Illustration, Kristen Balouch, If You Are the Dreamer(Petaluma, CA: Cameron Kids, 2021). © 2021 Kristen Balouch. Used by permission of Cameron + Company, an imprint of Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York
Hosted in the Museum’s pavilion, the fair features forty Brooklyn-based authors and illustrators in an afternoon of presentations and children’s activities.
The Brooklyn Museum is pleased to announce the annual Brooklyn Children’s Book Fair on Sunday, November 13, from 11 am to 4 pm. This year, the fair brings together forty Brooklyn authors and illustrators to share their latest books. The free event features picture books, chapter books, and graphic novels—including works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry—for book lovers from preschool through the middle grades. Throughout the day, children and their companions can attend readings and presentations, learn about the creative process, get books signed, and have fun drawing and coloring.
Participants include Selina Alko, Adam Auerbach, Gabrielle Balkan, Kristen Balouch, Melinda Beck, Artie Bennett, Molly Brooks, Keith Henry Brown, Matthew Burgess, Ruth Chan, Nina Crews, John Patrick Green, Abby Hanlon, Michael Hearst, Tad Hills, Kate Hosford, Melissa Iwai, Caron Levis, Laura Ljungkvist, Torrey Maldonado, Denis Markell, Yona McDonough, Kate Milford, Yevgenia Nayberg, Christopher Silas Neal, George O’Connor, Jessica Ralli, Julia Sarcone-Roach, Adam Rubin, Misa Saburi, Stephen Savage, Amy Schwartz, Aimée Sicuro, Hannah Stark, Joshua David Stein, Lesley Ware, Katie Yamasaki, James Yang, Hyewon Yum, and Gracey Zhang.
The schedule of readings and presentations is as follows:
12–12:20 pm: Picture book reading with Caron Levis
12:30–12:50 pm: Picture book reading with Ruth Chan
1–1:20 pm: Picture book reading with Kristen Balouch
1:30–1:50 pm: Illustrator presentation with James Yang
2–2:20 pm: Picture book reading with Nina Crews
2:30–2:50 pm: Illustrator presentation with Adam Auerbach
3–3:30 pm: Middle-grade author panel (ages 9+) with Torrey Maldonado, Yona McDonough, and Kate Milford