The Children's Book Fair began over 30 years ago as a back-to-school celebration. The Fair has grown every year since its inception, and now hosts dozens of local booksellers and community organizations.

This year, join us on Sunday, September 16th, 2018 on 57th Street from
11AM to 5PM
for hands-on fun for the whole family.

Browse our book vendors at the Fair for an unlimited supply of your favorite classics alongside the new generation in children’s literature.

The Children’s Book Fair also has a large concentration of Museum shops offering fair-goers a glimpse of famous exhibits. Most of these non-profit organizations provide exciting hands on displays plus arts & crafts activities for kids to take home. To see your business or organization here, contact us.

Hyde Park School of Dance
Music Teachers of Hyde Park
St. Thomas the Apostle School
Baby Lab (UC)
Midwest Works Association
The Revival
Daintee Dollz
Classic Characters Toy Museum
Hyde Park Kenwood Community Council/Hyde Park Used Book Sale
Green Literacy
Towering Oaks High School
Friends of Blackstone Library
Kenwood School of Ballet/iTwirl Dance Programs
Open Books
Boy Scout Troop 512
Chicago Free School

Natural Resources Unlimited
Global Kids House
First Aid Comics
Patrick McBriarty
Hand's Travel Counselor
Stallion Books
Williams Family Books
Autumn Leaves Books
DJ Corchin-Award Winning Author & Illustrator
Junli Song, artist & illustrator
Furever Home Friends
Tissanie Simmons, author
In the Mix Novelty Company
Author Azure
Chiquitha Mayberry, author
Sylvia Turner, author
57th Street Books
Powell's Books Chicago
JIZ Kids, Inc.
Tiger Stripe Publishing
Lora Hyler, Author
Bibliodisia Books
Beloved Brown Girl LLC
Becslie Books
Kazoom Kids Books
Felicia Russell/Author
Banana Nana
Johnson Jr Family Books
Emma & Marie Designer Projects
Comprehensive Learning Services/Baby Brain Boost
Cricket Media
Tiffany Gholar, Author
Lady Knight Enterprises
Bizzyworks LLC

University of Chicago Office of Civic Engagement * 57th Street Books *
South East Chicago Commission * Noodles, Etc.
Hyde Park Neighborhood Club *Robust Coffee Lounge * Children's Plus Inc.
State Senator Kwame Raoul * State Representative Barbara Flynn Currie
Medici * Avision Young * Hyde Park Bank *
Powell's Bookstore * Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle
Marian Realty / Carolan Apartments * Angela Williams Design *
Seminary Co-op Bookstore * WYCC

2018 Vendor Registration Form
2018 Non Profit Registation Form

Sponsor Opportunities

On 57th Street
Between Woodlawn and Kimbark

Rain location:
Ray Elementary School
5631 S Kimbark Ave

Large Stage

Hyde Park School of Dance- 12:30
Black Girls Jump - 1:30
Celito Lindo Family Folk Music - 1:45
Mayfair Academy of Fine Arts - 2:30
The Banks Performance Project - 3:00
Future Hits band - 3:30

Storyteller/Author Stage

Chris Ferrie (science demonstration) - 12:30
James Gordon - 1:00
Samaiyah Muhammad-Wright - 2:00
Lora Hyler - 2:45
Christina Matula-Hakli – paper lantern making - 3:00

Author Signings – free copies while supplies last

Keir Graff – The Phantom Tower - 11:00
Chris Ferrie – Scientist, Scientist, What do you See? - 1:00
Barbara Binns – Courage - 2:00
Christina Matula-Hakli – The Shadow in the Moon - 3:30

Rebecca Janowitz | Founder & Director
Jeff Deutsch
Chelsea Nash
Brad Jonas
Suzette Pierson
Johanna Russ
Bronwyn Nichols
Susana Vasquez
Judy Jakush
Sara Kennedy
Jean Williams

For general information for sponsorship, entertainers, vendors, non-profits and volunteers contact: Tara Baldridge @ or
The Children's Book Fair
1448 E 52nd Street #380
Chicago, IL 60615

Logo, banner and poster design Angela Williams :: art + design

Banner Printer:
Kenneth Sitkowski