The 2022 Kansas Book Festival focuses on children

Organizers hope that more than 1,000 visitors will attend the Kansas Book Festival on the Washburn campus this year.

Aleister Heim’s ardour for youngsters’s books goes again to Bar Wars, the little-known parody of the long-lasting Star Wars film collection.

Who can overlook characters like Charleston Choi, Darth Noga, and Grasp Soda starring of their candy-themed adventures?

Heim actually will not overlook, as a result of he wrote the guide as a homework venture when he was in sixth grade.

However by way of this class task, Heim is starting to comprehend that books will be extra than simply photos and prose on the web page—they are often kids’s first steps towards creativity and new potentialities, particularly at youthful ages.

“Immersing the children in visuals and storytelling, particularly with rhyme and meter—they hear the rhythm that may nearly be lyrical—I actually assume that places the children on a inventive path, which you’ll be able to actually see come to life as soon as they’re at school.”