Rhode Island may be the smallest state, but it boasts one of the largest and best book festivals in the nation. Thousands of people come to the Rhode Island Festival of Children’s Books & Authors each year to meet acclaimed authors and illustrators from all corners of the country. This year’s festival will be a year-round virtual celebration featuring Rhode Island authors and illustrators. All author events will be conducted via Zoom. These free talks are open to the public and will include book giveaways, book signings, and activities. The events are co-hosted by Lincoln School.
All books can be purchased at Books of the Square in Providence. Use the code "RIBOOKFESTIVAL" when purchasing at this link:.

This year’s impressive list of award winning Rhode Island authors and illustrators includes:

Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie, Lincoln Parent '23 Tuesday, April 20 at 10:30 a.m. Information and Registration HERE

Mary Copp & Munir D. Mohammed: Thursday, April 1 at 1 p.m. Recording
Jamie Michalak: Thursday, February 25 at 1 p.m. Recording
Oge Mora: Tuesday, January 26 at 1 p.m. Recording
Gaia Cornwall, Lincoln Class of '97: December 3 at 1 p.m. Recording
Anika Denise: November 5 at 1 p.m. Recording
John Rocco: October 15 at 2 p.m. Recording 
Kara LaReau
Calef Brown

MaryJane Begin

and more...

Author talks will occur virtually during the school day to encourage classroom, library and learning pod attendance. 

Young readers, parents, teachers, and librarians will have the chance to virtually meet and talk with the authors, purchase books, and have their books signed. The Festival celebrates the unique joy that can only be found by opening the pages of a book. 

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