Families and children are invited to this free fun-filled event celebrating reading on Saturday, July 18th from 10:00am – 1:00pm at New City Church (1300 N. Central Avenue – Phoenix, AZ 85004). Families can meet local children’s book authors, hear exciting stories, participate in singalongs, enjoy tasty snacks, make art and crafts, take home books, and more! Discover Books is donating books so each child will receive a free book to take home. Authors will also be available to sign books available for purchase.
- Nancy K. Arnold – Patriotic Pups & Pioneer Pups
- Kristin Cetone – Buckaroo Buckeye and Nuts About Reading
- Gale Leach – Bruce and the Road to Courage
- Conrad Storad – The Bat Book (Afraid of a Bat, What’s Up with That?)
- Dianne White – Blue on Blue
In addition to interactive reading activities, this day will feature musical performances, book illustrations, and music by local artists including: illustrator Devon Meyer. BookPALS Arizona, an all-volunteer literacy program sponsored by the Screen Actors Guild Foundation, will be on hand to distribute books, read aloud and act out stories for elementary school-aged children.
The event is free and open to all. Attendees are encouraged (but not required) to RSVP on facebook. For questions or more information, contact Ellie Hutchison at 602-257-0335 or visit azhumanities.org.
Free toothbrushes and dental information for families and children!