University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Save the date for 2017!

March 11-12, 2017 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

Save the date for 2018!

March 10-11, 2018 (9:30am - 5:30pm)
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Holly Sims


Holly Sims is an avid reader who lives and works in the rural community of Monmouth/Independence with her prince of a husband, her 10 year old bibliophile daughter and their Muppet of a dog. She adores sharing books with children and watching students grow as learners. Holly has been awarded Teacher of The Year for her work with first and second graders at Independence Elementary School. She recently transitioned from her elementary classroom of 19 years to teach future teachers at Western Oregon University. Holly currently serves on the Notable Children’s Books in the Language Arts Award Committee.


Scheduled events:
Notable Books for K-8 Readers
Join the committee members who select the Notable Children's Books in the Language Arts as they describe their processes in selecting award-winning books for K-8 readers. They will share some of their favorite 2016 books and provide book lists of recent award books.

Education Room 308 (Seats 48, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Cynthia Alaniz, Christine Draper, Pamela Jewett, Diana Porter, Holly Sims
Moderator: Helena Elling

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friend of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management

Key Sponsors

Brucker Trust
Marshall Foundation
Monark Premium Appliance Company
William & Mary Ross Foundation
Western National Parks Association

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