Brooklyn Book Festival

Sat Sep 30, 2023 - Sun Oct 1, 2023
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Repeating every days through October 1, 2023.
Various times
Age: All
Price: Free - Books available for purchase
Brooklyn Commons Park

The 2023 Brooklyn Book Festival celebrates its 18th anniversary of presenting free literary programming. This year's fest includes events both in-person and virtual. Kid-friendly programming abounds during Children's Day on Saturday, September 30.

The Children’s Day lineup features wonderfully talented children’s authors, including: Lucy Ruth Cummins, Nikki Grimes, Ryan Higgins, Janae Marks, Brian Pinkney, and Doug Salati. Children, parents, guardians and educators are invited to participate in readings, workshops, book signings, art projects, and more with their favorite authors and illustrators!

Children's Day Highlights:

10am: We Share This School, with author Dan Saks
10:30am: Very Good Hats, with Emma Straub
11am: Always Anjali with Sheetal Sheth
11am: Illustrator Elisha Cooper takes about making art, and helps kids make their own
11am: Wordless storytelling with Balint Zsako
11:30am: Dim Sum Palace with X Fang
12pm: Pineapple Princess with Sabina Hahn
12pm: Keeping It Real for YA readers
12pm: Fold, Cut & Pop: Make a Book!
12pm: Print with antique wood type
12pm: Poetry and Banner Making with Josh Cochran and Matt Burgess
12pm: Scenes from Flight School, the Musical
12:30pm: Hot Dog with Doug Salati
1pm: Breaking to the Beat with Linda J. Acevedo
1pm: An Adventure to Remember (Panel)
1pm: What's in Your Head with Ana Matusaki
1pm: Storytime and Drawing with Nikki Grimes and Brian Pinkney
1pm: Astro-Nuts Mission 3 with Jon Scieszka and Steven Weinberg
1:30pm: Bruce and the Legend of Soggy Hollow with Ryan Higgins
2pm: Sleepy Sheepy with Lucy Ruth Cummins
2pm: Draw Me a Story with Dan Poblocki, Alyssa Bermudez, and Chris Danger
2pm: Create Animals with Christopher Silas Neal
2pm: Create a Magnetic Ice Skating Diorama with Lorraine Nam
2:30pm: Pepita Meets Bebita with Ruth Behar and Gabriel Frye-Behar
2:30pm: Illustrator Draw-off
3pm: Fantastical Wonders and Magical Stories
3pm: Create with Illustrator Marika Maijala
3pm: Understanding Computer Security with Legos and Chocolate

** Activity dates/times are subject to change. Please click through to the activity website to verify.