Famous comic illustrator draws attention to Central Jersey Children’s Book Festival

The Princeton Children’s Book Festival returns to Hinds Plaza with a gathering of children’s literature authors and illustrators on Saturday, October 8, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine.

The event, designed to “ignite a lifelong love of books and reading”, gives children and teens the opportunity to meet and interact with authors and illustrators and have their books signed.

This year’s festival poster was created by author, illustrator and animal advocate Patrick McDonnell, creator of the award-winning comic strip ‘Mutts’. McDonnell is also a producer of picture books, including “Me…Jane”, a biography of Caldecott Honor winner Jane Goodall. It will present an interactive story hour at 10:30 a.m. on the third floor of the library to open the festival.

A full list of participating authors and illustrators is available at princetonlibrary.org/bookfestival.

Book sales for the Princeton Children’s Book Festival will be handled by festival sponsor jaZams of Princeton, with a portion of the proceeds going to the library.

The library and adjacent Hinds Plaza are located at 65 Witherspoon St. in Princeton. For more information, call 609-924-9529 or visit princetonlibrary.org.

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