In addition to the FREE BOOKS, GREAT GAMES, FOOD TRUCKS & ARTS+CRAFTS offered at the 2017 Festival of Tales, the day is full of great entertainment, STORYTELLING and LIVE MUSIC! Check out some of our featured entertainers below.
Maps & event schedules are provided on the day of the event along with your raffle tickets for free prizes & books.
"UP UP UP" READING AND Q&A
with author Phoebe Fox and Illustrator Michael Hale
The Spring 2017 Festival of Tales is pleased to welcome author Phoebe Fox to our storytelling lineup. Along with illustrator Michael Hale, she will be reading from their newest book "UP UP UP" published by Southwest Human Development.
Reading aloud to children is one of my favorite things to do. In fact, I have enjoyed reading aloud to young audiences for almost twenty years. As a library media specialist in the Tempe Elementary School District and later as the librarian at Christ Church School in Paradise Valley, I read to and taught library skills to children ages three to twelve years.
Music, singing, puppets, big books, games, art activities, author studies and visits, and more helped me engage my students in all kinds of stories. And we had a blast! Now I get to share my love for children's literature and read my very own books to children all over the Valley.
STORYTELLING SESSIONS by age
Storytelling sessions will be held at 10:00am, 11:30am and 1:00pm. Schedules with descriptions are provided on the day of the event.
live music in the amphitheater
9:00am North Ranch Elementary Hand Chime Choir 9:00a
9:30am Valley Academy Choir
10:15am AZ Beat Lab
11:00am Benchmark Show Choir
11:30am Copper Canyon Kids Choir
12:00pm Copper Canyon Junior Choir
12:30pm Sophie Dorsten from Alice Cooper's Solid Rock
1:00pm Eddie Eberle
1:30pm Janae Dunn
ENGAGING PANEL DISCUSSIONS
Our headline panel discussion this semester is "Females in the Military." Join various speakers for an inspiring group discussion sure to be enjoyed by all.
LIVE THEATER PERFORMANCES
Storybook Theater Performance
1030am & 12:00pm
Stage Dreams Youth Theater