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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: Our Great Big Back Yard by Laura Bush. Also, check out Hoopla and Tumble Book Library on the Library's website for other books to enjoy.

VIDEO: See all U.S. National Parks in One Minute – National Geographic.

ACTIVITY: Work with your family to plan an imaginary road trip to see some National Parks.  Plot your trip on a map.  Which parks would visit?  What animals would you see in those parks?  What special sites would you like to see in each park?  Which park do you think you’ll like the best?

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

Win free copies of The Lighthouse by Sophie Blackall and Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame Mbalia, two of the authors speaking at the National Book Festival! To enter, click here to fill out the prize drawing form between September 7-13. One entry per person. The winner will be contacted with pickup details.