Virtual Gulf Coast Children's Book Festival

Gulf Coast Children's Book Festival

Boys & Girls Clubs of South Alabama invited teachers and students to our virtual children’s book festival for 2022. This free event featured author interviews, book spotlights, and free book giveaways for teachers, students and entire classrooms! Established in 2019, the goal of the Gulf Coast Children’s Book Festival is to get books into the hands of young readers and inspire a life-long love of reading.

The first 200 classes who attended the virtual presentation received drawstring bags with a book for each child in their class. Rosa Monteiro also gave away signed copies of books, coloring books, class sets and special illustrated copies of books.

The Gulf Coast Children’s Book Festival is part of Boys & Girls Clubs of South Alabama’s Read. Learn. Achieve Initiative.

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Day 1

On day 1 we spoke to  children’s book authors Deborah Diesen of the Pout-Pout Fish book series, and Alabama author Alexandria Cunningham of Honey’s Dance Recital with classes of Pre-K and Kindergarten students in Mobile County Public Schools.

Day 2

On day 2 we talked to children’s book authors Nick Bruel of the Bad Kitty series, and James Preller of the Jigsaw Jones series with classes of 1st and 2nd graders in Mobile County Public Schools.

Day 3

On day 3 we talked to children’s book authors Nick Bruel of the Bad Kitty series, and James Preller of the Scary Tales series with classes of 3rd and 4th graders in Mobile County Public Schools.