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Aug 20
Orange County Children’s Book Festival Goes Virtual in 2020

image of poster showing actress kristen bell promoting her book the world needs more purple peopleThe show will go on for the Orange County Children’s Book Festival, which will move its 17th annual event from an “in-person” to a “virtual” Book Festival, starting Monday, Sept. 14. 

The Virtual Orange County Children’s Book Festival will have two parts: the first is the “Story & Activity Time” featuring authors and illustrators sharing their work through 20-minute videos  released daily beginning on Monday, Sept. 14 and wrapping up on Friday, Sept. 25. 

On Saturday, Sept. 26 the Virtual Orange County Children’s Book Festival will present its “Red Carpet Time,” a two-session event featuring a 90-minute morning session and a 90-minute afternoon session. Attendees won’t want to miss “Red Carpet Time,” which will include celebrities and notable, bestselling authors, such as New York Times bestselling author and top rated Wharton professor Adam Grant who will co-present with actress Kristen Bell. 

“Over the past 16 years, the OC Children’s Book Festival has presented California families with engaging storytellers, talented authors and accomplished illustrators to enjoy,” says Festival organizer Pat Burns. “Although nothing can replace the experience of attending the Book Festival, the Virtual Orange County Children’s Book Festival promises an entertaining and inspiring virtual event. As always, it features celebrity headliners, popular authors, studio illustrators and wonderful storytellers. This virtual event promises to be exactly what the Book Festival audience will want to see.”  

For more information and to sign up for this FREE virtual bash go to