The Seattle Children’s Book Festival is a new 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that works to promote children’s literacy in the greater Seattle area by connecting young readers with award-winning authors and books.
We are so excited to be putting on our FIRST EVER Seattle Children’s Book Festival on September 28, 2019 from 11am to 3pm at the Greenwood Elementary School campus located at 144 NW 80 Street in Seattle, WA.
Our organization works in two main ways:
FIRST, we are putting on a FREE festival for the public featuring award-winning children’s book authors and illustrators from all over the United States. You’ll have the opportunity to meet your favorite authors and illustrators, purchase signed copies of their books (book sales courtesy of local bookstores Phinney Books and Madison Books), participate in hands-on literacy activities and crafts, and hear several of our authors/illustrators present throughout the day. Please note that this event will be held both outdoors and indoors and is a rain-or-shine event!
SECOND, after the festival event, we’ll be getting outstanding new books into the Seattle Public Schools that need them the most. During the festival you’ll have a chance to donate money to cover the cost of the direct donation of any festival author/illustrators books to Seattle Public Schools at a reduced price (these donations are tax-deductible). In addition, after the event, Madison and Phinney Books will be giving 20% of autographed book sales to our organization. The directly donated books will go into classroom libraries and the 20% of signed book sales proceeds (after recovering any outstanding festival expenses) will go towards putting on FREE book fairs at the Seattle Public Schools that serve the highest poverty populations. Access to new, relevant, award-winning books should be a right, not a privilege.