Brooklyn Book Festival Sept. 11 - 17, 2017
Bookend Events — citywide — Sept. 11 - 17, 2017
BKBF Children's Day Saturday, Sept. 16, 10am - 4pm — MetroTech Commons
Literary Celebration for Families and Children
Brooklyn Book Festival Day and Literary Marketplace — Sunday, Sept. 17, 10am - 6pm — Brooklyn Borough Hall & Plaza and nearby venues

Children's Day

All Events Free
MetroTech Commons in Downtown Brooklyn
Saturday, September 17, 2016 (10am-4pm, rain or shine)
10:00a.m. — 4:00p.m.

Enjoy beloved and cool writers and illustrators all day at beautiful MetroTech Commons in Downtown Brooklyn, on two tented stages and in the auditorium of NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering. Books by participating authors and other new and beloved children's books will be on sale with author book-signings after each program. The schedule of events is below.

10am—11am


​Brooklyn Book Festival Reception for Teachers.

NYU Tandon School of Engineering Auditorium, 5 Metrotech Commons
September 17, 2016
10:00
Add to Calendar 09-17-2016 10:00:00 09-17-2016 11:00:00 15 ​Brooklyn Book Festival Reception for Teachers. The Brooklyn Book Festival welcomes teachers to a special morning event featuring Andrea Davis Pinkney, the award-winning author of more than thirty books for children and young adults, including picture books, novels, works of historical fiction and nonfiction, and most recently A Poem for Peter, a book which celebrates the life of Ezra Jack Keats and his creation of The Snowy Day. Pinkney is joined in conversation with Chancellor Carmen Farina about the writer’s life, creating books and inspiring children. Presented with the support of the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation. NYU Tandon School of Engineering Auditorium, 5 Metrotech Commons, 5 MetroTech Raodway, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

The Brooklyn Book Festival welcomes teachers to a special morning event featuring Andrea Davis Pinkney, the award-winning author of more than thirty books for children and young adults, including picture books, novels, works of historical fiction and nonfiction, and most recently A Poem for Peter, a book which celebrates the life of Ezra Jack Keats and his creation of The Snowy Day. Pinkney is joined in conversation with Chancellor Carmen Farina about the writer’s life, creating books and inspiring children. Presented with the support of the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation.

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11am—12pm


​Do You Believe in Magic?

Young Readers Stage (MetroTech Commons)
September 17, 2016
11:00
Add to Calendar 09-17-2016 11:00:00 09-17-2016 12:00:00 15 ​Do You Believe in Magic? Do You Believe in Magic? These authors certainly do! New York Times bestselling author Kate Milford (The Left-Handed Fate) discusses all things magical with authors Soman Chainani (The School for Good and Evil), Cassie Beasley (Circus Mirandus), and Sam Bosma (Fantasy Sports). Be prepared for fairy-tale-hero dress codes, invisible tigers, and beach volleyball with amphibious creatures! Young Readers Stage (MetroTech Commons), 1 MetroTech Roadway, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

Do You Believe in Magic? These authors certainly do! New York Times bestselling author Kate Milford (The Left-Handed Fate) discusses all things magical with authors Soman Chainani (The School for Good and Evil), Cassie Beasley (Circus Mirandus), and Sam Bosma (Fantasy Sports). Be prepared for fairy-tale-hero dress codes, invisible tigers, and beach volleyball with amphibious creatures!

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Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking Made Easy: A Hands-on Workshop for Teachers with Esther K. Smith.

Workshop Room, 4th Floor, 5 Metrotech Center
September 17, 2016
11:00
Add to Calendar 09-17-2016 11:00:00 09-17-2016 12:00:00 15 Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking Made Easy: A Hands-on Workshop for Teachers with Esther K. Smith. Bookmaking artist Esther K. Smith will run this hands-on workshop for teachers demonstrating a few easy and quick ways to build a book. With this guidance, having students participate in the Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking Competition will be a breeze! Teachers only: [email protected] Workshop Room, 4th Floor, 5 Metrotech Center, 5 MetroTech Roadway, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

Bookmaking artist Esther K. Smith will run this hands-on workshop for teachers demonstrating a few easy and quick ways to build a book. With this guidance, having students participate in the Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking Competition will be a breeze! Teachers only: [email protected]



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12pm—1pm


Ready. Set. Action!

Young Readers Stage (MetroTech Commons)
September 17, 2016
12:00
Add to Calendar 09-17-2016 12:00:00 09-17-2016 13:00:00 15 Ready. Set. Action! Whether it’s magic and dragons, a high tech race against the clock, or an epic clash between good and evil, bestselling authors Michelle Knudsen (The Mage of Trelian), Adam Gidwitz (Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back: So You Want to Be a Jedi?), and newcomer Leopoldo Gout (Genius) have mastered the art of thrills, chills, and heart-stopping spills. Moderated by Eric Luper, author of the Key Hunters series. Young Readers Stage (MetroTech Commons), 1 MetroTech Roadway, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

Whether it’s magic and dragons, a high tech race against the clock, or an epic clash between good and evil, bestselling authors Michelle Knudsen (The Mage of Trelian), Adam Gidwitz (Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back: So You Want to Be a Jedi?), and newcomer Leopoldo Gout (Genius) have mastered the art of thrills, chills, and heart-stopping spills. Moderated by Eric Luper, author of the Key Hunters series.

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1pm—2pm


2pm—3pm


Storytelling: Mad Libs in Reverse presented by the NYU School of Engineering's Center for K12 STEM Education's Creativity in Engineering Science and Technology (CrEST) Program, 2pm.

Workshop Room 201, Rogers Hall
September 17, 2016
14:00
Add to Calendar 09-17-2016 14:00:00 09-17-2016 15:00:00 15 Storytelling: Mad Libs in Reverse presented by the NYU School of Engineering's Center for K12 STEM Education's Creativity in Engineering Science and Technology (CrEST) Program, 2pm. Storytelling: Mad Libs in Reverse presented by 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. Adapted from the NYU School of Engineering's Center for K12 STEM Education's Creativity in Engineering Science and Technology (CrEST) programAges 10 - 12 Workshop Room 201, Rogers Hall, , , Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

Storytelling: Mad Libs in Reverse presented by 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. Adapted from the NYU School of Engineering's Center for K12 STEM Education's Creativity in Engineering Science and Technology (CrEST) programAges 10 - 12

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3pm—4pm


​Illustrator Smackdown

NYU Tandon School of Engineering Auditorium, 5 Metrotech Commons
September 17, 2016
15:00
Add to Calendar 09-17-2016 15:00:00 09-17-2016 16:00:00 15 ​Illustrator Smackdown Illustrator Smackdown -- Come watch, laugh and cheer as the inimitable Ayun Halliday (Peanut) presides over the year’s most dynamic live action drawing competition featuring illustrators Ruth Chan (Where's The Party), Lucy Ruth Cummins (A Hungry Lion), Tim Miller (Snappsy the Alligator), Il-Sung Na (The Opposite Zoo), Isabel Roxas (Let Me Finish!), Bob Shea (Ballet Cat: Dance, Dance Underpants), Christian Robinson (Last Stop on Market Street) Sergio Ruzzier (This is Not a Picture Book). NYU Tandon School of Engineering Auditorium, 5 Metrotech Commons, 5 MetroTech Raodway, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

Illustrator Smackdown -- Come watch, laugh and cheer as the inimitable Ayun Halliday (Peanut) presides over the year’s most dynamic live action drawing competition featuring illustrators Ruth Chan (Where's The Party), Lucy Ruth Cummins (A Hungry Lion), Tim Miller (Snappsy the Alligator), Il-Sung Na (The Opposite Zoo), Isabel Roxas (Let Me Finish!), Bob Shea (Ballet Cat: Dance, Dance Underpants), Christian Robinson (Last Stop on Market Street) Sergio Ruzzier (This is Not a Picture Book).

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​You’ve Got a Friend

Young Readers Stage (MetroTech Commons)
September 17, 2016
15:00
Add to Calendar 09-17-2016 15:00:00 09-17-2016 16:00:00 15 ​You’ve Got a Friend You’ve Got a Friend: Friendship can be found in unexpected places. Join critically acclaimed authors Peter Brown (The Wild Robot) and Paul Griffin (When Friendship Followed Me Home), along with newcomer Gita Varadarajan (Save Me a Seat) for a conversation about the pleasures and pitfalls of making friends across cultures, with strange creatures, canines, and more. Moderated by author Barry Lyga (The Secret Sea). Young Readers Stage (MetroTech Commons), 1 MetroTech Roadway, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

You’ve Got a Friend: Friendship can be found in unexpected places. Join critically acclaimed authors Peter Brown (The Wild Robot) and Paul Griffin (When Friendship Followed Me Home), along with newcomer Gita Varadarajan (Save Me a Seat) for a conversation about the pleasures and pitfalls of making friends across cultures, with strange creatures, canines, and more. Moderated by author Barry Lyga (The Secret Sea).

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Storytelling: Mad Libs in Reverse presented by the NYU School of Engineering's Center for K12 STEM Education's Creativity in Engineering Science and Technology (CrEST) Program, 3pm.

Workshop Room, 4th Floor, 5 Metrotech Center
September 17, 2016
15:00
Add to Calendar 09-17-2016 15:00:00 09-17-2016 16:00:00 15 Storytelling: Mad Libs in Reverse presented by the NYU School of Engineering's Center for K12 STEM Education's Creativity in Engineering Science and Technology (CrEST) Program, 3pm. Storytelling: Mad Libs in Reverse presented by 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. Adapted from the NYU School of Engineering's Center for K12 STEM Education's Creativity in Engineering Science and Technology (CrEST) programAges 10 - 12 Workshop Room, 4th Floor, 5 Metrotech Center, 5 MetroTech Roadway, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

Storytelling: Mad Libs in Reverse presented by 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. Adapted from the NYU School of Engineering's Center for K12 STEM Education's Creativity in Engineering Science and Technology (CrEST) programAges 10 - 12

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4pm—5pm