Don't miss a beat or a book — sign up for our newsletter!

Kids’ Book Festival | Day 1

The Health Museum
1515 Hermann Drive Houston, TX, 77004 United States

JOIN US FOR OUR 2016 KIDS’ BOOK FEST WHERE WE HAVE OVER 30,000 BOOKS TO CHOOSE FROM. ALL BOOKS, CDS, DVDS AND AUDIOBOOKS ARE $3 OR LESS!

Categories will include:

  • $10 Goodie Boxes of 40+ books

    • Skinny Easy Readers (50+)
    • Skinny Comics (50+)
    • Skinny Chapter Books (40+)
  • Board Books
  • Classics & Literature
  • Comics, Graphic Novels & Manga
  • Cookbooks
  • Easy Readers
  • Education
  • Fiction
  • Hobbies & How To
  • Kids Holidays & Seasonal
  • Kids Fiction
  • K-12 Spanish Books
  • Kids Nonfiction
  • Large Print
  • Mysteries & Thrillers
  • Nature & Science
  • Parenting & Family
  • Young Adult Fiction & Nonfiction

SATURDAY’S SPECIAL GUESTS & ACTIVITIES

Balloon Artist & Face Painter | 11 AM – 3 PM
We will feature balloon and face painting artist, Amy Aderhold who will be sharing her creative crafting with us on Saturday & Sunday.


iWRITE Writing Activity & Raffle | All Day
iWRITE will have fun creative writing activities all day. Kids who complete an activity will have the opportunity to enter the “i” The Guy Raffle where they can win a great package that includes a journal, bookmark and other fun items!

Captain Underpants!  coolest-homemade-costumes.com
Storybook Costume Contest | All Day Saturday and Sunday
Dress up, show up, and storytell through your costume! We will be giving $50 Friends of HPL Book Sale Gift Cards for 4 winners throughout the weekend! All ages welcome.

Winners will be chosen by the Friends of HPL Board and will be announced on September 23rd, 2016.

How to Enter: (1) Come to Kids’ Book Fest on Saturday or Sunday (or both!)  (2) Take a photo in front of our costume contest and (3) fill out an entry form.
Texas Tamale Company | ALL DAY

Texas Tamale Company will be bringing you flavor, fun and literacy facts! Stop by Texas Tamale Company’s tent on Saturday for some delicious tamales and find out how they help improve literacy in our Houston community through Literacy in the Bag! Find out more about the deliciousness that awaits you at: https://texastamale.com/

Storytelling by Sun Bee Circle | 2 PM – 2:30 PM

Brooke Bailey of Sun Bee Circle is donating her storytelling skills for a special audience-centered storytelling time.


Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation | 10 AM – 2 PM
Our Friends at Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation will be providing insight and resources to families, students, teachers, parents and Houstonians of all ages. As one of Houston’s literacy leaders, BBHLF is ready to super connect you and your loved ones to literacy opportunities and resources.


Book Art & Creations by Domestic Papers | All Day Satuday & Sunday

Domestic Papers mixes Lee Steiner’s lifelong love of books, papers, and anything vintage into a unique and fun ‘mash-up’ of handmade books that she is thrilled to share with you! Lee will have an array of book art and journals available for purchase both Saturday and Sunday.


Minecraft on the HPL Mobile Express | All Day Saturday & Sunday

Did you know your book sale shopping dollars and memberships helped us purchase TWO Mobile Expresses for our HPL branches?! Yup. You’re amazing.

Houston Public Library’s own “computer classroom on wheels,” is an innovative solution that delivers library services, technology and programs to high need neighborhoods.

Get your play and creativity on Saturday and Sunday at Kids’ Book Fest. Learn more about the Mobile Express and be sure to drop by before or after you shop — or both!

Amazon.com
Dr. Seuss Hat Making | All Day Saturday & Sunday
Enjoy a free hat making activity with Friends of HPL volunteers that will show off your Dr. Seuss love!

Check Out Sunday’s Events


Volunteer with us!
ALL OUR BOOK SALES ARE OVER 99% VOLUNTEER POWERED! IT’S AN EFFORT BY THE COMMUNITY FOR THE COMMUNITY, AND WE NEED YOU, YOUR FRIENDS, YOUR FAMILY, NEIGHBORS, COWORKERS AND COLLEAGUES TO HELP US MAKE THIS THE BEST EVENT HOUSTON’S EVER SEEN.

Sign up to volunteer


Become a Friends of HPL Member

Friends members get $1 off every book and get to shop an hour earlier each day. If you’re not a member you can buy a membership online or at the door!

Become a member today!
June 12
Summer Book Festival | Day 2

September 11
Kids’ Book Festival | Day 2

Category: Calendar