Bath Book Bash

A Celebration of Children’s Literature at the Patten

When: September 26, 2020

What:  The Bath Book Bash is a one day celebration of children’s literature featuring authors and illustrators from Maine and New England.  Originally envisioned as family-friendly outdoor event in Library Park, the festival is now planned as a virtual event, with 22 authors participating in video presentations about their books and stories.  Click here to see all the participating authors. If you’d like to see all the authors’ video previews that we’ve posted thus far, click here.  We’ll be updating this page daily up until the day of the event. 

And….capping off the day  is “An Evening with Lois Lowry,” at 6 p.m. via ZOOM.

Join us for an evening of conversation with two-time Newbery Medal winner and best-selling children’s author, Lois Lowry. 

Ms. Lowry will be discussing her latest book, On the Horizon, as well as her upcoming release, The Willoughbys Return, and the re-release of Like the Willow Tree (set in 1918 Portland, Maine during the Spanish Flu).

Hosted by Morse High School teachers, Brian and Johnna Stanton, the discussion will also include local students and a chance for readers to submit questions in advance.

This is a free event, hosted by ZOOM. Preregistration is required. Click here to register.  

We have partnered with Mockingbird Bookshop to offer pre-orders on a selection of Lois Lowry books, which will be signed by the author. 


Morse High School senior Nina Powers will also be part of the Book Bash, celebrating the recent publication of her first novel, Boy in Bloom

It’s going to be a great day for children, teens, and families, so please join us.  All you have to do to participate in the author events is to subscribe to the Bath Book Bash YouTube Channel. If you like the Bath Book Bash on Facebook and Instagram, you will get (almost) daily sneak previews from our line-up of authors. 


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