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1 Oct 9:30

Who doesn't love newest selections and personally autographed books? Plus they make great holiday gifts. And with more than 3,000 titles available, this makes the OCC Book Festival one of the world’s largest bookstores.

Amanda Keho, a business graduate, a kid lover, and a qualified Montessori teacher will be presenting her book, ‘TJ and his Wheelable Chair’ at Orange County Children’s Book Festival. The book shows how disabilities are no barrier to a happy and fulfilling life.

Over 125 authors, more than 25 illustrators, dozens of storytellers and great family-oriented entertainers. Get mesmerized by the professional storytellers and hear celebrity authors share ‘inside scoop’ about their latest books. Also, How about a trackless train ride around the OCC campus for kids and parents? Or kids can visit the model trains with interactive controls.  And many exhibitors have kids crafts in their booths.

Be a part of the 25,000 people who attend the Festival each year for the love of books and an abundance of family fun activities such as face painting, crazy hair styling, and animal petting area, musicians, dancers, balloons, readings, drawings and so much more.  It’ll be a day your family will be talking about for weeks and weeks. 

Event Address: 
Orange Coast College Costa Mesa, CA

1 Oct 10:30

Author Cat Taylor will be at Castle Fraser on Sunday 1st October.

Meet the author of 'Florence - The Confused Frog' and sit by the fire to listen to her read the lovely story of an adorable frog.  Afterwards there will be time for questions and answers followed by a writing workshop and games.  Book signing will complete the day!

There are two readings dependent on age that you can attend. The first of which begins at 10:30 and is aimed at 2-5 year olds. The Second starts at 12pm and is for 5-8 year olds.

Florence is a frog, but believes she is a hedgehog due to all the things she has in common with hedgehogs. She argues that she likes to swim, eat beetles and slugs, and hibernate - all things that a hedgehog does so well. However, her friend Herbert the Hedgehog is on hand to rebuff all her arguments and provide logical thinking to finally make Florence see that she is a frog and not a hedgehog. A light-hearted book showing that it is better to be yourself and celebrate the differences between friends.  

Event Address: 
Castle Fraser, Sauchen, Inverurie AB51 7LD

2 Oct 19:00

Author of 'Beauregard: Canine Warrior', J. D. Taylor, will be at the Kingstowne Library on the 2nd of October 2017.

Taylor will be performing a talk about his book which includes a short reading. The talk is due to start at 7pm.

Deep in the jungles of Vietnam on a reconnaissance mission, Beauregard, a smart and loyal Doberman Pinscher, alerts his patrol to danger. But when the sergeant ignores Beau's warning signs, the group find themselves under heavy fire. Managing to escape with severe injuries, Beau is the only one to make it out alive.

Though many in the armed forces were skeptical about the use of military dogs, Lieutenant Colonel Ricci saw Beau's potential and fought for his rehabilitation and re-assignment to a new handler. Beau then found himself in the trusting and capable hands of Corporal Chivington. What he did next proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that he was a worthy and indispensable part of his team.

This historical fiction is a touching tribute to all of the service animals who have dedicated their lives to protecting and serving - our canine warriors.

Event Address: 
6500 Landsdowne Ctr , Alexandria, VA 22315, Alexandria, VA 22315, United States

4 Oct 10:30

Author of 'The Protectors of Dromgoon: The Crossing', A.B. Crowe, will be at the Cootehill Library on Wednesday 4th October at 10:30am. Crowe will be available to answer any questions and will also be doing a reading from her book.

They knew they shouldn't have gone to The Forgotten People's Ring Fort. They had been warned by their parents but they still went. Now Marcus had disappeared there and the remaining friends, Ryan, Frank, Mabel and Claire had to call for help to find him. When they return at night to look for Marcus, to their surprise he is there waiting for them, and he draws them into a world of Fairies, magical creatures, and mythical beings.

They discover that their town, Dromgoon, is the site of The Crossing where fairies can move between their own world and the human world and that the ring fort is to be destroyed to make way for future development. The five friends are told they are Protectors of Dromgoon and they are the only ones that can find the ancient treasure whose magic is needed to save The Crossing.

So begins a series of adventures where they have to call on strengths and qualities they didn't know they possessed. But there is treachery within the fairy ranks which they also need to overcome. Challenges they could never have imagined are about to be encountered by the protectors of Dromgoon.

Event Address: 
Bridge St, Drumaveil North, Cootehill, Co. Cavan,

4 Oct 13:15

Author of 'The Protectors of Dromgoon: The Crossing', A.B. Crowe, will be at Bailieborough Library on Wednesday 4th October at 13:15pm. Crowe will be available to answer any questions and will also be doing a reading from her book.

They knew they shouldn't have gone to The Forgotten People's Ring Fort. They had been warned by their parents but they still went. Now Marcus had disappeared there and the remaining friends, Ryan, Frank, Mabel and Claire had to call for help to find him. When they return at night to look for Marcus, to their surprise he is there waiting for them, and he draws them into a world of Fairies, magical creatures, and mythical beings.

They discover that their town, Dromgoon, is the site of The Crossing where fairies can move between their own world and the human world and that the ring fort is to be destroyed to make way for future development. The five friends are told they are Protectors of Dromgoon and they are the only ones that can find the ancient treasure whose magic is needed to save The Crossing.

So begins a series of adventures where they have to call on strengths and qualities they didn't know they possessed. But there is treachery within the fairy ranks which they also need to overcome. Challenges they could never have imagined are about to be encountered by the protectors of Dromgoon.

Event Address: 
Market Square, Tanderagee, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan, Ireland

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