The Children’s Fairyland Book Festival returns on Saturday, June 3, 2023!
Join us for a day where Bay Area’s talented book creators and our entire community come together to celebrate the latest, newest BOOKS. What an incredible way to launch into your summer!
This year, we are proud to include the following speakers:
• Angela Dalton • Christian Robinson • Gennifer Choldenko • JaNay Brown-Wood
• Mac Barnett • Nidhi Chanani • Shawn Harris • Fairyland’s 2023 Youth Writers
We are excited to welcome our guest host and beloved Oakland teacher, the amazing Mr. Limata, for a whole day of literacy and joy! Be inspired by stories shared through diverse representation in children’s literature. Celebrate our incredible 8-12 year old Youth Writers. Get your hands busy with book making activities hosted by MOCHA. Visit the Oakland Public Library’s book nook. Support your local bookstore and community hub, The Collective Oakland.
We can’t wait to see you and your young readers!
Chronicle Books, Association of Children’s Librarians, Broadway Children’s School of Oakland
In partnership with:
Youth Writer’s Workshop funded by:
See the full schedule
Saturday, June 3 - Children's Fairyland Book Festival! Hosted by: Mr. Limata
Presentations on the Emerald City Stage
10:20 a.m. Youth Writers: Adela Olguín-Quevedo, Alana Osivwemu, Corrine Cai, Haiqa Sattar, and Rekha Dinwoodie Kumar
11:30 a.m. Angela Dalton
12:15 p.m. Christian Robinson, Mac Barnett, and Shawn Harris
1:00 p.m. Youth Writers: Helen Sze, Jax Phillips, Leto Sze, Nafissatou Ndiaye, and Yatziri Andrade
1:30 p.m. Nidhi Chanani
2:30 p.m. JaNay Brown-Wood
3:00 p.m. Gennifer Choldenko
Meet and Greet with the Authors and Illustrators
Located in the Merry Meadow
Darshana Khiani, Lea Redmond, K-Fai Steele, Katie Douglas, Serena Allen, Shuli de la Fuente-Lau, and Thomishia Booker
Youth Writers: Adela Olguin-Quevedo, Corrine Cai, and Rekha Dinwoodie Kumar
11:20 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Angela Dalton, C.V. Monterrubio, Danielle Anderson-Craig, Dashka Slater, Jennifer Vetter, Meredith Steiner, and Victoria Sanchez
Youth Writers: Jax Phillips and Alana Osivwemu
Alina Chau, Christian Robinson, Illustoria, Mac Barnett, Michael Genhart, Shawn Harris, and Tiffany Golden
Youth Writers: Haiqa Sattar and Yatziri Andrade
Katryn Bury, Ko Kim, Leticia Hernández-Linares, Monica Wesolowska, Nidhi Chanani, Rob Liu-Trujillo, and Simone Shin
Youth Writers: Helen Sze and Leto Sze
Elizabeth Partridge, Gennifer Choldenko, JaNay Brown-Wood, Susan Gal, Sophie Diao, and Vicky Fang
Youth Writers: Nafissatou Ndiaye
Booksellers - Located in the Merry Meadow
Books on B
Fairyland’s Gift Shop
Bookmaking & Arts and Crafts with MOCHA in the Japanese Tea Garden
Instruments 'petting zoo' with Oakland Public Library outside of the Chapel
Puppet Show: The City Mouse and the Country Mouse
Playing at the Storybook Puppet Theater
Showtimes: 11 a.m., 2 p.m., and 4 p.m.
See our full list of book creators here
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!