Authors for Children's Book Week 2019

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ORANJESTAD – The National Library of Aruba is organizing the Children's Book Week again this year.

Illustration by Juliette de WitThe Children's Book Week is held in Aruba every year in November. During the first week of November, various children's book writers, illustrators, and storytellers visit schools on the island. They go into the classes to tell stories, to talk about books with the children and to involve the children in reading, stories, writers and the library. Education, bookshops and other organizations are taking part. It will be another busy week, a program full with many activities for children. The children's book writers cannot go to all schools, so after school, there are presentations in the library from Monday to Thursday (November 4 to 8, 2019) at 3:00 p.m.

Book De vliegcopter vol liefde of the author Jeroen HoogerwerfThis year the library welcomes the following group of creative people:

The Netherlands:

  • Marielle van de Beek;
  • Juliette de Wit;
  • Jeroen Hoogerwerf;
  • Gewout Esselink (illustrator);

Book Voor altijd vrienden of the author Jeroen HoogerwerfCuracao:

  • Tio Ali (Alvin Inecia);
  • Cathleen Giterson.

Illustration by Juliette de WitBonaire:

  • Xiomara Frans-Muller;
  • Denise de Jongh-Rekwest.


  • Pedro Vargas


  • Richard Dabian;
  • Olga Buckley;
  • Shaila Vrolijk-Balgobind;
  • Emerita Emerencia;
  • Sergio Tjie A Loi.

The opening party takes place on Friday, November 1, 2019, in Cas di Cultura and admission is free.

Illustrator Juliette de Wit   Illustrator Géwout Esselink from the books' Faro di multicolo 'by author Richard Dabian and ‘De vliegcopter vol liefde’ by author Jeroen Hoogerwerf.

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