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OMG Bookfest: A Middle Grade Book Festival!
May 4 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm$5
The Novel Neighbor is thrilled to announce that the OMG (Oh, Middle Grade!) Book Festival is headed to St Louis! OMG BookFest is a celebration of books aimed at the early to middle grade reader (ages 7-12), bringing popular and award-winning authors together for an exciting interactive experience of games, activities, and reading. OMG is a traveling circus of books and authors that moves from city to city offering kids a chance to meet new and favorite authors in an engaging, high-energy and interactive environment. Readers will experience themed activities and a book signing* with 24 OMG authors!
Tracey Baptiste, NYT bestselling author (The Jumbies, MINECRAFT: The Code)
Max Brallier, NYT bestselling author (The Last Kids on Earth series)
Michael Buckley, NYT bestselling author (The Sisters Grimm and NERDS series)
Julia DeVillers, bestselling author (Ultra Squad)
Angela Dominguez, Sid Fleischman Award winner, (Stella Diaz Has Something to Say)
Marcus Emerson, author and illustrator (The Super Life of Ben Braver)
Elizabeth Eulberg, award-winning author (The Great Shelby Holmes series)
Jody Feldman, award-winning author and St. Louis resident (The Gollywhopper Games series)
Stuart Gibbs, NYT bestselling author, (Spy School series)
Karina Glaser, NYT bestselling author (The Vanderbeekers series)
Adele Griffin, a two-time National Book Award nominee (The Becket List)
Vashti Harrison, NYT bestselling author and illustrator (Little Leaders)
Antony John, award-winning author and St. Louis resident (Mascot)
Gordon Korman, NYT bestselling author (Whatshisface)
Kekla Magoon, Coretta Scott King Award (The Season of Styx Malone)
Sarah Mlynowski, NYT bestseller (Whatever After & Upside-Down Magic series)
Eliot Schrefer, National Book Award finalist (Threatened, Lost)
Liesl Shurtliff, NYT bestselling author (Rump)
Ronald Smith, Coretta Scott King Award (Black Panther: The Young Prince, The Owls Have Come To Take Us Away)
T.R. Simon, Coretta Scott King Award (Zora and Me: The Cursed Ground)
Christina Soontornvat, STEM educator and author (The Changelings)
Tui Sutherland, NYT bestselling author (Wings of Fire series)
Booki Vivat, NYT bestselling author and illustrator (The Frazzled series)
Educators are invited to signup for volunteer shifts throughout the 3-day event period! Sign up HERE.
*Due to time constraints, only two books per attendee may be brought from home. Your ticket fee is 100% redeemable at the book table toward a purchase. To save time the day of the festival, books may be purchased ahead of time at https://thenovelneighbor.indielite.org, over the phone at 314-738-9384, or in person at the Novel Neighbor. All OMG orders will be held aside at a special pre-order pickup table the day of the event.
Very special thanks to the following for their generous donations to OMG Bookfest:
The John and Ellen Moriarty Family Foundation
The Joseph & Simon Families
Ladue Education Foundation
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Alliance: Ann Espenschied, Wendy Hermann, and Paula Andrew
The Moore Family