The Miami Book Fair has plenty to offer for children. We told you already about the different activities and stations that will be available. Now, we share with you the scoop on the authors that will be there! “For this year’s children program, we’ve focused more on bringing more of the best children’s lit, emphasizing reading and discovering new authors. When a child sees an author present their books, it empowers them to write more, engages them in reading for pleasure and helps make a connection between themselves and the author, allowing them to imagine themselves capable of becoming a writer, or anything else for that matter,” said Nicole Swift, program manager, children/YA for 2016 Miami Book Fair.
Children Author’s at the Miami Book Fair
This year there are even more popular and award-winning author presentations s for kids of all ages, to take place primarily at the Fair’s outdoor stage, Once Upon a Time stage. A back-to- back schedule of music, dance, and theatrical performances with author readings and storytellers deftly mixed in, as well as draw-off competitions each day with hot graphic novelists and illustrators.
Here is a sampling of who you can meet or listen too:
In a brand-new companion to his beloved classic It’s Okay to Be Different, author Todd Parr encourages kids to be proud of who they are inside in Be Who You Are!
Sarah Mlynowski’s children’s book Whatever After 10: Sugar and Spice follows the adventures of siblings Abby and Jonah, whose magic mirror leads them into different fairy tales; in the latest installment, the siblings venture into the story of Hansel and Gretel.
Gene Yang’s comic for children Paths and Portals (Secret Coders combines logic puzzles, basic programming instruction and a mystery plot; a group of students discover a secret underground classroom once dedicated to unraveling the secrets of coding, but why are the rugby team and the Principal suddenly so interested?
- Matthew Reinhart Frozen Pop-up
- A.N. Kang Papillon: Book1 The Very Fluffy Kitty
- Roxanna Elden Rudy’s New Human
- James Sturm Ape and Armadillo Take Over the World
- Laurie Keller We Are Growing! (An Elephant and Piggie Book)
- Todd Kessler The Good Dog and the Bad Cat
- Juana Medina Juana and Lucas
- Eric Litwin Groovy Joe: Ice Cream and Dinosaurs
- Adam Lehrhaupt I Will Not Eat You
- Brendan Wenzel They All Saw A Cat
- Jonah Winter My Name is James Madison Hemings
- Stan Jacubowicz Isra and Lito
The list keeps growing, and we will share with you as we get updates.
Is your favorite children’s author book in the list yet?