University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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March 10-11, 2018 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

Engaging the Mind: Imagination and Inspiration

Three award-winning author/illustrators share their process of creating picture-books that inspire and encourage imagination and hope for readers, both young and old. Be inspired by Peter Reynold's "The Dot and Ish" and his recent books on dreaming and word collecting, Bob Staake's "Bluebird and The Book of Gold" and Lita Judge's "Flight School" and "Hoot and Peep." Assistive listening devices available.

Lita Judge

Lita Judge is the award-winning author and illustrator of 22 fiction and nonfiction books including "Mary’s Monster," a YA novel about Mary Shelley and the creation of Frankenstein. Her picture books include "Born in the Wild," "Red Sled," "Hoot and Peep" and "One Thousand Tracings," winner of the International Reading Association Award and an ALA Notable Book....

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Peter H. Reynolds

Peter H. Reynolds is a New York Times best-selling author and illustrator of many books for children, including "The Dot," "Ish" and "Sky Color." He helped with books such as the Judy Moody series, written by Meghan McDonald, and Allison McGhee's "Someday," selling more than two million books in over 25 languages around the globe....

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Bob Staake

Bob Staake has authored and/or illustrated over 70 books, including "Bluebird," which received three starred reviews, "My Pet Book," "The Donut Chef" and "Look! a Book!" The New York Times named Staake's "The Red Lemon" one of the ten best-illustrated books of the year....

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