Readers, authors, and publishers gathered together in downtown Brooklyn on September 17 and 18 for the 11th annual Brooklyn Book Festival, featuring programs for both children and adults. See our photo highlights from the children’s events, including illustration demonstrations, star-studded panels, and lots of rapt kid readers.

Stephen Savage, author of Supertruck and The Mixed-Up Truck, stands with participants of the “Your Name in Lights” art workshop.

“To Catch a Thief” panelists (from l.): Lauren Magaziner, Jude Watson, Joel Christian Gill, and Gordon Korman.

Stuart Moore, author of The Zodiac Legacy, signing at the Papercutz booth.

Posing after a victorious Villainous Villains panel: (from l.) Cassie Beasley, Melissa Grey, Adam Gidwitz, and Soman Chainani.

Libba Bray listens as Daniel José Older explains the importance of making the ordinary magical and the magical ordinary in YA literature.

Customers perusing the Groundwood Books booth on Children’s Day.

Author-illustrator Bob Shea talks to his biggest little fans on the picture book stage.

Christian Robinson shows Last Stop on Market Street to the audience at the picture book stage.

Fiona Robinson reads Ada’s Ideas: The Story of Ada Lovelace, the World's First Computer Programmer, with an assist from Jay Zuckerkorn.

A discerning customer checks out the wares at the TOON Books booth.