Children’s Pavilion

The SCBook Festival annually presents a Children’s Pavilion stage on Saturday and Sunday of the festival weekend featuring storytelling, performances, crafts, music, and more! The fun and educational programs are perfect for families and kids from 2 to 11 and are presented in partnership with Richland Library.


2015 Children’s Pavilion

Saturday, May 16

9:30 am-10:20 am—Movers and Shakers Storytime featuring African Drums

10:40 am-11:30 am—Sarah Dippity

11:50 am-12:40 pm—Columbia Children’s Theatre presents Skippyjon Jones:  Cirque de Olé

1:00 pm-1:50 pm— Rockin’ & Reading with Read-a-Rama presented by Dr. Michelle Martin

2:10 pm-3:00 pm— Connecting Kids with Nature: The Great Blue Heron of South Carolina presented by photographer and author Frank Baker

3:20 pm-4:10 pm— AC Flora Theatre presents The Giver


Make art with Ladybug Studios and Girl Scout Cadette & Senior Troop 545.


Sunday, May 17

12:30 pm-1:20 pm—Celebrate Alice in Wonderland with a performance of the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party presented by The Greater Columbia Literacy Council

1:40 pm-2:30 pm—Story Squad

2:50 pm-3:40 pm—Cocky’s Reading Express


Meet Denton the Dragon at 1:20 pm and 2:30 pm


Each day offers one drawing for a free basket of books courtesy of the SC Center for Children’s Books and Literacy.

The Lounge for Tweens and Teens

Saturday, May 16

12:00 pm-2:00pm—Upcycled Art with Ladybug Studios

2:30 pm-3:30 pm—STEM:  LEGO Robotics presented by Sylvan Learning Center


Sunday, May 17

12:30 pm-4:30 pm—Richland Library’s Maker Space featuring Stop-Motion Animation, 3D Printing and Found Poetry

Other Children’s and Young Adult Authors and Presentations

  • Paige Crutcher, Elizabeth Dutton, and Courtney C. Stevens present “Coming of Age” at 9:30AM on Saturday, May 16 in Carolina Meeting Room B.
  • Clay Rice presents “The Stick” at 9:30 AM on Saturday, May 16 in Richland Meeting Room C.
  • Mary Alice Monroe and Ron Rash present “The Shark’s Tooth” on Saturday, May 16 at 10:40AM in Richland Meeting Room C.
  • Dawn Cusick, Lester Laminack, Kate Salley Palmer, and Teri Woods present “Learn, Laugh, Love: Children’s Books” at 1:00PM on Saturday, May 16 in Carolina Meeting Room B.
  • Jaye Robin Brown, John Parke Davis, Catherine McKenzie, and Carrie Ryan present “From 9 to 99: Read Across the Ages” at 12:30PM on Sunday, May 17 in Lexington Meeting Room B.
  • The SC State Library presents Gail Carson Levine at 12:30PM on Sunday, May 17 in Richland Meeting Room A&B.
  • Lori Goldstein, Megan Miranda, and Jana Oliver present “Other Worlds: Young Adult Fantasy” at 1:40PM on Sunday, May 17 in Lexington Meeting Room B.
  • Young Palmetto Books presents Katie’s Cabbage featuring Katie Stagliano, Karen Heid, Michelle Martin, and Patricia Moore-Pastides at 1:40PM on Sunday, May 17 in Richland Meeting Room C.
  • Meg Cabot will present her newest book for middle grade readers From the Notebooks of a Middle School Princess at 4:00PM on Sunday, May 17 in Richland Meeting Room A&B.

Children’s Book Exhibitors

  • A Children’s Book, “Hold On To Hope” – Anna Seigler, Author (Booth #417)
  • Alice at 50 – Greater Columbia Literacy Council (Booth #205)
  • Allen Paul Books (Booth #212)
  • Author Karen Petit (Booth #601)
  • Books by Dawn and Ann (Booth #418)
  • Bubbleland Imagination Co. (Booth #112)
  • Colorworld Books (Booth #553)
  • Confusion Press (Booth #311)
  • Hare Brand Ideas (Booth #112)
  • Henry Porada (Booth #525)
  • Holladay House Publishing (Booth #413)
  • John Gillgren and Nancy Blanton, Authors (Booth #224)
  • My First Books SC (Booth #324)
  • Richland Library (Booth #301)
  • SCETV & ETV Radio (Booth #302)
  • South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities (Booth #217)
  • Stacy Roberts, Author (Booth #326)
  • Teri Woods Publishing, LLC (Booth #249)
  • The Raggedy Owl (Booth #715)
  • University of South Carolina Press (Booth #101)
  • Unlimited Potential Publishing (Booth #423)
  • Usborne Books & More (Booth #209)
  • Virginia C. Hart and Meredith T. Taylor (Booth #704)
  • Warbranch Press (Booth #102)
  • YouthLight, Inc. (Booth #210)