Timothy Tocher has been a member of the Festival organizing committee since its inception nine years ago. He makes sure that all events in the Children’s Room run smoothly. Tim is the author of four sports themed novels for middle grade students. Chief Sunrise, John McGraw, and Me (Cricket Books, 2004) was named a Best Book for Young Adults by the American Library Association. The sequel, Bill Pennant, Babe Ruth, and Me (Cricket Books, 2009) received a starred review from Kirkus. His latest book,Odd Ball: Hilarious, Unusual, and Bizarre Baseball Moments(Marshall Cavendish, 2011) is his first work of non-fiction. Read more about him at http://sites.google.com/site/tochertales.