2024 Festival:
October 21–27

07. Picture Book Storytime

07. Picture Book Storytime

What a combination! Two of the best-loved illustrator-authors of children’s literature share their new work with students. Jon Klassen is revered for his entirely original illustrations which accompany whimsical tales. Ben Clanton’s Narwhal series made us fall in love with the majestic and underrated creature. Both authors have new books perfect for the Halloween season. Join presentations on The Skull and A Super Scary Narwhalloween in an event as cozy as it is spooky! Grades 1–3.

Event Participants:

Ben Clanton

BEN CLANTON is the New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of the Narwhal and Jelly series, whose picture books include Mo's Mustache; Vote for Me!; Rot, the Cutest in the World!; Boo Who?; It Came in the Mail; Something Extraordinary and Rex Wrecks It!. He lives with his wife and kids in Seattle, Washington.

Jon Klassen

JON KLASSEN is the creator of the #1 New York Times best-selling I Want My Hat Back and its companions: This Is Not My Hat and We Found a Hat. Author-illustrator of The Rock from the Sky and illustrator of Extra Yarn, Sam and Dave Dig a Hole, Triangle, Square, and Circle, all by Mac Barnett; House Held Up by Trees by Ted Kooser; the Skunk and Badger series by Amy Timberlake; and the middle-grade Pax series by Sara Pennypacker.