Meet Authors. Buy Books. Get them signed!

Saturday, October 28, 2017 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Duke Energy Convention Center

Free Admission

Meet the talented folks behind your favorite picture books!

Books by the Banks has a wild and wonderful lineup of picture book authors and illustrators. You may recognize some favorite characters from these beloved books.

  • We have the illustrators of Pete The Cat, James and Kimberly Dean. You may know Pete from some of his other books, including stories about groovy buttons and some cool shoes. This time, Pete has some bedtime blues. Watch the book trailer for his latest adventure!
  • Tad Hills is also coming to Books by the Banks. He is the author and illustrator for Duck and Goose and Rocket the Dog. Rocket is starring in a brand-new ABC book. Watch this fun video from Tad that shows you how he creates books — plus an exciting and fun visit from Duck and Goose!
  • Will Hillenbrand draws and writes the stories for Bear and Mole. Bear and Mole make a new friend in All For A Dime! Learn more about Will on his website.
  • Author and illustrator Jeff Mack will be there too. He is the author of Look! The star of the book is a wild gorilla who wants some attention from a boy who only wants to watch TV.

PictureBooksforBlogAll of these authors and illustrators, and a whole lot more, will be available to meet at Books by the Banks! They will be in the Author Pavilion, and you may see them in our Kids’ Corner too. Get ready for the perfect day of family fun!


Books by the Banks will take place 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015 at the Duke Energy Convention Center in downtown Cincinnati. We’re booking new authors all the time. Check out the latest list of confirmed authors.