Imagination Friday with Michael Rex

Meeting an author or illustrator is transformational for children as readers. Watching children’s excitement in meeting the creator or a well-loved book or finding a new favorite has always been one of the most rewarding aspects of the Tucson Festival of Books. Worlds of Words at the University of Arizona is partnering with the festival to present a weekly experience with an author. These presentations, occurring every Friday at 1:00 pm, will be available virtually for both classrooms and children at home and will run weekly from September to December 2020. 

Parents and teachers can pre-register children and the webinars will include the author’s sharing of a new book, a writing or illustrating experience, and a Q & A.  Registrants will receive a recording of the zoom so the interaction can be shown to children at a different time.  In addition, a link will be provided to teachers who want to livestream the session. 

Add excitement to Fridays with world-renowned children’s authors and illustrators to promote new books and to encourage children as readers, writers, and illustrators.

Michael Rex invites readers in We’re Going on a Goon Hunt, as a family treks through spooky landscapes looking for a monster.  Perfect for Halloween and a good scare.


1 p.m. to 1:40 p.m. Oct. 30, 2020


Virtual Event