Calling all children, ages 3 to 10, and their families to
celebrate - BOOKAMANIA!!
Saturday, November 19, 2011
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Harold Washington Library Center
400 S. State Street
ChiIL Mama, Du-Jay and
Sagezilla have gone to Bookamania every year since the kids were
toddlers. Every child gets a free book. There are
strolling, storybook characters come to life. Loads of
authors are present to do book signings. There are fun, book
based crafts to make, and entertainment all day long.
Check it out. It's free and fun!
Check out the ghosts of BOOKAMANIAs PAST.
Click the year for our photo filled
features, right here.
GREAT BOOK BONANZA--GIVE AWAYS AND REVIEWS:
We're all about books and reading. In
celebration of Bookamania, this month we'll be featuring a number
of book reviews and give aways for all ages, from
pre-schoolers to adults! So check in at ChiIL Out like
we vote in Chi, IL...early and often.
Here's what we've got coming up soon.
The ones with asterisks are reviews
& give aways,
Middle Grade Fantasy: Tragonia--The Sunbow
Prophecy & The Ember Rune by K.S. Krueger
**American Girl-Lend a Hand:
Girl Sized Ways of Helping Others
**MP3/Book Combos by Kindie Rockstar, Caspar
Babypants (Presidents of the United States frontman, Chris Ballew)
and his wife, Kate Endle:
The Familiars by Adam Jay Epstein and
Reckless by Cornelia
Peter Pan's NeverWorld by Peter Von
Brown(We gave away
two signed copies of this one along with NeverWorld T-Shirts,
earlier in the year, but absolutely want to add it to our holiday
**Chicken in the Car and
the Car Won't Go--Nearly 200 Ways to Enjoy Chicagoland With Tweens
and Teens by Melisa Wells (2 signed copies)
**This Beautiful Life by
**Strawberry Recipes for
Cinderella Ate My
Daughter (We gave away 3 copies to readers
earlier this year, but this one's fantastic and we want to
revisit/repost this right before the holidays. Highly
I Want It Now: A Memoir of Life on the Set
of Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory by the original Veruca
November 19, 2011 for Bookamania! Last year, 4,000+ children and
parents came to the Harold Washington Library Center
Meet some of your favorite storybook
Pose for a photograph with Arthur or D.W. and great strolling
puppets throughout the building.
Talk with authors and illustrators and make crafts
related to their books:
Book sales by Sandmeyer's
Bookstore in Printers Row.
Enjoy a variety of performances throughout the
Jabberwocky Marionettes presents: Urban Animals and Aquatic
Thomas Hughes Children's Library
State Street Entrance
Bonnie Kenaz-Mara is a writer-photographer-potter-painter-actress-animal wrangler-general creatrix and Mama to two amazing kiddos.
See more of Bonnie's stories here.
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