Children's Festival of the Book

Saturday, November 13, 2021 - 10:30am

The Festival is still happening!

The 13th annual Children's Festival of the Book at the Bozeman Public Library will feature children’s author Chris Barton and author/illustrator Don Tate, as well as local author Janet Fox. Because of Covid protocols, a few things have changed this year.

The authors will film “Live from the Library” presentations from the Bozeman Public Library to be made available to all elementary classrooms on Friday, November 12 and to the general public on the Library website until Friday, November 19. Chris, Don, and Janet will visit some selected schools in-person on Friday, November 12.

Families and all those interested in signed, personalized books can register for a selected time slot to buy books and have those books signed by our featured authors. This event will take place in the Library Community Room by registration only on Saturday, November 13. Times to be determined. Masks and social distancing strongly encouraged.

Books will be supplied by the Country Bookshelf, and a portion of book sales supports the Children's Festival of the Book.

For more information, please call the Children's Desk at 582-2404 or email Cindy Christin at cindychristin@gmail.com.

Writing Contest submission form (PDF)

Illustration Contest submission form (PDF)

Chris Barton

  Chris Barton is the author of picture books including bestseller Shark vs. Train, Sibert Honor-winning The Day-Glo Brothers, Orbis Pictus honoree Dazzle Ships, and Whoosh! Lonnie Johnson’s Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions. His newest books include Fire Truck vs. DragonWhat Do You Do with a Voice Like That?All of a Sudden and Forever: Help and Healing After the Oklahoma City Bombing, and the upcoming How to Make a Book (About My Dog). Chris and his wife, YA/middle-grade novelist Jennifer Ziegler, live in Austin, Texas, where Chris has advocated for greater diversity in children’s literature by co-founding the Modern First Library program with BookPeople.  Visit Chris online at www.chrisbarton.info.

 

Don Tate

  

Don Tate is an award-winning illustrator of numerous critically acclaimed books for children, including Carter Reads the NewspaperWhoosh! Lonnie Johnson’s Super-Soaking Stream of InventionsThe Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch, and many others. New titles include William Still and his Freedom Stories: Father of the Underground Railroad and Swish! The Slam-DunkingAlley-OopingHigh-Flying Harlem Globetrotters. Don is a founding host of the The Brown Bookshelf –a blog dedicated to books for African American young readers. Don lives with his family in Austin, Texas.  Visit Don online at www.dontate.com.

Janet Fox

  Janet Fox writes award-winning fiction and non-fiction for children of all ages. Her debut middle grade novel The Charmed Children of Rookskill Castle received starred reviews and the sequel, The Artifact Hunters was published in 2020. Her debut picture book Volcano Dreams is nonfiction set in Yellowstone National Park. Janet’s newest book, Carry Me Home, is a middle grade contemporary novel due out in 2021. Janet lives in Bozeman, Montana.  Visit Janet online at www.janetsfox.com.

 The Children’s Festival of the Book is a free event devoted to children’s books that allows kids and families to hear award-winning, popular children’s authors and illustrators and includes writing and illustrating contests to foster children's creativity. The Festival is made possible by the Bozeman Public Library Foundation, Humanities Montana, Country Bookshelf, MSU College of Education, Health and Human Development, Magpie Guesthouse, Audrey Haight, Jane and Bill Quinn, and others who value the importance of children’s writers and illustrators. All who love children’s books are invited!

Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson's Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions Cover Image
By Chris Barton, Don Tate (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781580892988
Availability: On Our Shelves as of 9am Today
Published: Charlesbridge - May 7th, 2019

Fire Truck vs. Dragon Cover Image
By Chris Barton, Shanda McCloskey (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316522137
Availability: On Our Shelves as of 9am Today
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 10th, 2020

What Do You Do with a Voice Like That?: The Story of Extraordinary Congresswoman Barbara Jordan Cover Image
By Chris Barton, Ekua Holmes (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781481465618
Availability: On Our Shelves as of 9am Today
Published: Beach Lane Books - September 25th, 2018

The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch Cover Image
By Chris Barton, Don Tate (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780802853790
Availability: On Our Shelves as of 9am Today
Published: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers - April 1st, 2015

88 Instruments Cover Image
By Chris Barton, Louis Thomas (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780553538144
Availability: On Our Shelves as of 9am Today
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - August 16th, 2016

Dazzle Ships: World War I and the Art of Confusion Cover Image
By Chris Barton, Victo Ngai (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781512410143
Availability: On Our Shelves as of 9am Today
Published: Millbrook Press (Tm) - September 1st, 2017

Black All Around Cover Image
By Patricia Hubbell, Don Tate (Illustrator)
$10.95
ISBN: 9781600606434
Availability: Available in Warehouse. Wait for Email Confirmation for ETA
Published: Lee & Low Books - April 1st, 2003

Summer Sun Risin' Cover Image
By W. Nikola-Lisa, Don Tate (Illustrator)
$10.95
This title is likely unavailable. Email or call for price and availability.
ISBN: 9781584302520
Published: Lee & Low Books - May 1st, 2002

William Still and His Freedom Stories: The Father of the Underground Railroad Cover Image
By Don Tate, Don Tate (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781561459353
Availability: On Our Shelves as of 9am Today
Published: Peachtree Publishing Company - November 1st, 2020

Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson's Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions Cover Image
By Chris Barton, Don Tate (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781580892971
Availability: On Our Shelves as of 9am Today
Published: Charlesbridge - May 3rd, 2016

Ron's Big Mission Cover Image
By Rose Blue, Corinne Naden, Don Tate (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525478492
Availability: On Our Shelves as of 9am Today
Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - January 22nd, 2009

Carter Reads the Newspaper Cover Image
By Deborah Hopkinson, Don Tate (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781561459346
Availability: On Our Shelves as of 9am Today
Published: Peachtree Publishing Company - February 1st, 2019

Swish!: The Slam-Dunking, Alley-Ooping, High-Flying Harlem Globetrotters Cover Image
By Suzanne Slade, Don Tate (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316481670
Availability: On Our Shelves as of 9am Today
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - November 10th, 2020

She Loved Baseball: The Effa Manley Story Cover Image
By Audrey Vernick, Don Tate (Illustrator)
$16.99
This title is likely unavailable. Email or call for price and availability.
ISBN: 9780061349201
Published: Balzer + Bray - October 19th, 2010

No Small Potatoes: Junius G. Groves and His Kingdom in Kansas Cover Image
By Tonya Bolden, Don Tate (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780385752763
Availability: On Our Shelves as of 9am Today
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - October 16th, 2018

Poet: The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton Cover Image
By Don Tate, Don Tate (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781682630624
Availability: Available in Warehouse. Wait for Email Confirmation for ETA
Published: Peachtree Publishing Company - October 1st, 2018

Duke Ellington's Nutcracker Suite (Once Upon a Masterpiece #5) Cover Image
By Anna Harwell Celenza, Don Tate (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781570917011
Availability: On Our Shelves as of 9am Today
Published: Charlesbridge - September 25th, 2018

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