IMAGE GALLERY: Edible Book Fest
Over 100 people enjoyed literary-themed sweets Tuesday.
Local students eagerly await the one day a year they can go into North Hampton Public Library, select their favorite work of art, and eat it.
Children and parents alike weren't disappointed Tuesday, as over 100 people got to sample over 30 different literary-themed food creations as a part of the popular Edible Books Festival.
The fourth annual festival is held in conjunction with National Library Week, and students took a lot of pride Tuesday in showing off their work, which included cakes, cookies, graham cracker houses and other creations inspired by Harry Potter, "The Very Hungry Caterpillar," "The Lorax" and much more.
"This one's a Cyclops mummy," said one smiling kindergartener, pointing to the pretzel stick-covered edible artwork he made to pay tribute to the book, "Mummies in the Morning."
Assistant Library Director Lorreen Keating, who coordinated the event in partnership with North Hampton School Library Director Linda Sherouse, said that enthusiasm to show off the creations is what she enjoys most, along with seeing the diverse ingredients and book choices used to make the edible creations.
The above image gallery showcases many of the edible books and dioramas, which were eaten shortly after participants chose the winners Tuesday night.
The following is a list of the winners, by age category:
- PreK-K — Benjamin Kimball for “The Polar Express”
- Grade 1 — Garrett Lincoln for “Magic Tree House”
- Grade 2 — Perry Schmitz for “The Lorax”
- Grade 3 — Skyler Bednark for “Thora”
- Grade 4 — Greta Lincoln for “The Cats of Cuckoo Square”
- Grades 5-6 — Charlotte Whittier and Sydney Duntram for “The Liberation of Gabriel King”
- Adults — Becky Kollmorgen for “The Help”
Which one was your favorite? Tell us in the comments!