For the last 8 years, the United States Library of Congress and the Children’s Book Council have hosted an amazing celebration of literacy and children’s books. It’s called The National Book Festival.
This year’s Festival will be held at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, September 27th 2008. Thousands are expected to join in the festivities and meet authors and illustrators. And many more will be celebrating across the globe, thanks to The Young Readers’ Toolkit.
On this edition of Just One More Book!!, I’m joined by Jon Scieszka author of a long list of fabulously original books including Science Verse and Math Curse, and the first National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature to talk about this year’s National Book Festival, his role in promoting literacy and balancing a child’s reading diet.
- The True Story of the Three Little Pigs!
- Stinky Cheese Man and other Fairly Stupid Tales
- Knucklehead (Jon Scieszka’s Almost True autobiography – coming soon)
- Green Eggs and Ham
- To Think What I Saw on Mulberry Street
- Go Dog Go
- Hardy Boys
- Mad Magazine
- Captain Underpants
For more information about the National Book Festival, click here.
To join into the festivities from afar by accessing the Young Readers’ Toolkit, click here.
Special thanks to Jen Robinson of Jen Robinson’s Book Page for lending her expertise as we prepared for this interview.