Entertainers

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.


2013 Logo with Date

Click to view the full presentation for this years Orange County Children’s Book Festival [PDF]

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.

Talented Illustrators
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 Simpson are drawn up close!
Click here to learn more about the presentations on the Illustrator Stage sponsored by Chapman University College of Educational Services [PDF]

Captivating Storytellers
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] 

Teen/Young Adult Stage
Click here to learn more about the presentations on the Teen/Young Adult Stage sponsored by Orange Coast College [PDF]

Animal Stage
Click here to learn more about the presentations on the Animal Stage sponsored by Giggling Gorilla Productions [PDF]

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 author, illustrator and storyteller stages throughout the grounds, 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!
Click here to learn more about the presentations on the Entertainment Stage sponsored by Parenting OC [PDF]

Multicultural Presentation Area

With Orange County’s vast diverse communities the Orange County Children’s Book Festival brings the very best multicultural authors and entertainers for a full day of stories and reading.

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. The Animal Stage features wild animal demonstrations and story’s read about animals. Everyone loves this special attraction and comes back year after year.

Extraordinary Exhibitors

Over 80 education-related and family friendly vendors and exhibitors keep the Orange County Children’s Book Festival attendees entertained with activities and sought after services. Best selling children’s books will be available for purchase from a number of retailers and publishers. There are many opportunities to have them signed by the authors and by the illustrators.