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Hey Bookworms: The L.A. Times Festival of Books

when: Apr 12, 2014 - Apr 13, 2014 at 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

where: Exposition Park, USC, Exposition Blvd. and S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

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This is the best book festival in town (this town or any other), and the kid stage is always the place to be!

This year authors  include Jon Klassen (This is Not My Hat), Oliver Jeffers (The Day the Crayons Quit), Levar Burton does Reading Rainbow Live!, David Shannon (Bugs in My Hair), and kids friendly cooks and sports stars and more. And in between readings and book signings with these authors, cool music acts for kids will take the stage.  Don’t miss Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band, Jose Luis Ortega, and more.  There are tons more authors on this stage alone – remember to check the schedule so you don’t miss your favorites (or check out our handy guide that just gives you the good stuff!). Oh yeah, there’s some other stuff for grown ups, too.

The event is free, parking on USC campus is $10.

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