The ninth annual Brooklyn Children’s Book Fair at the Brooklyn Museum

Small print! Boro kids meet their favorite authors at Children’s Book Fair

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The wordsmith: Children’s book Laura Ljungkvist was on hand to sign her picture books and meet the kids at the Brooklyn Children’s Book Fair at the Brooklyn Museum on Nov. 14.
A work of art: Author Krzysztof Poluchowicz hung out with the tots at the Brooklyn Children’s Book Fair at the Brooklyn Museum on Nov. 14.
Show and tell: Charlotte Campbell-Raw, 6, shows off some of the book her mom Maggie Campbell got her at the fair.
Bubble burster: Mom Natalia Tuñon and her daughter Adriana read “Big Bad Bubble.”
Thanks mom!: Emily, 8, Hilary, 11, and mom Tyla Vidal show off their spoils at the Brooklyn Children’s Book Fair.

It was one for the books!

Kings County kids had a blast meeting the wordsmiths and doodlers behind their favorite publications at the Brooklyn Museum’s ninth annual Brooklyn Children’s Book Fair on Nov. 14, according to their parents.

“They had a great time,” East Flatbush mom Tyla Vidal said of her daughters Emily, 8, and Hilary, 11. “It was fantastic.”

More than 35 local authors and illustrators — including Kris Poluchowicz, author of the breakout tour de force “Brooklyn ABC” and Laura Ljungkvist, who penned the gripping “Follow the Line” series — were on hand to read and sign copies of their new literary classics.

The fete is the go-to place for Brooklyn progenitors to pick up locally sourced reads for their offspring, and this year’s festivities had plenty of titles worth purchasing, said one parent.

“It’s hard to leave without buying a few things,” said Prospect Heights mom Maggie Campbell, whose 6-year-old daughter Charlotte Campbell-Raw came home with three new books.

Many youngsters also brought their most cherished tomes along to the fair to get them autographed by their favorite authors — and some also scored a personalized sketch, Vidal said.

“They had the book signed with their own names, a few of them wrote really cute caricatures in the book to make it more personal,” she said.

Parents said they particularly appreciated the venue, as they were able to take in some art at the museum once the book festivities wrapped up.

“I got to see some paintings,” said Vidal. “It was fun for everyone.”

Reach reporter Colin Mixson at or by calling (718) 260-4514.

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