Sheboygan Children's Book Festival

Mark your calendars for the 7th annual Sheboygan Children's Book Festival October 7 – 9, with an outstanding slate of authors and illustrators and exciting programs featuring authors especially for teens as part of our new Teen Book Festival!

Our 2016 poster artist is award-winning author/illustrator Duncan Tonatiuh.

Appearing at this year’s event are:

  • Silvia Acevedo
  • Emily Arrow
  • Valerie Biel
  • Calef Brown
  • Joe Cepeda
  • Jill Esbaum
  • David Fulk
  • Melissa Gorzelanczyk
  • Thyra Heder
  • Victoria Jamieson
  • Jennifer Swanson
  • Duncan Tonatiuh
  • Rachel Vail
  • David Wiesner

Stay tuned!
More announcements, including additional authors and events, will be coming in the weeks ahead.

2016 Festival Theme:  Dare to Discover
The 2016 Sheboygan Children’s Book Festival will highlight curiosity, fantasy, and exploration in books for children and teens.

Free and open to the public, the annual SCBF is for kids, teens, families, and book lovers of all ages. 

Get Involved
Volunteers and supporters make this free, public celebration of books and reading possible. No donation of time or money is too small. Please go here to volunteer and here to make a donation.

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  • "My favorite part was the enthusiasm instilled in my son for books and art! Awesome Day!"
  • "It is awesome to get to meet these authors!"
  • "Loved the experiences in the ARTery, loved the presentations about the craft of writing and publishing. Gorgeous venues and well-done festival. Well-staffed, very nice venues. Will come again next year from Minnesota – well worth it."