Savannah Children’s Book Festival

Live Oak Public Libraries and the City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs will present the 13th annual Savannah Children’s Book Festival on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Forsyth Park.

Please join us as we welcome New York Times Bestselling Author of the Fancy Nancy children’s series, Jane O’Connor to the festival this year! The Fancy Nancy books chronicle the adventures of a young girl who loves all things glamorous, posh, and splendiferous! The series has now sold over 20 million copies and counting with the wildly popular latest title, “Fancy Nancy and the Mermaid Ballet.”

Additional Featured Authors and Illustrators:
James & Kimberly Dean, “Pete the Cat”
Ted Dunagan, “A Yellow Watermelon”
Ame Dyckman, “Boy + Bot”
Rebecca Emberley, “The Ant and the Grasshopper”
Keith Hemstreet, “Travels With Gannon and Wyatt”
Varian Johnson, “The Great Greene Heist”
Robert Quackenbush, “First Grade Jitters”
Bob Shea, “Unicorn Thinks He’s Pretty Great”

Download the:
2016 Savannah Children’s Book Festival program and map!
2016 Savannah Children’s Book Festival Map

2016 Savannah Children’s Book Festival Chairperson:
Children’s Librarian, Kady MacFarlane from Oglethorpe Mall Library.

Coastal Authors:
Marie Agerton, “Chef-A-Rella”
All The King’s Games, “Captain Parrot’s Lost Toy Trail”
Brennen Arkins, “Fear Eyes”
Dr. Mattie Brown, “Snelson Snail Sneezes in Snow”
Debbie McCranie Cannon, “Brown Bear and the Mysterious Noise”
Tia Capers, “Nadia’s Green Day Festival”
John Choquette, “Burlwood Forest” series
Christina Cody, “Ellcinder”
J. Nell Ford, “The Doodle Bug Story”
Rhonda Goodall, “Frizzle”
Roy A. & Monica G. Graham, “The Parts of a Mother’s Love”
Shauntaye Jan-Cel, “I Had a Car – Parts I & II”
Salwa Brannen Jattin, “A Wish for Muna”
Angela Kakabeeke & Tara Garrigan, “Captain Savannah and the Saint Patrick’s Day Mystery”
Alneata C. Kemp, “Courtney Caterpillar Is Missing”
Amanda Lamkin, “Charlotte and Daisy”
Amey Lewis & Gerry McElroy, “Nipper of Drayton Hall”
Jose’ Lucio, “Heave Ho!”
J’miah Nabawi, “Anansi is Ananse!”
Mac & Renee Newell, “Scampering Through Savannah”
J.J. Parsons, “Dark Signal Mountain”
Bianca M. Pendleton, “The Delivery Girls”
Gail Reed, “Manners are More for Boys”
Stacy Marie Roberts, “Roscoe’s Rescue”
Mona L. Scott, “Timothy McHugglebee Gets His Coat of Arms”
Jacqueline Y. Smart, Ed.D, “What Makes a Bully?”
Tara V. Thompson, “Morgan Otter Saves the Sea Turtles”
Crystal Vines, “A Gift for All of Us: A Shepherds Tale”
Tye Whitely, “Pamper Me Period”
Mike W. Whitworth, “Night Owls Can’t Hear the Rooster Crow”
Jay Wright, “Where’d the Sun Go?”

Local authors and illustrators seeking information on how to participate in the Savannah Children’s Book Festival as part of the Coastal Authors group, please contact Alissa Boyd at

As is tradition, the 2016 Summer Reading Program VIP Readers will receive a special sticker to wear at the Savannah Children’s Book Festival. Readers, please report to the Forsyth Park Fountain, “Literacy Lane” area for you sticker and your copy of the Savannah Morning News special section with your name in it. Download the full 2016 VIP Readers list here.

Festival Sponsors:
City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs
Coca Cola
Live Oak Public Libraries Foundation
South Magazine
Wells Fargo Foundation

Additional Thanks To:
Hyatt Regency Savannah
Nature’s Calling
Savannah Special Events
97.3 KISS FM
The Beat WQRT
News Radio WTKS

This event would not be possible without the hard work of many volunteers, library staff, and community partners. Thank you!