Sheboygan Children's Book Festival

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2015 Sheboygan Children's Book Festival
Planning is underway for the 6th annual SCBF and we are excited to announce our 2015 dates and theme! Please mark your calendars now for October 9-11 and stay tuned for more news and announcements in the coming months.

2015 SCBF Dates: October 9 -11

2015 Festival Theme:  A World of Wonders
The 2015 Sheboygan Children’s Book Festival will highlight invention, imagination, and the scientific spirit in books for children and teens.

Call for Author/Illustrator Submissions
We invite authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults to submit proposals to be considered as presenters at the 2015 SCBF.  We welcome proposals by authors, illustrators, or their publishers, that broadly interpret all aspects of our 2015 theme, A World of Wonders, in fiction and informational books and presentations for children and young adults.

The complete PDF Guide for Presenter Submissions is here. Priority will be given to applications received by April 19, 2015.


Our Thanks for a Fabulous 2014 SCBF
A very special thank you to the wonderful authors and illustrators who fed our imaginations the 2014 SCBF! Thank you to the families and individuals that supported the Sheboygan Children’s Book Festival by participating, the many volunteers that kept the events running smoothly, the partnering organizations providing the venues, manpower and other support, and the national and community donors and sponsors whose support allows this to be a free community celebration for all.
Slide show photos courtesy of Mike Wiesman Photography.


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 9-11, 2015!


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 click here to volunteer and click here to make a donation.

Limited Edition Festival Posters Available
You can still get beautiful autographed, limited edition posters illustrated by Denise Fleming (2014) and David McLimans (2013), while supplies last. SCBF posters make very special keepsakes, and your poster purchases support the SCBF! Visit our online store to find out more. 

  • "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."
  • "Great energy, presented with children in mind!"
  • "I think I’m going to cry! (Steven Kellogg) was so nice, and he is a good drawer and writer. (2nd grade student) "