Sunday, November 21, 2010
Bookamania 2010--Bookalicious Fun For All
We had a book-lovin' blast at Chicago's annual big book bash, Bookamania! We especially liked the book characters come to life and thought it was very cool Bookamania had a darker skinned Pippi and Hispanic looking Wizard of Oz Dorothy.
We had a great time with all the creative book related craft projects, too. All kids who completed 7 activities got to choose a free book. Du-Jay chose The Order of Odd Fish by Chicagoan James Kennedy. Sagezilla chose The Eagle and the Rainbow--Timeless Tales from Mexico by Antonio Hernandez Madrigal.
We also bought Where The Mountain Meets The Moon, a Newberry Honor book, by author and illustrator Grace Lin. The kids got their copy signed by Grace who personalized it with both of their names and wrote, "May all your moons be full of happiness." At Grace's book station, the kids also enjoyed making rabbit lanterns with a chop stick hanger and glow stick inside, for light.
Grace's sister, Beatrice, lives in Chicago and let us know that she'll be doing a book reading for home schoolers and anyone else who wants to come. (Buy your books now and bring them to have her autograph!)
When: Monday Nov 22
Time: 1-3 pm
Where: Blackstone Library auditorium
Grace Lin is the author/illustrator of numerous children's books such as Dim Sum for Everyone, Seven Chinese Sisters, The Year of the Dog, and Newberry Honor winning Where the Mountain Meets the Moon.