Kids looking to meet a favorite author or discover a new one can stop by Highland Park Public Library on Saturday, January 6, for the Library’s annual Kid Lit Fest. Popular, bestselling, award-winning, and notable Chicago-area authors will meet and greet readers of all ages and reading abilities. The author extravaganza features other book-related fun for young readers, too.
Stop by the library to meet several children’s authors and illustrators. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Visit the Youth Services department to hear District 112 teachers reading aloud from their favorite books. You can also perform DIY Readers Theater, take a photo of yourself on your favorite book cover in our green screen photo booth, and hear stories from nationally-known entertainer Chris Fascione. Chris will bring stories to life with his unique combination of storytelling, comedy and juggling. Catch his act at 10:30 a.m or 12:45 p.m. in the Adult Services Department.
The festivities kick off at 9 a.m. with appearances by several authors including author and illustrator Matthew Cordell. Cordell’s Wolf in the Snow was named one of the best picture books of 2017 by Krikus Reviews. Authors who write for older readers will be on hand, too, including author and illustrator Tom Watson, whose kid-favorite Stick Dog books are targeted toward grades 3-7.
Award-winning author and illustrator Josh Schneider will appear at the Library from 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Schneider, who writes for children as young as preschoolers, is the author of several books including Tales for Very Picky Eaters, which won the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award. The award recognizes the author and illustrator of the most distinguished American book for beginning readers published in English in the United States. Schneider will be joined by other authors whose books are geared toward a variety of ages.