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Whirlikids Book Festival

Where can you find spies, robots, groundhogs, hamster princesses and other magical creatures? At Fearrington! This weekend!!

Visit our first annual Whirlikids Bookfest at McIntyre’s Books and The Fearrington Barn on Saturday February 3rd. We’ll be there from 10am to 4pm with authors and illustrators from North Carolina and from across the country for book readings, signings and crafts.

Here’s the festival schedule for Saturday, February 3rd:

  • 10am-11:30am — storytime, picture book, and early elementary authors
  • 11:30am-12:30pm — picture and early elementary author book signings in the barn
  • 12:30pm — performance by the Willow Oak Montessori Children’s Chorus
  • 1pm- 3pm — middle grade author panels in the barn
  • 3pm- 4pm — middle grade author book signings in the barn

Featured authors and illustrators include:
Alan GratzRefugee
Sarah MylnowskiUpside Down Magic, Whatever After
Stuart GibbsSpy School Secret Service
Emily JenkinsA Greyhound A Groundhog
Stacy McAnultyEarth! My First 4.54 Billion Years
Lauren MyracleDragon Overnight, Wishing Day, Flower Power
Ursula VernonDragonbreath, Hamster Princess
Karina Yan Glaser — The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street
Linda AshmanWilliam’s Winter Nap
Joan HolubThis Little Trailblazer
Camille AndrosCharlotte the Scientist Gets Squished
Tameka Fryer BrownMy Cold Plum Lemon Pie Bluesy Mood
Annette SimonRobot Burp Head Smartypants!
Frances O’Roark DowellSam the Man
Ali StandishThe Ethan I Was Before
Leah HendersonOne Shadow on the Wall
Eleanora TateCeleste’s Harlem Renaissance
John Claude BemisOut of Abaton
Angela DominguezStella Diaz Has Something to Say
David WalkerIf Animals Said I Love You

Whirlikids Bookfest is a free event focused on kids at all reading levels, ages 3 and up — we’ll be sharing stories and characters with kids and kid literature lovers of all ages.

We hope to see you here!

– Kelley, McIntyre’s Bookseller