Here you’ll find information about programs and activities for kids and teens at the 2016 festival.
Children and parents can visit the kids’ room throughout the day for small-group discussions, story times, and drawing with their favorite children’s authors and illustrators. Kids can also make crafts to take home, learn balloon twisting, meet costumed book characters, create in the Lego© building area, dress up as their favorite character, and more.
New this year, teens will have their own space to meet their favorite YA authors, share their own writing, and more.
10:30 Paul Orshoski
11:00 David Catrow
11:30 Lyn Ford
12:00 Aiko Ikegami
1:00 Christina Wald
1:30 Michele Jakubowski
2:00 Jeffrey Ebbeler
2:30 Connie Remlinger Trounstine
3:00 Bill Cotter
3:30 Karen Meyer
10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Throughout the Day
Lego® Construction Zone
Early Learning Area
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Make projects including brown bag books, corner bookmarks,
light-up gadgets, and recycled book page objects.
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. with Colleen Clayton, Vicki Leigh, Julie
Anne Lindsey, and Brandon Marie Miller
12:45 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. with Kurt Dinan, Tracy Lawson, Mindy
McGinnis, and Natalie D. Richards
2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Perform your own poetry with Michael J. Rosen
and Jacqueline Woodson
Pop-Up Battle of the Books
3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Show your book smarts answering trivia questions
about the following YA books at the festival!
What Happens Next by Colleen Clayton
Don’t Get Caught by Kurt Dinan
Breathe: The Tesla Effect Book 3 by Julie Drew
In the Fields and the Trenches by Kerrie Logan Hollihan
Resist: Book Two of the Resistance Series by Tracy Lawson
Find Me If You Dare: Dreamcatcher Book 2 by Vicki Leigh
In Place of Never by Julie Anne Lindsey
A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis
Women of Colonial America by Brandon Marie Miller
My Secret to Tell by Natalie D. Richards
Throughout the Day