The Warwick Children’s Book Festival seeks to present a diverse group of emerging and established authors and illustrators whose works include books for the very young through g-brian-karasyoung adult, in a variety of formats and genres.  Author/illustrator participation is by invitation, and the Festival presents only works that are published by traditional commercial publishers.  Limited capacity precludes our accepting books that are self-published, or are published by a vanity/subsidy press, joint venture press or a print-on-demand service. As space permits, we are delighted to welcome back authors and illustrators who have released new material since the last time they participated in the Warwick Children’s Book Festival.

All book orders and sales are handled by the Festival’s bookseller, Ye Olde Warwick Book Shoppe.  There is no fee to participate; the Festival does not reimburse travel expenses nor offer honoraria.


The Festival date for 2017 is Saturday, October 7.  If you are interested in participating, please email us, providing information about any reviews of your work in trade journals and about any honors your work may have received.  The Festival features authors and illustrators only; no other vendors participate.

The Festival is coordinated by Lisa Laico, Judy Pedersen, and Kate Eicher.  Please email them at: or call Lisa on weekdays during normal business hours at Albert Wisner Public Library: 845.986.1047.