At 9.30am, buses will roll in from everywhere bringing hundreds of kids from all over the region - ready for a day of fun, literature, books and art.
So what do authors and illustrators do when they meet pre-Festival in such a beautiful place as Woodlands at Marburg?
They set up marquees...
They take photographs
|Chris Cheng, Oliver Phommavanh (hiding), Deb Abela, Sue Whiting|
|Entrance to Woodlands Historical House|
They admire the architecture and...
eat a chocolate birthday cake.
And wait for the Festival to begin!