Every September, Sacramento’s favorite storybook park opens its doors to children of all ages for its free annual children’s book festival, featuring a lineup of renowned children’s book authors. This year, the 16th annual Scholarshare Children’s Book Festival will feature headlining author Barbara Jean Hicks, of Frozen: A Sister Like Me and a new book, Once Upon a Parsnip. Children will enjoy back-to-back readings and presentations on the Mother Goose stage from several authors and illustrators who will be available for book signings. Other fun literacy activities will be storytelling performances, hands-on activities, a scholastic book fair and more. And the best part about this festival? Admission is FREE giving all children and their parents/caregivers the chance to enjoy this special event.
When: Sept. 24 & 25, 2016
Where: Fairtyale Town
Wondering who the other authors and illustrators will be? Here’s the lineup:
Allison Branscombe: All About China
Lynda Bulla: Under the Yellow Leaf
Madeleine Dunphy: Cat in the Night
Kelsey Lynn Estep: A Stone’s Throw
Ronald Javor: Homer Finds a Home
Sami Kader: Sami vs. the Negative Voice
Jennifer Kuhns: Paisley of Plaid…Being Your Very Best You!
Kris Aro McLeod: Catch a Kiss
Akshaj Mehta: Super Mouse
Lori Mortensen: Cowpoke Clyde
Karen Sanders and Hannah Howerton: The Little Lemon that Leapt
The folks at Fairytale Town would really like you to come out and enjoy this festival with them and so they are offering SacramentoKids.net a great giveaway package for one or our lucky readers. The package includes 4 Fairytale Town admission tickets, a Magic Key, a plush Humpty Dumpty doll and copies of Barbara Jean Hicks two books, Frozen: A Sister More Like Me and Once Upon a Parsnip. Want to win? Here’s how you can become eligible. Tell us which of the books above is your child’s favorite, and why. Leave your comments below by 5pm on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016. A random drawing will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016. *Once entry per person, please.