Children’s Book Festival: the Recovery

If you pass the State Library lawns today and they seem to have a slightly crumpled look, you’re not hallucinating. It’s estimated that about 9,000 kids, parents and grandparents attended the Children’s Book Festival yesterday in overcast but mostly dry conditions, crushing every single one of those blades of grass. The event was a roaring success and we wish to thank everyone involved: our co-hosts the State Library of Victoria, Alan Brough and ABC 774, all the volunteers and event supporters, the authors and illustrators who were the stars of the show, and most of all everyone who attended. We’ll be publishing a selection of images in tomorrow’s Dailies, and in the meantime here’s a link to a review of the event in today’s Age.

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