Brooklyn Book Festival
BKBF Children's Day: Literary Celebration for Families and Children
Full Week of Literary “Bookend” Events

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Children's Day 2015

Brooklyn Book Festival Children's Day

September 19th, 2015
10:00a.m. — 4:00p.m.

10am—11am


Picture Book Stage

Picture Book Stage (MetroTech Commons)
September 19, 2015
10:00
Add to Calendar 09-19-2015 10:00:00 09-19-2015 16:00:00 15 Picture Book Stage Come listen to your favorite children’s book authors read! All readings are followed by book signings at the adjacent signing table. 10:30 a.m. Joohee Yoon, The Tiger Who Would Be King 11:00a.m. Drew Daywalt, The Day the Crayons Quit 11:30 p.m. Emily Hughes, The Little Gardener 12:00 p.m. Frank Morrison, Little Melba and her Big Trombone 12:30 p.m. Matt de la Pena, Last Stop on Market Street 1:00 p.m.Kathryn Otoshi, Beautiful Hands 1:30 p.m. Kevin Sherry, Monsters on the Run 2:00 p.m. Adam Rubin/Daniel Salmieri, Robo-Sauce 2:30 p.m. Sean Qualls, The Case for Loving 3:00 p.m. Edwidge Danticat, Mama’s Nightingale 3:30 p.m. Joyce Wan, The Whale in My Swimming Pool Picture Book Stage (MetroTech Commons), 1 MetroTech Roadway, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

Come listen to your favorite children’s book authors read! All readings are followed by book signings at the adjacent signing table.

10:30 a.m. Joohee Yoon, The Tiger Who Would Be King

11:00a.m. Drew Daywalt, The Day the Crayons Quit

11:30 p.m. Emily Hughes, The Little Gardener

12:00 p.m. Frank Morrison, Little Melba and her Big Trombone

12:30 p.m. Matt de la Pena, Last Stop on Market Street

1:00 p.m.Kathryn Otoshi, Beautiful Hands

1:30 p.m. Kevin Sherry, Monsters on the Run

2:00 p.m. Adam Rubin/Daniel Salmieri, Robo-Sauce

2:30 p.m. Sean Qualls, The Case for Loving

3:00 p.m. Edwidge Danticat, Mama’s Nightingale

3:30 p.m. Joyce Wan, The Whale in My Swimming Pool


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What Are You Waiting For? Kevin Henkes, in conversation with Jon Scieszka

NYU Tandon School of Engineering Auditorium, 5 Metrotech Commons
September 19, 2015
10:00
Add to Calendar 09-19-2015 10:00:00 09-19-2015 11:00:00 15 What Are You Waiting For? Kevin Henkes, in conversation with Jon Scieszka What Are You Waiting For? Kevin Henkes, in conversation with Jon Scieszka.  Caldecott Medalist and New York Times bestselling author Kevin Henkes launches his new book, Waiting, with a reading and a short look at his career through photos and drawings. Then he sits down with bestselling author and funny man Jon Scieszka (Guys Read) to discuss their books, their affinity for animal characters (not crackers), and Q&A with the audience. Book signing to follow. NYU Tandon School of Engineering Auditorium, 5 Metrotech Commons, 5 MetroTech Raodway, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

What Are You Waiting For? Kevin Henkes, in conversation with Jon Scieszka.  Caldecott Medalist and New York Times bestselling author Kevin Henkes launches his new book, Waiting, with a reading and a short look at his career through photos and drawings. Then he sits down with bestselling author and funny man Jon Scieszka (Guys Read) to discuss their books, their affinity for animal characters (not crackers), and Q&A with the audience. Book signing to follow.

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11am—12pm


12pm—1pm


Mad Libs in Reverse: a Digitally Enabled Storytelling Workshop

Workshop Room 201, Rogers Hall
September 19, 2015
12:00
Add to Calendar 09-19-2015 12:00:00 09-19-2015 13:00:00 15 Mad Libs in Reverse: a Digitally Enabled Storytelling Workshop Mad Libs in Reverse: a Digitally Enabled Storytelling Workshop. Adapted from the NYU School of Engineering's Center for K12 STEM Education's Creativity in Engineering Science and Technology (CrEST) program, this workshop will offer a short learning experience related to circuitry, electronics, sensors and physical computing. Storytelling, you say? Come and build interactive devices, and then use them to play a group game that's something like a 'mad lib in reverse'. Laughter virtually guaranteed. Ages 10 - 12. There will be a second session of this workshop at 1:30 PM.  Workshop Room 201, Rogers Hall, , , Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

Mad Libs in Reverse: a Digitally Enabled Storytelling Workshop. Adapted from the NYU School of Engineering's Center for K12 STEM Education's Creativity in Engineering Science and Technology (CrEST) program, this workshop will offer a short learning experience related to circuitry, electronics, sensors and physical computing. Storytelling, you say? Come and build interactive devices, and then use them to play a group game that's something like a 'mad lib in reverse'. Laughter virtually guaranteed. Ages 10 - 12.

There will be a second session of this workshop at 1:30 PM. 

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What a Character!

Young Readers Stage (MetroTech Commons)
September 19, 2015
12:00
Add to Calendar 09-19-2015 12:00:00 09-19-2015 13:00:00 15 What a Character! What a Character! Lovable, laughable, and unforgettable, favorite chapter book characters always have the most engaging personalities—and the most memorable names. Authors Abby Hanlon (Dory Fantasmagory), Lenore Look (Alvin Ho and Ruby Lu), and Jon Scieszka (Frank Einstein) come together to discuss their inspiration behind creating—and naming—their beloved characters. Moderated by Anica Rissi (Anna Banana). Young Readers Stage (MetroTech Commons), 1 MetroTech Roadway, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

What a Character! Lovable, laughable, and unforgettable, favorite chapter book characters always have the most engaging personalities—and the most memorable names. Authors Abby Hanlon (Dory Fantasmagory), Lenore Look (Alvin Ho and Ruby Lu), and Jon Scieszka (Frank Einstein) come together to discuss their inspiration behind creating—and naming—their beloved characters. Moderated by Anica Rissi (Anna Banana).

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1pm—2pm


Readers Theatre of Mystery and Magic

Young Readers Stage (MetroTech Commons)
September 19, 2015
13:00
Add to Calendar 09-19-2015 13:00:00 09-19-2015 14:00:00 15 Readers Theatre of Mystery and Magic Readers Theatre of Mystery and Magic. Stories of magic that goes awry, creatures from the dark woods, and a mysterious island all come to life when Chris Grabenstein (The Island of Dr. Libris) Tracey Baptiste (The Jumbies), Emily Jenkins, and Sarah Mlynowski (Upside Down Magic) engage in a lively and expressive round of readers theatre, reading short scripts adapted from their novels. Audience participation encouraged! Moderated by Adam Gidwitz. Young Readers Stage (MetroTech Commons), 1 MetroTech Roadway, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

Readers Theatre of Mystery and Magic. Stories of magic that goes awry, creatures from the dark woods, and a mysterious island all come to life when Chris Grabenstein (The Island of Dr. Libris) Tracey Baptiste (The Jumbies), Emily Jenkins, and Sarah Mlynowski (Upside Down Magic) engage in a lively and expressive round of readers theatre, reading short scripts adapted from their novels. Audience participation encouraged! Moderated by Adam Gidwitz.

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2pm—3pm


Greek Gods, Other Worlds and Natural Disasters

Young Readers Stage (MetroTech Commons)
September 19, 2015
14:00
Add to Calendar 09-19-2015 14:00:00 09-19-2015 15:00:00 15 Greek Gods, Other Worlds and Natural Disasters Greek Gods, Other Worlds and Natural Disasters. NYT bestselling authors Kazu Kibuishi (Amulet), George O’Connor (Olympians) and Lauren Tarshis (I Survived) have an extraordinary ability to capture the rapt and devoted attention of young readers and deliver thrills and action aplenty in their bestselling series. Join these three creators for a lively reading and discussion of their work as well as a Q&A where fans can ask all of their most pressing questions. Young Readers Stage (MetroTech Commons), 1 MetroTech Roadway, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

Greek Gods, Other Worlds and Natural Disasters. NYT bestselling authors Kazu Kibuishi (Amulet), George O’Connor (Olympians) and Lauren Tarshis (I Survived) have an extraordinary ability to capture the rapt and devoted attention of young readers and deliver thrills and action aplenty in their bestselling series. Join these three creators for a lively reading and discussion of their work as well as a Q&A where fans can ask all of their most pressing questions.

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3pm—4pm


​Don’t Antagonize Me!

Young Readers Stage (MetroTech Commons)
September 19, 2015
15:00
Add to Calendar 09-19-2015 15:00:00 09-19-2015 16:00:00 15 ​Don’t Antagonize Me! Don’t Antagonize Me! Whether they’re friendly adversaries, arch rivals, or sworn enemies, the best antagonists can make life extremely difficult...and books extremely fun. Join author and editor Jeff Salane (Justice) as he moderates a lively conversation with authors Stuart Gibbs (Evil Spy School), Kate Milford (Greenglass House), and Erin Entrada Kelly (Blackbird Fly) about what makes a good antagonist, and how bad deeds can lead to great stories.  Young Readers Stage (MetroTech Commons), 1 MetroTech Roadway, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

Don’t Antagonize Me! Whether they’re friendly adversaries, arch rivals, or sworn enemies, the best antagonists can make life extremely difficult...and books extremely fun. Join author and editor Jeff Salane (Justice) as he moderates a lively conversation with authors Stuart Gibbs (Evil Spy School), Kate Milford (Greenglass House), and Erin Entrada Kelly (Blackbird Fly) about what makes a good antagonist, and how bad deeds can lead to great stories.

 

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How to Tell a Story

Workshop Room, 4th Floor, 5 Metrotech Center
September 19, 2015
15:00
Add to Calendar 09-19-2015 15:00:00 09-19-2015 16:00:00 15 How to Tell a Story How to Tell a Story. Children’s author Daniel Nayeri (How to Tell a Story: 1 Book + 20 Story Blocks = A Million Adventures) will take children (ages 6 and up) on a storytelling adventure using color-coded blocks from his new interactive project How to Tell a Story. Participants will learn the craft of telling tales while being empowered to teach and regale the audience with their own words. Workshop Room, 4th Floor, 5 Metrotech Center, 5 MetroTech Roadway, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

How to Tell a Story. Children’s author Daniel Nayeri (How to Tell a Story: 1 Book + 20 Story Blocks = A Million Adventureswill take children (ages 6 and up) on a storytelling adventure using color-coded blocks from his new interactive project How to Tell a Story. Participants will learn the craft of telling tales while being empowered to teach and regale the audience with their own words.

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4pm—5pm