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November 2018

Storytime Singalong with Emily Arrow


With: Emily Arrow
November 10 @ 9:00 am - 9:10 am
Oregon Historical Society (Columbia Sportswear Company Stage), 1200 SW Park Ave Portland, Oregon 97205

Join Emily Arrow for a storytime singalong to open the children's stage! Emily will be hosting the children's stage all morning. Portland Book Festival admission is FREE for attendees 17 years of age and younger.

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Words and Pictures: Making Children’s Literature


November 10 @ 9:10 am - 10:00 am
Portland Art Museum, Crumpacker Library, 1119 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205

Cale Atkinson, author and illustrator of Sir Simon: Super Scarer; Tracy Subisak, illustrator of Grizzly Boy; and Laura Veirs, writer of Libba; discuss making picture books with moderator Annie Lewis of Multnomah County Library. Attendees 17 years of age and…

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Storytime: Cycle City


November 10 @ 9:10 am - 9:30 am
Oregon Historical Society (Columbia Sportswear Company Stage), 1200 SW Park Ave Portland, Oregon 97205

When little Etta the Elephant goes to her Aunt Ellen's house, she takes a journey through bicycle-filled Cycle City, a town filled with bikes of all kinds! At the end of the day, a special surprise awaits Etta—the most amazing…

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Storytime: Mae’s First Day of School


With: Kate Berube
November 10 @ 9:30 am - 9:50 am
Oregon Historical Society (Columbia Sportswear Company Stage), 1200 SW Park Ave Portland, Oregon 97205

As Mae's first day of school approaches she decides she IS. NOT. GOING. School is scary! What if the other kids don't like her? Or what if she's the only one who doesn't know how to write? Or what if she misses her…

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Storytime: Hedgehog!


November 10 @ 9:50 am - 10:10 am
Oregon Historical Society (Columbia Sportswear Company Stage), 1200 SW Park Ave Portland, Oregon 97205

Hedgehog is hogging the hedge and won’t let the other animals live there. In this humorous political allegory, he learns that it’s not a winning strategy. Winter is coming, and the animals need homes. The worms move in with the…

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Words and Pictures: Making Children’s Literature


November 10 @ 10:10 am - 11:00 am
Portland Art Museum, Crumpacker Library, 1119 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205

Kate Berube, author and illustrator of Mae’s First Day of School; Allison Farrell, author and illustrator of Cycle City; and LeUyen Pham, illustrator of The Princess in Black and the Science Fair Scare discuss making picture books with moderator Heidi…

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Storytime: Giraffe Problems


With: Jory John
November 10 @ 10:10 am - 10:30 am
Oregon Historical Society (Columbia Sportswear Company Stage), 1200 SW Park Ave Portland, Oregon 97205

Penguins aren’t the only animals with problems. . . . A second hilarious collaboration from picture-book superstars Lane Smith and Jory John!Can you guess what’s making this giraffe self-conscious? Could it be . . . HIS ENORMOUS NECK?? Yes, it’s…

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Storytime: Lyric McKerrigan, Secret Librarian


With: Vera Brosgol
November 10 @ 10:30 am - 10:50 am
Oregon Historical Society (Columbia Sportswear Company Stage), 1200 SW Park Ave Portland, Oregon 97205

A super-secret operative saves the world from a diabolical threat through her ability to brandish just the right book at just the right time in this delightfully silly superhero tale illustrated by Eisner Award-winner and Caldecott Honoree Vera Brosgol.  When an…

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Storytime: En Español


November 10 @ 10:50 am - 11:10 am
Oregon Historical Society (Columbia Sportswear Company Stage), 1200 SW Park Ave Portland, Oregon 97205

Join Portland Early Learning Project for a fun Spanish language storytime! ¡Únete al Portland Early Learning Project para disfrutar de una hora de cuentos en español! Attendees 17 years of age and younger and/or with valid high school ID enjoy free admission.…

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Words and Pictures: Making Children’s Literature


November 10 @ 11:10 am - 12:00 pm
Portland Art Museum, Crumpacker Library, 1119 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205

Ashlyn Anstee, author and illustrator of Hedgehog!; Vera Brosgol, illustrator of Lyric McKerrigan, Secret Librarian; and Jory John, author of Giraffe Problems and All Right, Already! discuss making picture books with moderator Natasha Forrester Campbell of Multnomah County Library. Attendees…

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Storytime: Grizzly Boy


November 10 @ 11:10 am - 11:30 am
Oregon Historical Society (Columbia Sportswear Company Stage), 1200 SW Park Ave Portland, Oregon 97205

One morning Theo decides he is no longer human. "I'm a GRIZZLY! I'm WILD AND FREE!" But being a grizzly boy isn't easy if you still have to go to school.  A fun, endearing, and sweet picture book, Grizzly Boy will have…

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Storytime: Sir Simon: Super Scarer


November 10 @ 11:30 am - 11:50 am
Oregon Historical Society (Columbia Sportswear Company Stage), 1200 SW Park Ave Portland, Oregon 97205

A delightful, funny story of friendship, ghost chores, a spooky house and a professional haunter. Meet Sir Simon, Super Scarer. He’s a professional ghost who has been transferred to his first house. And just in time! He was getting tired…

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Northwest Children’s Theater presents Mary Poppins


November 10 @ 11:50 am - 12:10 pm
Oregon Historical Society (Columbia Sportswear Company Stage), 1200 SW Park Ave Portland, Oregon 97205

Performance from the Northwest Children's Theater featuring the upcoming production, Mary Poppins. Attendees 17 years of age and younger and/or with valid high school ID enjoy free admission. Advance 2018 Portland Book Festival passes available now.

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Storytime: The Princess in Black and the Science Fair Scare


With: LeUyen Pham
November 10 @ 12:10 pm - 12:30 pm
Oregon Historical Society (Columbia Sportswear Company Stage), 1200 SW Park Ave Portland, Oregon 97205

It’s mayhem at the science fair! A squishy goo monster is a challenge for the Princess in Black — but luckily some science-loving princesses are on hand to help. Princess Magnolia is excited. Excited and nervous. She’s going to the…

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Storytime: Libba


With: Laura Veirs
November 10 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Oregon Historical Society (Columbia Sportswear Company Stage), 1200 SW Park Ave Portland, Oregon 97205

This lyrical, loving picture book from popular singer-songwriter Laura Veirs and debut illustrator Tatyana Fazlalizadeh tells the story of the determined, gifted, daring Elizabeth Cotten—one of the most celebrated American folk musicians of all time. Elizabeth Cotten was only a…

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Pop-up: Tracy Subisak


November 10 @ 12:30 pm - 12:45 pm
Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

Tracy Subisak, illustrator of new picture book, Grizzly Boy, pops-up in the Portland Art Museum. During this pop-up, Subisak will do a live-drawing demonstration in the galleries! Subisak is paired with Mike the Bite by George Luks; found in the American…

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Storytime: Little Dreamers


November 10 @ 1:00 pm - 1:40 pm
Oregon Historical Society (Columbia Sportswear Company Stage), 1200 SW Park Ave Portland, Oregon 97205

Vashti Harrison will present Little Dreamers: Visionary Women in History, followed by a discussion with Amy Fellows of Multnomah County Library. From the New York Times bestselling author of Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History comes the highly anticipated follow-up, a beautifully…

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Pop-up: Kate Berube


With: Kate Berube
November 10 @ 1:15 pm - 1:30 pm
Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

Kate Berube pops-up with her new picture book, Mae's First Day of School. Berube is paired with Portrait of My Teacher, Fräulein Sophie von Prieser by Florine Stettheimer; found in the American Art on the 2nd floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please…

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Mac Barnett Is Mac B., Kid Spy


November 10 @ 1:50 pm - 2:40 pm
Oregon Historical Society (Columbia Sportswear Company Stage), 1200 SW Park Ave Portland, Oregon 97205

Mac Barnett presents his new series, Mac B. Kid Spy, in conversation with Heidi Schulz. From the esteemed New York Times bestselling and multi-award-winning author Mac Barnett comes a thrilling, hilarious fully-illustrated new spy adventure series! Before Mac Barnett was an author,…

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Pop-up: Ashlyn Anstee


November 10 @ 2:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

Ashlyn Anstee pops-up with her new picture book, Hedgehog! During this pop-up, Anstee will do a live-drawing demonstration! Anstee is paired with Mike the Bite by George Luks; found in the American Art on the 2nd floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum…

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Pop-up: Jory John


With: Jory John
November 10 @ 2:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

Jory John pops-up with his picture book, Giraffe Problems.  John is paired with Portrait of Infanta María Ana de Austria by Felipe Diriksen, found in the European at on the 2nd floor of the Portland Art Museum.  Can you guess what’s making…

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Pop-up: Ben Guterson


With: Ben Guterson
November 10 @ 2:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

Ben Guterson pops-up with his middle grade novel, Winterhouse. Guterson is paired with Portrait of a Man Seated at a Desk by Marianne Loir, found in the European Art on the 2nd floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum…

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In Conversation: Syrian Refugee Crisis


November 10 @ 2:50 pm - 3:20 pm
Portland Art Museum, Crumpacker Library, 1119 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205

Two writers for young people whose new novels feature stories of the civil war in Syria and the people displaced by it. Journalist and author Atia Abawi discusses her young adult novel A Land of Permanent Goodbyes with N. H.…

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Pop-up: LeUyen Pham


With: LeUyen Pham
November 10 @ 3:15 pm - 3:30 pm
Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

LeUyen Pham, illustrator of The Princess in Black and the Science Fair Scare, pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries. During this pop-up, Pham will do a live-drawing demonstration! Pham is paired with Mike the Bite by George Luks; found in the American…

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