This year’s Bookworm Festival will feature author and keynote speaker Adam Rex, who will share his newest picture book, XO, OX.
The Bookworm Festival for Young Readers was established by Spring Branch ISD campus and public librarians and Blue Willow Bookshop to celebrate emerging readers and those who write for them.
This year’s Bookworm Festival will feature author and keynote speaker Adam Rex (Twitter: @MrAdamRex), who will share his newest picture book, XO, OX. Rex has written several books for young readers including the New York Times-bestselling Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich and The True Meaning of Smekday.
His previous picture book, School's First Day of School, has earned seven starred reviews and was also a New York Times Bestseller.
Other featured panelists who will share their published work include:
- Varsha Bajaj, This is Our Baby, Born Today
- Adam Lehrhaupt, I Will Not Eat You
- Heidi Schulz, Giraffes Ruin Everything
- Mary Sullivan, Treat
Edgewood Elementary librarian Teresa Dolan, one of the district’s event organizers, reports that the festival allows young readers to meet the people behind some of their favorite stories.
“Meeting authors they love brings a whole new dimension to the children’s reading experience, and their enthusiasm is infectious,” Dolan said. “I love to see families sitting together, sharing their love of reading. It warms my heart to see moms, dads, grandparents and children learning from authors, listening to the stories behind the books, and adopting these creators as their new heroes. We are so lucky to host such an amazing celebration of reading in Spring Branch, an annual event that has quickly become one of the area’s most anticipated occasions!”
The festival is supported by a grant from the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation, provided by Phillips 66, as well as the Spring Branch Education Foundation. Books are provided by Blue Willow Bookshop.
For more information and the full festival schedule, see the Bookworm Festival website: www.bookwormfestival.org
Twitter: @bookwormbkfest #bookwormhouston @BlueWillowBooks