Join us for a magical day of stories, performance and hands-on fun for young readers.
Kids' Day details
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Kids' Day description
Be part of a magical Saturday of stories, performance and hands-on fun as writers, performers and illustrators take over the Torrens Stage to enliven and excite our youngest readers.
The Opening Weekend kicks off with a stellar lineup of Australia’s biggest names in children’s books including Remy Lai (Pawcasso), Andrew McDonald and Ben Wood (Real Pigeons series), Mem Fox (The Tiny Star, Possum Magic), Felice Arena (Specky Magee series, Fearless Frederic) and artist Patricia Piccinini (of Skywhale fame) among many other guests.
It’s a jam-packed program of free activities, so come join the fun with some terrific book-ish activities specially designed for the under 12 crowd.
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Event additional information
Felice Arena is the author and creator of many popular and award-winning children's books for all ages, including the acclaimed historical adventures The Boy and the Spy, Fearless Frederic and The Great Escape, the bestselling Specky Magee books and the popular Andy Roid and Sporty Kids series.
Mem Fox has written more than 40 books for children, including the bestselling and much-loved picture books Possum Magic and Where is the Green Sheep?. She has been presented with an array of book awards, and was awarded an AM for services to the cultural life of Australia.
Remy Lai writes and draws for kids. She was born in Indonesia, grew up in Singapore, and currently lives in Brisbane. She is the author-illustrator of Pie in the Sky, Fly on the Wall, and Pawcasso.
Patricia Piccinini is one of Australia’s most successful contemporary artists. The creator of the famous skywhales, Patricia’s practice explores the relationship with our natural and artificial worlds. Her new children’s book is Every Heart Sings.