Each year the Orange County Children’s Book Festival features popular authors, illustrators, storytellers, entertainers; and exhibitors that support reading and education along with fun activities for families.
Now go ahead and click here to find out which authors, illustrators, storytellers, entertainers and exhibitors are coming in each of their own sections.
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 reading from their books on stage or in an exhibitor’s booth. Most will be signing their books creating a treasured purchase.
Watching an artist create their famous characters spell bounds young and old alike. You will want to meet and learn how Characters from Disney, Sesame Street and your favorite books are drawn up close!
Click here to learn more about the presentations on the Illustrator Stage sponsored by Chapman University College of Educational Studies [PDF]
A special favorite for everyone is listening and watching the professional and engaging storytellers. Set in a quieter section of the Orange County Children’s Book Festival the entire family will be entertained and be a little more rested.
Click here to learn more about the presentations on the Storyteller Stage sponsored by PBS SoCal [PDF]
Wild Animal Stage
Our Wild Animal Stage features authors of books about animals together with handlers of some very exotic animals.
Live Animal Petting Zoo
A huge favorite at the Orange County Children’s Book Festival is the FREE petting animal area set adjacent to the animal stage and exhibit area.
Middle Grade/Teen/Young Adult Stage
The festival is host to many popular middle grade to young adult authors.
Many of them will present on the stage or interact as part of a lively discussion panel.
Click here to learn more about the presentations on the Middle Grade/Teen/Young Adult Stage sponsored by Orange Coast College [PDF]
Cooking & Health Stage
New this year is the Cooking & Health Stage which will feature some prominent chefs cooking up some delicious and healthy recipes for youngsters. The Stage will also feature authors of children’s cook books, health related books and other food related subjects.
Family Friendly Entertainment
Parenting OC Main Entertainment Stage
The Orange County Children’s Book Festival features a variety of entertainment for the entire family. In addition to our middle grade/teen/YA, animal, illustrator, storyteller, and cooking stages, the Festival features professional and semi-professional entertainment on the Parenting OC Main Entertainment Stage. Come and grab a front row seat and stay all day!