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Whirlikids Bookfest Featured Picture Book Creator & Keynote Speaker Stacy McAnulty, plus Tinkeractive

The second annual Whirlikids book festival is coming on Saturday, March 7th, 2020 from 10am – 4pm for readers at all levels, but especially for ages 3 and up. Featuring storytime, readings, book signings, panel discussions with authors and illustrators, crafts and more – it’s a day of book fun for all ages! Each week we are featuring a couple of the authors and illustrators that will be joining us for Whirlikids. This week: Stacy McAnulty & Tinkeractive

Celebrate STEAM at Whirlikids! We have some engaging and fun opportunities to share the joys of science and engineering during the festival.

Festival fave, North Carolina author, and Keynote Speaker Stacy McAnulty returns to share her tour of the universe, with Moon! Earth’s Best Friend. Moon is more than just a rock—she’s Earth’s rock, her best friend she can always count on. Moon never turns her back on her friend (literally: she’s always facing Earth with the same side!). These two will stick together forever. With an uncanny ability to translate fact into fun, be sure and catch Stacy’s fun presentation.

Stacy will also have her newest release, The World Ends In April, a middle grades thriller that’ll keep kids on the edge of their seat.

tinkeractivePut fact into action with two STEAM workshops! Our friends with TinkerActive will be on hand for two crafty workshop sessions over at the Belted Goat. TinkerActive workbooks allow kids to earn fun merit badges as they conquer interactive math, science and problem-solving skills. Then they can apply what they’ve learned with exciting hands-on tinkering, making, and engineering activitives using household materials! Let kids learn through play! The workbooks are packed with curriculum-based exercises aimed at all types of learners. Attendance may be limited for these sessions–keep your eye on the festival website for more information to come.