August 16, 2019

children’s stage – sunday

Sunday, September 1st at the Decatur Recreation Center

11:30 a.m. – CHILDREN’S PARADE!!!

Beloved children’s book character Pete the Cat and his creator James Dean will lead the Sunday children’s parade. In the thirteenth “Pete the Cat” picture book, Pete the Cat and the Perfect Pizza Party, the famous blue feline learns a thing or two about compromise when he plans a pizza party for his friends.

Meet at the Gazebo on the Square!


12:00 to 12:30 p.m. – James Dean

In 2004, Kimberly & James Dean sat down at their kitchen table to work on a children’s book together. Their dream finally became a reality with the release of Pete The Cat and His Magic Sunglasses. Both left corporate jobs in the late nineties (James was an electrical engineer, Kimberly worked in the press office of the governor of Georgia) to pursue their passion for art, and they have experienced a life made up of strange and wonderful coincidences ever since. Pete the Cat has brought magic into their lives. They work in side-by-side studios in Savannah, sharing their home with five cats and Emma the pug.

Click here to purchase a copy of James’ new book, Pete the Cat and the Perfect Pizza Party.

When purchasing, indicate that this will be an in-store pick-up. You can pick up your copy on Saturday at the sales table in the gym at the Decatur Recreation Center.

We’ll have other books by James available for sale at the Decatur Book Festival.


12:45 to 1:15 p.m. – Adam Rubin, Aisha Saeed, and Tanya Valentine

 A few years ago Adam Rubin wrote the book Dragons Love Tacos and accidentally became a New York Times best selling author.

Click here to purchase a copy of Adan’s new book, High Five.

When purchasing, indicate that this will be an in-store pick-up. You can pick up your copy on Saturday at the sales table in the gym at the Decatur Recreation Center.

We’ll have other books by Adam available for sale at the Decatur Book Festival.

 

Aisha Saeed is the author of WRITTEN IN THE STARS (Penguin/Nancy Paulsen Books, 2015) which was listed as a best book of 2015 by Bank Street Books, a 2016 YALSA Quick Pick For Reluctant Readers, and named one of the top ten books all Young Georgians Should Read in 2016. She is also the author of the middle grade novel AMAL UNBOUND (Penguin/Nancy Paulsen Books, 2018) which has received starred reviews from Publisher’s Weekly and Kirkus and is a Global Read Aloud for 2018. She also has a forthcoming picture book BILAL COOKS DAAL (Simon & Schuster/Salaam Reads, 2019). Aisha is also a founding member of the nonprofit We Need Diverse Books™. She has been featured on MTV, the Huffington Post, NBC, and the BBC, and her writings have appeared in publications including the journal ALAN and the Orlando Sentinel.

Aisha is represented by Taylor Martindale at Full Circle Literary Agency and lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband and three sons.

Click here to purchase a copy of Aisha’s new book, Bilal Cooks Daal.

When purchasing, indicate that this will be an in-store pick-up. You can pick up your copy on Saturday at the sales table in the gym at the Decatur Recreation Center.

We’ll have other books by Aisha available for sale at the Decatur Book Festival.

Tanya Valentine is an active member of SCBWI and the Atlanta Writers Club and is the author of a picture book about interracial adoption, All Bears Need Love.

Click here to purchase a copy of Tanya’s new book, Little Taco Truck.

When purchasing, indicate that this will be an in-store pick-up. You can pick up your copy on Saturday at the sales table in the gym at the Decatur Recreation Center.

We’ll have other books by Tanya available for sale at the Decatur Book Festival.

 

Cut Up Kids
Mac Barnett, Brigette Barrager, Greg Pizzoli
Sun 1:30-2:00p

Mac Barnett w/ Greg Pizzoli

Hi, Jack! (A Jack Book #1) (Hardcover)
https://littleshopofstories.indielite.org/book/9780593113790

Brigette Barrager

Vlad the Rad (Hardcover)
https://littleshopofstories.indielite.org/book/9780553513455

Last Kids on Earth
Max Brallier
Sun 2:15-2:45p
The Last Kids on Earth and the Cosmic Beyond (Hardcover)
https://littleshopofstories.indielite.org/book/9780425292082

The Last Kids on Earth (Hardcover)
https://littleshopofstories.indielite.org/book/9780670016617

The Last Kids on Earth and the Zombie Parade (Hardcover)
https://littleshopofstories.indielite.org/book/9780670016624

The Last Kids on Earth and the Nightmare King (Hardcover)
https://littleshopofstories.indielite.org/book/9780425288719

Scary Stories
Katherine Arden and Victoria Schwab
Sun 3:00-3:30p

Katherine Arden

Dead Voices (Hardcover)
https://littleshopofstories.indielite.org/book/9780525515050

 

Victoria Schwab – NOT ON WEBSITE

Tunnel of Bones (City of Ghosts #2) (Hardcover)

https://littleshopofstories.indielite.org/book/9781338111040
City of Ghosts (Paperback)
https://littleshopofstories.indielite.org/book/9781338111026

Best Friends
Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham
Sun 3:45-4:15p
Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham

Best Friends (Hardcover)
https://littleshopofstories.indielite.org/book/9781250317452

Best Friends (Paperback)
https://littleshopofstories.indielite.org/book/9781250317469

Real Friends (Hardcover)
https://littleshopofstories.indielite.org/book/9781626724167

Real Friends (Paperback)
https://littleshopofstories.indielite.org/book/9781626727854