Calling all book lovers! Imagine the Scholastic Book Fair taking a virtual, interactive twist, where you can meet your favorite authors, play games and win prizes, all from your living room. It’s the Family Book Fest and it’s coming to your screen live on July 31!

You can sign up for the free event now, which will take place the last Saturday of July from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET. Participants will enjoy five unique sessions along the way:

  • “Because It’s All Good — A Sing-Along with Eric Litwin” at 11 a.m. He’s the mind behind the super popular Pete the Cat books and you’ll have a chance to win a copy of his new book, Groovy Joe: Ice Cream and Dinosaurs.
  • “Get Drawn into Summer Reading with Graphix Chapters” at noon. It’s a live drawing game with authors behind hit graphic novels for late elementary school kids. You’ll have a chance to win one of the novels and a Graphix Chapters sampler!
  • “Wings of Fire with Author Tui T. Sutherland” at 1 p.m. She’s the author of the New York Times bestselling series and will answer your dragon world questions live. You can compete in a trivia game to win a signed book set!
  • “The Great Klutz Craft Off” at 2 p.m. The crafty creators behind Klutz will face off in an online contest and you can win the Klutz Craft Kit of the show.
  • “Inside Harry Potter: 9 ¾ Questions with MinaLima Design” at 2:30 p.m. The legendary design duo will reveal the secrets behind the special edition of Harry Potter and you’ll have the opportunity to win a Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, MinaLima edition sampler!

You can shop the Book Fest now to prepare for the festivities. When you sign up, you’ll also get updates and reminders about the event. Get reading and get excited for July 31!

––Sarah Shebek

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