Join us under the big top for a chance to meet Newbery Award-winning author Katherine Applegate, win a free book, and play a variety of circus and carnival games! Free books for the first 600 children.
Keynote Address by Katherine ApplegateFriday, May 157:00 pm, BallroomFree tickets for the keynote address will be available beginning April 25 at 9 AM at the Children's Desk
Children's ActivitiesSaturday, May 1611:00 am - 2:00 pm, 3rd Floor of the Academy Wing
Magic show promptly at 11:00 am! Book giveaway, ring toss, ball throw, balloon animals, crafts, and more! This is free; no tickets required.
Meet Katherine Applegate and Book Signing Saturday, May 1612:00 noon – 2:00 pm, Ballroom
Books will be available for purchase courtesy of the King’s English Bookshop.
Katherine Applegate has written many books for children and young adults, including THE BUFFALO STORM (a picture book), ROSCOE RILEY RULES (a chapter book series), and ANIMORPHS (which she wrote with her husband, Michael Grant.) Her novel HOME OF THE BRACE was awarded the 2008 Golden Kite Award for Best Fiction, the Bank Street 2008 Josette Frank Award for children's fiction, and was a Judy Lopez Memorial Award honor book. In 2013, THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN was awarded the John Newbery Medal for the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.
For more information, contact the Children's Desk at 801-852-6682.