FARMINGTON — Maine’s official Children’s Book Week event will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at Devaney, Doak & Garrett Booksellers, 193 Broadway. The event is a celebration of children’s love for reading and children’s literature with many activities and events.

From 10 a.m. to noon, there will be a Brown Bear scavenger hunt. Character cutouts outs from Bill Martin Jr.’s children’s book “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?” (published 1967) will be hidden around DDG. When kids find them, they will color in the characters, and the first 25 kids to find all the characters will win a 50th anniversary Brown Bear tote bag. There will also be one grand prize, a Brown Bear T -shirt. DDG is one of only five stores in the country to receive this special anniversary kit.

Afterwards, from noon to 2 p.m., there will be an activity palooza where there will be a multitude of other activities available including a Maisy – Bookstore themed bingo sheet, officialchildren’s book week worksheets, a “Reading Without Walls” launch, and an “I Can Readathon” launch. 

Then, from 1 to 3 p.m., acclaimed Maine authors Carrie Jones and Sarah L Thomson will be at DDG to read excerpts from their books and sign copies for their fans. They’ll also be here to talk, hang out, and celebrate the day. Sarah L. Thomson is an award-winning author who has published more than 30 books for young readers. She is celebrating the release of her newest book, “Secrets of Seven: The Eagle’s Quill.” Carrie Jones is the author the New York Times and internationally bestselling “Need” series. She is here to celebrate the release of her newest book, “Time Stoppers: Quest for the Golden Arrow.”

This event is free and open to the public.


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