Storytelling Festival

Children's Storytelling Festival

Saturday June 5th, 2021

Time: 10am-2:30pm

Location: Tonganoxie Public Library

217 East 4th St., Tonganoxie, KS 66086

Cost: $5 per child at the door, no cost for accompanying adult

Age: Recommended for children 5+


Come Join us for a day of stories by renowned children's authors and storytellers Alastair Heim, Daniel Miyares and Sherry Norfolk and kick off the library's summer reading program. Breakout sessions for storytelling and workshops. Hands-on-activity booths. 1866 Food Truck onsite for lunch. Costumed characters from storybooks. Painted backdrops for photo opportunities. The learning Tree Book Store will be onsite selling children's books.


This Event is Sponsored by the Tonganoxie Arts Council, Inc. in conjunction with the Tonganoxie Public Library. 

Meet the Authors and Illustrators

My name is Alastair Heim and I write children's picture books. I live in Kansas City with my awesomely, awesome family who inspires me everyday. Laughter is my favorite sound, purple is my favorite color, and other-people-cooking-for-me is my favorite food. I am a huge fan of music and have been known to play the guitar with impeccable mediocrity.

I started writing picture books because of my kids. After experiencing the joy, laughter and wondrous awe picture books brought them, I thought that there would be nothing cooler than to see that same reaction come from one of Daddy's stories. And boy, was I right. I'm grateful, everyday, for getting to write these books and hope that, at the very least, one of mine puts a smile on your kids's faces too.

Daniel Miyares is a critically acclaimed picture book author and illustrator. Some of his books include: Float, Night Out, That is My Dream, and Bring Me A Rock! Daniel has been called "a master of visual storytelling."-Jody Hewston, Kinderlit, and "enchanting, versatile"-New York Times. He believes that our stories have the power to connect us all. Daniel's story currently takes place in Lenexa, KS with his wife, their two wonderful children, and a dog named Violet that gives them all a run for their money.

Meet the Storyteller

Sherry captures the imagination of audiences of all ages with her magical storytelling skills. Her telling style is distinctly her own, full of rhythm, motion, multiple voices, and opportunities for interactive participation, breathing life into her rich repertoire of folktales from around the world. She is an artist who can not only talk the talk but walk the walk. Sherry has been a professional storyteller since 1981.

Meet the Bookstore

Since 1996 Learning Tree Toy Stores in Corinth Square & Park Place have provided the Kansas City area with unique, timeless toys, books and gifts. We handpick a dazzling selection of toys for every age, stage and special need. We have chosen to sell products that are fun, stimulating and designed to help children grow up to be the best they can be. We believe that kids learn best by touching, exploring, and interacting with their environment. Come Check us out!


512 E. 4TH ST. TONGANOXIE, KS 66086