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The Bay Area Book Festival lands in Downtown Berkeley on May 7+8, 2022, and brings with it tons of authors, including young adult and children’s book authors to speak. Here’s a cheat sheet of the children’s books that will be represented. (See the full youth schedule here >>.)
Children’s Authors at the Bay Area Book Festival on Saturday, May 7
Look for the following authors at the Children and Family stage at the Outdoor Fair. Click through the book cover images below to learn more about the books on Amazon.com or buy them from your favorite awesome local bookseller. No doubt, copies of each of these books will be available (maybe even signed!) at the fest.
We’ve featured the picture books and authors of younger children’s work, but there are also some fabulous YA authors and middle grade authors featured on the youth schedule.
11 – 11:30 am Jessixa Bagley (illustrator): Courage Hats with a book signing to follow.
11 – 11:45 am Alphabet Rockers launch their first book: You Are Not Alone: Inspire Confidence and Celebrate Diversity with this Empowering Book for Kids with a dynamic reading and curated music playlist. Book signing to follow.
11:30 am-noon Henry Herz: I Am Smoke. Book signing to follow.
noon-12:30 pm Nina LaCour: Mama and Mommy and Me in the Middle. Book signing to follow.
1-1:30 pm Maggie Tokuda-Hall: Love in the Library, for ages 7 to 10. Book signing to follow.
1:15-1:45 pm Christine Van Zandt: A Brief History of Underpants, suggested for ages 4 to 8. Book signing to follow.
2-2:30 pm Felicia Hoshino and Jane Park: Juna and Appa, best for ages 4 to 8. Book signing to follow.
3-3:30 pm Angela Dalton: Show the World, best for ages 4 to 8. Book signing to follow.
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.
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.
noon-12:30 pm Traci Sorell: Powwow Day, best for ages 4 to 8. Book signing to follow.
1-1:30 pm Korey Watari: I Am Able to Shine, best for ages 4 to 7. Book signing to follow.
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.
2-2:30 pm Regina Shklovsky: Little Loon Finds His Voice, best for ages 5 to 7. Book signing to follow.
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.