Sheboygan Children's Book Festival

Meet the 2016 Authors & Illustrators! 


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David Wiesner

Author & Illustrator

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Jill Esbaum


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David Fulk


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Rachel Vail


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Emily Arrow


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Victoria Jamieson

Author & Illustrator

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Duncan Tonatiuh

Author & Illustrator

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Calef Brown

Author & Illustrator

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Joe Cepeda

Author & Illustrator

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Matthew Cordell

Author & Illustrator

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Jennifer Swanson


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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

It was great to see children and adults alike interacting with the authors and illustrators.
Wonderful selection of authors. Great presentations that work for many ages.
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.