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BookCon Family HQ

Javits Center Show Floor

Looking for something fun to do with your family during the show? Come visit BookCon's Family HQ at the back of the Show Floor. Family HQ will have daily activities like workshops, readings and more geared towards younger fans all weekend long.

BookCon Family HQ
BookCon Family HQ
BookCon Family HQ

Happy Camper: The Scholastic Summer Reading RV

BookCon Family HQ

Don’t miss the Scholastic RV for fun activities for families and kids like crafts, signings, costume character appearances, and more! This summer, the RV has been on the ultimate reading road trip—touring the country with authors, illustrators, and characters!

Check out other stops on the tour here: http://summerroadtrip.scholastic.com/

Scholastic Summer Reading Road Trip

Hit the road with the 2017 Scholastic Summer Reading Road Trip! And don't forget to sign up online for the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge, which runs through September 8th. Find out more at www.scholastic.com


The Boxcar Children Maker Stations at Family HQ!

BookCon Family HQ

Celebrate 75 years of the Boxcar Children with Albert Whitman & Company. Visit Family HQ on Saturday from 2pm to 3pm and Sunday from 10:30am to 11:30am to create custom Boxcar Children buttons, bookmarks, crafts, and more! Space is limited to the first 40 Boxcar fans—don’t miss it! Afterward, stop by booth #1913 to find out about exclusive giveaways and everything that’s in store for this very special anniversary!


Additional Events

Our friends at Albert Whitman, Candlewick Press, Penguin Random House, and Macmillan will also be hosting daily events and workshops including drawing classes, photo ops, author readings, and more!

BookCon Family HQ

For a complete schedule of all the activities taking place in Family HQ, please continue to check the BookCon webpage and the Official BookCon Mobile App.

BookCon Family HQ Highlights

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  • Meet Waldo in Family HQ

    Jun 03, 2017, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM, Family HQ - Booth 1416

    Come celebrate Waldo’s 30th birthday by joining Candlewick Press’s Where’s Waldo? Scavenger Hunt on Saturday, June 3. To kick off the hunt, stop by Family HQ fr...

    • Language: English

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  • It’s a Dragons Love Tacos Party!

    Jun 03, 2017, 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM, Family HQ - Booth 1416

    Celebrate the release of Dragons Love Tacos 2 by joining Penguin Young Readers for a taco craft party! We’ll have all the fixings for kids to make their very ow...

    • Language: English

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  • Dress Up Like Your Favorite Historical Heroes!

    Jun 03, 2017, 12:45 PM - 1:45 PM, Family HQ - Booth 1416

    Picture yourself on the cover of one of Penguin Young Readers’ bestselling Ordinary People Change the World picture book biographies! We’ll have great costumes ...

    • Language: English

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  • The Boxcar Children Maker Stations at Family HQ!

    Jun 03, 2017, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Family HQ - Booth 1416

    Celebrate 75 years of the Boxcar Children with Albert Whitman & Company. Visit Family HQ on Saturday from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM and Sunday from 10:30 AM to 11:30 A...

    • Language: English

    Session

  • Join the Adventure with Avery and Masa!

    Jun 03, 2017, 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM, Family HQ - Booth 1416

    Welcome Avery and Masa as they release their first adventure book to save the endangered: Lost and Found on Java Island! Meet with authors Steve Barrett and Mik...

    • Language: English

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  • Cats & Art

    Jun 03, 2017, 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM, Family HQ - Booth 1416

    Elisha Cooper will draw cats, and other animals, and discuss his book Big Cat, Little Cat. He will also give a demonstration on herding cats. 

    • Language: English

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  • Comics Are For Kids, Too!

    Jun 03, 2017, 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM, Family HQ - Booth 1416

    Comic books are for everyone and that includes the youngest readers just learning about the world of four color fantasy. Join the creators of the upcoming Not-S...

    • Language: English

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  • The Boxcar Children Maker Stations at Family HQ!

    Jun 04, 2017, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM, Family HQ - Booth 1416

    Celebrate 75 years of the Boxcar Children with Albert Whitman & Company. Visit Family HQ on Saturday from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM and Sunday from 10:30 AM to 11:30 A...

    • Language: English

    Session

  • Live Drawing: Science!

    Jun 04, 2017, 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM, Family HQ - Booth 1416

    Do you love to draw? Come create an interactive story with comics authors and artists in this fun live-drawing and storytelling session for kids. Join the peopl...

    • Language: English

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  • Live Drawing: Animals!

    Jun 04, 2017, 12:15 PM - 12:45 PM, Family HQ - Booth 1416

    Do you love to draw? Come create an interactive story with comics authors and artists in this fun live-drawing and storytelling session for kids. Join First Sec...

    • Language: English

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  • Penguin Coloring Party and Book Raffle!

    Jun 04, 2017, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM, Family HQ - Booth 1416

    Penguin Coloring Party and Book Raffle!   While kids have a chance to color activity sheets featuring some of our most beloved characters, parents can enter ou...

    • Language: English

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  • Join the Adventure with Avery and Masa!

    Jun 04, 2017, 2:15 PM - 2:45 PM, Family HQ - Booth 1416

    Welcome Avery and Masa as they release their first adventure book to save the endangered: Lost and Found on Java Island! Meet with authors Steve Barrett and Mik...

    • Language: English

    Session

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