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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: New Kid by Jerry Craft. Also, check out Hoopla and Tumble Book Library on the Library's website for other books to enjoy.

VIDEO: Blindfold Drawing Challenge Jerry Craft New Kid.

ACTIVITY: Close your eyes and try to draw a picture of your favorite cartoon character. How did your drawing turn out?

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

Win free copies of Be You! by Peter Reynolds and New Kid by Jerry Craft, two of the authors speaking at the National Book Festival! To enter, CLICK HERE to fill out the prize drawing form between September 14-20. One entry per person. The winner will be contacted with pickup details.