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Weaving Fiction, Fact, and Humor: Picturebooks with Heart


Picture books can tell a good story as well as use facts to inform readers. The creators of four new picture books will talk about their use of humor along with fact and fiction for a delightful mix.


Panelists
Susan Stevens Crummel

Susan Stevens Crummel has collaborated with Janet Stevens, her sister, on several picture books, including the "The Little Red Pen," Texas Bluebonnet winners "Cook-a-Doodle-Doo!" and "Help Me, Mr. Mutt!," as well as one of Child Magazine's best books of the year "And The Dish Ran Away with the Spoon....

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Scott Magoon

Scott Magoon grew up in New England, and still lives in Boston with his family. A former art director, he’s now a full-time author illustrator, and he loves making books for kids. He's the illustrator of the New York Times best-seller “Rescue & Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship” by Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes and the Nuts series with author Eric Litwin....

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K-Fai Steele

K-Fai Steele is a writer and illustrator who lives in San Francisco. She's the illustrator for "Noodlephant" by Jacob Kramer and "Old MacDonald Had a Baby" by Emily Snape. "A Normal Pig" is her author/illustrator debut....

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Janet Stevens

Janet Stevens is the author and illustrator of many beloved picture books, including "Tops & Bottoms," a Caldecott Honor Book. With her sister and co-author, Susan Stevens Crummel, she created the acclaimed best-sellers "The Great Fuzz Frenzy," "Help Me, Mr....

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Jonathan Stutzman

Jonathan Stutzman is a children's author and award-winning filmmaker. His short films have screened at film festivals all over the world and on television, and he is a contributing writer to the best-selling collection The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories....

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Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friends of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management
Western National Parks Association
William & Mary Ross Foundation

Key Sponsors

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Arizona Wholesale Supply
Marshall Foundation

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