Outdoor Stage on Robson Street

Readings by children’s authors and illustrators plus fun, interactive family activities all day long.

Stories of our Sidewalks and Streets

11:30am - 12:00pm

What favourite local children’s books are the Mayor and City Councillors reading? Come and find out! With Mayor Kennedy Stewart, Councillor Michael Wiebe, Councillor Lisa Dominato, Councillor Jean Swanson

Dawn the Juggler: A flying show of letters: watch Dawn the Juggler compose words and ideas before your very eyes.

Host: Tiffany Stone

storytelling with drag queens foundation

12:05 - 12:35pm

In one of our most popular events, three talented drag queens will be performing: Tara Beladi, Satanix and Homo Hardware. Drag Queens reading stories captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity of childhood and gives kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models.

Host: Candie Tanaka

bigger than words

12:40 - 1:40pm

Nicola Campbell, A Day with Yayah (Tradewind Books)

Robert Budd, One Eagle Soaring (Harbour Pubishing)

Tiffany Stone, Tallulah Plays the Tuba (Annick Press)

Chelsea O'Byrne, Hello, Crow! (Greystone Books)

Host: Joyelle Brandt

Moving Above and Below Ground

1:45 - 2:45pm

Grade School 1-3:

Kallie George, Anne’s Kindred Spirit (Penguin Random House)

Rachel Poliquin, Moles (Superpower Field Guide) (HMH Books for Young Readers)

Norma Charles, Tree Musketeers (Ronsdale Press)

Host: Kathryn Shoemaker

between worlds

2:50 - 3:50pm

Middle Grade 4-7:

Tanya Lloyd Kyi, Mya’s Strategy to Save the World (Penguin Random House)

Lee Edward Fodi, The Secret of Zoone (HarperCollins)

Mahtab Narsimhan, Embrace the Chicken (Orca Books)

Host: Kathryn Shoemaker and Norma Charles

Taking Chances

4:00 - 5:00pm

Young Adult:

Faith Erin Hicks, Pumpkinheads (Raincoast Books)

Kit Pearson, Be My Love (HarperCollins)

Nhung N. Tran Davies, A Grain of Rice (Tradewind Books)

Host: kc dyer