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Minnesota Children's Book Festival

Event date: 
Saturday, September 16, 2023 - 11:00am to 4:00pm

The Anderson Center at Tower View is pleased to present the 24th annual Minnesota Children's Book Festival on Saturday, September 16, 2023, from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., featuring presentations of eight new books by award-winning children's & young adult authors and illustrators: Phyllis Alsdurf, Daniel Bernstrom & Heidi Woodward Sheffield, H.M. Bouwman, Drew Brockington, Ty Chapman, Shannon Gibney, Monica Rojas & Emiko Rainbow, and Sarah Warren. Taking place at the Anderson Center’s beautiful, historic Tower View campus, the Children's Book Festival is an ideal opportunity for families to connect, learn and play.

This year's titles present various narratives around the natural world, skill-building, and diverse perspectives that help kids, as well as their adults, understand each other and the world around them. Throughout the afternoon, each author or illustrator presents their work, reads from their book, and participates in a meet & greet and book signing booth.

Taking place outdoors, the event also features Face-Painting by Sheila, stilting, tours to the top of the Anderson Center's landmark water tower, activities & literature from the Kerlan Collection at the University of Minnesota, bookmaking with ArtReach, bookmaking with Anderson Center artist-in-residence Rhea Nowak, outdoor games with Tootsie Too's, table tennis, a hands-on activity by Goodhue County Historical Society, balloon animals by Heather Olson, an activity with the Minnesota Humanities Center, and local Food Trucks. All ages are welcome!

Emphasizing the joy of learning through reading and arts activities, the Minnesota Children’s Book Festival has received national acclaim for its efforts to promote literacy among young people. To learn more about the festival schedule and activities, visit the official Minnesota Children's Book Festival website here.

Red Balloon Bookshop is proud to be the official bookseller of the 2023 Minnesota Children's Book Festival.

 

 

Anderson Center at Tower View
163 Tower View Drive
Red Wing, MN 55066
Halloween in the Orchard By Phyllis Alsdurf, Lisa Hunt (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Phyllis Alsdurf, Lisa Hunt (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781506487687
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Published: Beaming Books - September 12th, 2023
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Good Night, Little Man By Daniel Bernstrom, Heidi Woodward Sheffield (Illustrator) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780063011144
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Published: HarperCollins - May 23rd, 2023
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Gossamer Summer By H. M. Bouwman Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781665912532
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - May 30th, 2023
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Waffles and Pancake: Failure to Lunch (A Graphic Novel) By Drew Brockington Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780316500494
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Published: Little, Brown Ink - March 7th, 2023
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Looking for Happy By Ty Chapman, Keenon Ferrell (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Ty Chapman, Keenon Ferrell (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781506483542
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Published: Beaming Books - May 2nd, 2023
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Sam and the Incredible African and American Food Fight By Shannon Gibney, Charly Palmer (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Shannon Gibney, Charly Palmer (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781517909659
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Published: Univ Of Minnesota Press - April 25th, 2023
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Nana and Abuela By Monica Rojas, Emiko Rainbow (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Monica Rojas, Emiko Rainbow (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781681342542
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Published: Minnesota Historical Society Press - March 7th, 2023
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Everything a Drum By Sarah Warren, Camila Carrossine (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Sarah Warren, Camila Carrossine (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781681527499
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Published: Amicus Ink - March 14th, 2023
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