This Event Will Feature Authors and Illustrators of Children’s Picture Books, Middle Grade Literature, and Graphic Novels — As Well as a Dedicated Young Adult Stage
The Decatur Children’s Book Festival, presented by Little Shop of Stories, is set to launch in May 2024. The festival, featuring a Keynote Address at First Baptist Church Decatur on May 3, 2024, will be held at the Decatur Recreation Center and the Decatur Library on May 4 and 5, alongside the Decatur Arts Festival and in partnership with the City of Decatur, Decatur Arts Alliance, Decatur Tourism Bureau, Decatur Development Authorities, the DeKalb County Public Library, the DeKalb Library Foundation, the Georgia Center for the Book, and Lenz.
“After hosting authors and illustrators at our bookstore for years, we’re excited to have a children and young-adult-focused festival for all of Decatur to enjoy,” said Diane Capriola, co-owner of Little Shop of Stories. “We believe an annual children’s book festival will continue to foster excitement around the written word and encourage children and teens to become lifelong readers.”
In advance of the Decatur Children’s Book Festival, featured authors will be visiting local schools. Programming will feature children’s picture books, middle-grade literature, graphic novel characters, and young adult literature.
Since opening in 2005, Little Shop of Stories has become a nationally recognized and award–winning children’s bookstore. In addition to hosting top authors and illustrators throughout its history, Little Shop of Stories has also helped develop children’s programming for the Decatur Book Festival and continued to help grow children and teen programming for the festival.