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Children’s Fairyland Book Festival: Saturday, June 18, 2022, 10 to 4

  • Meet more than 25 authors and illustrators and ask them about their craft
  • Enjoy read-alouds by authors and see live art demonstrations by book illustrators
  • Buy books from The Collective Oakland and get them autographed in person
  • Celebrate young writers and their work at the Youth Author Table with a special reading
  • Visit the Oakland Public Library booth and get creative with local librarians

With special presentations by: 
JaNay Brown-Wood, Joanna Ho, Wednesday Kirwan, Nina LaCour and C.V. Monterrubio

Jane Bahk • JaNay Brown-Wood • John Casselberry • Madeline Connor Angela Dalton Cindy Derby Hayley Diep Meg Fleming Alia Gabres Michael Genhart Jill Guerra Joanna Ho • Felicia Hoshino Illustoria Nancy Johnson James Wednesday Kirwan Nina LaCour Dawood Marion C.V. Monterrubio Constance Moore Christina Newhard Keely Parrack Lea Redmond Nadia Salomon Victoria Sanchez Simone Shin Emma Bland Smith Meera Sriram Meredith Steiner Maggie Tokuda Hall 

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Stay to play: Our Book Festival is included with your Fairyland admission on Saturday, June 18, 2022!

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Author and Illustrator presentations

Playing at the Emerald City Stage

Showtimes: 10:20 a.m. Wednesday Kirwan11:30 a.m. Joanna Ho, 12:15 p.m. Angela Dalton1 p.m. C.V. Monterrubio1:30 p.m. Nina LaCour, 2:30 p.m. Youth Writers, 3:15 p.m. JaNay Brown-Wood


Author and Illustrator meet and greets

Located in the Merry Meadow

Showtimes: 10 a.m. to 11:20 a.m. Wednesday Kirwan, Meera Sriram, Hayley Diep, Alia Gabres

11:20 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Joanna Ho, Cindy Derby, Meg Fleming, Keely Parrack, John Casselberry and Madeline Connor, Dawood Marion 

12:30 p.m. - 1:40 p.m. Angela Dalton, Nancy Johnson James and Constance Moore, Lea Redmond, Maggie Tokuda-Hall, Jane Park and Felicia Hoshino, Jill Guerra

1:40 p.m. to 2:50 p.m. Nina LaCour, Victoria Sanchez, Meredith Steiner, C.V. Monterrubio, Emma Bland Smith, Nadia Solomon

2:50 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. JaNay Brown-Wood, Christina Newhard, Simone Shin, Michael Genhard, Illustoria