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Posted on: October 4, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Savannah Children's Book Festival

Savannah Children's Book Festival

Saturday, November 18, 2017
Forsyth Park, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Live Oak Public Libraries and the City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs present the 2017 Savannah Children's Book Festival on Saturday, November 18, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM in Forsyth Park. The festival celebrates the joy of reading, the power of the written word and the magic of storytelling with award-winning children's book authors and illustrators from around the country.

This free, day-long event brings families together to meet their favorite authors and illustrators and enjoy a variety of hands-on activities throughout the day. This year's festival includes book signings and readings, arts and crafts, community partners and nonprofit organizations, as well as a variety of food.

2017 Savannah Children's Book Festival Featured Authors

Headlining Author
Please join us as we welcome New York Times Bestselling Author Kwame Alexander. Poet, educator and author of 24 books, he has received numerous accolades for his contributions to children's literature, including the 2015 Newbery Medal for The Crossover.

Featured Authors and Illustrators
R. Gregory Christie
Carmen Agra Deedy
José Lucio
Susan Rubin
Don Tate
Carole Boston Weatherford
Salina Yoon

Featured Authors – Teen Literature Panel
E. Lockhart
Kekla Magoon
Cynthia Leitich Smith
Select Young Adult Fiction authors will participate in a one day Teen Literature Panel Discussion held the Friday before the Festival.

Indie Authors:
Regional and local authors and illustrators will be featured at the festival also. Click here for the current listing. To participate in the Indie Authors Program, contact Gitta Brigman at

Funding for the 2017 Savannah Children's Book Festival is provided by:
City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs, Gulfstream Aerospace, Live Oak Public Libraries Foundation, Wells Fargo, IKEA, and The Emerging Leaders Committee of the Savannah Community Foundation, Inc.

This year's Savannah Children's Book Festival illustration of an owl and books was created by Coral Hayes, a 6th grade homeschooler. The artwork was selected from among book festival Poster Contest winners.

Visit the Children's Book Festival website...
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