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Savannah Children's Book Festival

  • Forsyth Park 621 Drayton St Savannah, GA, 31401 United States (map)

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
Ted Dunagan
Ame Dyckman
Rebecca Emberley
Keith Hemstreet
Varian Johnson
Robert Quackenbush
Bob Shea

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

Coastal Authors:
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

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!

Earlier Event: November 11
Savannah Shakes: “Henry V”