Program by Genre: Children's & Family
Monday 16 May 2016
Primary School Days: Parramatta  * SOLD OUT * Code: PSD1  |  Type: School Days   |  Genres: Children's & Family, Education

A fun, educational and interactive day: featuring Jon Klassen, Liz Pichon, Tohby Riddle and Judith Rossell.

Monday 16 May 2016 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Riverside Theatres, Parramatta, Corner of Church and Market Streets, Parramatta
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Tuesday 17 May 2016
Primary School Days: City  * SOLD OUT * Code: PSD2  |  Type: School Days   |  Genres: Children's & Family, Education

A fun, educational and interactive day for students: featuring Jon Klassen, Liz Pichon, Tohby Riddle and Judith Rossell.

Tuesday 17 May 2016 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Roslyn Packer Theatre, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
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Friday 20 May 2016
Jacqueline Harvey: So You Want to Be a Children’s Author  * SOLD OUT * Code: W16  |  Type: Workshops   |  Genres: Children's & Family, Fiction

A workshop with Jacqueline Harvey for adults who are keen to write for children.

Friday 20 May 2016 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Science House, Science House, 157 - 161 Gloucester Street, Sydney
Ticketed: $185/$160
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Saturday 21 May 2016
Antonia Pesenti and Hilary Bell: Creating a Unique Children’s Book  * SOLD OUT * Code: W21  |  Type: Workshops   |  Genres: Children's & Family

A discussion about writing children’s books ranging from friendship and collaboration to inspiration and research.

Saturday 21 May 2016 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Science House, Science House, 157 - 161 Gloucester Street, Sydney
Ticketed: $100/$80
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Sunday 22 May 2016
Frank Woodley’s Kizmet! Code: CYA3  |  Type: Author Talk   |  Genres: Children's & Family

Comedian Frank Woodley reads and performs from his ‘Kizmet’ series and shows off his illustrating prowess.

Sunday 22 May 2016 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Pier 4/5 Department of Stuff and Nonsense (Sydney Dance 1), Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
Free, but tickets required. Tickets available from 9am at the Glowtopia Tourist Information Booth (Western side of Pier 4/5)
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Russ the Story Bus Code: CYA24  |  Type: Exhibition   |  Genres: Children's & Family

Swap an old book for a new favourite from inside Russ the Story Bus.

Sunday 22 May 2016 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Pier 4/5, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
Free, no bookings
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Storytime Clubhouse Code: CYA14  |  Type: Reading   |  Genres: Children's & Family

Your favourite children’s authors and illustrators read you their stories.

Sunday 22 May 2016 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Pier 4/5 Bureau of Artistics (Bangarra StudioTheatre), Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
Free, no bookings
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Billie B. Brown’s Mystery Club Code: CYA16  |  Type: Author Talk   |  Genres: Children's & Family

Drop into Billie B. Brown’s Secret Mystery Club to meet Billie’s creator, Sally Rippin.

Sunday 22 May 2016 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Pier 4/5 Bureau of Artistics (Bangarra StudioTheatre), Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
Free, no bookings
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#Fictionary Code: CYA17  |  Type: Author Talk   |  Genres: Children's & Family

Dream up new words and leave them on our #Fictionary wall to create your own original piece of English!

Sunday 22 May 2016 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Pier 4/5 Bureau of Artistics (Bangarra StudioTheatre), Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
Free, no bookings
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Giant Harry Potter Colouring Mural Code: CYA18  |  Type: Exhibition   |  Genres: Children's & Family

Calling all muggles and wizards to help colour in our giant Harry Potter mural!

Sunday 22 May 2016 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Pier 4/5 Bureau of Artistics (Bangarra StudioTheatre), Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
Free, no bookings
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Colour and Craft Depot Code: CYA19  |  Type: Exhibition   |  Genres: Children's & Family

Let your creativity run amok with coloured pencils, crayons, paper and book activity sheets.

Sunday 22 May 2016 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Pier 4/5 Bureau of Artistics (Bangarra StudioTheatre), Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
Free, no bookings
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Casula Powerhouse Journey Maker Station Code: CYA15  |  Type: Exhibition   |  Genres: Children's & Family

Turn recycled materials into mobile masterpieces to help you reach your imagined world.

Sunday 22 May 2016 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Pier 4/5 Bureau of Artistics (Bangarra StudioTheatre), Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
Free, no bookings
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My Story Booth Code: CYA20  |  Type: Exhibition   |  Genres: Children's & Family, Young Adult

Write your life story at the My Story booth for a chance to be published on our website.

Sunday 22 May 2016 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Pier 4/5 Bureau of Artistics (Bangarra StudioTheatre), Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
Free, no bookings
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Parrot Carrot Big Book Bonanza Code: CYA21  |  Type: Author Talk   |  Genres: Children's & Family

Drop in for some very silly rhyming fun with Kate and Jol Temple and Jon Foye.

Sunday 22 May 2016 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Pier 4/5 Bureau of Artistics (Bangarra StudioTheatre), Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
Free, no bookings
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Kinderling Kids Radio Disco Code: CYA1  |  Type: Author Talk   |  Genres: Children's & Family, Music

Kinderling Kids Radio brings its Regression Session Disco to the Festival!

Sunday 22 May 2016 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Pier 4/5 The Ministry of Noise (Sydney Dance 1 Viewing Lounge), Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
Free, no bookings
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Illustrator Battle Rounds Code: CYA4  |  Type: Author Talk   |  Genres: Children's & Family

The ultimate live drawing battle: eight illustrators, seven rounds and only one winner!

Sunday 22 May 2016 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Pier 4/5 Department of Stuff and Nonsense (Sydney Dance 1), Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
Free, but tickets required. Tickets available from 9am at the Glowtopia Tourist Information Booth (Western side of Pier 4/5)
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On the Spot Stories Code: CYA22  |  Type: Exhibition   |  Genres: Children's & Family

Help James O’Loghlin and Andrew Cranna write and illustrate a story in just two hours.

Sunday 22 May 2016 12:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Pier 4/5 Bureau of Artistics (Bangarra StudioTheatre), Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
Free, no bookings
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Aaron Blabey: The Bad Guys and Pig the Pug Code: CYA5  |  Type: Author Talk   |  Genres: Children's & Family

Aaron Blabey reveals how he makes his books and draws some of your favourite characters.

Sunday 22 May 2016 12:30 PM - 1:15 PM
Pier 4/5 Department of Stuff and Nonsense (Sydney Dance 1), Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
Free, but tickets required. Tickets available from 9am at the Glowtopia Tourist Information Booth (Western side of Pier 4/5)
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Tommy Wallach Live! Code: CYA11  |  Type: Author Talk   |  Genres: Young Adult, Children's & Family

Tommy Wallach reads from his work and performs original songs inspired by his books.

Sunday 22 May 2016 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
Pier 4/5 Royal Institute of All Day YA (Sydney Dance 2), Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
Free, but tickets required. Tickets available from 12pm at the Glowtopia Tourist Information Booth (Eastern side of Pier 4/5)
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The (Mostly) Totally Brilliant World of Tom Gates Code: CYA6  |  Type: Author Talk   |  Genres: Children's & Family

Find out how Liz Pichon comes up with her ideas and learn how to draw like Tom Gates.

Sunday 22 May 2016 1:45 PM - 2:30 PM
Pier 4/5 Department of Stuff and Nonsense (Sydney Dance 1), Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
Free, but tickets required. Tickets available from 12pm at the Glowtopia Tourist Information Booth (Western side of Pier 4/5)
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B’tutta! Code: CYA2  |  Type: Performance   |  Genres: Children's & Family, Music

Music and storytelling collide in this ‘striking’ session from hit percussion ensemble B’tutta.

Sunday 22 May 2016 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Pier 4/5 The Ministry of Noise (Sydney Dance 1 Viewing Lounge), Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
Free, no bookings
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Story Box Library Presents ... Code: CYA23  |  Type: Author Talk   |  Genres: Children's & Family

Watch a selection of Australia’s best children’s authors on the biggish screen.

Sunday 22 May 2016 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Pier 4/5 Bureau of Artistics (Bangarra StudioTheatre), Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
Free, no bookings
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Wordburger! Code: CYA7  |  Type: Author Talk   |  Genres: Children's & Family

David Astle stirs up a storm of riddles and puzzles, giving new life to letters and language.

Sunday 22 May 2016 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Pier 4/5 Department of Stuff and Nonsense (Sydney Dance 1), Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
Free, but tickets required. Tickets available from 12pm at the Glowtopia Tourist Information Booth (Western side of Pier 4/5)
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Grug’s Outdoor Wharf Party! Code: CYA25  |  Type: Special Event   |  Genres: Children's & Family

Everyone’s favourite, walking Burrawang tree – GRUG – is visiting the wharf on Sunday afternoon.

Sunday 22 May 2016 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM


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Bajo & Hex: Pixel Raiders Code: CYA8  |  Type: Author Talk   |  Genres: Children's & Family

Bajo & Hex talk about their new book series Pixel Raiders.

Sunday 22 May 2016 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
Pier 4/5 Department of Stuff and Nonsense (Sydney Dance 1), Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
Free, but tickets required. Tickets available from 12pm at the Glowtopia Tourist Information Booth (Western side of Pier 4/5)
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