Children’s Events


Sunday Morning Festival sessions especially for children: 

The World is Great and I Am Small Bradley Trevor Grieve with Nicole Gill

The whole family will enjoy this wonderful interactive presentation for young children (ages 4-9) hosted by two passionate educators; New York Times Bestselling Author and Animal Planet host, Bradley Trevor Greive AM, and acclaimed nature writer and children’s author, Nicole Gill. An uplifting and gently irreverent celebration of nature, language, philosophy – and music! Be prepared for astonishment and laughter.

10am-11am, Sunday 17th September
$10 per child or $20 for a family. Children must be accompanied by a parent (free).

Children are encouraged to dress as their favourite bug or creature.


Let’s Draw Too Many SheepChristina Booth

Christina Booth, award winning illustrator and author of more than 20 children’s books reads her rollicking bedtime story, and shows children how to draw the sheep from her book, Too Many Sheep.

10am-11am, Sunday 17th September
$10 per child or $20 for a family. Children must be accompanied by a parent (free).

Children are encouraged to dress up as their favourite sheep.

Book Nook with Free Book Readings by Tasmanian authors

Do you love stories? Come along to hear Tasmanian children’s authors read their stories. Talk to an author, snuggle up with a book from our bookshelf, or have a go at writing your own story. The Book Nook is open on Saturday from 10am to 3.30pm, and Sunday from 12 noon to 3.30pm, with Free Book Readings on the hour. Suitable for ages 3 to 12 years.

Free Book Readings on Saturday the 16th:

Free Book Readings on Sunday the 17th:


Children’s Book Launches

Saturday 16th at 1.00pm: Trouble Tomorrow by Terry Whitebeach and Sarafino Enadio. Published by Allen&Unwin. 

Launched by Arnold Zable –  Free event.

Based on a true story, this compelling novel tells an incredible tale of courage, resilience and hope, about a Sudanese boy who survives civil war, a treacherous journey and many years in a refugee camp before finding peace.

Sunday 17th at 11.30am.: Free Diving by Lorrae Coffin, illustrated by Bronwyn Houston. Published by Magabala Books. Launched by Christina Booth.  Free event.

This beautiful children’s picture book is a poignant tribute to the Indigenous men and women who worked in Western Australia’s pearling industry as ‘free divers’ in the late nineteenth century. Meet Tasmanian illustrator Bronwyn Houston.


For Teens and Older:

Remarkable Journeys – Tim Cope and Tigon the dog. Sunday 17th September, 12.00pm – 1.00pm

Australian adventurer Tim Cope, desiring to understand the nomadic way of life, embarked on a remarkable journey: 6,000 miles on horseback across the Eurasian steppe from Mongolia through Kazakhstan, Russia, and the Ukraine to Hungary. Tim discusses his book On the Trail of Genghis Khan and introduces his dog Tigon.

$20 full price, $15 concession.