Kids Will Meet Authors at Rhode Island Festival of Children’s Books

Authors and illustrators will present their work every half hour, followed by meet-and-greet autographing sessions.
Get ready for a weekend brimming with books at the Rhode Island Festival of Children’s Books and Authors at the Lincoln School in Providence! It’ll kick off with a play on Friday, Oct. 18. Catch the lively stage adaptation of the children’s book Judy Moody and Stink: The Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Treasure Hunt at 6 p.m. Admission is $10 per person. Even the author of the children’s book, Megan McDonald, will be there!

As for the rest of the celebrations, thousands come to Providence each year for the Rhode Island Festival of Children’s Books and Authors. It begins on Saturday, Oct. 19 at 9 a.m. and is filled with activities that are sure to keep your kids’ noses in their books and out of trouble until 5:30 p.m. Authors and illustrators will take turns every half hour presenting their work, life and philosophy followed by meet-and-greet autographing sessions. In between shaking hands with the literature superheroes, kids can get crafty and eat from local food vendors.

Authors and illustrators include the Polar Express author Chris Van Allsburg, Pete the Cat‘s James Dean, Harold and Hog‘s Dan Santat, Angela and Tony DiTerlizzi, Lynda Mullaly Hunt, Torrey Maldonado, Oge Mora, John Rocco and many more. Lunch will be served from Rocket Fine Street Food, La Creperie and Like No Udder. Admission is $5 at the door. You may bring up to three books to be signed, and only books by this year’s authors may be brought into the festival.

The Lincoln School is an all girls kindergarten through Grade 12 educational institute based on Quaker values. The School also offers a co-educational program for children ages six weeks through pre-kindergarten.

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