For all the baby Brooklyn Readers out there, that time of year has rolled around again: The Brooklyn Children’s Book Fair returns to the Brooklyn Museum on Saturday, November 23!
Now in its 13th year, this year’s fair welcomes 40 Brooklyn-based authors and illustrators offering a selection of storybooks, picture books, and graphic novels for children of all ages. Children can meet and mingle and have their books signed by their favorite authors and illustrators while browsing new releases and participating in art-making activities… all for free!
Participating authors and illustrators include: Selina Alko, Adam Auerbach, Gabrielle Balkan, Artie Bennett, Christopher Browne, Jon Burgerman, Brian Cronin, Gilbert Ford, John Patrick Green, Meredith Hamilton, Abby Hanlon, Michael Hearst, Tad Hills, Kate Hosford, Melissa Iwai, Caron Levis, Laura Ljungkvist, Torrey Maldonado, Denis Markell, Yona McDonough, Aaron Meshon, Kate Milford, Sharee Miller, Christopher Silas Neal, Michael Northrop, Sean Qualls, Lori Richmond, Julia Rothman, Misa Saburi, Louella San Juan, Stephen Savage, Julia Sarcone-Roach, Aimée Sicuro, Hannah Stark, Heather Swain, Rowboat Watkins, Lesley Ware, Katie Yamasaki, James Yang and Hyewon Yum.
Coloring cards designed by a selection of participating illustrators will also be available for children to work on throughout the day.
Mark your calendars!
WHAT: 13th Annual Brooklyn Children’s Book Fair
WHEN: Saturday, November 23, 11:30am – 4:00pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, in the Museum’s Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Pavilion
12 pm: Author and illustrator Julia Sarcone-Roach will read from her new picture book There Are No Bears in This Bakery, which uses mixed media to illustrate Muffin the tabby cat’s investigation into a mysterious intruder at Little Bear Bakery.
12:30 pm: Author and illustrator Tad Hills will show children how to draw his humorous rivals-turned-friends Duck and Goose, from the eponymous picture book series.
1 pm: Author Hannah Stark will teach young attendees about the importance of treating others with kindness during her reading of Trucker and Train, a picture book about a big, intimidating truck and a bigger, but also friendly, train.
1:30 pm: Illustrator Lori Richmond will draw the mischievous Pinky, a flamingo who escapes from his cage at the zoo to join a young girl on a school field trip, in Pinky Got Out!.
2 pm: Author and illustrator Hyewon Yum will read from her book Saturday Is Swimming Day, reminding children that it’s fine to take your time while learning how to do new things, as the little girl in Yum’s picture book learns to overcome her fear of Saturday morning swimming lessons.
2:30 pm: Author and illustrator John Patrick Green will show children how to draw the hardworking cats from his graphic novel series Kitten Construction Company.