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The National Book Festival, presented by the Library of Congress, takes place online September 25 - 27. Of the 120 authors presenting, many are children's authors. You are invited to "Investigate an Author" with a read aloud, video, suggested activity and coloring sheet. Enjoy 21 days of new books and old favorites this month. 

READ ALOUD: Hen Hears Gossip by Megan McDonald. Also, check out Hoopla and Tumble Book Library on the Library's website for other books to enjoy.     

VIDEO: Stink Chapter 1: Hamlet and Cheese by Megan McDonald.

ACTIVITY: Plan and present a play for your family or friends. You might consider dressing up and acting out Hen Hears Gossip or your favorite Shakespeare play!

COLORING PAGE: Print the attachment and decorate with crayons, paint, stickers or whatever inspires you!

Win free copies of books by Mo Willems and Stink! Hamlet and Cheese by Megan McDonald, these are two of the authors speaking at the National Book Festival! To enter, CLICK HERE to fill out the prize drawing form between September 15-27. One entry per person. The winner will be contacted with pickup details.