Brooklyn Book Festival on Sunday 9/23 from 10AM-6PM

Brooklyn Book Festival on SUNDAY 10am-6pm- Kids’ Lineup


Brooklyn Borough Hall and Plaza
209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn NY 11201

Help our kids love books! 2012 BROOKLYN BOOK FESTIVAL

Here’s the KIDS’ lineup! (But there are 280+ authors; if you want to meet some of your favorites they may be there).

Target Children’s Area (Borough Hall Plaza)

Join beloved children’s book authors in the Target Children’s Area where they will read and sign books for their young fans. Bring a book or buy one at the Festival!

10:00 Troupe reads children’s classics.
10:30 Judith Viorst (Lulu Walks the Dog)
11:00 Draw Off. Illustrators Dan Yaccarino, Frank Viva and Jerry Craft. With Selina Alko.
11:30 Stephen Savage (Little Tug)
12:00 Paul O. Zelinsky (Z is for Moose)
12:30 Selina Alko (B is for Brooklyn)
1:00 Edward Hemingway (Bad Apple: A Tale of Friendship)
1:30 E.B. Lewis (Each Kindness)
2:00 Susanna Reich (Minette’s Feast: The Delicious Story of Julia Child and Her Cat)
2:30 John Parra (Waiting for the Biblioburro)
3:00 Frank Viva (Along a Long Road) with support from the Consulate General of Canada
3:30 Melanie Maria Goodreaux(A Poem as Big as New York City)
4:00 Marc Brown (Ten Tiny Toes)
4:30 Shadra Strickland (White Water)
5:00 Francois Roca (Soar, Elinor)

Youth Stoop (Borough Hall Plaza/Columbus Park)

Start the morning off with laughs, and spend the day listening to your favorite authors for readers ages 10 – 18. Hear them read and discuss their work, and then have your book signed.

10:00 A.M. Humor Me. Frankie Pickle; fifth graders and best friends Lydia and Julie, and Robert , a normal fourth grader who gets into crazy situations, are all hilarious characters who spring from the minds of authors Amy Ignatow (The Popularity Papers), Eric Wight (Frankie Pickle series) and Lisa Yee (Bobby the Brave). These authors have an uncanny knack for writing laugh-out-loud funny, illustrated chapter books that elementary school kids love. Moderated by Lisa Graff (Isla Neal/Mothership).
11:00 A.M. Comics Quick Draw! Three cartoonists face off in this fast-paced contest. Drawing from the audience suggestions, reader favorites Derek Kirk Kim, Mark Siegel and Charise Mericle Harper will battle with pen and pad. Finished art will be gifted to some of the lucky young people in attendance.
12:00 P.M. A Blues for Middle School. Middle School is no cake walk. Join NYT bestselling authors Wendy Mass (Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life) and R.J. Palacio (Wonder), Adam Gidwitz (A Tale Dark and Grimm) and Sheela Chari (Vanished) as they discuss how their funny, daring and courageous characters take on heartache, bad days, vanishing instruments and locked boxes to solve mysteries and even make a new friend or two. Moderated by Paul Acampora (Rachel Spinelli Punched Me in the Face).
1:00 P.M. The Ball’s in Your Court. Guys will want to get reading with humor author favorite Jon Scieszka, Gordon Korman (39 Clues) and Joseph Bruchac (Wolf Mark) as they discuss the the great pleasures of sports and reading. Moderated by Lisa Yee (Bobby the Brave).
2:00 P.M. Jeopardy. Join author favorites Libba Bray (The Diviners), Natalie Standiford (Confessions of the Sullivan Sisters) and Daniel Nayeri (Straw House, Wood House, Brick House, Blow) for a fast paced game of Jeopardy involving fun literary trivia about YA novels. Moderated by Zoraida Cordova (The Vicious Deep).
3:00 P.M. Love Will Keep Us Together. Pride, time, and distance—so many things to keep young love at bay. Join NYT best-selling authors Simone Elkeles (Perfect Chemistry); Carolyn Mackler, (The Future of Us); and Melissa Walker (Unbreak My Heart). Moderated by Christopher Grant (Teenie).
4:00 P.M. It’s a Hard Knock Life. Join popular authors Susane Colasanti (Keep Holding On) and Barry Lyga (I Hunt Killers) along with debut author Louise Rozett (Confessions of an Angry Girl) as they discuss tough choices and the teens who make them, and why the teenage years are such a writing inspiration. Moderated by Jennifer Castle (The Beginning of After).
5:00 P.M. Ghosts, Goddesses and Wolves. A ghost becomes a goddess. A girl morphs into a wolf. Two friends awaken as something other. Science fiction and fantasy is filled with transformations. Join critically-acclaimed author Kendare Blake (Anna Dressed in Blood); New York Times best-seller Andrea Cremer (Nightshade series) and award-winning author Malinda Lo (Ash and Adaptation). Moderated by Jessica Shirvington (Entice).


Join a workshop. First come, first served!

12:00 P.M. Teachers & Writers Collaborative: A Poem as Big as New York City Workshop. Poetry writing workshop inspired by the city. Ages 8 – 12.
1:00 P.M. Artist Books: 3-D collage: Esther K Smith (How to Make Books; Magic Books & Paper Toys). Make a simplified tunnel book, a structure with roots in toy theaters and 15th century carnival novelties and theatrical stage sets. Bring your own photos, maps, collage materials, Ages 14 and up.
2:00 P.M. Creating Fantasy Fiction. An intensive creative workshop for teenagers who want to write their own fantasy fiction led by Sarah Porter, author of a fantasy series for young adults, The Lost Voices Trilogy. Ages 12 and up.
3:00 P.M. Creating Comics from Life. A comics workshop led by Tracy White (How I Made it to Eighteen). Using a short writing exercise, teens will compose a four panel comic based on an incident from their past. Ages 12 and up.