The Bozeman Public Library Foundation supports a variety of programs designed to facilitate experiences that support learning through the arts for those living in the Gallatin Valley community.
Save the Date for our favorite time of the year – November 4, 9am-5pm for our 10th annual Children’s Festival of the Book! This year we feature two immensely talented children's authors, Grace Lin and Jarred Krosoczka.
Grace Lin is a New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of picture books, early readers and middle grade novels. Grace's novel Where the Mountain Meets the Moon was awarded the Newbery Honor in 2010 and Grace's early reader, Ling and Ting was honored with the Theodor Geisel Honor in 2011. Most recently, the cover illustration for her novel When the Sea Turned Silver (a 2016 National Book Award Finalist) was displayed at the White House, where Grace was recognized as a Champion of Change for Asian American and Pacific Islander Art and Storytelling. Many of Grace's books are about the Asian-American experience because she believes, "Books erase bias, they make the uncommon everyday, and the mundane exotic. A book makes all cultures universal."
New York Times best-selling author/illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka creates books with humor, heart, and a deep respect for his young readers—qualities that have made his titles perennial favorites on the bookshelves of homes, libraries, and bookstores. First published at the age of twenty-three, Krosoczka has more than thirty published books to his credit. Titles include several picture books, his wildly popular Lunch Lady graphic novels, and the Platypus Police Squad middle-grade novels. He also recently launched a new story arc in the Jedi Academy series with Star Wars™: Jedi Academy: A New Class. Krosoczka is a two-time winner of the Children’s Choice Book Awards Third to Fourth Grade Book of the Year and has been a finalist for the prestigious Will Eisner Comic Industry Award. His Punk Farm, Lunch Lady, and Platypus Police Squad series are all currently in development for film.
Thanks to our partners Humanities Montana, First Security Bank, Quilting in the Country, Magpie Guesthouse, Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, and MSU Education Department, this one-day festival is free and open to the public! For more information, please call 582-2425.