Join us for our Opening Weekend with a jam-packed program designed for the youngest of book readers.
Kids’ Day on Saturday features an all-Australian line-up of some of the brightest names in children’s literature including current Australian Children’s Laureate Ursula Dubosarsky (The Terrible Plop and Brindabella), Davina Bell and Allison Colpoys (Under the Love Umbrella and All The Ways To Be Smart), Gavin Aung Than (Super Side Kicks series) and Adam Briggs (Our Home, Our Heartbeat).
With an abundance of free activities with Deb Twining Arts in the shade of the Plane Trees, the Kids’ Day events will delight and inspire the under 12 crowd.
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Ursula Dubosarsky is the current Australian Children’s Laureate for 2020-2021. She is the author of over 60 books for children and her most recent novel, Brindabella, was short-listed for the 2019 CBCA awards.
Davina Bell is an award-winning author of books for young readers of many ages. She writes picture books (including Under the Love Umbrella and All the Ways To Be Smart), as well as junior fiction, middle-grade fiction and YA. The End of the World is Bigger Than Love is Davina’s debut YA novel.
Allison Colpoys is an award-winning designer and illustrator, and the Associate Art Director at Scribe Publications. As well as receiving numerous Australian Book Design Awards for her illustration and cover design, she has won the CBCA Award for New Illustrator (formerly the Crichton Award) and an Australian Book Industry Award.
Gavin Aung Than’s webcomic Zen Pencils, has been featured by The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, Slate, Buzzfeed, Gawker and Brain Pickings, and has also been collected into New York Times bestselling books. His first series for children, Super Sidekicks, grew out of Gavin's long-time obsession with superheroes.