Orange County Kids book festival


Orange County Children’s Book Festival October 4, 2009

Orange County Children’s Book Festival 6th annual event in Costa Mesa is designed for children of all ages.  This family-fun festival attracts more than 20,000 visitors who will be entertained and delighted by authors, illustrators, booksellers, animals, storytellers, costumed characters, train rides, crafts, food and entertainment.

Time: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Cost: Admission and parking are free.

Location: 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa, California or call (714) 838-4528.

The Wonder Pets! Girls’ names and characters:  Sofie Zamchick (Linny the Guinea Pig), Teala Dunn (Turtle Tuck) and Danica Lee (Ming-Ming Duckling).

Free Family Event Features Celebrity Readings , Autograph Signings, Live Performances, Carnival Games, Crafts and More

COSTA MESA , CA -- The Orange County Children’s Book Festival celebrates its sixth anniversary on Sunday, Oct. 4, (9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) at the Orange Coast College Campus with a free public event for families featuring book readings, live performances, autograph signings, crafts, food, booksellers, carnival games and more.

Headlining the event is the voice talent from Nickelodeon’s hit animated preschool series The Wonder Pets! – Sofie Zamchick (“Linny the Guinea Pig”), Teala Dunn (“Turtle Tuck”) and Danica Lee (“Ming-Ming Duckling”) – who will perform live on the main stage at 1:15 p.m. with an autograph signing immediately following.


Throughout the day, the main entertainment stage will feature authors and illustrators including Frank Beddor, Golden Globe Award-nominated movie producer of There’s Something About Mary and author of The Looking Glass Wars Trilogy; Aja Alycean, singer and songwriter; Robin Preiss Glasser, Fancy Nancy illustrator; Kathleen Krull, Giants of Science; the all-girl teen rock band, The Raymies; Kathryn Hewitt, Lives Of … illustrator; Paul Brewer, You Must be Joking; Jim Gilbert, Cartoon Factory illustrator; Pat Burns, Grandparents Rock; and many, many, more.

This family-fun festival that attracts more than 20,000 visitors is designed for children by an all volunteer team of parents and educators. Families can participate in free health screenings to evaluate children’s vision, hearing and dental and event highlights include children's performances from the Taiko Drummers, Audri’s School of Performing Arts, Company Kid from OC Song and Dance Company and Southern California Children's Chorus, Tierrita Flamenca, The Claddagh School of Irish Dance as well as onsite professional storytelling.

The expo area will include more than 100 exhibits offering fun activities for children such as face painting, storytelling, musicians and drawings as well as book vendors, educational supply stores and presentations by authors and illustrators. This year the Orange Coast College stage will focus on children’s health, wellness and nutrition and feature cooking demonstrations. Admission and parking are free. Refreshments will also be available.
For more information about the festival please visit or call (714) 838-4528.



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