The Texas Book Festival: Picture Books and Early Chapter Books

Check out this FABULOUS line up of featured books by Texas Book Festival Picture Book and Early Chapter Book authors! I can hardly wait to dig in (and see some of my favorite authors)!

What is the Texas Book Festival?
Only "one of the largest and most prestigious literary festivals in the country." (Texas Book Festival)
The Festival is held every year, and features 250+ authors and 100+ exhibitors spread over 20+ venues around the Texas State Capitol Building, with a wide range of panels, meet and greets, family activities, and of course, food trucks! 

This year's event is this weekend, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27 AND SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2018.

Most authors/illustrators will be available for book signings following their speaking event. Come to the Children's Book Signing Tent to get an autograph by your favorite author, and say hi to me while you are there!

Can't wait to see you!  

All Around Us
Xelena Gonzalez, Adriana M. Garcia

10/27 at 12:15 PM, Latinx Lit Tent (with Erika L. Sanchez, Celia C. Perez, Xelena Gonzalez and Adriana Garcia) AND 10/27 at 4 PM, Read Me a Story Tent

Grandpa says circles are all around us. He points to the rainbow that rises high in the sky after a thundercloud has come. "Can you see? That's only half of the circle. That rest of it is down below, in the earth." He and his granddaughter meditate on gardens and seeds, on circles seen and unseen, inside and outside us, on where our bodies come from and where they return to. They share and create family traditions in this stunning exploration of the cycles of life and nature.

The Cybils 2018: Children's and YA Bloggers' Literary Awards (with a Chicken Nugget GIVEAWAY!)

It's the most wonderful time of the year: the kids are back in school, settled and happy; you can get pumpkin spice everything (though admittedly, this goes too far); it is even rumored that in some places the air is crisp and cool.

But even more importantly (tiny drumroll in your head, please):