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Children’s Book Festival 2015

Calling all kids! Get ready to dive into books and reading at the Children's Book Festival.

22 March 2015, 10:00am4:00pm
BookingsBookings for some sessions required, see link below.
Location Throughout the Library and Wheeler Centre
328 Swanston Street, Melbourne

The big day out for little readers is back … it’s time for our annual Children’s Book Festival celebrating the wonderful world of children’s literature and storytelling.

It’s a day when we invite kids − and their parents − to dive into the pleasures of books and reading, in as many different ways as possible. All you have to do is turn up and start roaming across the lawns and throughout the Library and the Wheeler Centre − there’s plenty to discover. For one big day, it’s all been turned into your very own children’s literary playground.

Meet your favourite authors and illustrators − from big names like Shaun Tan, Hazel Edwards and Andy Griffiths, to terrific emerging talents in the world of children’s books. There are storytellers, musical acts and performers of all sorts to discover. Grab a book from the picnic library and sink into a beanbag to get lost in it. Help create a giant book that will become a memento of the day. And drop by the Children’s Book Festival Monster Marquee, where you can make your own horns to wear all day long.

Read, listen, dance and make things … it’s an active day of fun for the whole family to enjoy together.

Suitable for ages 5 to 11. See event program below.


All events are free but bookings are required for Meet the Author and Illustrator sessions with Tristan Bancks, Hazel Edwards, Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton, Oliver Phommavanh, Shaun Tan and Gabrielle Wang.

Tickets for these will be available from 9am Wednesday 11 March at

Get in quick  these Meet the Author and Illustrator sessions will book out. Booking is required for each child and accompanying adult. If you miss out, don’t worry, you can still bring your book along to be signed by your favourite author. All other activities on the day do not require booking.

Children's Book Festival 2015 program