We truly cannot live without books.
Arghhhhh! It's story time mates.
Get hooked on how fun the book festival can be.
Good read huh?
Hula Hoops of Fun!
Elise Parsley knows how to draw a crowd and a picture.
Aloha from the Pavilion of the States!
Check out this amazing maze of readers.
Letters About Literature winner Gabriel Ferras poses for the camera with John Cole and Walter Isaacson.
2015 A Book That Shaped Me Grand-Prize winner, Alexia De Costa and family.
Oh the joy of reading.
Reaching for the sky with picture books and Tad Hills.
Ring in the laughter (and a pony).
Ned the Newshound is always searching for a good read.
Color inside the lines. Think outside the box.
What's Your Story?
Festival buddy. Walking buddy. Reading buddy.
Exploring imagination with children's author, Kate DiCamillo.
Where are we off to next?
Ahoy, matey! Plenty of books aboard this literary ship.
Big or small, books for all!
Smiling faces in friendly places. Jeffrey Brown (cartoonist) meets adorable fan
PBS Kids and Cat in the Hat makes a spectacle with a spectacular appearance
Young festival goer collecting her stamps at the Pavilion of the States
Young illustrators attempting to color within the lines while thinking outside the box
Educators are Awesome! The Library of Congress and The National Book Festival salutes you
Active listeners at one of many National Book Festival presentations
In or out the loop. Take a break and pick up a hoola hoop
The Washington Post opening up their "paws" to some young readers
Books and Pavilion of the States. Stamps collected and prizes awarded
Stories come alive with friendly puppet play at the PBS station
Say Cheese with PBS!
Lisa See presenting to hundreds of festival goers
Precious moments at the Pavillion of States. Little festival goer getting her stamps
Wagon story time. Criss-cross applesauce sitting at the kids pavilion
Dr. James Billington and young readers, at the 2014 National Book Festival
Novelist and essayist, Siri Hustvedt giving a presentation
Clifford the Big Red Dog shows just how much of a friendly giant he is
The National Ambassador for Young People's Literature of the Library of Congress and the Children's Book Council, Kate DiCamillo
Story time over at PBS pavilion
Dr. James Billington, at the 2014 National Book Festival
Hoda Kotb is happy to meet a young fan
A happy child peeks out at the Festival from inside the Wells Fargo train
A young reader brought her furry friend to the Festival, too
A young reader discovers something exciting in his book!
Oliver Jeffers helps kids with illustrations
A young reader receives a helping hand on an art project
Dr. Billington, Librarian of Congress, friendly with a furry Washington Post friend
Young children embrace Dr. Seuss’s “The Cat In The Hat”
Curious George waves hello
Children are ecstatic to meet one of their favorite PBS characters
Author Kadir Nelson speaks to audiences about his book
Both children and adults enjoying games at the Festival
Children observe presentations with the comfort of stuffed animals
Readers take a photo with their Washington Post friend
Readers are encouraged to ask authors questions
Scholastic asks readers to fill in, “When I Read, I Can…”
Children listen intently to authors’ presentations
Children enjoy SteveSong’s music
NBC4’s Eun Yang and her daughter enjoy an author presentation
Bookfest fans and festival tents with the Washington Monument in the background
Bookfest fans say cheese
Family with a Dr Suess theme
PBS dog Woofster gives out hugs
Bookfest fans with the Washington Monument in the background
Walter Dean Myers, National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature
Dr. Billington and his family at an author presentation
Reading the festival program
Poetry Out Loud winners
‘A Book That Shaped Me’ contest winner with her family
'A Book That Shaped Me' contest winner reads his essay
Detective Cop E Wright of the Copyright Office gives out badges
Young bookfest fans in front of stage
Authors and sisters, Natalie Pope Boyce and Mary Pope Osborne
Fan steps up to the mic
Bookfest fans with questions to ask
The Links, Inc. brought hundreds of young readers to the festival
Field trip to the Book Festival
Mom and son say cheese
Coloring fun at the festival
Author Maggie Stiefvater holds up a shoe
Young fan asks an author a question
Girl Scout troops at the festival
Girl Scout shows off new National Book Festival patch
Four-legged friend listens to author presentation
Peter Brown shows his book “Creepy Carrots!”
Mom and son enjoying a festival presentation
School trip to the Book Festival
Fun inside a bookfest pavilion
Cast of characters present in the Library of Congress Pavilion
Book Festival volunteers roll festival posters to give away
Dr. Billington with festival poster artist Rafael López
Let’s read the festival program
Author Donna Britt answers fan questions
Young reader asks a question
Book festival tents with the dome of the Capitol Building in the background
A Book Festival banner on the National Mall
Christopher Paolini reads from his book "Inheritance"
Family “stacks up”
Showing off the festival tote bag
Hugs with Super Why
Librarian of Congress, Dr. Billington, reads to families
Father and son reading at the festival
Family fun at the Book Festival
Posing with the Cat in the Hat
John McCutcheon and Carmen Agra Deedy
Fan next to the Magic School Bus
Calef Brown with a Bookfest drawing
A dad reading out loud
Dr Billlington and his family
Young fan asking a question
Bookfest authors smile for their photo
The Wall of imagination
Kids listening to a story
Gregory Maguire at the podium
Festival artist Jon J Muth
Gary Schmidt laughing with fans
Bookfest fans and festival tents with the dome of the Capitol building in the background
Thumbs up to reading!
Chris Van Dusen signing books
Bookfest fans from Weedsport, New York
Arthur and friends
Bookfest fan standing in front of the drawing wall.
The Library's John Cole and a young reader.
William Joyce wearing a laboratory coat
Uma Krishnaswami on the National Mall
Dorie McCullough Lawson with her book Tex
A Junior League member and Ms International
The Librarian of Congress - Dr Billington
John Bemelmans Marciano
Sam McBratney showing his book You're All My Favorites
Patricia McKissack at the podium
A young photographer
A Book Festival poster on the National Mall
Young reader questioning an author
Brian Selznick and fans
Baby enjoying a story
Clicking to read online
Kids coloring bookmarks
Creative Kids at the Book Festival
David Baldacci reading out loud
Fans with Hilda
Mem Fox holding her book
Margaret Peterson Haddix on stage
Marilyn Nelson and Timothy Basil Ering
Mrs Billington and family
Norton Juster with a drawing
Phillip M. Hoose
Hugs from PBS characters
A Book Festival volunteer
Young readers holding copies of The Exquisite Corpse
The Reading Wall
Friends of the Library from Weedsport, NY
Happy Festival Fans
The Library of Congress Book Festival tent
People lining up for autographs
Mannequin of Ben Franklin
The Cat in The Hat at the Book Festival
Making friends at the Book Festival
Dogs like reading too!
Margarita Engle with a fan
Family having fun
Girls getting creative
Jules Feiffer on stage
Linda Sue Park speaking at the Book Festival
Mem Fox with her book “Let's Count Goats!”
Festival volunteer and Pat Mora
MT Anderson posing for a photo
Young reader in front of the Read for Life display
Robot from The Exquisite Corpse
Sharing a book
Judith Viorst and family
Mary Brigid Barrett and Katherine Paterson
The Library's John Cole with an Exquisite Corpse poster
Margaret Peterson Haddix and Linda Sue Park
Jerry Pinkney signing autographs
James Ransome on stage
Book Festival poster with the Capitol dome in the background
Jon Scieszka Reading with Megan McDonald and Steven Kellogg
Dr Billington conducts an interview
Kate DiCamillo, Shannon Hale and Jon Scieszka
Holly Black and a fan
Deborah Hopkinson appearing in the Festival of the States tent
Girls listening to an author
John Cole and Anne Boni from Center for the Book
Kids creating their own books
Festival fans from Weedsport New York
Carmen Agra Deddy and Wilson Kimeli Naiyomah
Smiling in the rain
Musician performing in a tent
Inside the Library of Congress tent
The LOC's Matt Raymond
Fan in front of the Scholastic autograph board
Exquisite Corpse fans
Mary Brigid Barrett, Jon Scieszka, Megan McDonald, Nikki Grimes, Kate DiCamillo and Shannon Hale
Kate DiCamillo reading
Lois Lowry reading
Patrick Carman on stage
Sharon Robinson and Kadir Nelson
Craig Hatkoff holding Winter's tailfins
Patrick Carman with fans
Dr. Billington and Judy Blume
View down the National Mall
Arthur welcomes the crowd
Amazed Festival fan
Maya and Miguel at the Book Festival
The Very Hungry Caterpillar and fans
Clifford meeting a fan
Abby Cadabby hugs a Festival fan
Author's Golf Cart
Kids playing Eye Spy with the festival poster
Young Festival fan
Dr James Billington, Marjorie Billington and Guy Lamolinara
Fan creating a bookfest craft
Virgin Islands Girl with conch shell
Paula Deen cookbook queen
Jon Szieska; the first National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature
Fan asking a question
Shannon Hale in the Festival of the States tent
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