Bee's Birthday Bash!
Come early to celebrate the Bee Cave Bee's (the library's Storytime mascot) birthday! Storyteller and musician Kim Lehman will share songs, stories, pollination magic, and all the buzz! The event is best for kids 8 and under.
Celebrate Bee's Birthday! (Children's Tent)
Pre-festival activity 11 a.m. - 11:45 p.m.
Explore Bee Cave with Buzzy the Bee!
City of Bee Cave Publication
Read by Buzzy!
Get to know more about Bee Cave, Texas with this special storytime with Buzzy the Bee, our official mascot! His reading buddy, Jenny Hoff, will be on hand to help translate Bee to English so you can fully enjoy this fun adventure with Buzzy! Come early for a chance to win a Buzzy plushy and book to take home!
Time to Get Buzzy! (Children's Tent)
12:30 p.m. - 1 p.m.
This debut picture book is a humorous introduction to recycling and composting for young readers!
Melissa Coffey is the author of FRIDGE-OPOLIS, her debut picture book. She spent 20+ years writing professionally for grown-ups before discovering her passion writing for kids. She loves creating stories that garner giggles, expand horizons and inspire action and emotion. Melissa lives with her family in Austin, Texas. Visit her at melissacoffey.com.
Storytime with Melissa Coffey (Children's Tent)
1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
My Town, Mi Pueblo
In this bilingual picture book, cousins from opposite sides of the border visit each other’s towns and delight in their similarities and differences.
Nick is a writer and an award-winning elementary teacher. He has traveled the world and taught students in Tanzania, India, and Morocco. From all of his travels he has learned one important lesson: No matter the circumstances, kids are kids. When he’s not traveling, he enjoys spending time with his wife, their dog, and his brand new baby boy in Austin, Texas.
Storytime with Nicholas Solis (Children's Tent)
1:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Mr. Thatcher's House
Mr. Thatcher has been working to build the perfect house, but it never quite seems like home. His new guests help him change that.
Since she learned to hold a pencil, Kristin Wauson has been making pictures and stories. She grew up in the Texas Hill Country, inspired by fairy tales, C.S. Lewis, music, horses and classic Disney animation. A graduate of The University of Texas at Austin, and former graphic designer, Kristin came to kidlit after rediscovering picture books via her two sons. Kristin’s debut picture book, Mr. Thatcher’s House, released in August 2022 from Sleeping Bear Press.
Storytime with Kristin Wauson (Children's Tent)
2 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Sleeping bags to S'mores: Camping Basics
From choosing a destination and staying safe to what to cook and doing it on a budget, this guide provides fun advice for tent camping, car camping, and backpacking.
Laura Fisk is an illustrator and her work is mainly drawn using an iPad pro and an army of pens and pencils. Her background and true art love is in printmaking, especially screenprinting. She is thrilled to have her first illustrated book out with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, "Sleeping bags to S'Mores," an intro to camping book.
Draw This! with Kristin Wauson & Laura Fisk (Children's Tent)
2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Time to Sing! (Children's Tent)
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Singing Zoologist Concert
Come to one of Central Texas' most beloved children's singers and zoologists! Lucas Miller takes the stage to teach about animals in the catchiest of ways! Wear your bee antennae and get ready to party!