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Meet your favourite authors, watch characters spring to life and create your own stories

With Terry Denton, John Marsden, Jackie French and Andy Griffiths all in one place, kids are going to have to compete with a whole lot of grown-ups for seats at Melbourne's biggest kid's book festival.

Not only will young readers get to meet their favourite authors and illustrators, writing workshops will have kids creating imaginative worlds of their own. Aussie author Libby Gleeson will reveal how put ideas on the page and master cartoonist Tohby Riddle will teach how to create a convincing character. There’ll also be games and activities galore, including the world-famous Polyglot’s Sticky Maze, where explorers can duck and dive through pages, build new walls by writing stories and find hiding book characters.

The Outdoor Stage on the Library lawn will host a bright selection of dancers, singers and storytellers, including the wonderfully surreal kiddie rock band The Mighty Buzznicks and comedy duo The List Operators, who will delight children and adults alike.

Films, giant books, roving illustrators – if there’s ever an opportunity to get kids even more excited about reading, it’s here. Check out the program for more details, and remember to book your free places for in-demand author sessions.

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Children's Book Festival details

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

Telephone 03 9094 7800

Transport
Nearby Stations: Melbourne Central

Price FREE
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Date Sun 23 Mar

Open 10am-4pm

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