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It's the equivalent of the Big Day Out for books and little peeps. Just turn up and start roaming: for a day, the Wheeler Centre and State Library are transformed into a children’s literary playground.

There's a splendid opportunity to meet your favourite authors and illustrators (ie. Shaun Tan, Hazel Edwards, Andy Griffiths, Tristan Bancks, Terry Denton, Gabrielle Wang and Oliver Phommavanh) – although all events are free, make sure that you book for the meet and greet.

Otherwise, there's reading (or the chance to be read to), dancing and other opportunities to make stuff. Make sure you visit the Children's Book Festival Monster Marquee, where kids can make a pair of horns to wear for the day.

Suitable for kids aged 5-11. Check out the website for the full program.

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Children's Book Festival 2015 details

State Library of Victoria & Wheeler Centre
176 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne 3000

Telephone 03 9094 7800

Nearby Stations: Melbourne Central

Price FREE
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Date Sun 22 Mar 2015

Open 10am-4pm

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