Tucson Festival of Books

Barney Saltzberg (he/him/his)

With close to fifty picture books published, Barney Saltzberg has been traveling the world talking about creativity and where ideas come from. He lectured in China and Russia through a cultural exchange program through the United States State Department. Barney is passionate about working with children, parents, teachers and organizations on the art of making mistakes and finding play and creativity in our everyday lives. His books have won numerous awards, including NAPPA Gold Awards, Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Starred Reviews. Most recently, Melinda Gates chose "Beautiful Oops" as one of the top three books every child should read. His other books include "A Delicous Story," "Arlo Needs Glasses" and "We Are Expecting You."

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Scheduled events:
Beautiful Oops: A Drawing Workshop for Children
Join this fun workshop to create something beautiful from a drawing mistake. Draw with Barney Saltzberg, author/illustrator of A Delicious Story, One of These is Not Like the Other, A Delicious Story, and Beautiful Oops.

Education Room 349 (Seats 48, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 9, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Signing area: Signing Area - Children (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Barney Saltzberg
Moderator: Jolie Lail
Storytime and Music with Barney Saltzberg
Join Barney Saltzberg, an author/illustrator, as he plays music and shares his stories, such as A Delicious Story, One of Them is Not Like the Others, Arlo Needs Glasses, and Beautiful Oops.

Children's Stage (Seats 80)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 9, 12:00 pm - 12:40 pm
Signing area: Children's Stage Signing (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Author: Barney Saltzberg
Barney Saltzberg Shares "A Delicious Story"
Enjoy a story read aloud by an author/illustrator as Barney Saltzberg shares his new books, "A Delicious Story" and "One of These Is Not Like the Other."

Story Blanket Tent (Seats 12)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 9, 3:45 pm - 4:15 pm

Panelist: Barney Saltzberg
Moderator: Sherry Small

A Delicious Story
Astra Publishing House
June 2023
ISBN 9781662640162
80 pages
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Arlo Needs Glasses (Revised Edition)
Workman Publishing
January 2024
ISBN 9781523520985
24 pages