Orange County Children’s Book Festival LIVE!

September 26, 2022

An annual family tradition is back and it’s better than ever! After two years of being virtual, the 19th annual Orange County Children’s Book Festival (2022) is going LIVE at Orange Coast College on Sunday, October 2, 2022, from 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. It features a spectacular lineup for all Southern California families! In addition to its usual lineup of 60 authors, 15 studio artists, 80 exhibitors and big stage entertainment, this October’s lineup includes:

Two trend-setting fashion icons will be interviewed on the Main Entertainment Stage, about their own children’s books: Paul Frank with his popular culture icons such as his Julius the Monkey Casual Wear and Kheris Rogers, now 15, who (at age 11) was the youngest fashion designer to have been featured at the New York Fashion Week and began her anti-bullying movement called Flexin’ in My Complexion. Each author will reveal how their brand began as unlikely fashion successes to setting world records with their unique high grossing iconic designs.

Actor, director, producer Justin Baldoni (who is the co-founder and co-chair of both Wayfarer Studios and the Wayfarer Foundation) will be on the Main Entertainment Stage. Baldoni is best known for playing Rafael on The CW's award-winning hit show Jane the Virgin. He is the author of Man Enough and Boys Will Be Human.

OCCBF’s World Stories & Adventures Stage will feature bilingual (Chinese, Spanish, Vietnamese, Korean) authors & readings as well as international entertainment.

The festival features a S.T.E.A.M. Ahead Stage with astronauts, rocket scientists, engineers and authors sharing their stories about Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM). Each presentation is set to encourage children to be innovators and creative problem solvers for a brighter future.

Festival Highlight include 

  • Meeting and greeting bestselling authors & professional studio illustrators
  • Book signings
  • Six separate and unique stages offering readings, drawing demonstrations, multicultural and bilingual presentations, & live animal exhibitions, planetarium & S.T.E.A.M. presentations with NASA engineers
  • Educational advocates
  • Family-friendly entertainment
  • Food trucks
  • Free admission & free parking 

Orange Coast College is at 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa.

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Since 1993, Greer has been writing about fashion, dining and trends in Orange County, as a popular columnist for the Los Angeles Time Community Newspapers (Daily Pilot, Coastline Pilot and HB Independent) and now as founder of Greer’s OC.

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