Saturday, April 12
Sunday, April 13
University of Southern California
My kids have met Mo Willems (Knuffle Bunny, Gerald & Piggy books), David Shannon (No, David! books), Jeff Kinney (Diary of a Wimpy Kid books), and the actors who voice Dora & Boots at previous Festival of Books events.
The authors sign books after their scheduled reading. There will be tents with roped off areas for each author. If the author is popular have one adult wait in the autograph line while the other stays with the children during the author's reading, then have the children meet up with the parent in line. Bring your own books for the author to sign or purchase the books at the Festival from a vendor.
The event is outside. Wear sunscreen, hats, bring an umbrella for shade, and a blanket or towel if you have to sit on the grass for an extended period. There are some places where food is for sale, but I remember the choices being limited and costly, if possible, pack a lunch and snacks for the family.