Sheboygan Children's Book Festival

It is with great sadness that we announce that Sheboygan County Reads will not be sponsoring future Sheboygan Children and Teen’s Book Festivals. We first cancelled due to Covid 19 in 2020, but it seems clear that after several years, the Covid virus continues to change and spread, impacting people and events across the world. This has made it difficult to fundraise and plan for future events. We have decided that these difficulties are out of our control and erring on the side of caution, we will not be hosting any future festivals.

We would like to thank all of the many wonderful partners, sponsors, authors and illustrators, volunteers and participants who made our 10 years of festivals so enjoyable. We hope the festival has made a positive literacy impact in our local school students and on all of the young participants through the years.

Best wishes, and keep on reading!

The Sheboygan County Reads Board & The Book Festival Planning Committee

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 Thank you to Author & Illustrator Sergio Ruzzier for the 2019 illustration. 

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Upcoming Events

Author talk and reading

Rachel Vail : Picture Book Fun

Oct 7 | 4:30 pm - 5:15 pm

Bookworm Gardens

Book sales and autographing

Rachel Vail : Book signing

Oct 7 | 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm

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Hands-On Activity

Make a Discoveries Journal!

Oct 7 | 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

John Michael Kohler Arts Center

Book Character Meet & Greet

Meet Clifford the Big Red Dog

Oct 7 | 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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Emily Arrow : Bedtime Concert and Sing-along

Oct 7 | 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm

John Michael Kohler Arts Center

CD sales and autographing

Emily Arrow : CD signing

Oct 7 | 7:15 pm - 7:45 pm

John Michael Kohler Arts Center


David Wiesner : When Pigs Fly

Oct 8 | 9:30 am - 10:00 am

Bookworm Gardens

Festival Testimonials

This was awesome! Great glimpse into life of artist.
I think I’m going to cry! (Steven Kellogg) was so nice, and he is a good drawer and writer. (2nd grade student)
Wonderful selection of authors. Great presentations that work for many ages.