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For young readers ages 2 to 11, the Brooklyn Book Festival Children’s Day will include favorite children's and middle-grade authors. Authors will present their popular board books, picture books, chapter books and middle-grade books through readings, performance, workshops and music. Five stages of programming will entertain children and families all day. Kids can meet their favorite authors in person and have their books signed - they can even meet Mother Bruce, the bear star of Ryan T. Higgins’ award-winning picture book.
Award-winning and New York Times bestselling authors and illustrators include: Alexandra Bracken, Maira Kalman, Eric Morse, George O’Connor, Jacqueline Woodson, Laurie Berkner, Angela Dominguez, Sharon Draper, Javaka Steptoe, Gene Luen Yang and many more.
On the Picture Book Stage, authors will bring their book to life through readings and performance with Javaka Steptoe.
For independent readers -- the Young Reader’s Stage includes beloved authors talking about Adventure, “Reading without Walls” with Gene Luen Yang and Jacqueline Woodson, and Unforgettable Characters with Tom Angleberger (Origami Yoda), Booki Vivat (Frazzled #2) and debut novelist Celia C. Pérez (The First Rule of Punk).
If that is not enough, join “the Queen of Children’s Music,” Laurie Berkner for a musical performance and reading of We Are the Dinosaurs. Plus they can make origami with Tom Angleberger, author of the New York Times bestselling series Origami Yoda.
The day also includes a dueling draw-off among illustrators, writing and STEM workshops, a showcase of international children’s books and a Literary Marketplace just for kids. Join George O’Connor at the interactive “Art Spot” for creative projects with authors. In the Workshops room, little readers can explore everything from activism with The Little Book of Little Activists to rap with Eric Morse, author of What Is Hip-Hop? :