Get excited! The annual Children’s Book Festival is upon us – a glorious celebration of books, reading, children’s authors and illustrators, families and fun. For one day only the State Library and Wheeler Centre will be turned into your very own children’s playground.
The festival line-up has just been announced. This year will feature a lively gang of authors and illustrators, including Shaun Tan, Hazel Edwards, Andy Griffiths, Terry Denton, Marc Martin, Nicki Greenberg and Ursula Dubosarsky.
Throughout the day there will be storytellers, activities, musical acts and performers, such as perennial favourite Peter Combe and comedian Josh Earl. Kids can also read books on the lawn, help create a giant collaborative book, and drop by the Children’s Book Festival Monster Marquee.
To get a feel for what’s in store, take a look at the Twitter feed from last year’s festival, where monsters and superheroes reigned supreme. This event is suitable for ages 5 to 11.
The full event program will be available to download on our website on Friday 13 February. Author sessions are free but have limited places, so bookings are a must and can be made from 11 March onwards at wheelercentre.com.