The Baltimore Book Festival offers tons of fun activities for children and their families.
Storybook Parade – All children are invited to march!
Saturday at 11:30am
Children can join their favorite storybook, costumed characters for a festive parade with live music through the festival. The parade steps off from the West Park and continues throughout the festival grounds. This year’s stars are: Pokey Puppy, Toot and Puddle, Peter Rabbit and Llama Llama.
New this year, the parade features and includes 50 Fest, CENTERSTAGE’s three-day theatrical event, which takes place on Monument Street between St. Paul and Calvert streets.
The Crafts Corridor
Located in the West Park, the corridor is filled with fun activities for kids. Look under the pennants to find an array of FREE hands-on projects that keep the little ones busy and entertained!
Children’s Bookstore Stage
Featured author and panel discussions include the Fairy Tale Novel Panel Discussion featuring editor Ellen Datlow, Troll’s-Eye View, Newbery Honor recipient Shannon Hale, Princess Academy: Palace of Stone, Michael Buckley, The Sisters Grimm, Andrew Gidwitz, A Tale Dark and Grimm, Jessica Day George, Tuesdays at the Castle, and Sarah Beth Durst, Vessel; the Baltimore Born Panel Discussion featuring five novelists raised in Baltimore, including Adam Gidwitz, A Tale Dark and Grimm, Laura Resau, The Jade Notebook, Laurel Snyder, Bigger Than a Bread Box, Natalie Standiford, The Secret Tree, and C. Alexander London, We Are Not Eaten By Yaks: An Accidental Adventure; and author appearances by Caldecott Medalist Ed Young, Nighttime Ninja, bestselling picture book author/illustrator Jackie Urbanovic, Duck and Cover, Sophie Blackall and Annie Barrows, creators of the Ivy and Bean Series, Newbery medalist Laura Amy Schlitz, Splendors and Glooms, and poet and artist Douglas Florian, Shiver Me Timbers!: Pirate Poems and Paintings. See the schedule
MORE INFO: http://www.baltimorebookfestival.com/