News and publications
One cool friend by Toni Buzzeo is the delightful story of a boy who befriends a penguin, and it's coming to life through song and dance at the Children's Festival of Reading. It will then tour 10 branches of the Knox County Public Library system. Dollywood has taken the book, which is part of the Imagination Library collection, and set it to song and dance.
Seems like fiction for teens is dominated these days by multi-volume series, epic trilogies, and big ol' books. But what if you're in the mood for just a bite of fiction? What if you want something smaller in scope, more immediately intense, a complete story that requires less of your time? Check out these collections of short stories for and about teens.
What do Dolly Parton, butter cream, and diapers have in common? The Great Cake Bake! East Tennessee's fanciest cake decorating competition takes place this Saturday, February 22 from 12 - 5 p.m. in the Tennessee Terrace at UT's Neyland Stadium. This year's competition will feature more than 170 cakes. Tickets are $10, and children under 12 will be admitted for free.