A love of books and reading is a lifelong treasure passed from adult to child, from generation to generation. The 17th annual Family Trees: A Celebration of Children’s Literature at the Concord Museum in historic Concord, Massachusetts gives Concord’s renowned literary tradition a creative twist. From November 21, 2012 through January 1, 2013, the Museum’s galleries are filled with 36 fanciful trees of all shapes and sizes, decorated with original ornaments inspired by acclaimed children’s storybooks and contemporary picture book favorites. This year, the Lead Sponsor for Family Trees is Barefoot Books; Media Sponsor is Massachusetts Teachers Association.
On saturday, December 15, meet some of the esteemed authors and illustrators whose books are featured in Family Trees, including Honorary Chairs Jane Yolen and her daughter Heidi E. Y. Stemple, Ilse Plume, Grace Lin, Jeannie Brett, and Lynn Plourde. Stroll through the galleries to enjoy the trees and visit with authors and illustrators as they sign your books. For a complete schedule of appearances, please go to www.concordmuseum.org. Books are available for purchase in the Museum Shop. 1:00-4:00 p.m.; free with Family Trees admission, Members free.