Adelaide Festival of Children’s Books

This festival was the brainchild of Mike and Beccy Lucas who run Shakespeare’s Bookshop in Blackwood.

It was held today at Carrick Hill and was an outstanding success!

Starting at 10:00am with a welcome to country it went through tot he late afternoon, ending with Andrew Joyner sharing his illustration methods.

The festival continues for schools tomorrow at Flinders University.

For an inaugural festival, in my opinion, nothing went wrong. It ran smoothly and was attended by hundreds of book lovers young and old. The setting is so beautiful you couldn’t help but enjoy yourself.

As well as authors and illustrators talking, there were numerous activity tents for children ranging from print making to garland making.

I presented at 2:40pm and gave the background to some of my books and then read Papa Sky.

The book sales tent was humming all day, with most people walking out with bags full of books. How wonderful!

A selection of photos below.

Yay, it’s a happening thing!
Welcome to country
Janeen Brian reads Mrs Dog
Katrina Germein and her special froggy friend
Printmaking with Sally Heinrich
Two very funny men…Sean Williams and Garth Nix reading from their new children’s novel

They took it in turns to write it! Then they took it in turns to read it.

Overall a fabulous day showcasing South Australian authors and illustrators. If this was the first one I can’t wait for next year’s. Bigger and better, onward and upward!




One thought on “Adelaide Festival of Children’s Books

  1. I’d say that was a huge success. Lucky attendees! Something for everyone. Great photos, Jane.

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