Downtown Iowa City
Last year hundreds of young readers and writers converged on the Children’s Book Fair. Non-stop activities including live music, puppet shows, author readings and signings, arts and crafts, and costumed characters made for an extraordinary day. Join us for our second annual event as we celebrate children’s literature at the Children’s Book Fair on Saturday, January 12 at the Sheraton Iowa City Hotel. Educators, librarians, authors, illustrators, publishers, bookstores, parents, and, of course, children will gather together to recognize the important role of literature in the development of children’s literacy, imagination, and love of reading.
Come discover a new book, play with some of your favorite storybook characters, and be inspired by the variety of programming and workshops throughout the day! A full schedule of the day’s activities can be found in the schedule of events. Jr. High authors are invited to participate in our Writing Jam! open mic event at Capanna Coffee and Gelato.
Make your way across the pedestrian mall to the Iowa City Public Library for author presentations. Authors and illustrators, including special guest Nancy Krulik, will share what inspires their writing and creating.