2016 Schedule & Map of Events

Schedule of Events:

More details coming soon.

Panel Discussions & Presentations:

Picture Book Panel at 10:30 to 11:30

Gordon Morrison presentation from 11:45 to 12:15

Young Adult Panel from 12:30 to 1:30


10:30 am The young children’s authors and illustrators panel has Laura Eckroat (The Life of Bud), Sarah Lamstein (Big Night for Salamanders), Jane Sutton (What's Up with this Chicken?), and Paul Czajak (Monster books).

12:30 pm The young adult panel has Elizabeth Atkinson (I, Emma Freke), Laura Shaeffer (The Crumbles Chronicles: Tails of a Nervous Dog), Eryn Flynn (Beyond the Waterfall) and Roni Arno (Ruby Reinvented).

The panel discussions are facilitated by teachers from The Village School. Discussion topics include how authors get their ideas, the way pictures and words combine to tell a story, how authors cover relevant social issues for young adults, the process of developing characters and researching topics. Book Festival visitors can ask their own questions!

11:45 pm An interactive demonstration on drawing from nature is presented by Gordon Morrison, author and illustrator of many titles including A Drop of Water, Oak Tree, and Bald Eagle, who will guide children in making their own life drawings at the festival.

Schedule of Events

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Map of Event (Inside Cafeteria)

Central Ma Children Book Fest 2016 Map