Teen, Young Adult and Children’s Favorite Authors

Many popular authors will be attending the Orange County Children’s Book Festival this year.  You will want to meet them and listen as they read from their books on stage or in an exhibitor’s booth.  Most will be signing their books creating a treasured purchase.

There are 6 stages to visit.

Our Main Stage has been host to Jamie Lee Curtis, Holly Robinson Peete, James Doti, Ph.D, Buzz Aldrin, Rosemary Wells, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar  and other celebrity authors.

On our Teen/Middle Grade/YA Stage, authors of books for young adults will capture the interest of our older readers. The Animal Stage has always been a favorite for readers of all ages.  Authors of books about animals are featured along with handlers of real-life exotic animals.

The Storyteller Stage has always captivated the attention of adults and young readers alike. Some of the most talented storytellers of the festival will spin a yarn for you.

Our Illustrator stage includes some gifted artists that demonstrate what it takes to be a children’s book illustrator, and some of our authors do double duty as illustrators as well.

And finally, we have added a Cooking Stage, which will feature some famous Chefs cooking up some special recipes for children and adults, along with some authors of books about cooking, nutrition, and health.  

Confirmed 2014 Authors (as of Sept. 9, 2014)