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.  SPACE AT THE 2018 FESTIVAL IS COMPLETELY FULL. We regret that we are unable to welcome any more authors and illustrators this year, but we will maintain a waiting list in case of cancellations and will are always happy to learn about interest in participating in 2019.  

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.

eric-velasquez-3The 2018 Festival date is Saturday, October 6.  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.