Sheboygan Children's Book Festival

Meet the 2016 Authors & Illustrators! 


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Jennifer Swanson


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Emily Arrow


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Duncan Tonatiuh

Author & Illustrator

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Calef Brown

Author & Illustrator

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Thyra Heder

Author & Illustrator

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Jill Esbaum


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Joe Cepeda

Author & Illustrator

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Rachel Vail


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David Wiesner

Author & Illustrator

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David Fulk


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Matthew Cordell

Author & Illustrator

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Festival Theme: Dare to Discover

The 2016 Sheboygan Children’s Book Festival promises exciting discoveries! Meet favorite and new children’s book creators and get the inside story on what inspires these authors and illustrators. Take part in hands-on art-making with illustrators, sing along at the Friday pj bedtime concert, enjoy a special performance with Theatre for the Very Young, collect authors/illustrator trading cards, and much more!

New this year – Sheboygan Teen Book Festival! We are very excited to launch the 1st annual STBF with authors, illustrators and events especially for teens.

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Special thanks to 2016 poster artist Duncan Tonatiuh.

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Festival Testimonials

...I loved seeing how the artist does her drawing because I want to be an artist when I'm older.
My favorite part was the enthusiasm instilled in my son for books and art! Awesome Day!
Wonderful selection of authors. Great presentations that work for many ages.