Thursday, May 22, 2014
WV Center for the Book Chooses The King of Little Things to represent WV at the National Book Festival
The book is the state's selection for the National Book Festival's "Discover Great Places Through Reading Map." Each state selects one title of fiction or non-fiction, a book about the state or by an author from the state that is a good read for children or young adults. The map is distributed at the Pavilion of the States at the Festival and lists "Great Reads about Great Places."
The King of Little Things, with illustrations by David T. Wenzel, won the 2013 Parents' CHoice Award for picture books. "It's a beautifully written and illustrated book that draws in both young and young adult readers," said Suzy McGinley, Youth Services Consultant for the West Virginia Library Commission. "I'm proud that it will represent West Virginia at the National Book Festival this year."
Bill Lepp, who lives in Charleston, WV with his wife and two children, is an internationally-known storyteller and humorist, a five-time champion of the West Virginia Liars' Contest, and the recipient of the Storytelling Circle of Excellence Award.
The National Book Festival will be held in Washington, DC at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Saturday, August 30, 2014. For more information please visit the Library of Congress website.
The West Virginia Center for the Book at the West Virginia Library Commission promotes the importance of books and reading and highlights the state's unique literary heritage, from its earliest storytellers to modern novelists and poets.