Get outta tahn!

Written by Bob Hoover on .

Tired of locked-down Pittsburgh? Get away to safe, secure Washington, D.C., this Saturday for the National Book Festival on the Mall in front of the Capitol Building.

It’s a daylong event of author readings, book signings and children’s activities sponsored by the Library of Congress. For the details.

Along with the fest, the LOC’s Center for the Book Saturday is launching, a multimedia Web site tapping the library’s resources to highlight books, authors and illustrators.

Kids author Jon Scieszka has written the first episode of a new book for the occasion, "The Exquisite Corpse Adventure," illustrated by Chris Van Dusen.

Also adding chapters and are will be:

M.T. Anderson, Natalie Babbitt, Susan Cooper, Kate DiCamillo, Timothy Basil Ering, Nikki Grimes, Shannon Hale, Daniel Handler (a k a Lemony Snicket), Steven Kellogg, Megan McDonald, Gregory Maguire, Fred and Patricia McKissack, Linda Sue Park, Katherine Paterson and James Ransome.



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