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 se...

When: March

    Where: Bologna, IT

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: October

    Where: Mankato, MN US

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 other e...

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 read and vote for the...

When: May

    Where: Toronto, ON 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

International Children and Young Adults Book Fair (FILIJ)

For more than three and a half decades, the primary task of the International Book Fair for Children and Youth (FILIJ) is to be a forum open to dialogue and experiences around books and reading....

When: November

    Where: Mexico City, MX

Kalamazoo Valley Museum Storytelling Festival

The Kalamazoo Valley Museum celebrates their 5th Annual Storytelling Festival, "Searching for Peace!" Storytellers from across the United States will come together to explore unity, equality, diversity, and inclusion for all. ...

When: October

    Where: Kalamazoo, MI US

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: October

    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

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: October

    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

NoVa Teen Book Festival

NoVa TEEN is the first and largest book festival of its kind celebrating Young Adult literature in the Northern Virginia/DC Metro Area. NoVa TEEN is held annually in March at George C. Marshall High School in Falls Church, VA....

When: March

    Where: Falls Church, VA 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 personally auto...

When: October

    Where: Costa Mesa, CA 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

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: April

    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

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: April

    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

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 &...

When: April

    Where: Santa Monica, CA US