17 Children's Authors That Will Be at The Bay Area Book Festival in Berkeley - 510 Families
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17 Children’s Authors That Will Be at The Bay Area Book Festival in Berkeley

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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 >>.)

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

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.
courage hats book cover

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.

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You are not alone book cover

11:30 am-noon Henry Herz: I Am Smoke. Book signing to follow.

book fest am smoke

noon-12:30 pm Nina LaCour: Mama and Mommy and Me in the Middle. Book signing to follow.

book cover for mama and mommy and me in the middle

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1-1:30 pm Maggie Tokuda-Hall: Love in the Library, for ages 7 to 10. Book signing to follow.
book cover love in the library

1:15-1:45 pm Christine Van Zandt: A Brief History of Underpants, suggested for ages 4 to 8. Book signing to follow.

book cover for a brief history of underpants

2-2:30 pm Felicia Hoshino and Jane Park: Juna and Appa, best for ages 4 to 8. Book signing to follow.

book cover juna and appa

3-3:30 pm Angela Dalton: Show the World, best for ages 4 to 8. Book signing to follow.

book cover show the world

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

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

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