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5 Book Dive Presents: The Summer Reading Splash! at AISD Performing Arts Center

Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 10:00am
1500 Barbara Jordan Blvd
Austin, TX 78723

Saturday, May 19th from 10 AM to 3 PM
5 Book Dive Presents: The Summer Reading Splash!
feat. Kate DiCamillo as Keynote Speaker
at AISD Performing Arts Center

As part of an initiative to foster literacy and stop the summer slide through a focus on summer reading, BookPeople officially partnered with AISD in 2017 to launch the Five Book Dive, a citywide reading challenge promoted all summer long through curated reading lists and program bookmarks. This year, we are joining with AISD and Austin Public Library to take it to the next level with a reading festival filled with interactive programming, book signings, and some of your favorite authors, including opening keynote speaker Kate DiCamillo! We aim to bring together kids from all over the city, offering a dynamic and diverse program that puts the fun in summer reading! This festival is May 19, 2018 and FREE and open to the public. This event is geared towards readers in grades 3-6, but all are welcome. Stay tuned for more schedule details!

Opening Keynote Speaker: Kate DiCamillo, Raymie Nightingale

Elephant & Piggie Present a Special Opening Event with LeUyen Pham and The Itchy Book                     *Younger siblings and emerging readers, this one's for you!*


Full author lineup:

Tracey Baptiste - Rise of the Jumbies

Max Brallier - The Last Kids on Earth and the Nightmare King

Pablo Cartaya - Marcus Vega Doesn’t Speak Spanish

James Crowley - Monsterland

Tara Dairman - The Great Hibernation

Kate DiCamillo - Raymie Nightingale

Xavier Garza - Maximilian & the Mystery of the Guardian Angel

Gale Galligan - Dawn and the Impossible Three (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix #5)

Karen Kane - Charlie & Frog

Diana Lopez - Coco: A Story About Magic, Shoes, and Family

Anna Meriano - Love, Sugar, Magic: A Dash of Trouble

Iva-Marie Palmer - Gabby Garcia’s Ultimate Playbook: MVP Summer

LeUyen Pham - The Itchy Book

James Riley - Story Thieves: Worlds Apart

Geoff Rodkey - Story Pirates Present: Stuck in the Stone Age

Colby Sharp - The Creativity Project

Lauren Tarshis - I SURVIVED series

Judd Winick - HILO: Waking the Monsters

Jennifer Ziegler - Revenge of the Happy Campers