The We Are ALL Readers Children's Book Festival returns to North Kingstown High School for a celebration of diverse children's books! This event is FREE and open to the public. Enjoy story times and author talks from award-winning authors and illustrators who represent a wide range of American life experiences. Attendees will have a chance to meet them, ask questions, and have their books personally signed. The first 300 kids at the event will be able to choose a free new book to take home!
This festival will also include kids' hands-on activities, a pop-up bookstore with new releases, and community organization tables. Kid-friendly lunch and snacks will be available from food trucks on site. Check out our website for more information.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: All Day: Wakefield Books pop-up bookstore with author signings Hands-on crafts and activities for kids Book giveaway by Reach Out and Read (First 300 kids each get a free book!) Food Trucks!
10:00 - 12:00 Picture Book Storytimes with Authors and Illustrators Jeanette Bradley (Something Great, No World Too Big) Juana Martinez-Neal (Fry Bread, Alma and How She Got Her Name) Sarah Lynne Reul (Bubbie and Rivka's Best-Ever Challah (So Far!), Nerp!) Winsome Bingham (Soul Food Sunday) Danielle Greendeer (Keepunumuk: Weeâchumun's Thanksgiving Story)
11:00 Hands-on Comics Workshop for Kids 8-12 with MJ Robinson (limited space, preregister as an "add on")
11:00 - 2:00 Food Trucks: Haven Brothers and Willie's Place
12:30 - 1:30 Graphic Novelists Take the Stage Jarrett Lerner (Geeger the Robot, EngiNerds) Lee Durfey-Lavoie and Veronica Agarwal (Just Roll With It)
1:40 - 3:10 Middle Grade Author Talks Lisa Stringfellow (A Comb of Wishes) Padma Venkatraman (Born Behind Bars, The Bridge Home) Debbi Michiko Florence (Jasmine Toguchi series, This is How I Roll)
Thank you to our sponsors! RISCA Harbor Creative Arts Washington Trust Coastal 1 Credit Union NEARI NEANK Walmart Arcadis