The Warwick Children’s Book Festival seeks to gather a diverse, inclusive group of talented 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 only, and the Festival presents only works that are published by well-established, 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.  We ask all participating authors and illustrators to have a minimum of 3 recent (published within the last 3 years) books to offer, in addition to their older, tried-and-true titles that are still in print.

All book orders and sales are handled by the Festival’s bookseller, Best Book Fairs, LLC.  There is no fee to participate.  The Festival does not reimburse travel expenses nor offer honoraria.

eric-velasquez-3The 2023 Festival will be held Saturday, October 7, from 11:00am-4:00pm at Stanley-Deming Park.  The Festival features authors and illustrators only; no other (retail/craft) vendors participate.

If you are interested in participating in the festival in 2023, please email Judy Pedersen, Emily Wilson and Tamara Potts-Covan at: