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

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March 10-11, 2018 (9:30am - 5:30pm)
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Dan Santat


Mr. Santat is sponsored by the Stocker Foundation

Dan Santat published over fifty books for children that include the Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot series by Dav Pilkey, "Oh No! (Or How My Science Project Destroyed the World)" by Mac Barnett, which won the Silver Medal from the Society of Illustrators, and the New York Times best-selling book, "Because I'm Your Dad" by Ahmet Zappa. Dan has also the author of the graphic novel "Sidekicks," which won numerous state book awards. He is the recipient of the 2015 Randolph Caldecott Medal for his book "The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend." He is also the creator of the Disney animated series, The Replacements.

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Scheduled events:
Adventures of Magic: Zombies, Unicorns, and Robots
Go on an adventure of magic and intrigue with award-winning authors. Laugh along with the authors of Zombie Goldfish, Sidekicks and Mighty Robot, and Pip Bartlett.

Education Kiva (Seats 300)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Mo O'Hara, Dan Santat, Maggie Stiefvater
Moderator: Michelle Mohrweis
Monsters and Friends: Both Real and Imagined
Three best-selling creators of picture books in which children interact with imaginary friends and monsters will talk about their books and the reasons kids love and need these stories.

Education Room 351 (Seats 48, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Michelle Knudsen, Dan Santat, David Soman
Moderator: Bob Wortman
Illustrator Studio: Photoshop Techniques of Illustration
Dan Santat will demonstrate the photoshop techniques that he uses in his award-winning illustrations.

Education Room 437 (Seats 65, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 12, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Dan Santat
Moderator: Ray Martens
A Matter of Choice: Illustrators' Views on the Need for Diverse Books
Three award-winning illustrators will reflect on the differing choices they make as illustrators in relation to cultural diversity in books. They will also share their perspectives on the need for diverse books in the lives of young children.

Education Room 353 (Seats 117, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 12, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Yuyi Morales, Christian Robinson, Dan Santat
Moderator: Tammye Gregoire

Books:
The Cookie Fiasco
Children / Teens
Disney-Hyperion
September 2016
ISBN 1484726367
Hardcover, 64 pages
$9.99, INSTOCK
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Four friends. Three cookies. One problem. Hippo, Croc, and the Squirrels are determined to have equal cookies for all! But how? There are only three cookies . More/less

Are We There Yet?
Children / Teens
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
April 2016
ISBN 0316199990
Hardcover, 40 pages
$17.99, INSTORE
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Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat takes readers on the road trip of a lifetime! "Are we there yet?" Every parent has heard this classic kid question on a long car ride--and after reading this astonishingly inventive new book (that even turns upside down for several pages!), you'll never look at being bored the same way again. More/less

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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