Monday, April 26, 2010

UNCC holds children's literature festival on Friday

In honor of Arbor Day, UNC Charlotte is presenting "Celebrating Trees and Stories: An Arbor Day and Children's Literature Festival" on Friday, April 30.

The free festival is from 2-4 p.m. at UNCC's McMillan Greenhouse. It kicks off with presentations by children's authors Gail Haley and Susan Grewell.

Haley, winner of the Caldecott Medal and author of "Green Man" and "Jack and the Bean Tree," will tell a story and show some of her hand-made puppets. Grewell, author of "ABC Learn Your Trees with the Leaf Critters," will talk about materials she has developed to teach children to use leaves to identify trees. Following the presentations, botanical garden volunteers will give guided tours.