The 13th annual Princeton Children’s Book Festival took place September 22 at the Princeton Public Library in Princeton, N.J. The event featured more than 80 authors and illustrators, drawing 7,500 attendees for a day of storytimes, signings, and more bookish fun. We’ve gathered a selection of highlights from the event.
Anica Mrose Rissi, author of Always Forever Maybe and the Anna, Banana series, greeted festivalgoers.
A view of the crowd.
Angela Dominguez, author of How Are You?/¿Cómo estás?
Ame Dyckman, illustrator of Misunderstood Shark by Scott Magoon, meeting a fan.
Authors Tami Charles (Like Vanessa) and Derek Milman (Scream All Night).
Rowboat Watkins signing copies of his new picture book, Big Bunny.
A young reader taking stock of her book haul.
Aram Kim, author-illustrator of No Kimchi for Me!
Paul O. Zelinsky signs copies of his Caldecott Medal-winning Rapunzel.
Illustrator Lauren Castillo signing Imagine and other books.
Christopher Silas Neal with festival staffer Martha.
Andrea J. Loney, author of Bunnybear, illustrated by Carmen Saldaña.
Sweep author Jonathan Auxier speaking with book lovers.
Liz Garton Scanlon, author of the 2018 picture books Kate, Who Tamed the Wind and Dear Substitute.
Herman Parish (illustrator of the Amelia Bedelia series) with a fan.