April 19, 2018

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Pictures of the Week | Minnesota Children’s Book Festival

Storytelling sessions, bookmaking workshops, and book talks, readings, and signings were just some of the activities that marked the day on September 17th at the annual Minnesota Children’s Book Festival in Red Wing, MN. The event was held at the historic Anderson Center and hosted by the center, the Red Wing Public Library, and Mackin Educational Resources. The festival, which celebrates Minnesota children’s authors and illustrators and promotes literacy, is now in its 17th year. Below are a few scenes from the fun that was had.


3         Mike Wohnoutka presenting artwork for This is Not a Cat in the historic barn at the Anderson Center

Illustrator Mike Wohnoutka presenting artwork for This Is NOT a Cat! (Sterling, 2016)


Authors – Trisha Shaskan, Peter Pearson and author/illustrator Mike Wohnoutika

From left to right: authors Trisha Shaskan and Peter Pearson, and illustrator Mike Wohnoutka

Peter Pearson, Mike Wohnoutka and David LaRochelle

Peter Pearson, Mike Wohnoutka, and author David LaRochelle

7              David LaRochelle, Mike Wohnoutka and Kim Faurot (children’s librarian at St. Paul Central Library) displaying original artwork from This is Not a CAT

Author David LaRochelle; illustrator Mike Wohnoutka; and children’s librarian, St. Paul Central Library, Kim Faurot, hold original artwork from This Is NOT a Cat!