the pamka Book Fair
PAMKA celebrated 125 Years of Reading at the 2012 Book Fair!
Please note: THE BOOK FAIR LUNCHEON WITH DEBORAH DAVIS HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27!!!
PAMKA is proud to announce a special Book Fair Luncheon, now taking place on Tuesday, November 27 at Highlawn Pavilion, featuring author and historian Deborah Davis who will discuss her latest book Guest of Honor: Booker T. Washington, Theodore Roosevelt, and the White House Dinner that Shocked a Nation
Contact Michelle Friezo at email@example.com or Trish Perlmutter at firstname.lastname@example.org for reservation and ticket information. There's now more time to send in your RSVP's - contact Trish if you had already signed up but are unable to attend the rescheduled date.
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Book fair History
The following list is the roster of authors who have visited the PAMKA Book Fair over the years. It includes many of the greatest names in children's literature, and MKA is honored to have become the site of the largest Scholastic Book Fair in the country.
2012: Deborah Davis, Loren Long, Lisa McMann, Kate Messner, Dav Pilkey, Trent Reedy, Matthew Reinhart
2011: Derek Anderson, Melissa Clark, Harlan Coben, Doreen Cronin, Sarah Culberson, Brandon Mull, Peter Reynolds, R.L. Stine
2010: T.A. Barron, Rose Levy Beranbaum, Dominique Browning, John Connolly, Tony DiTerilizzi, Liz Murray, Jon Scieszka, David Shannon, Michael Uslan, Sarah Weeks
2009: Patrick Carmen, Vince Flynn, Marla Frazee, Christopher McDougall, Patricia Polacco, Judy Schachner, Rebecca Stead, Scott Westerfeld
2008: David Adler, Ishmael Beah, Daniel Hander, Jeff Kinney, John Lithgow, Sue Miller, Judith Viorst, Lisa Yee
2007: Jack Gantos, Kevin Henkes, Pam Munoz Ryan, Brian Selznick, Stephen Colbert, Ann Hood, Sonia Manzano, Sara Pennypacker, Jane O'Connor
2006: Tomie dePaola, E.L. Konigsburg, Nora Ephron, Margaret Peterson Haddix, Abby Klein, Luong Ung, Ian Falconer, Anthony Horowitz, James Patterson, Michel Richard
2005: Blue Balliett, Mike Lupica, Christopher Paul Curtis, Ruth Reichl, Jim Benton, Alan Zweibel, Robert Siegel, Tiki Barber, John Glusman
2004: Henry Winkler, Carl Hiaasen, H.G. Bissinger, Walter Wick, Jan Brett, Suzanne Collins, Alan Katz, Jack Prelutsky,
2003: Cornelia Funke, Madonna, Herman Parish, Ann Napolitano Robert Sabuda, Holly Black, Kathryn Lasky, Janet Taylor Lisle, James Prosek, Greg Tang, Cheryl and Peter Barnes, Ruby Bridges Marc Teague, Suzy Kline, Walter Dean Myers
2002: Jon Scieszka, Alice Hoffman, Sarah Weeks, Avi, Dan Guttman, Lucy Frank, Doug E. Fresh, Betsy Howie
2001: Marc Brown, Sharon Robinson, Andrew Clements, Caroline Cooney, David Page, Barbara Shinn
2000: Jerry Pallotta, Ann Rinaldi, Sid Hite, Phyllis Reynold Naylor, Felicia Zekauskas, Peter Maloney, Don Pintabona, Bobbi Brown, Ann M. Martin, Laura Godwin
1999: J.K. Rowling, Gordon Korman, Paula Danziger, Jerry Spinelli, Seymour Simon, Andrea Davis Pinkney, Rod Philbrick , Steve Metzger, The Moffats
1998: Mary Pope Osborne, Margie Palatini, Joanna Cole, Bruce Degan, Yogi Berra, Rachel Vail
1997: David Kirk, Jean Craighead George, Marcia Thornton Jones, James Howe, Daniel Kirk, Debbie Dadey