checked this out at the library and it is a fantastic book.

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