Baltimore Book Festival

Time to Read Event

Join the National Aquarium at the Baltimore Book Festival, situated along the Light Street promenade in the scenic Inner Harbor!

In partnership with the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, the National Aquarium is proud to bring you a special presentation for ocean enthusiasts of all ages on the Enoch Pratt Free Library Children's Stage!

Read to Reef Featured Author Spotlight: Ricardo Cortes

New York Times best-selling author and illustrator author Ricardo Cortés reads from Sea Creatures from the Sky, a touching story of a misunderstood shark. Ricardo is the illustrator of a #1 New York Times best-selling classic for parents about putting their children to bed, as well as the G-rated follow-up, Seriously, Just Go to Sleep. Sea Creatures from the Sky is his latest book. Hear the story before reading it in the National Aquarium and Pratt Library's Read to Reef Book Club in October.

Following the reading, dive deeper into the watery world of sharks with Aquarium educators who will be on hand with real shark artifacts you can explore and an interactive presentation about these toothy predators.

The Baltimore Book Festival takes place throughout the weekend of September 28 through 30. Check out additional offerings and plan your literary festival experience at

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