First called Books by the Bay in 1984, the two-day street fair has evolved into the largest and finest book fair in America. Attendance grew steadily and, by the late 1990s, hundreds of thousands of book lovers were eagerly participating in the annual literary festival. Since then, the Fair has blossomed to encompass numerous special programs including Evenings With …, Ibero-American Authors Program, Children’s Alley, Student Literary Encounters and Antiquarian Annex.Celebrating its 28Th year as the nation’s largest and finest literary gathering, the Miami Book Fair will feature over 400 notable authors and more than 200 exhibitors from around the country. Visit www.miamibookfair.com for more details and to start planning your schedule.
This South Florida Mommy believes that despite the leapfrogs, Ipads, and all the other fancy learning toys we ALL own nothing compares to teaching our kiddies the importance of books . A great event to promote this is The Children’s Alley, of the Miami Book Fair International (November 18-20 at the Miami Dade College- Wolfson Campus) which proves that anything is possible when children read – from hanging out with Judy Moody and Stink in their tree house, to skipping down the yellow brick road to visit The Wizard of Oz. And for our infants and little toddlers they can Learn and Play with Kai Lan. Kids of all ages will sing, dance, read and create during a weekend of fun that will highlight children’s books and the importance of reading at seven theme areas. For the full deets check out this link The Children’s Alley.
It’s a weekend of fun that never has to end for children – as long as they keep reading.