SATURDAY, SEPT. 24
10:00 A.M. “THE EXQUISITE CORPSE
Mary Brigid Barrett, author of “Shoebox Sam,” will moderate a special presentation of “The Exquisite Corpse Adventure,” a recently published story-game written and illustrated for the Library of Congress. She will be joined by several members of Team Corpse: Calef Brown, Susan Cooper, Gregory Maguire, Patricia and Fredrick McKissack, Katherine Paterson and Chris Van Dusen. Mary Brigid Barrett will sign books at 11:30 a.m.
11:10 A.M. JULIANNE MOORE
Four-time Academy Award-nominated actress Julianne Moore is author of the popular “Freckleface Strawberry” series of books for children. The latest in the series is “Freckleface Strawberry: Best Friends Forever.” Moore will also appear on the Family Storytelling Stage at 3 p.m. Signing at 12:30 p.m.
12:05 P.M. CALEF BROWN
Calef Brown is one of the illustrators of “The Exquisite Corpse Adventure.” His new book is “Boy Wonders.” Brown will also appear at 10 a.m. in this pavilion. Signing at 1:30 p.m.
1:00 P.M. CHRIS VAN DUSEN
Chris Van Dusen has been the writer, illustrator or both of many acclaimed children’s books, including Kate DiCamillo’s “Mercy Watson.” His new book is “King Hugo’s Huge Ego.” He is also one of the illustrators of “The Exquisite Corpse Adventure.” Van Dusen will also appear at 10 a.m. in this pavilion. Signing at 2:30 p.m.
1:55 P.M. DORIE MCCULLOUGH
Dorie McCullough Lawson is the author of the novel “Along Comes a Stranger” and “Posterity: Letters of Great Americans to Their Children.” Her newest work for children is “Tex.” Signing at 3:30 p.m.
2:50 P.M. TOMIE DEPAOLA
The American Library Association has honored Tomie dePaola with a Caldecott Honor, a Newbery Honor and the 2011 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for his “substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children.” His latest work is a new edition of “Strega Nona.” Signing at 4 p.m.
3:45 P.M. HARRY BLISS
Cartoonist Harry Bliss has illustrated covers for the New Yorker as well as children’s books. His comic, “Bliss,” is syndicated in more than 50 newspapers. His new book is “Bailey.” Signing at 2:30 p.m.
4:40 P.M. WILLIAM JOYCE
William Joyce’s picture books include “George Shrinks,” “Dinosaur Bob” and “Santa Calls.” He has developed character concepts for the animated features “Toy Story” and “A Bug’s Life,” and made films, including “Robots” and “Meet the Robinsons.” He is currently co-directing “Rise of the Guardians,” a film inspired by his new series, “The Guardians of Childhood.” The first picture book in the series is “The Man in the Moon,” above. Signing at 1:30 p.m.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 25
1:00 P.M. JON J MUTH
Artist Jon J Muth is the creator of this year’s National Book Festival poster. The first in his “Zen” series of illustrated books, “Zen Shorts,” won a Caldecott honor. The latest in the series is “Zen Ghosts.” Signing Saturday at 12 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
1:55 P.M. CARMEN AGRA DEEDY AND JOHN MCCUTCHEON
Carmen Agra Deedy, author of “The Cheshire Cheese Cat: A Dickens of a Tale” and “The Library Dragon,” is appearing with her husband, children’s musician John McCutcheon, in a storytelling performance. Signing at 3:30 p.m.
2:50 P.M. JOHN BEMELMANS
John Bemelmans Marciano says, “It really, really helped that my grandfather, Ludwig Bemelmans, had created the Madeline books and left a story unfinished for me to work on.” “Madeline at the White House” is Marciano’s latest book. Signing at 4:30 p.m.
3:45 P.M. SAM MCBRATNEY
A native of Northern Ireland, Sam McBratney was a teacher in his 30s when he started writing children’s books. Now the 57th book of his career, “Guess How Much I Love You,” has been issued in a pop-up version. The book has sold more than 15 million copies worldwide. Signing at 1:30 p.m.
4:40 P.M. JOE HAYES
Joe Hayes is a nationally recognized teller of tales from the Hispanic, Native American and Anglo cultures. His latest book is “The Coyote Under the Table.” Signing at 1:30 p.m.