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June 2019

Children’s Storybook Parade

June 8 from 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Center Stage, 632 S. Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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Kids are invited to come to the Fest on Saturday morning dressed in their favorite character costume, action hero or with a favorite hat, tutu or magic wand to march around Dearborn Street to amuse fairgoers. Congregate behind Center Stage at 10:30am.

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Dean Robbins, The Astronaut Who Painted the Moon

June 8 from 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Center Stage, 632 S. Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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Dean Robbins is a journalist and the author of the children’s picture books Two Friends: Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass, Margaret and the Moon: How Margaret Hamilton Saved the First Lunar Landing, and Miss Paul and the President: The Creative Campaign for Women’s Right to Vote.

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“Interrupting” Summer Slide: Presented by the Children’s Literacy Initiative

June 8 from 11:45 am - 12:15 pm
Center Stage, 632 S. Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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This short program will feature a special arts and crafts opportunity for children, and a reading of “Interrupting Chicken” by David Ezra Stein. CLI will demonstrate techniques parents can use to more effectively read aloud with their children and stem summer slide. Presented by Children’s Literacy Initiative, a nonprofit organization dedicated to getting children reading at grade level by third grade, this program is appropriate for anyone who is reading with children and wants to learn more about promoting reading…

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The Sky Is A Curious Place: DJ Corchin, STAR

June 9 from 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Center Stage, 632 S. Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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The sky is a curious place. If you look real hard you can see wondrous things. You might even see lights flickering so bright, it’s almost as if they’re speaking to each other. Want to listen in on the conversation? Chicago-based award-winning author and illustrator DJ Corchin will debut his newest book, STAR, a story about choosing who you want to be at Printers Row Lit Fest. Join him as he shares this new, beautiful story, some of his other…

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