Tarrytown Nursery School invites you to meet 10 of the most prominent names in children’s literature at its annual Book Fair Celebration on December 10, 2011, from 2:00 – 5:00 pm. Admission is free and members of the public are welcome to attend.
Beyond getting a head start on holiday shopping, anyone with school-aged children on their gift list can have their books autographed by the star-studded roster of authors and illustrators, as well as discuss some favorite children’s books – such Goodnight Goon, Ella Enchanted and My Side of the Car – with some of the outstanding creative artists who brought them to life.
The distinguished panel of authors and artists includes Newbury Honoree Gail Carson Levine, Parent’s Choice Award winner Mark Teague, Geisel Award winner Mark Siegel, picture book and novel author Kate Feiffer and four-time New York Times Best Book winner Barbara McClintock.
Author, poet and producer Alan Katz, graphic novel author Colleen AF Venable, author and illustrator Michael Rex, New York Times Bestselling author George O’Connor and Beverly Cleary Children’s Choice Award winner Nick Bruel will round out the talented guests.
Children are welcome to attend and enjoy periodic story times with Miss Rosie. Proceeds from the sale support Tarrytown Nursery School, a licensed non-profit organization.
“This event represents a wonderful opportunity for great authors, as well as local parents and children to connect and celebrate great children’s literature,” says Tarrytown Nursery School Chair Jacki Geoghegan. “It’s also a fun way to support our school, which has helped prepare generations of children for successful academic futures.”
In 1949, 11 enterprising moms organized a playgroup, which became the basis of Tarrytown Nursery School. Now chartered by the State of New York as a non-profit, cooperative school, TTNS provides young children between the ages of two and four with a happy and productive pre-school education, that emphasizes play as “the work of childhood” – leading children to greater self-confidence, independence and social skills.
The event will be hosted at Ackerman Hall, at the corner West Elizabeth and John Streets in Tarrytown. For additional information, please call 914-631-8227. ©