Children’s, Tweens’ & Teens’ Programs – 2018

Generation Genius Days are here again!

Reading, writing, storytelling, art, and music — they all lead to discovery and a life-long love of books. Once again, The Fair will bring more than 9,000 schoolchildren on school buses to the Fair so they can meet their favorite authors and receive FREE books! Catch live presentations by some of the hottest authors for kids and YA, with readings by Gene Yang, Jason Segel, Mercedes Lackey, Peter Lerangis, Maggie Thrash, Nathan Hale Mariko Tamaki and many more! The children’s stage will host storytelling and a myriad of performances sure to delight and engage kids of all ages!

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Past Events

November 2018

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 11:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Rainbow Circus

In and around Children’s Alley Not your abuela’s circus! Join Rainbow Circus’ diverse and talented troupe of aerialists, jugglers, dancers, singers, and contortionists in performances inspired by The Greatest Showman. You may just want to run away with the circus after seeing these talented performers who have travelled around the world with Cirque du Soleil, Ringling Brothers, and others.…

TBD More Info

Rainbow Circus

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 11:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

The PATH to Hip Hop Enlightenment

Lower plaza of Children’s Alley Join PATH (Preserving, Archiving & Teaching Hip Hop, Inc.) for a participatory experience centered around the five main creative elements of Hip Hop – Bboy/Bgirl Dance, DJ, Graffiti Art, MC/Rap, and Knowledge. At the end of the journey, test that knowledge and graduate as a “Hip Hop Scholar in Training.” Enjoy a showcase featuring live performances by local artists, including PATH emerging artists & alumni. Bboy/Bgirl or Breakdancing Stop: Join Hip Hop dancers to learn hot Hip Hop moves,…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 11:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Theatre Roving Performances

Look out—look up is more like it—for the ever-fabulous STILT WALKERS. They really stand out in a crowd! CIRKO TEATRO presents the hilarious local favorite El show de Enriqueta y Agapito, a puppet-theatre experience in Spanish that focuses on environmental awareness and kindness toward animals. This participatory experience will engage children to meet a host of four-legged creatures, jugglers, and clowns, and to be part of an adventure that teaches them about compassion, respect, and love for one another.…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 10:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

FUN ROOM: Royal Caribbean’s Ocean of Adventure

Upper plaza of Children’s Alley Explore the ocean with Royal Caribbean’s Art of Puppetry. Design and create your own octopus puppet, learn how to bring the eight-legged creatures to life, and show off your new skills at the Puppet Stage. If the sea or stage is calling your name, learn how to play a pirate extraordinaire in Pirates Ahoy! Dress up, make a signature eye patch, and learn to talk like a pirate. Immerse yourself in a world of color and art styles by creating personalized Fish Kites.…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 10:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

FUN ROOM: Tinker, Make, Innovate!

Lower Plaza of Children’s Alley Shape the worlds around you with cutting-edge tech tools and maker-centered learning activities. Learn to solder an LED light to create your own laser-etched illuminated bookmark with Moonlighter Makerspace. 01 will teach you how to use virtual reality and 3D modeling techniques to explore digital worlds. Featured Books: What do you do with an idea? by Koby Yamada and Mae Bosom, Virtual Reality by HP Nyquist, Computational Fairytales by Jeremy Kubika Presented in partnership with Maker Faire Miami.…

Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
MDC Live Arts Lab
300 N.E. Second Avenue (Bldg. 1, 1st floor), Miami, FL 33132 United States

Magic, Mayhem, and Misadventures: Page-Turning Quests

Stakes are high, friends are fierce, and dangerous magic abounds in these bestselling series: The School for Good and Evil: Quests for Glory by Soman Chainani, The Adventurers Guild: Twilight of the Elves by Zack Loran Clark & Nick Eliopulos, and Adventure Time x Regular Show by Conor McCreery. Sponsored by…

Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
Wembly’s Author Tent (Upper plaza of Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Picture Book Author: Laura Lippman

Upper plaza of Children’s Alley Liza Jane thinks she can find better parents, so she fires her mom and hires someone new. She knows exactly what qualities she wants in a parent—or does she? Find out in Laura Lippman’s Liza Jane and the Dragon.…

Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 2:30 pm
Wembly’s Author Tent (Upper plaza of Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Picture Book Author: Eva Chen

Embark on an epic journey through time and space, stepping into the shoes of female icons from Cleopatra to Serena Williams, in Instagram superstar Eva Chen’s fashionable guide to girl power, Juno Valentine and the Magical Shoes. Moderated by Amy Dang-Stojanovic. In partnership with…

Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 2:30 pm
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Spoiled or Royaled ? The Family Secrets of Beloved Heroines

Ivy & Bean are back! Worried about becoming a spoiled only child, Ivy needs a baby sister, quick! Luckily, Ivy and Bean know just where to get one in Annie Barrows’ One Big Happy Family. Judy Moody discovers that she might have royal blood! But what to do about those other pesky family secrets? Find out in Megan McDonald’s Judy Moody and the Right Royal Tea Party.…

Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 1:30 pm
MDC Live Arts Lab
300 N.E. Second Avenue (Bldg. 1, 1st floor), Miami, FL 33132 United States

Award-Winning Readings: National Book Award Nominees and Finalists in Young People’s Literature

Celebrate the 2018 National Book Award Nominees and Finalists in Young People’s Literature, in recognition of some of the most outstanding middle-grade and young adult books published in the U.S. this year. Moderated by Rita Mayer. Sponsored by

Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 1:30 pm
Wembly’s Author Tent (Upper plaza of Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Just Like Magic: Diving Into (Un)Familiar New Worlds

Upper plaza of Children’s Alley These heroes are being whisked off by traveling carnivals, stepping out of their comfort zones, and building Star Wars movie sets. You might lose yourself (or find yourself!) in the stories of Amy Ephron’s Carnival Magic, Stacy McAnulty’s The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl, and Mark Tatulli’s Short & Skinny.…

Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 12:30 pm
Wembly’s Author Tent (Upper plaza of Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

The Game is Afoot: Dynamic Duo Detective Stories

Upper plaza of Children’s Alley Go undercover in Elizabeth Eulberg’s The Great Shelby Holmes and the Coldest Case to crack a figure-skating cipher, uncover a Russian spy ring for the FBI in James Ponti’s Trapped!, and protect a whole monster community from the humans in Drew Weing’s The Creepy Case Files of Margo Maloo: Monster Mall.…

Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
Wembly’s Author Tent (Upper plaza of Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Picture Book Author: Diane Landy

Upper plaza of Children’s Alley Join Zap, a spunky blue alien, on a one-of-a-kind space adventure! Help him learn about his furry Earthling stowaway by writing your own version of this interactive story, Adventures with Zap.…

Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
MDC Live Arts Lab
300 N.E. Second Avenue (Bldg. 1, 1st floor), Miami, FL 33132 United States

Tales of Transformation: Thrilling YA Fantasy

Whether they’re beastly or beautiful, the heroines in four stunning adventures must navigate dangers within and without to become their best self or their own worst enemy. Step into the worlds of Dhonielle Clayton’s The Belles, Somaiya Daud’s Mirage, Megan Shepherd’s Grim Lovelies, and Kiersten White’s The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein.

Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 11:30 am
Wembly’s Author Tent (Upper plaza of Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Picture Book Author: Susie Jaramillo

Upper plaza of Children’s Alley Start your morning singing along to your favorite nursery rhymes in both English and Spanish with Canticos, now a Nickelodeon Jr. animated series!…

Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 11:00 am
MDC Live Arts Lab
300 N.E. Second Avenue (Bldg. 1, 1st floor), Miami, FL 33132 United States

Against All Odds: Powerful Women Persevere

You might know of Malala Yousuafzai and Anne Frank, but have you heard of about Trisha Prabhu, who invented an anti-cyberbullying app at age 13? Meet Ibtihaj Muhammad, a real-life rad girl who went from outsider to Olympic fencer, activist, and Time “100 Most Influential People” honoree in Proud: Living My American Dream. Kate Schatz introduces other incredible young women in Rad Girls Can.…

Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 11:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Against All Odds: Powerful Women Persevere

You might know of Malala Yousuafzai and Anne Frank, but have you heard of about Trisha Prabhu, who invented an anti- cyberbullying app at age 13? Now meet Ibtihaj Muhammad, a real-life rad girl who went from outsider to Olympic fencer, activist, Time “100 Most Influential People” honoree, and author of Proud: Living My American Dream. Kate Schatz introduces other incredible young women in Rad Girls Can.…

Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 11:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Rainbow Circus

In and around Children’s Alley Not your abuela’s circus! Join Rainbow Circus’ diverse and talented troupe of aerialists, jugglers, dancers, singers, and contortionists in performances inspired by The Greatest Showman. You may just want to run away with the circus after seeing these talented performers who have travelled around the world with Cirque du Soleil, Ringling Brothers ,and others.…

TBD More Info

Rainbow Circus

Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 11:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

The PATH to Hip Hop Enlightenment

Lower plaza of Children’s Alley Join PATH (Preserving, Archiving & Teaching Hip Hop, Inc.) for a participatory experience centered around the five main creative elements of Hip Hop – Bboy/Bgirl Dance, DJ, Graffiti Art, MC/Rap, and Knowledge. At the end of the journey, test that knowledge and graduate as a “Hip Hop Scholar in Training.” Enjoy a showcase featuring live performances by local artists, including PATH emerging artists & alumni. Bboy/Bgirl or Breakdancing Stop: Join Hip Hop dancers to learn hot Hip Hop moves,…

Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 11:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Theatre Roving Performances

Look out—look up is more like it—for the ever-fabulous STILT WALKERS. They really stand out in a crowd! CIRKO TEATRO presents the hilarious local favorite El show de Enriqueta y Agapito, a puppet-theatre experience in Spanish that focuses on environmental awareness and kindness toward animals. This participatory experience will engage children to meet a host of four-legged creatures, jugglers, and clowns, and to be part of an adventure that teaches them about compassion, respect, and love for one another.…

Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

FUN ROOM: Healthy Bodies, Happy Kids

Upper Plaza of Children’s Alley Want to get healthy and stay that way? You’ve come to the right place! Learn how to get rid of germs, especially on your teeth! You’ll want to show those pearly whites after dental hygienists and their puppets teach you the right way to brush. Learn about good nutrition so you can grow healthy and strong! Presented in partnership with Miami Dade College’s Medical Campus and sponsored by Holtz Children’s Hospital.…

Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

FUN ROOM: One World, Many Stories

Upper Plaza of Children’s Alley Bring your imaginary passports as we take a literary journey around the word! Explore different cultures through story time. Put what you’ve learned to work and create a map of the Caribbean, design a Japanese kimono, paint a Mexican Sugar Skull mask and more! Featured books: I Live in Tokyo, Off We Go to Mexico, Mama Panya’s Pancakes, A Caribbean Journey from A to Y, Galapagos George, This Is Venice, Canada All Year, D is for Down Under,

Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

FUN ROOM: Royal Caribbean’s Ocean of Adventure

Upper plaza of Children’s Alley Explore the ocean with Royal Caribbean’s Art of Puppetry. Design and create your own octopus puppet, learn how to bring the eight-legged creatures to life, and show off your new skills at the Puppet Stage. If the sea or stage is calling your name, learn how to play a pirate extraordinaire in Pirates Ahoy! Dress up, make a signature eye patch, and learn to talk like a pirate. Immerse yourself in a world of color and art styles by creating personalized Fish Kites.…

Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

FUN ROOM: The Paintbox

Upper Plaza of Children’s Alley Creative Fun for Kids! Read, Imagine, And Create! The Museum of Art and Design at Miami Dade College invites all young readers to a journey of curiosity and discovery and to create unique pieces of art inspired by seven delightful children’s books. Children will explore their creativity with interactive projects specially designed to enhance their imagination while drawing, painting and sculpting. Featured Books: Discovery and What Does Peace Feel Like by Vladimir Radunsky,…

Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

FUN ROOM: The Rhythm Factory

Upper Plaza of Children’s Alley Sing-along, move and groove! Learn about different musical instruments from around the world. Grab your passport and go on a musical journey that will take you from Brazil to Africa and as far away as Australia! Featured books: I Love My Baby Berimbau: An Introduction to the Berimbau in Capoeira, Dundun: The Talking Drum of the Yoruba People of South-West Nigeria, The Soul of Mbira: Music and Traditions of the Shona People of Zimbabwe, Fun with the Jaws Harp,

Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

FUN ROOM: Tinker, Make, Innovate!

Shape the worlds around you with cutting-edge tech tools and maker-centered learning activities. Learn to solder an LED light to create your own laser-etched illuminated bookmark with Moonlighter Makerspace. 01 will teach you how to use virtual reality and 3D modeling techniques to explore digital worlds. Featured Books: What do you do with an idea? by Koby Yamada and Mae Bosom, Virtual Reality by HP Nyquist, Computational Fairytales by Jeremy Kubika Presented in partnership with Maker Faire Miami.…

Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

FUN ROOM: Tot Time Play and Learn

Upper Plaza of Children’s Alley Join Arts for Learning Miami (A4L) for visual and performing arts activities where little ones become a part of their favorite stories! Live readings of vivid tales are paired with hands-on activities designed to jump-start the creative process while engaging young minds in the magic of storytelling. Play instruments, explore the world through shapes and colors, roar like a lion, slither like a snake, teach a giraffe to dance, and even create your own book! Featured Books: Mary Had a Little Glam;…

Friday, November 16, 2018 @ 12:30 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Author Jacqueline Woodson

In Harbor Me, six kids meet weekly to talk about what’s bothering them, with no adults to listen in. Together, they can express their feelings and fears, and grow braver and more ready for the rest of their lives.…

Friday, November 16, 2018 @ 12:30 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Author Jason Reynolds

In the thrilling finale to the bestselling Track series, Lu may have been born to be a track star, but he has to get over some major hurdles—literal and not-so-literal—to lead his team to victory. We are proud to launch the “Indie Bookstores Give Back on Small Business Saturday” campaign right here in Miami with 2018 Indies First spokesperson Jason Reynolds! In partnership with the American Booksellers Association and Simon & Schuster.…

Friday, November 16, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
MDC Live Arts Lab
300 N.E. Second Avenue (Bldg. 1, 1st floor), Miami, FL 33132 United States

Author Annie Barrows

Ivy & Bean are back with One Big Happy Family! Ivy is an only child, and she’s worried about being spoiled rotten. There’s only one solution: she needs a baby sister, quick! Luckily, Ivy and Bean know just where to get one.…

Friday, November 16, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
Wembly’s Author Tent (Upper plaza of Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Author Arianna Arteaga Quintero

Upper plaza of Children’s Alley En Guachipira va de viaje se cuentan las peripecias de un pequeño pájaro que busca devolver la normalidad a los miembros de su familia; para ello emprenderá un larguísimo viaje por la geografía venezolana en busca del remedio en un puñado de flores. (Libro con ilustraciones Stefano Di Cristofaro). Con el apoyo de la Fundación Cuatrogatos, el Departamento de Educación Bilingüe y Lenguas Extranjeras de las Escuelas Públicas del Condado Miami Dade y Ediciones Ekaré.…

Friday, November 16, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Author Irene Vasco

En Palenque, hace ya algún tiempo, eran pocos los que sabían leer. Letras al carbón relata cómo una niña de ese pueblo aprendió a leer para poder descifrarle a Gina, su hermana mayor, las cartas de amor que le enviaba su novio Miguel Ángel desde un lugar distante. (Libro con ilustraciones de Juan Palomino). Con el apoyo de la Fundación Cuatrogatos y el Departamento de Educación Bilingüe y Lenguas Extranjeras de las Escuelas Públicas del Condado Miami Dade.…

Friday, November 16, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Author Megan Shepherd

Grim Lovelies is part caper, part Parisian fairy tale. Anouk, a Beastie enchanted from animal to human girl, has three days to find her mistress’s killer before the spell keeping her human fades away.…

Friday, November 16, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Author Stacy McAnulty

Lucy was struck by lightning, and now she’s a math genius facing one big test—middle school! How does one solve equations of friendship and getting out of your comfort zone? Find out in The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl.…

Friday, November 16, 2018 @ 11:30 am
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Author Mark Tatulli

In his middle-school memoir, Short & Skinny, comic strip artist Mark Tatulli explores ways to bulk up both his body and his confidence to talk to his crush. But will his other obsession with Star Wars derail his body image woes?…

Friday, November 16, 2018 @ 11:30 am
Room 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Authors T Cooper & Allison Glock-Cooper

In the final installment of the bestselling Changers series, our hero changes into the body and social status of her dreams. What will she do with her newfound influence? Forever explores what it means to find yourself—even as your self keeps changing.…

Friday, November 16, 2018 @ 11:00 am
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Author Conor McCreery

Finn and Jake find themselves traveling across different worlds on a desperate quest to find The Power that can save the land. It’s a crossover for the ages in this mash-up of Cartoon Network favorites, Adventure Time x Regular Show.…

Friday, November 16, 2018 @ 11:00 am
Wembly’s Author Tent (Upper plaza of Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Author Diane Landy

Upper plaza of Children’s Alley Zap, a spunky blue alien, needs help learning about Earth and his new furry stowaway. Write your own space story in this one-of-a-kind interactive book, Adventures with Zap.…

Friday, November 16, 2018 @ 11:00 am
MDC Live Arts Lab
300 N.E. Second Avenue (Bldg. 1, 1st floor), Miami, FL 33132 United States

Author Drew Weing

Margo and Charles are having a hard time keeping the monster community secret from the growing human population. Can they keep the peace? Find out in The Creepy Case Files of Margo Maloo: The Monster Mall.…

Friday, November 16, 2018 @ 11:00 am
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Author Megan McDonald

Beloved heroine Judy Moody discovers that she might have royal blood! But what will she do about those other pesky family secrets? Find out in Judy Moody and the Right Royal Tea Party.…

Friday, November 16, 2018 @ 11:00 am
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Author Sergio Andricaín

Arco iris de poesía es una colección de poemas de autores de América Latina, España y Estados Unidos; en sus páginas los niños encontraran versos de escritores de diferentes épocas: desde José Martí, Rafael Pombo y Gabriela Mistral hasta Manuel Felipe Rugeles, Marina Colasanti y Graciela Genta. (Libro con ilustraciones de Olga Cuéllar). Con el apoyo de la Fundación Cuatrogatos y el Departamento de Educación Bilingüe y Lenguas Extranjeras de las Escuelas Públicas del Condado Miami Dade.…

Friday, November 16, 2018 @ 11:00 am
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Authors Zack Loran Clark & Nick Eliopulos

Zed, Brock, and their friends will have to rely on each other and fight harder than ever before to save the elves against a powerful ancient magic in this breathless sequel, The Adventurers Guild: Twilight of the Elves.…

Friday, November 16, 2018 @ 10:30 am
Room 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Author Kate Schatz

You might know of Malala Yousuafzai and Anne Frank, but have you heard of about Trisha Prabhu, who invented an anti-cyberbullying app at age 13? Learn about a diverse group of incredible and inspiring young women in Rad Girls Can.…

Friday, November 16, 2018 @ 10:00 am
Wembly’s Author Tent (Upper plaza of Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Author Francie Latour

Upper plaza of Children’s Alley Family history and homeland come alive for a young girl in her Auntie Luce’s Talking Paintings. What will she discover about herself when she has her own portrait painted?…

Friday, November 16, 2018 @ 10:00 am
MDC Live Arts Lab
300 N.E. Second Avenue (Bldg. 1, 1st floor), Miami, FL 33132 United States

Author George O’Connor

Hermes was always mischievous, bewitching animals and plaguing his fellow Olympians with chaos. Learn all about the winged messenger of the gods in Hermes: Tales of the Trickster. Sponsored by

Friday, November 16, 2018 @ 10:00 am
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Author Ibtihaj Muhammad

Everyone told Ibtihaj she would fail, but she persevered. Read about her inspiring journey from outsider to Olympic fencer, activist, and Time “100 Most Influential People” honoree in Proud: Living My American Dream.…

Friday, November 16, 2018 @ 10:00 am
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Author Paloma Muiña

El paraguas rojo cuenta la historia de Martha, una niña que siempre ha podido conseguir todo lo que quiere con solo cerrar los ojos, morderse los labios… y pedir su deseo; sin embargo, cada día que pasa se le va haciendo más difícil lograr la magia. (Libro con ilustraciones de Bea Tormo) Con el apoyo de la Fundación Cuatrogatos, el Departamento de Educación Bilingüe y Lenguas Extranjeras de las Escuelas Públicas del Condado Miami Dade y la Fundación SM.…

Friday, November 16, 2018 @ 10:00 am
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Author Sara Farizan

When Bijan Majidi suddenly finds himself a basketball celebrity—and a target for cyberbullying—he has to learn fast how to grow up, speak out, and fight prejudice, all while finishing high school in Here to Stay.…

Friday, November 16, 2018 @ 10:00 am
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Author Soman Chainani

The students at the School for Good and Evil face danger on their quests, and the stakes are even higher. Who will survive? Who will save them? Find out in the fourth installment of this bestselling series, Quests for Glory. Sponsored by

Friday, November 16, 2018 @ 10:00 am
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

National Book Foundation Presents the Teen Press Conference

High school students from Miami-Dade County Public Schools play the role of reporters as they direct questions to Nominees for the 2018 National Book Award in Young People’s Literature. Students participating as citizen journalists have been pre-selected. This session is open to those who would like to watch the event in action! Featured Authors: BRYAN BLISS, We’ll Fly Away, JOY MCCULLOUGH, Blood Water Paint, VESPER STAMPER, What the Night Sings, and EUGENE YELCHIN, The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge.…

Friday, November 16, 2018 @ 9:30 am
Chapman Conference Center at MDC Wolfson Campus
300 N.E. Second Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Author Dhonielle Clayton

In a world where people are born gray and damned, and can only be made beautiful with the help of The Belles, our heroine must decide how to use her powers—save herself, save the princess, or save her world. Sponsored by

Friday, November 16, 2018 @ 9:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

FUN ROOM: Royal Caribbean’s Ocean of Adventure

Upper plaza of Children’s Alley Explore the ocean with Royal Caribbean’s Art of Puppetry. Design and create your own octopus puppet, learn how to bring the eight-legged creatures to life, and show off your new skills at the Puppet Stage. If the sea or stage is calling your name, learn how to play a pirate extraordinaire in Pirates Ahoy! Dress up, make a signature eye patch, and learn to talk like a pirate. Immerse yourself in a world of color and art styles by creating personalized Fish Kites.…

Friday, November 16, 2018 @ 9:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Rainbow Circus

In and around Children’s Alley Not your abuela’s circus! Join Rainbow Circus’ diverse and talented troupe of aerialists, jugglers, dancers, singers, and contortionists in performances inspired by The Greatest Showman. You may just want to run away with the circus after seeing these talented performers who have travelled around the world with Cirque du Soleil, Ringling Brothers, and others.…

TBD More Info

Rainbow Circus

Friday, November 16, 2018 @ 9:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

The PATH to Hip Hop Enlightenment

Lower plaza of Children’s Alley Join PATH (Preserving, Archiving & Teaching Hip Hop, Inc.) for a participatory experience centered around the five main creative elements of Hip Hop – Bboy/Bgirl Dance, DJ, Graffiti Art, MC/Rap, and Knowledge. At the end of the journey, test that knowledge and graduate as a “Hip Hop Scholar in Training.” Enjoy a showcase featuring live performances by local artists, including PATH emerging artists & alumni. Bboy/Bgirl or Breakdancing Stop: Join Hip Hop dancers to learn hot Hip Hop moves,…

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