Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Fun Bookish Saturday

I don't have a giveaway to post about today. But have more to add in the next couple days so be sure to check back (and check out Allison's Day #3 giveaway)! I did want to post about a fun family event we attended this weekend: the Target Children's Book Festival in Bloomington, MN. We went to this festival last year and the girls LOVED it. They have arts and crafts projects, games, face painting, bounce houses, etc. As well as a stage for readings of children's books and fun acts geared towards the young'uns. This year Choo Choo Soul from Disney performed and the actress who voices cartoon character Kai-lan. And the best part is this event is totally free!
Me and my girls at one of the art tables.

On of the main reasons we went later in the day was so I could catch Susan Runholt's reading of Rescuing Seneca Crane! It was great fun to hear her speak about her work and her background. And I think I might have been the only one waiting for her to sign a book (but then again, this event is geared more toward younger children than the slightly older kids who would be reading her series). So of course I had to have my picture taken with her.So fun to say hi to her in person and introduce myself as Holly the book blogger. Not the greatest photo of me, but you know, what can I say, it was very hot. But I was pleased to meet her since we've been saying I needed to make it to one of her signings.

Very entertaining afternoon in all and if you live anywhere near the Twin Cities and have kids, I highly recommend this family activity. I believe it's every fall, the second Saturday in September.

For more information about local St. Paul author Susan Runholt and her books, please visit my reviews of Rescuing Seneca Crane (with an author interview!!!) and The Mystery of the Third Lucretia.

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