A literary celebration for kids in Mt. Airy [gallery]

After finishing up their set of rehearsed music, the musicians of Broadway Rox Philly crowded around the music sheet to sing from a book of kid songs they had lying around.

The small group was partaking in a literary-themed mini-festival at the Big Blue Marble Bookstore in Mt. Airy. The all-day event had various authors speaking and intermediate mini-concerts by the local musical group.

They performed songs from movies like “Aladdin” to the more recent “Frozen.” One of the group’s founders, Ryan Tygh, said this was a new genre and crowd for them, having typically performed for adults.

“It’s kind of like rehearsal but more fun,” Tygh said.

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Starting in the morning, Roxborough resident and author Yanatha Desouvre along with his daughter, Reanna, talked about the children’s book they made together about the relationship between sisters.

Author Jennifer Hansen later showed how the paintings in her children’s book were modeled off of her daughter’s facial expressions.

The author team, D.B Wales, concluded the day by discussing their fantasy book titled “Annwyn and the Owl King.”

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