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The Brooklyn Book Children’s Festival is back!

Author Drew Daywalt reads from “The Day the Crayons Came Home” in the Picture Book tent at the 2015 Brooklyn Book Festival Children’s Day.
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It’s back — the Brooklyn Book Fair for Children on Sept. 17, held in the square of MetroTech Commons.

Children’s favorite authors include Eric Luper, Brendan Wenzel, Michelle Knudsen, Rita Williams-Garcia, Christian Robinson, Peter Brown, Mike Curato, Vanessa Brantley Newton, Adam Gidwitz, Michael Hearst, Il Sung Na, Ruth Chan, Raúl Colón, Rebecca Stead, and many others.

Children 2 to 11 years old can enjoy a full day of literary activities featuring authors, story time where they’ll hear authors read and discuss their books, workshops — with topics ranging from bookmaking and Stem to reading maps and writing stories — and an “Artspot,” where children create projects with authors.

At a competitive illustrator draw-off, illustrators create original drawings in response to prompts from the children in audience, and the theatre group TADA will perform adaptations of books by Ezra Jack Keats. Books by participating authors and other new and beloved children’s books will be on sale along with author book signings.

Book Fair on Sept. 17 from 10 am to 4 pm. Free

MetroTech Quad [Myrtle Avenue and Jay Street in Downtown, www.brooklynbookfestival.org].

Updated 5:00 pm, July 9, 2018
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