Children and Young People’s Stage

  • Children & young people's stage

  • Awaking the imagination, making people dream, opening to the world for better understanding, this is the challenge of the Youth stage.

    • Controversies Controversies is a series of debates between young book-lovers on the books and subjects considered the most controversial from the year 2018-19. These discussions are about seeing and understanding what shocks or disturbs this new generation of readers... and what doesn’t.

    • You’re in charge! Choose a theme, a subject, or a literary genre and get your questions ready. A specially-chosen panel of guests will be poised to answer them.

    • Books live Books live is a set of live readings from the year's most memorable writing for young people.

    • Draw me if you can! Live illustration based on the most beautiful picture books and featured themes of the Livre de Paris 2019 show.

    • Heroine line-up Exciting duels between characters such as examples as Mortèle Adèle vs Emile, Gurty vs Chien Pourri, Ariol vs Esther and Mandragore etc. Come and meet the creators and the heroines from your favourite publications and learn to draw them in this workshop.

    • The news as art Current affairs explained to children by a journalist/editor and by authors. The final 5 minutes are focussed on a selection of books (picture books, novels, non-fiction, comics, etc.) connected with the particular news item.

    • 1 hour somewhere else Authors and journalists tell true-life stories from other places, near or far. The immersive experiences of discovery recounted in these stories and reports will captivate a young audience.

    • BD speaks about you A series of meetings bringing together comic book authors who use their carefully-constructed poetic works to break taboos, with considered determination and style.


    • Readers’ words (age 6+) Readings and chronicles, alone or in small groups: come and make recordings about your literary favourites in our studio. A BookTuber will be on hand to give you some hints and tips.

    • The birth of a book (ages 5-8) Author, illustrator, publisher, printer, bookseller... Who does what?

    • Learn to draw your favourite heroes (ages 6-10) A drawing lesson for children with one of the illustrators from the day's “Heroine line-up”.

    • Become a publisher (ages 10-14) Activity based around choosing a title, creating a cover and editing the back cover of a book.

    • Parent and child workshop (ages 3-5) A chance for very little ones to explore wonderful books which they rarely get hold of (with pop-ups, cut-outs and pull tabs) because they are too delicate, or to make their own silent felt book.

    • Exploring techniques (age 7+) Watercolours, crayons, pastels, gouache... Children are invited to pick a technique and either start from scratch or enhance their knowledge.

    Find soon the appointments that will punctuate your visit.
  • Chloé Marot - Child and young people's stage

    For over ten years, Chloé Marot, an ex-teacher, has specialised in literature for young people. She worked as a culture journalist for Causette magazine for 7 years, as deputy editor-in-chief for the programme L’As-tu lu mon p’tit loup on France Inter for 3 years, and as a programmer for book shows and festivals, as well as sitting on the Vie Littéraire (Literary Life) committee of the CNL (National Book Centre), chaired by Véronique Ovaldé.

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