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 Shawn Wayans, Jamie Lee Curtis, Holly Robinson Peete, James Doti, Ph.D, Buzz Aldrin, Rosemary Wells, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and other celebrity authors.
On our Early Reader/Teen/Middle Grade 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.
Our newest stage, the STEM Stage, has already hosted an astronaut who is also an aquanaut.
Confirmed 2019 Authors (As of July 15, 2019)
- Adam T Newman ∴ How to Catch a Cold
- Adir & Ganit Levy ∴ What Should Danny Do?
- Alane Adams ∴ Legends of Orkney series
- Amber Nichole ∴ Hey Jasmine! Let’s go to the Park!
- Andrew Armao ∴ Auroraden
- Angie Flores ∴ Cub’s Wish
- Anthony Laguna ∴ Andy: A Story of Trust
- Ashley Mills Monaghan ∴ A Little Goes a Long Way
- Barbara Hodges ∴ The Adventures of Monty
- Barbara Panawa ∴ ABC Fun Phonics
- Betsy Rosenthal ∴ Porcupine’s Picnic – Who Eats What?
- Brae Wyckoff ∴ The Unfriendly Dragon
- Brigette Barrager ∴ The Twelve Dancing Princesses
- C. A. Hartnell ∴ The 1950’s Adventures of Pete & Carol Ann
- Carlo Ocaya ∴ Mystical Tales: The Cursed Queen
- Cindy Motley ∴ Ann from Japan
- Danielle Gillespie-Hallinan ∴ Moose Mischief: A Pancake Surprise!
- Deen Ferrell ∴ Cryptic Spaces series
- Derek Taylor Kent ∴ El Perro con Sombrero meets Los Gatos con Gelatos
- Diana DelRusso ∴ Pages the Bookmaker Elf
- Donna Zellers ∴ Witches Ball
- Dr. Barbara Christie ∴ Look at Me, Look at Me, Can you Guess My Specialty?
- Dr. Ruth MacPete ∴ Lisette the Vet
- Elena Gant ∴ Rox and Pax: I Can Be That Too!
- Emma Steinkellner ∴ The Okay Witch
- Georgeanne Irvine ∴ Karen’s Heart: The True Story of a Brave Baby Orangutan
- Heather Wenonah Ellis ∴ Colors of the World: Adventures
- Henry Herz ∴ Good Egg and Bad Apple
- J. M. Bergen ∴ Thomas Wildus and the Book of Sorrows
- Jeannie & Madison Fung ∴ Come With Me, Together We’ll See the Beauty of … Hawaii
- Jenine Lori ∴ Surprise I Have 3 Eyes
- Jenni Garrick ∴ Pigs & Strawberries
- Jennifer Lynn Newby ∴ Roselynn
- Jerry Mahoney ∴ Buttheads from Outer Space
- Joe Bunting ∴ The Real Story of Rumplestiltskin
- Joni Rubinstein ∴ The Night Before my Birthday Book
- Joshua Hauke ∴ Tales of the Brothers Three
- K. M. Harrell ∴ Nyira and the Invisible Boy: The Graveyard Club
- Karen Dobyns ∴ The Centipede Who Couldn’t Tie His Shoes
- Kathryn Humphry ∴ Hector the Saguaro
- Keri T. Collins ∴ You Can Call Me Katelyn
- Kevin Gerard ∴ Diego’s Dragon: Spirits of the Sun
- Kristina Bowden ∴ Casey the Container
- Lauren Freckles ∴ Babbling Beth the Story Chef
- Lida Sideris ∴ The Cookie Eating Fire Dog
- Lori Aced ∴ Hershey’s Perfect Night
- Lori R. Lopez ∴ The Strange Tail of Oddzilla
- Maggie Grinnell ∴ David and Rusty’s Pirate Adventure
- Mande Buckmaster ∴ Your Greatest Adventure
- Mary Elizabeth Smith ∴ The Candy Rat … A Halloween Tradition
- Michael Hale ∴ Bad Monkey Business
- Michael Jabbra ∴ The Adventures of Master and Monster
- Muditha Warnasuriya ∴ If I Had One More Day With My Mother
- Nancy Wright Visco ∴ The Fairy Portal
- Nicole Pride ∴ Poor Norman
- Noel Colby ∴ Zoo Vet and the Otter
- Nushin Alloo ∴ The Adventures of Laila and Ahmed in Syria
- Paolo Mazzucato ∴ Dream of the Rainbow Unicorn
- Peggy P. Edwards ∴ Lalalandia Alfabeto Crossover Alphabet
- Raphael Lopez ∴ The Language of Life: A World of Words
- Rebecca Guerrero ∴ The Mighty Adventures series
- Rick Morrison ∴ The Hug Store
- Ruffina Park ∴ We Love You Whale
- Scott Casperson ∴ How the Candy Cane Got its Stripes
- Scott Sussman ∴ Silly the Seed
- Sharon Cruikshank ∴ Come On Sam
- Sheri Fink ∴ The Little Unicorn
- Simisayo Brownstone ∴ Feyi Fay and the Case of the Mysterious Madame Koi Koi
- Sparkelina ∴ Emotional Intelligence Program for Children
- Trevor Murray ∴ Come Play With Me