The big day out for little readers is back … it’s time for the annual Children’s Book Festival celebrating the wonderful world of children’s literature and storytelling.
The State Library of Victoria invites kids and their parents to dive into the pleasures of books and reading, in as many different ways as possible. All you have to do is turn up and start roaming across the lawns and throughout the Library and the Wheeler Centre, there’s plenty to discover. For one big day, it’s all been turned into your very own children’s literary playground.
Meet your favourite authors and illustrators − from big names like Shaun Tan, Hazel Edwards and Andy Griffiths, to terrific emerging talents in the world of children’s books. There are storytellers, musical acts and performers of all sorts to discover. Grab a book from the picnic library and sink into a beanbag to get lost in it. Help create a giant book that will become a memento of the day. And drop by the Children’s Book Festival Monster Marquee, where you can make your own horns to wear all day long.
Read, listen, dance and make things … it’s an active day of fun for the whole family to enjoy together.