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Sep 2013


Orange Coast College Fairview Road and Arlington Costa Mesa , California 92626
Tel: (714) 432-5072
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10th Annual Orange County Children's Book Festival



The Orange County Children's Book Festival is in it's 10th year. In 2012, there were over 150 authors, more than 25 illustrators, dozens of storytellers and great family-oriented entertainers.

The Festival featured over 125 booksellers, educational exhibitors and related vendors. More than 35,000 people attended the Festival last year.

Each year the OC Children’s Book Festival gets better and better and this year promises to be the best one yet!  There is something for everyone that loves books.  We invite you to join other families that know reading is the secret to a happy and successful life.  The Festival is FREE to the public.


Orange Coast College and a variety of other vendors offer plenty of kid favorite menu items on the
grounds throughout the day.  YUMMY!

What to do at the 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.  Thousands of books are on sale too! Newest selections and personally autographed books are great as holiday keepsakes. Everyone enjoys the multiple stages with the author and illustrator presentations and they are mesmerized by the professional storytellers.  From the OC Family Main Entertainment stage you can relax and enjoy the family friendly entertainment and hear our celebrity authors share ‘inside scoop’ about their latest books.  There will be absolutely something for everyone!

Activities for Kids

How about a trackless train ride around the OCC campus for kids and parents or model trains that
children can control.  There are booths with craft projects for kids to take home and lots of costumed book characters to take your picture with. 

There’s also an abundance of and family fun activities such as face painting, crazy hair styling, an animal petting area, musicians, dancers, balloons, readings, drawings and so much more.  It’ll be a day your family will be talking about for weeks and weeks.  Our dream is that every child will be asking over and over, "is it time for the book festival yet?"


The Festival will have over 125 book and literary-related vendors as exhibitors at the Festival. Books will be available for purchase from a number of retailers and publishers. Many of these will be signed by the authors and by the illustrators. Among the types of vendors who will be present are:

Children’s book stores
Educational supply stores
Newspapers and magazines
Radio Stations broadcasting “live” from the Festival
Non-profit organizations concerned with literacy
Public and private school programs

If the 10th Annual Orange County Children's Book Festival is important to your business, act now and make the appropriate connections. 





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