The nation’s best children’s authors and illustrators read and discuss their latest works for children and young adults.

Enoch Pratt Children's Stage

Engaging and interactive activities for children and teens that will make you want to visit your library, the Enoch Pratt Free Library. Find your inner beast in Where The Wild Things Are and broaden your horizons with #WeNeedDiverseBooks.


Friday, September 26


Kevin Sherry

Author of I'm the Biggest Thing in the Ocean and Turtle Island will be presenting work from his new book The Yeti Files: Meet the Bigfeet, with song, pictures and even puppets. Kevin will take you on the goofy progress of book making, from thinking of story ideas to getting the book made. Kids will love the jokes and the puppets, and older "kids" will find presentation very informative. This will be one of the most fun presentations of the weekend, don't miss it! 

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Creative Alliance After School Art

The Creative Alliance presents bike customizing and anime drawing.

Andy Dahl of Baltimore Bike Experience shows young attendees how to customize their bikes! Bring your bicycle to decorate and modify one in site as a collaborative art piece. Youth from the Bike Club at Digital Harbor High School will assist in decorating and repair needs that festival goers might have.

Artist Matthew Woodle instructs fun anime drawing lessons. Participants will create their own anime characters while using loads of anime books and illustrations as sources of inspiration!

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Inner Harbor Project Talent Show

Talented Baltimore teens aged 13-19 will wow us with their skills in visual art, poetry, singing, dance, and any other creative expression you can think of.

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Saturday, September 27


Nina Foxx

Nina Foxx will present her book, Catfish.

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Jaqueline Jules

Jaqueline Jules will present her book, Never Say a Mean Word Again.

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Ben Hatke

Ben Hatke will present his book, The Return of Zita the Spacegirl.

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Lulu Delacre

Lulu Delacre will present her book, How Far Do You Love Me?

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Jabari Asim

Jabari Asim will present his book, Fifty Cents and a Dream: Young Booker T. Washington.

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Sunday, September 28


Claudia Gray

Claudia Gray will present her book, Steadfast: A Spellcaster Novel.

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Andrew Auseon

Andrew Auseon will present his book, Alienated.

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Elizabeth Chandler

Elizabeth Chandler will present her book, Everafter (Kissed by an Angel).

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Sept 26-28, 2014
Fri & Sat: Noon - 8pm
Sun: Noon - 6pm


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