Book celebrations

We're proud to announce our 2023 book festival.

The Children’s Fairyland Book Festival will return live and in person to celebrate stories, authors, illustrators, and the wonderful world of children’s literature on Saturday, June 3, 2023! This event is designed to get kids and families excited about reading and writing by connecting them with diverse authors, characters, and stories that honor and value their experiences, while also opening their eyes to new perspectives.

Children and families will be able to meet over 30 Bay Area authors and illustrators2023 participants already include Randolph Caldecott Honor book creators Christian Robinson, Shawn Harris, and Mac Barnett, and we’re just getting started!— and learn about their creative process. From author read-alouds, book signings, and demonstrations to getting hands-on experience with book making, attendees will celebrate children’s literature and be inspired to create and tell their own stories. The incredible 8-to-12-year-old students from our Youth Writers’ Workshop will also be back with a panel that includes excerpts from their stories, created between February and March 2023 alongside mentorship from award-winning author Leticia Hernández-Linares. Books by participating authors, illustrators, and publishers will be on sale throughout the event.

We look forward to reading with you in June!

Corporate sponsorships are available now!

As a sponsor, your investment will support reading acquisition and help instill a lifetime love of books for young people in Oakland and beyond, as well as provide opportunities to showcase your business or organization to thousands of Fairyland families!

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