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Children's Book Festival 2015

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I am a world traveller & a mom of two, (8 & 6). I love to meet people, and am fascinated that there are 7 billion stories out there to be explored. I think Melbourne is the most happening city to live in with all the fun activities around town.
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Always ready for a good book
Most parents have high literary ambitions for their children, and start reading to their babies even when they do not understand a word of what is being read to them. This reading will hopefully develop into a love for books is what the parents hope, and continue to make efforts with their children, taking them to libraries, buying books, etc. In recognition of the importance of exposing children to literature, festivals like the Children's Book Festival are held around the world. The 2015 Melbourne Children's Book Festival will be held on Sunday 22 March, starting at 10am to 4pm.

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My son with the Authore 'Corinne Fenton'


The target age for the festival is 5-11, but parents are welcome too. The lawns of the State Library of Victoria will be transformed to host the event, so will the Wheeler's Centre and the interior of the State Library be open to welcome little guests on this special day.

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Children busy with activities organized in the lawns of State Library of Victoria


Highlights include meeting children's favourite authors such as Shaun Tan, Hazel Edwards and Andy Griffiths. Children's activities include making a giant book, making your horns to wear all day, listen to stories, grab a book and make use of the beanbags to sit and read. Singing, dancing and lots of fun await everyone at this festival.

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Head to the State Library of Victoria for the Children's Book Festival 2015


Although the festival is free, but certain events require registrations, such as meet the authors, and illustrator sessions. Bookings can be made starting Wednesday 11 March at the Wheeler Centre website. The link for the entire program can also be found at this website.
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Why? Literary Festival for Children is always welcome
When: Sunday 22 March 2015
Where: State Library of Victoria
Cost: Free
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