June 6, 2019

decatur book festival!!!

2019 Decatur Book Festival!!!

Friday, August 30th  –  Sunday, September 1st

Once again Little Shop of Stories will be serving as the bookseller at the Kidnote Address, the Children’s Stage, and the YA Stage.

All of these events are not ticketed and will be held at the Decatur Recreation Center except U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. This event will be held at Presser Hall on the Agnes Scott Campus and tickets for this event will be available online through Eventbrite starting on August 20th.

Click here to go to the AJC Decatur Book Festival website.


Here’s the lineup:



5:00-7:00    DBF will host its own version of a graphic novel convention. This special DBF Kidnote program will feature activity stations where kids can draw and storyboard their own graphic novels and also meet Dog Man! Featured author-presenters for the Kidnote Graphix Con are Kristen Gudsnuk, Matt Holm, Tui Sutherland, and Ru Xu.




9:30 at the Gazebo   Saturday’s children’s parade will be “beary” special! Parade-goers are invited to bring their favorite teddy bears to join Ryan T. HigginsNew York Times bestselling author and illustrator of the “Mother Bruce” series, in the march to the Children’s Stage. Higgins will present his newest book, Bruce’s Big Storm.

10:00-10:30    Ryan Higgins

10:45-11:15    Derrick Barnes, Vanessa Brantley-Newton, and Chris Van Dusen

11:30-12:00    Shelli Johannes, Shanda McCloskey, and Laura Vaccaro Seeger

12:15-12:45    Paul Gilligan and Nathaniel Lachenmeyer

1:00-1:30    Lynda Mullaly Hunt and Gillian McDunn

1:45-2:15    Hena Khan and Karen Strong

2:30-3:00    J.C. Cervantes, Roshani Chokshi, and Aisha Saeed

3:15-3:45    Lamar Giles, Jess Redman, and Laurel Snyder

4:00-4:30    Tracey Baptiste, Kelly Barnhill

5:30-6:00    Matt Laney, Jackson Pearce, and Tui Sutherland



11:30 at the Gazebo     Beloved children’s book character Pete the Cat and his creator James Dean will lead the Sunday children’s parade. In the thirteenth “Pete the Cat” picture book, Pete the Cat and the Perfect Pizza Party, the famous blue feline learns a thing or two about compromise when he plans a pizza party for his friends.
12:00-12:30    James Dean

12:45-1:15    Adam Rubin, Aisha Saeed, & Tanya Valentine

1:30-2:00    Mac Barnett, Brigette Barrager, and Greg Pizzoli

2:15-2:45    Max Brallier

3:00-3:30    Katherine Arden and Victoria Schwab

3:45-4:15    Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham

4:00-4:30    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor (This event will be held at Presser Hall on the Agnes Scott Campus. NO TICKETS REMAIN FOR THIS EVENT.)

*ATTENTION: Tickets are no longer available for this event and preorders are now closed. If you do not have a ticket and did not preorder any copies but you would like a signed (not personalized) copy of JUST ASK, you can call Little Shop of Stories on Tuesday, September 3 to see if we have any remaining copies available.*




10:00-10:45    Tracey Baptiste, Lamar Giles, Nic Stone, and Ibi Zoboi

11:15-12:00    Julie Buxbaum and Julian Winters

12:30-1:15    Cinda Williams Chima and Erin Craig

3:00-3:45    Jenn Bennett and Mackenzi Lee

4:15-5:00    Sona Charaipotra, Nina Moreno, and Lauren Morrill

5:30-6:15    Arvin Ahmadi, C.B.Lee,  and Scott Reintgen




12:00-12:45    Scott Westerfeld

1:15-2:00    Roshani Chokshi and Megan Shepherd

2:30-3:15    Wren’s Nest Scribes

3:45-4:30    Michelle Knudsen and Corrie Wang

5:00-5:45    Kimberly Jones and Gilly Segal