International Edible Book Festival

Festival Galleries:

Annual Edible Book Festival Photo Gallery 2012

Karen Hewitt & Farmer's Almanac entry Roxanne Frey & The Ant and the Grasshopper Chris Johns & Huckleberry Finn Curtis Nesler & The Frog Prince Sarah Schmidt & A Game of Scones Beth Vredenburg Ritu Radhakrishnan & It's OK to be Different Rachel Weber & The Telltale Tart Jenna Zeidler & Corduroy

The 7th Annual Edible Book Festival was held Monday April 2, 2012 at the University YMCA

Thanks to everyone who joined us in celebrating the 7th Annual Festival at the University YMCA! We extend a special thank you to our 2012 judges, Lisa Bralts, Glen Davies and Dan Keding for helping us make this year's festival a wonderful experience, and to Dallas & Company, The Center for Children's Books GSLIS, Espresso Royale at the Undergraduate Library, University of Illinois Library Friends and members of the Edible Book Festival Planning Team for their generous prize donations. 

2012 Festival Award Categories

2012 Judges

Download the 7th Annual Edible Book Festival Poster



The Winning Entries
Jerry Lyke & Chris Johns' Huckleberry Finn entry Jenna Zeidler's Corduroy entry Karin Ballsrud's The Secret Garden entry

Best Depiction of a Classic

Best Visual Presentation (tie) &
The People's Choice Award

Best Visual Presentation (tie)

Huckleberry Finn Corduroy The Secret Garden
Created by Jerry Lyke and Chris Johns Created by Jenna Zeidler Created by Karin Ballsrud



Roxanne Frey's The Ant and the Grasshopper entry Rachel Weber's The Telltale Tart entry

Beth Vredenburg Ritu Radhakrishnan's It's OK to be Different entry

Most Appetizing


Best Collaborative Creation

Ant and the Grasshopper The Tell Tale Tart It's OK to be Different
Created by Roxanne Frey Created by Rachel Weber Created by Beth Vredenberg and Ritu Radhakrishnan



Sue Searing's The Fox and the Grapes entry Carolyn Rauber's Charlottes' Web &quot entry;Some Pig" entry Karen Hewitt's Farmer's Almanac entry

Most Fableous Entry Honoring Aesop

Best Based on Children's/Teen's Book

Special Award: Most Seasonally Appropriate

The Fox and the Grapes Some Pig from Charlotte's Web Farmer's Almanac
Created by Sue Searing Created by Carolyn Rauber Created by Karen Hewitt



Sarah Schmidt, Salerno and Goodsett's entry A Game of Scones

Special Award: Best Book/TV Series Depiction

Game of Scones
Created by Sarah Schmidt, Katie Salerno and
Mandi Goodsett.



Other Entries
Rebecca Humann's The Very Hungry Caterpillar entry Alex Castro's Black Girl/White Girl entry Matt Lukitsh's 20,000 Leagues Under the Tea entry
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Black Girl/White Girl 20,000 Leagues Under the Tea
Created by Rebecca Humann Created by Alex Castro Created by Matt Lukitsh



Curtis Nesler's The Frog Prince entry Julia Hutchinson's The Very Hungry Caterpillar entry

Valerie Hotchkiss' Aesop entry

The Frog Prince The Very Hungry Caterpillar Aesop
Created by Curtis Nesler Created by Julia Hutchinson Created by Valerie Hotchkiss



Susan Bekiares's Broken/Unbroken entry

Sarah Christiansen's Gord With the Dragon Tatoo entry Sarah Brown's The Very Hungry Caterpillar entry
Broken/Unbroken The Gourd With the Dragon Tattoo The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Created by Susan Bekiares Created by Sarah Christensen Created by Sarah Brown



Michelle Bourgeois's entry The Hunger Games

Charlotte Roh's A Wrinkle in Thyme entry Liz Potsch's a Heartbreaking Wok of Staggering Ginger entry
The Hunger Games A Wrinkle in Thyme A Heartbreaking Wok of Staggering Ginger
Created by Michelle Bourgeois Created by Charlotte Roh Created by Liz Potsch



Stephanie Sopka's The Very Hungry Caterpillar entry Christine Jenkins' Brown Bear Brown Bear entry
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Brown Bear, Brown Bear
Created by Stephanie Sopka Created by Christine Jenkins