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Thursday 22 March 2012

Event: State Library of Victoria Children's Book Festival 2012

Sunday 25th March 
on the lawns of the State Library of Victoria
10.00am – 4.00pm

Sunday 25th March will see the return of the Children’s Book Festival, with an even bigger celebration of all things related to children’s books! Stop off first at the State Library’s lawns where there’ll be marquees, musical acts, roving performers, and even the chance to join the teddy bear’s picnic!
Little Lonsdale Street will be lined with marquees full of fun activities, including: arts and crafts, publishing your own book, competitions, author appearances and lucky dips. Keep an eye out for the petting zoo and the fire truck! Along Little Lonsdale Street, you will find the Wheeler Centre which will host authors and illustrators in conversation.

Inside the Library, visit Experimedia for storytelling or go up to Queen’s Hall where you will have the chance to meet your favourite authors and illustrators or attend a workshop run by them. In the Library’s Village Roadshow Theatrette you will enjoy a range of theatrical performances suitable for all tastes.

Families can enjoy Goss Community Choir, Mudcakes, Valanga & Leo, Children’s Laureate, Cha Cha Sam, Paul Jamieson the Music Man, Kazoos, The Mighty bUZZniks Duo . . .
. . . there will be talks, workshops, readings and book signings with such esteemed authors as Boori Monty Pryor, Hazel Edwards, Anna Walker, Mark Wilson, Gabrielle Wang, Anna Pignataro, Sally Rippin, Andy Griffiths, Leigh Hobbs, Alison Lester and Graeme Base!
There will also be a fire truck, petting zoo, Kids’ Own Publishing Book Cubby, face and henna painting, and much more!
Don't miss this extraordinary event. See the website for the full programme.