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Oct
7
Fri
Sheboygan Children’s Book Festival @ John Michael Kohler Art Center Tickets
Oct 7 all-day

SCBF-Logo2Make daring discoveries at the 2016 Sheboygan Children’s Book Festival!

The 7th annual Sheboygan Children’s Book Festival, October 7-9, is a FREE, fun-filled public celebration of books and reading for kids, teens, families, and book lovers of all ages!

Meet acclaimed authors and illustrators including: David Wiesner, Calef Brown, Joe Cepeda, Matthew Cordell, Jill Esbaum, David Fulk, Thyra Heder, Victoria Jamieson, Jennifer Swanson, Duncan Tonatiuh, Rachel Vail, Silvia Acevedo, Valerie Biel, Melissa Gorzelanczyk and Keith “Blu” Warfield.
Enjoy readings, hear authors talk about what they do and make art with amazing illustrators.

Plus, bedtime concert and sing-along with Emily Arrow, costumed book characters, and book sales and autographing.

Events take place in Sheboygan, WI at Mead Public Library, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Bookworm Gardens and Weill Center.

For more information and schedule details for the Sheboygan Children’s Book Festival visit http://SheboyganChildrensBookFestival.org

Make A Discoveries Journal @ John Michael Kohler Art Center Tickets
Oct 7 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

13161919_1143650522353191_4816003046320302676_oDrop-in, hands-on activity.

Make your own journal for this year’s book festival discoveries.

 

Picture Book Fun! @ Bookworm Gardens Tickets
Oct 7 @ 4:30 pm – 5:15 pm

13161919_1143650522353191_4816003046320302676_oAges: 4+

Author Rachel Vail!

Rachel Vail is the award-winning author of more than 30 books for young people. Her novels for teens include Unfriended, If We Kiss, and the Friendship Ring series. For elementary school kids, there’s Justin Case: School, Drool, and Other Daily Disasters.  Her picture books include Piggy Bunny and Sometimes I’m Bombaloo.

 

 

Bedtime Concert & Sing-Along @ John Michael Kohler Art Center Tickets
Oct 7 @ 5:30 pm – 7:15 pm

13161919_1143650522353191_4816003046320302676_oThis is a free concert in the Matrix at JMKAC, however admission tickets are required. Free tickets will be handed out at the Information desk beginning at 5:30pm. Tickets are first come, first served. You may call ahead to confirm ticket availability.

Before the concert, the ARTcafe will offer a bedtime milk and cookie special.

Emily Arrow is the featured artist of the concert.  Get ready to dance, wave your toys and books in the air, and sing along as Emily keeps everyone entertained with her infectious tunes. Emily has blended her love of children’s books and music to become an award-winning kid-lit singer/songwriter. 

Kids, come in your pj’s and be ready to sing-along with Emily Arrow!  

After the concert Meet Clifford the Big Red Dog in the Atrium, as well as have a chance to purchase an Emily Arrow CD.

 

Make A Discoveries Journal @ John Michael Kohler Art Center Tickets
Oct 7 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

13161919_1143650522353191_4816003046320302676_oDrop-in, hands-on activity.

Make your own journal for this year’s book festival discoveries.

 

Meet Clifford the Big Red Dog! @ John Michael Kohler Art Center Tickets
Oct 7 @ 7:15 pm – 7:45 pm

13161919_1143650522353191_4816003046320302676_oSchmooze with favorite book characters

Clifford the Big Red Dog will be visiting!

Stop in to say hello and take a picture!

 

Oct
8
Sat
Sheboygan Children’s Book Festival @ John Michael Kohler Art Center Tickets
Oct 8 all-day

SCBF-Logo2Make daring discoveries at the 2016 Sheboygan Children’s Book Festival!

The 7th annual Sheboygan Children’s Book Festival, October 7-9, is a FREE, fun-filled public celebration of books and reading for kids, teens, families, and book lovers of all ages!

Meet acclaimed authors and illustrators including: David Wiesner, Calef Brown, Joe Cepeda, Matthew Cordell, Jill Esbaum, David Fulk, Thyra Heder, Victoria Jamieson, Jennifer Swanson, Duncan Tonatiuh, Rachel Vail, Silvia Acevedo, Valerie Biel, Melissa Gorzelanczyk and Keith “Blu” Warfield.
Enjoy readings, hear authors talk about what they do and make art with amazing illustrators.

Plus, bedtime concert and sing-along with Emily Arrow, costumed book characters, and book sales and autographing.

Events take place in Sheboygan, WI at Mead Public Library, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Bookworm Gardens and Weill Center.

For more information and schedule details for the Sheboygan Children’s Book Festival visit http://SheboyganChildrensBookFestival.org

When Pigs Fly @ Bookworm Gardens Tickets
Oct 8 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am

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David Wiesner is one of the best-loved and most highly acclaimed picture book creators in the world. His books have been translated into more than a dozen languages and have won numerous awards in the United States and abroad. Three of the picture books he both wrote and illustrated became instant classics when they won the prestigious Caldecott Medal: Tuesday in 1992, The Three Pigs in 2002, and Flotsam in 2007, making him only the second person in the award’s long history to have won three times.

 

Make A Discoveries Journal @ Mead Public Library Tickets
Oct 8 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

13161919_1143650522353191_4816003046320302676_oDrop-in, hands-on activity.

Make your own journal for this year’s book festival discoveries.

 

Make A Discoveries Journal @ Bookworm Gardens Tickets
Oct 8 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

13161919_1143650522353191_4816003046320302676_oDrop-in, hands-on activity.

Make your own journal for this year’s book festival discoveries.

 

Meet Clifford the Big Red Dog! @ John Michael Kohler Art Center Tickets
Oct 8 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
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Schmooze with favorite book characters

Clifford the Big Red Dog will be visiting!

Stop in to say hello and take a picture!

 

Toadies & Dinos & Bigfoot, Oh My! @ Mead Public Library Tickets
Oct 8 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

13161919_1143650522353191_4816003046320302676_oAges: 3+

Author Jill Esbaum!

Jill Esbaum writes picture books filled with humor and heart from her family farm in eastern Iowa. Her books have been nominated for state awards (I Am Cow, Hear Me Moo! in Nebraska, Tom’s Tweet in Iowa and South Dakota, Stanza in Indiana), named to the International Reading Association’s Notable Children’s Book list (Ste-e-e-e-eamboat A-Comin’!); and featured on Amazon’s Best Book of the Month list (Tom’s Tweet).

 

In the Art Studio with Thyra Heder @ John Michael Kohler Art Center Tickets
Oct 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

13161919_1143650522353191_4816003046320302676_oAges: 6+

Make art with the illustrators!
Spend time in the art studio with authors/illustrators Thyra Heder!

Includes drawing demonstrations and time for hands-on art making; all supplies provided.

Meet Wild Thing! @ Bookworm Gardens Tickets
Oct 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
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Schmooze with favorite book characters

Wild Thing will be visiting!

Stop in to say hello and take a picture!

 

Poems, Pictures & A World of Nonsense @ Mead Public Library Tickets
Oct 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Brain Games – Jennifer Swanson @ Mead Public Library Tickets
Oct 8 @ 11:30 am – 12:15 pm

13161919_1143650522353191_4816003046320302676_oAges: 8+

Author Jennifer Swanson! Jennifer Swanson is the award-winning author of over 25 nonfiction science books for kids, includingBrain Games by National Geographic Kids.

 

Stories & Art – Duncan Tonatiuh @ Mead Public Library Tickets
Oct 8 @ 11:30 am – 12:15 pm

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Author & Illustrator Duncan Tonatiuh!

Duncan Tonatiuh (toh-nah-tee-YOU) is the author and illustrator of The Princess and the Warrior (Fall 2016), Funny Bones, Separate Is Never Equal, Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote, Diego Rivera: His World and Ours and Dear Primo.

 

The Art of Visual Storytelling @ John Michael Kohler Art Center Tickets
Oct 8 @ 11:45 am – 12:30 pm
Daring Dino Discoveries! @ Bookworm Gardens Tickets
Oct 8 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm

13161919_1143650522353191_4816003046320302676_oAges: 3+

Author Jill Esbaum!

Jill Esbaum writes picture books filled with humor and heart from her family farm in eastern Iowa. Her books have been nominated for state awards (I Am Cow, Hear Me Moo! in Nebraska, Tom’s Tweet in Iowa and South Dakota, Stanza in Indiana), named to the International Reading Association’s Notable Children’s Book list (Ste-e-e-e-eamboat A-Comin’!); and featured on Amazon’s Best Book of the Month list (Tom’s Tweet).

 

Meet Clifford the Big Red Dog! @ John Michael Kohler Art Center Tickets
Oct 8 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

13161919_1143650522353191_4816003046320302676_oSchmooze with favorite book characters

Clifford the Big Red Dog will be visiting!

Stop in to say hello and take a picture!

 

 

 

Meet Wild Thing! @ Bookworm Gardens Tickets
Oct 8 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
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Schmooze with favorite book characters

Wild Thing will be visiting!

Stop in to say hello and take a picture!

 

How Do Authors & Illustrators Work Together? @ Mead Public Library Tickets
Oct 8 @ 12:45 pm – 1:30 pm

13161919_1143650522353191_4816003046320302676_oAges: 8+

Author Rachel Vail and author/illustrator Matthew Cordell!

Rachel Vail is the award-winning author of more than 30 books for young people. Her novels for teens include Unfriended, If We Kiss, and the Friendship Ring series. For elementary school kids, there’s Justin Case: School, Drool, and Other Daily Disasters.  Her picture books include Piggy Bunny and Sometimes I’m Bombaloo.

Matthew has illustrated many books for children including works of poetry, novels, and picture books. He has written and illustrated Trouble Gum, Another Brother,  Hello! Hello!, and Wish.

 

The Art of Illustrating Children’s Books @ Mead Public Library Tickets
Oct 8 @ 12:45 pm – 1:30 pm

13161919_1143650522353191_4816003046320302676_oAges: 3+

Author & Illustrator Joe Cepeda!

Joe Cepeda is a pioneering and award-winning multicultural children’s book illustrator whose art graces dozens of iconic literary works, including those written by Toni Morrison, Gary Soto, Pam Muñoz Ryan, Reynaldo Arenas, Arnold Adoff and Monica Brown. Among his groundbreaking titles are Nappy Hair, Side by Side / Lado a Lado – The Story of Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez, and Peeny Butter Fudge.

 

In the Art Studio with Calef Brown @ John Michael Kohler Art Center Tickets
Oct 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

13161919_1143650522353191_4816003046320302676_oAges: 6+

Make art with the illustrators!
Spend time in the art studio with authors/illustrator Calef Brown!

Includes drawing demonstrations and time for hands-on art making; all supplies provided.

The Science All Around You @ Bookworm Gardens Tickets
Oct 8 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm

13161919_1143650522353191_4816003046320302676_oAges: 5+

Author Jennifer Swanson! Jennifer Swanson is the award-winning author of over 25 nonfiction science books for kids, includingBrain Games by National Geographic Kids.

 

What You Didn’t Know You Don’t Know @ Mead Public Library Tickets
Oct 8 @ 1:45 pm – 2:30 pm

13161919_1143650522353191_4816003046320302676_oAges: 6+

Author & Illustrator Thyra Heder!

Thyra Heder is the author and illustrator of Fraidyzoo (inspired by her ridiculous and creative family) and The Bear Report.

 

Meet Wild Thing! @ Bookworm Gardens Tickets
Oct 8 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
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Schmooze with favorite book characters

Wild Thing will be visiting!

Stop in to say hello and take a picture!

 

Children’s Authors: Panel Discussion @ John Michael Kohler Art Center Tickets
Oct 8 @ 2:30 pm – 3:15 pm

13161919_1143650522353191_4816003046320302676_oAges: 8+

“The Daring Art of Books for Children & Teens”

Panel with David Wesner, Ducan Tonatiuh, Victoria Jamieson, and Calef Brown.

David Wiesner is one of the best-loved and most highly acclaimed picture book creators in the world. His books have been translated into more than a dozen languages and have won numerous awards in the United States and abroad. Three of the picture books he both wrote and illustrated became instant classics when they won the prestigious Caldecott Medal: Tuesday in 1992, The Three Pigs in 2002, and Flotsam in 2007, making him only the second person in the award’s long history to have won three times.

Duncan Tonatiuh (toh-nah-tee-YOU) is the author and illustrator of The Princess and the Warrior (Fall 2016), Funny Bones, Separate Is Never Equal, Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote, Diego Rivera: His World and Ours and Dear Primo.

Victoria Jamieson has written and illustrated numerous children’s books, including the Newbery Honor book Roller Girl.

Calef Brown is the author and illustrator of many celebrated books for children including Polkabats and Octopus SlacksDutch Sneakers and FleakeepersTippintown, Hallowillloween, We Go Together!, Boy Wonders, Pirateria, and Flamingos on the Roof

Meet Clifford the Big Red Dog! @ John Michael Kohler Art Center Tickets
Oct 8 @ 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
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Schmooze with favorite book characters

Clifford the Big Red Dog will be visiting!

Stop in to say hello and take a picture!

 

Oct
9
Sun
Sheboygan Children’s Book Festival @ John Michael Kohler Art Center Tickets
Oct 9 all-day

SCBF-Logo2Make daring discoveries at the 2016 Sheboygan Children’s Book Festival!

The 7th annual Sheboygan Children’s Book Festival, October 7-9, is a FREE, fun-filled public celebration of books and reading for kids, teens, families, and book lovers of all ages!

Meet acclaimed authors and illustrators including: David Wiesner, Calef Brown, Joe Cepeda, Matthew Cordell, Jill Esbaum, David Fulk, Thyra Heder, Victoria Jamieson, Jennifer Swanson, Duncan Tonatiuh, Rachel Vail, Silvia Acevedo, Valerie Biel, Melissa Gorzelanczyk and Keith “Blu” Warfield.
Enjoy readings, hear authors talk about what they do and make art with amazing illustrators.

Plus, bedtime concert and sing-along with Emily Arrow, costumed book characters, and book sales and autographing.

Events take place in Sheboygan, WI at Mead Public Library, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Bookworm Gardens and Weill Center.

For more information and schedule details for the Sheboygan Children’s Book Festival visit http://SheboyganChildrensBookFestival.org

Illustrator Open Studio – Matthew Cordell @ John Michael Kohler Art Center Tickets
Oct 9 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
“Waiting for Balloon” @ John Michael Kohler Art Center Tickets
Oct 9 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
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Ages: 18 months – 5 yrs

Waiting For Balloon, Theatre for the Very Young, presented by Dare to Dream Theatre 
A joyous introduction to creative and interactive story play, Waiting for Balloon engages both parents/ caregivers and children from 18 mos. – 5 years old in creative experiences tailored for the very young.

 

Meet Clifford the Big Red Dog! @ John Michael Kohler Art Center Tickets
Oct 9 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
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Schmooze with favorite book characters

Clifford the Big Red Dog will be visiting!

Stop in to say hello and take a picture!

 

Meet Curious George! @ Mead Public Library Tickets
Oct 9 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
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Schmooze with favorite book characters

Curious Georgewill be visiting!

Stop in to say hello and take a picture!

 

Meet Curious George! @ Mead Public Library Tickets
Oct 9 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
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Schmooze with favorite book characters

Curious George will be visiting!

Stop in to say hello and take a picture!

 

Picture Book Writing Workshop @ Mead Public Library Tickets
Oct 9 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

13161919_1143650522353191_4816003046320302676_oAges: 12+

Author Jill Esbaum!

In addition to being a published author, Jill co-hosts the Whispering Woods Picture Book Writing Workshop each summer and is the creator and administrator of a group blog of picture book authors and illustrators called Picture Book Builders.

 

The Frog Prince Play @ Mead Public Library Tickets
Oct 9 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

13161919_1143650522353191_4816003046320302676_oAges: 3+

The Frog Prince, A Play by David Mamet, presented by Belongership Readers Theatre
Enjoy a reader’s theater presentation of the traditional story of the be-spelled prince who has been turned into a frog and can only be restored to his original form by a willing kiss.

Meet Curious George! @ Mead Public Library Tickets
Oct 9 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
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Schmooze with favorite book characters

Curious George will be visiting!

Stop in to say hello and take a picture!

 

Paddington – The Movie @ Stefanie H. Weill Center Tickets
Oct 9 @ 3:00 pm – 4:45 pm

14542350_1253937424657833_6994744713684970633_oA special FREE movie showing just for the Sheboygan Children’s Book Festival!

Paddington travels to the city to look for a home. He is taken in by the Brown family, who read the label around his neck that says “Please look after this bear.” But will they be able to protect him from a museum that wants this rare bear for its collection?