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Monday, October 12, 2015

Book Festivals

I've compiled a list (with help from Facebook friends) of book festivals that are either exclusively for children's literature or have a strong kidlit program. Support and enjoy these fun festivals.

Hanging out with author/illustrator Eddie Hemingway at Bookmarks

Baltimore Book Festival in Baltimore, MD
Bookmarks in Winston-Salem, NC
Boston Book Festival in Boston, MA
Brooklyn Book Festival: Children's Day in Brooklyn, NY
Chappaqua Children's Book Festival in Chappaqua, NY
Children's Lit Festival in Warrensburg, MO
Columbus Children's Book Festival in Columbus, GA
Gaithersburg Book Festival in Gaithersburg, MD
Hudson Children's Book Festival in Hudson, New York
LA Times Book Fair in LA, CA
Morristown Books in Morristown,NJ
National Book Festival in DC
Plum Creek in Seward, NE
Princeton Children's Book Festival in Princeton, NJ
Roanoke Author Invasion in Roanoke, VA
Rochester Children's Book Festival in Rochester, NY
Texas Book Festival in Austin, TX
Texas Teen Book Festival in Austin ,TX
Virginia Festival of Books in Charlottesville, VA
Wisconsin Festival of Books in Madison, WI
Word on the Street in various locations in Canada
Wordstock in Portland, OR
Word Vancouver in Vancouver

I'd love to grow this list. Please write other book festivals in the comments (also, feel free to let me know if I've made mistakes). THANKS!


  1. Nice list! Here's another one in Missouri: Children's Literature Festival at Truman University, Kirksville, MO.

  2. Really great list. There is also a wonderful book festival in Northwest, Ohio called Claire's Day.

  3. The Decatur Book Festival is supposed to be awesome - and I know they host a lot of kidlit authors.