Children's/Young Adult Book Events

Book Festivals and Events for Children's, Middle Grade, Teen and Young Adult Literature

African American Children’s Book Fair

Hosted by the African American Children’s Book Project, the book fair is one of the oldest and largest single-day events for children’s books in the country....

When: February

    Where: Philadelphia, PA US

BAM Festival

BAM Festival, a books, art, and music convention for authors, illustrators, and performers who write for children and young adults, provides a county-wide literary experience bringing together authors, teachers, students, families and the community to share their love of books....

When: April

    Where: West Palm Beach, FL US

Bologna Children’s Book Fair

The Bologna Children’s Book Fair is the most important international event dedicated to the children’s publishing and multimedia industry. In Bologna authors, illustrators, literary agents, licensors and licensees, packagers, distributors, printers, booksellers, and librarians meet to sell and b...

When: March

    Where: Bologna, IT

Bookworm Book Festival

This free bilingual festival featurs author panels and book signings celebrating literature for young readers in Spanish and English....

When: February

    Where: Houston, TX US

Chappaqua Children's Book Festival

The Chappaqua Children's Book Festival is the largest annual children’s book festival in the tristate region. A free outdoor festival with authors, food trucks, entertainment and more....

When: September

    Where: Chappaqua, NY US

Charlotte S. Huck Children's Literature Festival

Each year, the festival brings together educators, librarians, parents, students, authors, illustrators, editors, and those interested in children’s literature for a unique combination of full conference and small group sessions. ...

When: March

    Where: Redlands, CA US

Children’s Book Festival of Johnstown

The Children’s Book Festival of Johnstown is a FREE festival for families of children in preschool through grade 6. ...

When: April

    Where: Johnstown, PA US

Deep Valley Book Festival

The largest literary festival in Southern Minnesota, DVBF provides readers the chance to interact with their favorite authors and meet new ones. This FREE family event features authors and illustrators, book sales and signings, a full day of programs, panel discussions, book readings, and childrens...

When: March

    Where: Mankato, MN US

Dunes Lit Fest

Valparaiso University and Porter County Public Library invite you to join us at the inaugural Dunes Lit Fest! This community event will celebrate reading, writing, and creativity by highlighting national award winning and local children’s authors on our main stage. Families of all ages are welcome...

When: May

    Where: Valparaiso, IN US

European Writers Festival

This is a unique opportunity to come together to enjoy some of the best European prose and poetry in English translation, and to ensure that the cultural networks and exchanges between Britain and Europe continue to thrive as we forge new paths and tackle the challenges of our times....

When: May

    Where: London, England UK

Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival

The Children’s Book Festival annually draws approximately 400 visitors to USM and Hattiesburg annually, including librarians, educators and fans of the genre who enjoy and benefit from the event’s programing that includes lectures and workshops featuring renowned authors and illustrators and oth...

When: April

    Where: Hattiesburg, MS US

FOLD Kids Book Festival

Celebrating a diverse array of Canadian children’s literature through events specifically designed for kids, families, and educators....

When: November

    Where: Brampton, ON CA

Forest of Reading Festival of Trees

The Ontario Library Association’s (OLA) Forest of Reading and the Festival of Trees occupy places of prominence in Canada’s literary landscape. The Forest of Reading is Canada ’s largest recreational reading programme of its kind. Every year, more than 250,000 Ontario children rea...

When: May

    Where: Toronto, ON CA

Funny Pages

Canada’s only festival devoted to books that crack kids up. We believe humour can introduce even the most reluctant reader to the joy of books - and even the most reluctant writer to the joy of putting a smile on someone’s face. Through Funny Pages, we want to see low literacy rates laughed righ...

When: April

    Where: Halifax, NS CA

Infusion Young Adult Book Festival

Taking Vancouver over one book at a time! Welcome to INFUSION YA Book Festival. A space where our community of YA Book Lovers can come together and celebrate all things YA! ...

When: November

    Where: Vancouver, BC CA

Latinx Kidlit Book Festival

The Latinx Kidlit Book Festival is a virtual celebration of Latinx KidLit authors, illustrators, and books for all students, educators and book lovers everywhere. The festival will present two free days of panels, craft sessions and illustrator draw-offs with your favorite Latinx authors and illustr...

When: September

    Where: , NM US

Marrakech International Storytelling Festival

More than forty of the worlds best kown storytellers and poets will tell in languages including English, Darija and Amazigh. There will also be workshops, educational outreach, socialising and opportunities for all to learn, grow and tell....

When: February

    Where: Marrakech, Morocco MA

Minnesota Children's Book Festival

Taking place at the Anderson Center’s beautiful, historic Tower View campus, the Children's Book Festival is an ideal opportunity for families to connect, learn and play. Emphasizing the joy of learning through reading and arts activities, the festival has received national acclaim for its ef...

When: September

    Where: Red Wing, MN US

Montreal YA Fest

Montreal and Quebec’s only festival of its kind that brings authors of the Young Adult genre from across North America for a full-day interactive event....

When: May

    Where: Montreal, PQ CA

National Young Writers’ Festival

The National Young Writers’ Festival (NYWF) occurs annually in the city of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, over the New South Wales’ Labour Day Holiday Weekend in late September/early October. ...

When: September

    Where: Newcastle, NSW AU

New Zealand Young Writers Festival

Held in the heart of Dunedin, produced by the Dunedin Fringe Arts Trust, the festival includes workshops, performances, panel discussions, and bookish social festivities. We join playwrights and poets; comedians and historians; critics and consciences in the sixth annual NZ Young Writers Festival. B...

When: September

    Where: Dunedin, NZ

North Texas Teen Book Festival

The NTTBF is a free book festival created to celebrate teen literature, from both Middle Grade and YA authors. Authors and readers come together for a full day of conversation, book signings, panels and readings....

When: March

    Where: Irving, TX US

Northwest Ohio Teen Book Festival

Northwest Ohio Teen Book Festival is a new teen book festival focused on teens and tweens of Northwest Ohio. The Northwest Ohio Teen Book Festival is a volunteer organization made up of lovers of literature, who have come together to create a fantastic opportunity for teens from Northwest Ohio and t...

When: April

    Where: Rossford, OH US

Orange County Children's Book Festival

There really is something for children of all ages to experience at the Orange County Children's Book Festival. We know you'll find our numerous book and educational vendors offering the latest in services and new ideas. You will also be able to buy books too! Newest selections and perso...

When: October

    Where: Costa Mesa, CA US

Raymond Carver Writing Festival

The festival is a free celebration of the art of writing and one of its greatest practitioners. RCWF participants can enjoy a reception, presentations and informational displays, and an outdoor poetry reading. Attendees are invited to attend workshops offered by Pacific Northwest writers on writing...

When: May

    Where: Clatskanie, OR US

Schomburg Center Literary Festival

The Schomburg Center Literary Festival: Reading the African Diaspora expands the center's long tradition of championing authors of African descent from across the globe and publications that celebrate Black history and culture. We bring together a community of book lovers and their favorite aut...

When: June

    Where: New York, NY US

Somerset Storyfest

Somerset Storyfest is a nationally recognised youth literature organisation based on the Gold Coast. Delivering a series of literary experiences along with workshops, masterclasses and featured authors throughout the year, Storyfest nurtures emerging writers and provides opportunities for readers an...

When: March

    Where: Mudgeeraba, QLD AU

Teen Bookfest by the Bay

Teen Bookfest by the Bay is a non-profit organization formed by a group of Corpus Christi Bay area school and public librarians for the express purpose of planning and providing an annual book festival for area teens. Librarians from school and public libraries in Corpus Christi, Orange Grove, Bisho...

When: February

    Where: Corpus Christi, TX US

Telling Tales Festival

We are proud to host a festival, produce a reading list and more, where homegrown Canadian authors, illustrators and storytellers are spotlighted and given the opportunity to connect with fans and new audiences. ...

When: September

    Where: Hamilton, ON CA

Tennessee Mountain Writers Annual Conference

Tennessee Mountain Writers is a non-profit organization that promotes literary arts and supports the work of Tennessee writers and others, regardless of geographic location. The Annual Conference held each April includes workshops on writing for young people, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, editing, in...

When: March

    Where: Oak Ridge, TN US

Texas Storytelling Festival

Join the masters of storytelling at the Texas Storytelling Festival in Denton, Texas. Held over four days, this festival brings together the best in storytelling for an oral tradition that can be enjoyed by all ages. Tales of all genres are shared, and various bands perform throughout the event....

When: March

    Where: Denton, TX US

UND Writers Conference

Founded in 1970 and held every year since, the UND Writers Conference is a three-day event featuring six to eight authors annually ranging from Gwendolyn Brooks and August Wilson to Tommy Orange and Colson Whitehead. The UND Writers Conference is committed to community outreach, engagement, and find...

When: March

    Where: Grand Forks, ND US

Vancouver Island Children’s Book Fest

BookFest is a wonderful, fun-filled day for children and adults alike. Renowned authors and illustrators come from across Canada to present their work, tell stories about their creations and lives, and inspire youth through literature and art....

When: May

    Where: Nanaimo, BC CA

Voices on the Coast

Voices on the Coast is a youth literature festival presented by Immanuel Lutheran College and the University of the Sunshine Coast....

When: February

    Where: Sunshine Coast, QLD AU

WCU Spring Literary Festival

Western Carolina University's annual Spring Literary Festival has a long tradition of bringing established and emerging literary talent to our campus and region. It reflects WCU's commitment to providing the best humanities education possible to its students and to bringing the best of the...

When: March

    Where: Cullowhee, NC US

YALLFest Charleston Young Adult Book Festival

YALLFest is a Young Adult book festival hosted by Blue Bicycle Books in Charleston, South Carolina. YALLFest signings, panels, and other events take place at the bookstore as well as at other venues throughout Downtown Charleston, including the Music Hall, the Museum, the Charleston Library Society,...

When: November

    Where: Charleston, SC US

YALLWEST Book Festival

Over 60 authors and presenters including New York Times Bestsellers along with local and acclaimed young adult and middle grade writers, plus notable TV, film, video game, and comic creators.

A day of panels, book signings, food trucks, bad jokes, rock ’n’ roll, killer photo ops & general g...

When: April

    Where: Santa Monica, CA US

Youngstown State University English Festival

An annual 3-day program that promotes and cultivates reading and writing, reaching out to about 3,000 students in grades 7-12 from Northeast OH and Western PA....

When: April

    Where: Youngstown, OH US