I gathered up my six-year-old and my two-year old this weekend and headed to the Gaithersburg Book Festival. I never know how things will go when I’m solo parenting at an outdoor event. Besides the long list of authors speaking and signing books at the festival, there’s an entire children’s village.
I mainly pushed the stroller around children’s village, but did get a chance to hear Alma Katsu, author of The Taker. I met her last year at Book Blogger Conference last year. She actually remembered me! Since I’m on Twitter more than I should admit, I love that Alma is very friendly on Twitter. Did you know she used to work for the NSA? As in National Security Agency.
The kids were restless so I didn’t get a chance to hear any other authors speak. In fact my toddler barely made it through Alma’s session. After we hit a few booths at the children’s village, I let them pick up some comic books from the Friends of the Library sale. My daughter is fascinated by comic books, but we didn’t really find any appropriate for a six-year-old.
Do you know of any graphic novels or comic books a six-year-old girl would like?