The website America Writes For Kids lets you search for information about authors and their books alphabetically or by state. All you have to do is click on a map or an alphabet letter to get started. Then you can visit links for more about young readers and writers, authors and books.
A popular pavilion feature at the National Book Festival, especially among young readers and their families, is “Discover Great Places Through Reading” -- a free map of the United States that can be presented at each table for an appropriate state sticker or stamp. On the back, the map includes “52 Great Reads About Great Places,” a reading list of books for young people compiled with a recommendation from each state.
Every state selects a book and author to represent itself for the festival, and this year the WV Library Commission's Center for the Book has chosen GOLDEN DELICIOUS: A CINDERELLA APPLE STORY by Bridgeport, WV author Anna Egan Smucker. More than 120,000 people attended the festival last year.
Here is a link to this year's poster: 2009 Festival Poster - 2009 National Book Festival (Library of Congress)
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