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Next month’s Brooklyn Book Festival is a literary dream for kids

Written by
Dorkys Ramos

If you have a little bookworm on your hands, visit the upcoming Brooklyn Book Festival. The free literary event returns September 11–17 with more than 300 authors participating in panel discussions, book readings and other engagements throughout the week. Kids even get a day tailored just for them with games and activities on Children’s Day.

The complete schedule has just been released for this year’s festival, and the lineup includes more than 60 events that celebrate book culture, local authors and international talents. Little readers should find themselves at the MetroTech Commons in Downtown Brooklyn for Children’s Day festivities across fives stages on September 16th 10am–4pm. Kids can participate in interactive art projects with authors, do yoga, sit in on story times, listen to music and meet and greet costumed literary characters. Illustrators will face off in a drawing duel, writing and STEM workshops will get those young minds churning and a literary marketplace will be onsite to help families add new titles to home libraries.

Authors participating in Children’s Day events include Laurie Berkner, Alexandra Bracken, Angela Dominguez, Sharon Draper, Maira Kalman, George O’Connor, Javaka Steptoe, Gene Luen Yang and others. Older teens will also find some of their favorite writers during Festival Day September 17th when the public will flock to 14 stages for readings, performances and other entertainment.

To view the full schedule for Brooklyn Book Festival 2017, visit To amp up excitement about this year’s event, grab the best kids' books from these book stores in NYC for kids, or sit in for cool story time events for children.

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