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PROGRAM BY GENRE: Children's & Family
Wednesday, May 16 2012
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Code: 9  |  Type: Author Talk   |  Genres: Children's & Family, Fiction

Come and meet Jeff Kinney, author of some of the most popular children's books of all time.

Wednesday, May 16 2012 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Ticketed: $20/$12
Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall, Bennelong Point, Sydney  read more >
 
Friday, May 18 2012
Varuna Children’s Day Code: SR13  |  Type: Special Event   |  Genres: Children's & Family, Young Adult, Fiction

A day of events for children aged 8+ with puppetry.

Friday, May 18 2012 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM Ticketed (see details)
Blackheath Community Hall, Cnr Gardiner Crescent and Great Western Highway, Blackheath  read more >
WriterOvernighter with Michael Pryor Code: 124  |  Type: Special Event   |  Genres: Fiction, Children's & Family

An all-nighter at the Powerhouse Museum for families with author Michael Pryor.

Friday, May 18 2012 6:00 PM Ticketed: $130
Powerhouse Museum, 500 Harris Street, Ultimo  read more >
 
Saturday, May 19 2012
Antarctic Adventures Code: 164  |  Type: Reading   |  Genres: Children's & Family

Join Alison Lester for an afternoon of stories and adventures with her latest heroine, Sophie Scott.

Saturday, May 19 2012 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Free, bookings essential 9298 3060
Glebe Library, 186 Glebe Point Road (corner Wigram Road), Glebe  read more >
 
Sunday, May 20 2012
Kid’s Corner Code: 196  |  Type: Special Event   |  Genres: Children's & Family

Write a poem, draw a picture or tell a story in our crafty corner.

Sunday, May 20 2012 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM Free, no bookings
ATYP Studio 2, Pier 4/5 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Unicorn Tails Code: 199  |  Type: Author Talk   |  Genres: Children's & Family

Join Aleesah Darlison for stories about unicorns and magical worlds. Bring a pad and texta!

Sunday, May 20 2012 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Free, no bookings
Philharmonia Studio, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Frozen Wanderland Code: 202  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Children's & Family, Science & Environment

Alison Lester talks to L.A. Larkin about the magic of Antarctica.

Sunday, May 20 2012 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance 1, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Completely, Utterly and Categorically Doomed Code: 203  |  Type: Author Talk   |  Genres: Fiction, Children's & Family

We’re all doomed. Fact. Be among the first to hear about the new Just! book by Andy Griffiths.

Sunday, May 20 2012 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance 2, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Picture This Code: 206  |  Type: Author Talk   |  Genres: Children's & Family, Fiction

Mal Peet and Elspeth Graham show us how words and pictures together complete a story.

Sunday, May 20 2012 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Free, no bookings
Sydney Theatre, Richard Wherrett Studio, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Bookmaking Code: 208  |  Type: Special Event   |  Genres: Children's & Family

Come and make a book to take home in this storyteller-led workshop.

Sunday, May 20 2012 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Free, no bookings
ATYP Studio 2, Pier 4/5 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Join the Brotherband Code: 210  |  Type: Author Talk   |  Genres: Children's & Family, Fiction

John Flanagan reveals the next instalment in his gripping new series, Brotherband.

Sunday, May 20 2012 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Free, no bookings
Bangarra Theatre, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Cracking the Children’s Market Code: 211  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Publishing Industry, Children's & Family

Emily Rodda, Chris Morphew, Sue Whiting and Hilary Rogers explore what it takes to make it in the world of children’s publishing.

Sunday, May 20 2012 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Free, no bookings
Philharmonia Studio, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Same, Same but Different Code: 214  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Young Adult, Art & Design, Children's & Family

Oliver Jeffers talks to Annette Shun Wah about standing out from the crowd.

Sunday, May 20 2012 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance 2, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
The Grimstones Code: 215  |  Type: Author Talk   |  Genres: Children's & Family

Asphyxia leads us into the magical miniature world of the Grimstones puppet family.

Sunday, May 20 2012 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance 4, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Stories with Bob Code: 219  |  Type: Reading   |  Genres: Children's & Family

One of Australia’s favourite illustrators, Bob Graham, lets us in on his drawing secrets and shares magical tales.

Sunday, May 20 2012 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Free, no bookings
ATYP Studio 2, Pier 4/5 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
A Greyhound of a Girl Code: 226  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Children's & Family, Fiction, Young Adult

Roddy Doyle talks to Cath Keenan about his writing for children.

Sunday, May 20 2012 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance 2, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Just Doomed! Code: SR19  |  Type: Author Talk   |  Genres: Children's & Family, Fiction

The one-and-only Andy Griffiths introduces the new book in his ridiculously popular Just! series.

Sunday, May 20 2012 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Free, bookings essential 4645 5039
Camden Civic Centre, Oxley Street, Camden  read more >
 
Monday, May 21 2012
CBCA Junior Masterclass with Libby Gleeson  * SOLD OUT * Code: W31  |  Type: Workshops   |  Genres: Children's & Family, Young Adult, Fiction

A workshop for young writers aged 9 to 13 years presented by Libby Gleeson.

Monday, May 21 2012 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM Ticketed: $70
State Library of NSW, McDonalds Room, Macquarie Street Wing, Macquarie Street, Sydney  read more >
Primary School Days: Sydney Code: 244  |  Type: School Days   |  Genres: Fiction, Children's & Family

A celebration of books and writing for students aged 8+.

Monday, May 21 2012 9:40 AM - 2:30 PM Ticketed: $20
Sydney Theatre at Walsh Bay, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
 
Tuesday, May 22 2012
CBCA Junior Masterclass with Richard Harland Code: W32  |  Type: Workshops   |  Genres: Children's & Family, Young Adult, Fiction

A workshop for young writers aged 9 to 13 years presented by Richard Harland.

Tuesday, May 22 2012 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM Ticketed: $70
State Library of NSW, McDonalds Room, Macquarie Street Wing, Macquarie Street, Sydney  read more >
Primary School Days: Sydney Code: 245  |  Type: School Days   |  Genres: Fiction, Children's & Family

A celebration of books and writing for students aged 8+.

Tuesday, May 22 2012 9:40 AM - 2:30 PM Ticketed: $20
Sydney Theatre at Walsh Bay, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
 
Wednesday, May 23 2012
CBCA Junior Masterclass with Deborah Abela  * SOLD OUT * Code: W33  |  Type: Workshops   |  Genres: Children's & Family, Young Adult, Fiction

A workshop for young writers aged 9 to 13 years presented by Deborah Abela.

Wednesday, May 23 2012 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM Ticketed: $70
State Library of NSW, McDonalds Room, Macquarie Street Wing, Macquarie Street, Sydney  read more >
Primary School Days: Free at Town Hall Code: 246  |  Type: School Days   |  Genres: Fiction, Children's & Family

A celebration of books and writing for students aged 8+.

Wednesday, May 23 2012 9:40 AM - 2:30 PM Free (NSW Priority Schools only), bookings essential 9250 1778
Sydney Town Hall, 483 George Street, Sydney  read more >
 
Thursday, May 24 2012
Primary School Days: Parramatta Code: SR36  |  Type: School Days   |  Genres: Fiction, Children's & Family

A celebration of books and writing for students aged 8+.

Thursday, May 24 2012 9:40 AM - 2:30 PM Ticketed: $20
Riverside Theatres, Parramatta, Corner of Church and Market Streets, Parramatta  read more >
 
Friday, May 25 2012
Primary School Days: Penrith Code: SR37  |  Type: School Days   |  Genres: Fiction, Children's & Family

A celebration of books and writing for students aged 8+.

Friday, May 25 2012 9:40 AM - 2:30 PM Ticketed: $20
Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre, Richard Bonynge Concert Hall, 597 High Street, Penrith  read more >