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Bay Area Book Festival

Bring the whole family to the Bay Area Book Festival. Enjoy storytime circles, author greetings, book signings, musical performances, and more. Outdoor events are free!

All children’s events are free, some require pre-registration.

child with face paint reads outdoors
Face painted child reads at the festival | Photo: Bay Area Book Festival

Kids will enjoy special children’s book storytimes and a performance from AlphabetRockers. See the Youth Activities schedule >

Sunday’s schedule for children is packed with outdoor events on two stages.

Children’s Authors at the Bay Area Book Festival on Sunday, May 8

11-11:30 am David A. Robertson: On the Trapline, best for ages 4 to 8. Book signing to follow.

book cover on the trapline

11:45 am-12:15 pm Mac Barnett and Shawn Harris: The First Cat in Space Ate Pizza. Recommended for ages 8 to 11. Book signing to follow.

book cover of the first cat in space ate pizza

noon-12:30 pm Traci Sorell: Powwow Day, best for ages 4 to 8. Book signing to follow.

book cover of powwow day

1-1:30 pm Korey Watari: I Am Able to Shine, best for ages 4 to 7. Book signing to follow.

book cover i am able to shine aapi

2-2:45 pm JaNay Brown-Wood (author) with guest horticulturist Riz Reyes: Miguel’s Community Garden (Where In the Garden?), best for ages 5 to 12. Book signing and gardening tips with a plant to take all follow.

book cover of miguel's community garden

2-2:30 pm Regina Shklovsky: Little Loon Finds His Voice, best for ages 5 to 7. Book signing to follow.

book cover for little loon finds his voice

3-3:30 pm Nancy Johnson James and Constance Moore: Black: The Many Wonders of My World, best for ages 5 to 8. Book signing to follow.

book cover for black the many wonders of my world
Check out these 17 children’s book authors reading their work at the festival >

NOTE: This date/event is in the past. Keep browsing.

Sun May 8, 2022
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Downtown Berkeley Center Street @ Martin Luther King, Jr. Way Berkeley
Outdoor events are free; some events require advance registration
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Contact: Bay Area Book Festival

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Categories: Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the activity organizer or venue as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.
COVID-19 Coronavirus note: Please be mindful of “social distancing” strategies and always wear a mask to events with other people.

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