Ventura County Reading Association
promoting literacy for all

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SATURDAY    MAY 6, 2017

10:00am to 1:00pm

with Guest Author


Salina Yoon is an award-winning author/illustrator of nearly 200 books for children, including Penguin and Pinecone, Penguin on Vacation, Penguin in Love, Penguin and Pumpkin, Penguin's Big Adventure, Found, and Stormy Night. She studied art and design at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, and now lives in San Diego with her family.
Awards for Salina Yoon include:
A Winter 2015-2016 Kids' Indie Next Pick (Be a Friend)
A Scholastic Teachers Top 10 Picture Book (Penguin's Big Adventure)
A Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year (Stormy Night)
An NPR Best Book (Found)
Winner of the 2014 SCIBA Book Award for Best Picture Book (Found)

Young Authors Faire

The Young Authors Faire is a festive and educational event designed to present student writing along with family reading activities that include a special presentation by a guest author!

With the help of teachers, mentors and family members in Ventura County, students create books, newspapers, journals, and other "authored" items. The written works of these children take on special importance when displayed in this prestigious setting.

Classroom teachers, librarians, home school and after-school groups, individuals and families will be displaying children's works.

The Young Authors Faire also gives educators a chance to see the work that goes on throughout the individual classrooms of Ventura County and get inspiration from their colleagues' efforts.

This event is FREE and open to the public.
​Dennis is an ordinary boy who expresses himself in extraordinary ways. Some children do show-and-tell. Dennis mimes his. Some children climb trees. Dennis is happy to BE a tree . . . But being a mime can be lonely. It isn't until Dennis meets a girl named Joy that he discovers the power of friendship--and how special he truly is At its core, this book is a heartwarming story of self-acceptance, courage, and unbreakable friendship for anyone who has ever felt "different."

​California Lutheran University
​Lundring Events Center

130 Overton Court / 60 West Olsen Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

Literacy Celebration

This event is also a Literacy Celebration to showcase stories, hold book talks, and work with families doing hands-on projects to explore literacy and share the joy of reading!


CLASSROOM TEACHERS and HOME SCHOOL EDUCATORS who become members of VCRA when registering their class or student for this event or who are already members will receive one free copy of the guest author's book when they attend the event. Don't miss this chance to join a great group, get your students and their families excited about literacy and receive a wonderful book for your library.