Today we went to the Decatur Book Festival. It's one of the top ten book festivals in the country and over 250 best selling authors made appearances over the weekend. I REALLY wanted to see Joshilyn Jackson, but she was only there on Saturday.
Decatur is an historic old town with a quaint downtown square where the festival is held.
The kids made bookmarks (of course!)
And looked at booth after booth full of books. Christian and I were in heaven! Although I practiced great restraint.
Carolyn and Coleman made puppets.
Stellaluna (one of my FAVORITE children's books!)
And they even got their picture taken with Bullseye, the Target dog. (Did you know he had a name? Neither did I.)
We also sat and listened to a storyteller tell a story about Br'er Rabbit. Joel Chandler Harris was from Georgia and lived in Atlanta as an adult. The kids were fascinated.
We had a wonderful time, but it is definitely still August in Georgia. It was VERY hot and we were all happy to get back into the air-conditioning!
Coincidentally, the The Margaret Mitchell House is one of the participating communities for The Big Read and had a booth set up with information and activities.