Book Festival

Children's and Teen's Book Festival

Celebrate Children's Book Week at York County Public Library's Children's and Teen's Book Festival! On Saturday, May 7, 2022, meet more than 20 local authors and illustrators of children's and teen's books from 1-3 p.m.  at the Tabb Library.

This festival is the perfect opportunity to connect with local creators and even purchase some of their books. Children, teens, and their families can also enjoy a variety of activities, including games, crafts, and balloon creatures. Local children's musical duo the C. Shells will perform at 1:20 p.m. and 2 p.m. Ben & Jerry's Yorktown will be onsite with a selection of ice cream. 

In case of inclement weather, the event will be held inside the library. The Tabb Library is located at 100 Long Green Blvd., Yorktown, VA 23693. Questions? Contact Youth Services at 757-890-5110.

Picture Book authors and illustrators and their featured books are:

  • Brian Butcher and Amanda Stockdale Smith (illustrator)
    Little Speck
  • Cara Hendrickson and Cory Steiger (illustrator)
    Back in My Arms
  • Shana Hollowell
    Little Mouse's Sweet Treat and When the Squirrel Sings
  • Tammy H. Kersey
    What the Dickens?!?!: The Tale of a Rascally Pup and Golly-Oodle-Lolly!: One Fine Day with a Rascally Pup
  • Miko Marsh
    Charles Meets a Fire Marshal and Grandma B. & Me
  • Sonja McGiboney
    Princess Jazzy, Jazzy and Friends, Jazzy's Halloween, and Hide and Seek: Jazzy's Alphabet Adventure
  • Jennifer Milius
    Einstein and the Leaf, Moo and the Case of the Mistaken Identity, Einstein & Moo and the Quest for the Catnip, Einstein and the Snow, Moo and Her Favorite Spot, and more
  • Kathrine Moorefield
    A Witch at Christmas, Another Witch at Christmas, A Visit from Not Me, FairyTale Tonight, and The Fair Fairy
  • Deb Nicholls
    The Flying Worm

Children's authors and illustrators and their featured books include:

  • Toben Luvzen
    And the Winner Is and Three Sisters and the Dragon Tower
  • Judy Snow Nations
    Men of the Holidays and Quite the Journey
  • Mercedes Carolina Nieves
    The House of Caramel, Layla & The Magician, and In The Land of The Butterflies, (Books are bilingual in English and Spanish.)
  • Rebecca Kraft Rector
    Squish Squash Squished, Tria and the Great Star Rescue, Natural Wonders of the World series, Let's Learn About Space series, and more
  • Donna M. Smith
    The Forgotten Shepherd
  • Maria ST Clair
    Bambolina Adventures

Middle Grade and Young Adult authors and illustrators and their featured books are:

  • Tracy Gharbo and Linda Palmer
    Reshuffled: Real Stories of Hope and Resilience from Foster Care
  • Rowan Gordon
    The Boy Who Could Bee
  • Grady Koch
    High Tech LEGO Projects, The LEGO Arduino Cookbook, LEGO Wind Energy, Learn Engineering with LEGO, and Secrets of Eli's LEGO Collection
  • Francis C. Pengitore
    The Adventures of Lucky and Bud: The Rescue
  • Katy Sloop Roberts
    Mario and The Stones and Fortuna
  • Amy Voltaire
    My Name is Erin and My Mom's an Addict
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