Sheboygan Children's Book Festival

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2016 SCBF Dates: October 7-9

2016 Festival Theme:  Dare to Discover
The 2016 Sheboygan Children’s Book Festival will highlight curiosity, fantasy, and exploration in books for children and teens.

Call for Submissions
We invite authors and illustrators of books for children and teens to submit proposals for consideration for the 7th annual Sheboygan Children’s Book Festival. We welcome proposals by authors, illustrators, or their publishers that broadly interpret all aspects of our 2016 theme, Dare to Discover, in fiction and informational books and presentations for children and teens.

Please download the complete Guide for Presenter Submissions for details. Priority will be given to applications received by April 20, 2016. 


Free and open to the public, the annual SCBF is for kids, teens, families, and book lovers of all ages. 


Get Involved
Volunteers and supporters make this free, public celebration of books and reading possible. No donation of time or money is too small. Please go here to volunteer and here to make a donation.


Stay In Touch
Sign up for email updates and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news and announcements, and mark your calendars for October 7-9, 2016!


We hope you enjoy this slideshow of images from the 2015 SCBF. Photos courtesy of Mike Wiesman Photography, the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, and Tom Dent.  

  • "Have loved the festival all these years."
  • " 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) "