Festival of Tales: A Literacy-Based Celebration | April 29th, 2017

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.

It’s amazing to be able to turn a learning environment into fun with the family. This was my first time going to the Festival of Tales and I thought it was the cutest thing ever. They had good music, great books, and awesome craft activities for the kids!
— Sandra Israel, Fall 2016

"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. 

Via mamafoxbooks.com:

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.

The storytellers get Two Thumbs Up! Great job once again, PVCC! We absolutely love this event.
— Julie Martina Berlin, Fall 2015

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


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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

1:10pm


Seven free books, free kinetic sand, storytelling sessions, and an obstacle course make for an awesome Saturday.
— Kathy Dix Biallas, Spring 2016