Every year in November, Bookworms unite at The Miami Book Fair International Presented by The Center for Literature and Theater at Miami Dade College. It is the nation’s largest literary event and we have made it a family tradition to go every year !
The mission of Miami Book Fair International is to promote reading, encourage writing, and heighten an awareness of literacy and the literary arts in our multi-ethnic community.
This year, we focused on the fabulous children’s program with our 3 year old Ava. She loves books and we wanted to share our perspective of the fair thru her eyes as well as ours. We picked up a guide at our local Starbucks and planned for our day at the book fair.
We attended the Street Fair on Saturday , Nov. 22, 2014. The weather was not the usual sunny day Miamians enjoy, however that did not stop us or others from enjoying the fair. There were plenty of activities for the kids to enjoy at the Generation Genius Children’s Alley. Puppets, music, dancing, author readings, face painting, photo booths, games and book shopping are just some of the tons of things available to do for kids of all ages!
We met a local Mom/Teacher and Author named Leneen Faith. She has set out to make learning and caring fun with a child’s book series: Peacebe and the Heartwatch. Ava was attracted to the illustrations, which we learned are done by the author’s brother David Cambell. Each book corresponds to a different character trait and we picked the one about helping around the house, called Peacebe’s Messy Room. Find out more at www.peacebekids.com and follow www.facebook.com/peacebekids
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