Community & Educational Outreach

Children’s Area

If you have children over the age of three, then you are probably familiar with this scenario: The weekend is coming. You want something fun to do with the kids, but you also want it to be educational … and it wouldn’t hurt if it was fun for you, too. Well, parents and educators of Bexar County and beyond, the San Antonio Book Festival has you covered!

Picture Book Authors for the Little Ones

Our Holt Family Children’s Reading Tent will feature Xavier Garza (Just One Itsy Bitsy Little Bite/Solo Una Mordidita Chiquitita); Carolyn Dee Flores and Carmen Tafolla (The Amazing Watercolor Fish/El Asombroso Pez Acuarela); Jared Chapman (T-Rex Time Machine); Yuyi Morales (Dreamers); Tania de Regil (A New Home); Chris Barton (What Do You Do With a Voice Like That?); and John Parra and Susan Verde (Hey, Wall).

Plus Special Presentations!

In addition to author presentations, The Magik Theatre will once again deliver a crowd-pleasing performance on the Holt Family stage. This year’s show is “Dr. Krashundbang.” There will also be a Spanish storytime, courtesy of Cuentology, plus a special competition with our picture book illustrators!

Authors for Middle Graders

Middle graders (kids ages 8-12) have not one, but TWO Newbery Medalists. Kids can see Meg Medina (Merci Suárez Changes Gears) and Christopher Paul Curtis (The Journey of Little Charlie) in the H-E-B Coates Chapel. David Bowles (They Call Me Güero), Julissa Arce (Someone Like Me), Paul Noth (How to Properly Dispose of Planet Earth!), and Jennifer Ziegler (The Teacher’s Pets Get Revenge) will present in the Copper Kitchen of the Southwest School of Art.

So Much More Than Books!

The fun doesn’t end with the authors. There are a number of children’s activities throughout the day during the Festival–organized and carried out by beloved San Antonio organizations. 

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