By on January 26, 2009 | Add a Comment
Join us on Valentine's Day from 10:00 am to noon for our kids Valentine festival with live children's music, face painting, story readings by authors and illustrators, valentine's snacks both healthy and not, signed books and conversation. This is a new festival being held by indie bookstores all across New England as a way to support the love of reading in our youth and also to support the authors and illustrators who reach kids at a young age and stir in them a life long passion for books. Experiences like this are known to stick with children and set alight a journey of curiousity and engagement with the world. Plus, the authors are funny.
From 10am to 11am our authors will be hosting the story time in which half a dozen or so will take their turn reading on the purple couch from their very own books and answering questions. Afterward, from 11am to noon, kids will have a chance to make their own books, to have their face painted, snacks, balloons and an opportunity to meet and talk to illustrators and authors, have books signed and to find out what authors and illustrators do.
Bring a camera, some kiddies and their friends and join us to celebrate books, community and, well, heart shaped cookies.
List of Authors and Illustrators:
We are your friendly neighborhood bookstore, located in downtown Portsmouth, NH. Small but potent, we offer a fine selection of new books with an emphasis on fiction, history, poetry and mystery. We also have a great little kids section, and hold over 100 events a year.