Author Events

Antoinette PortisAntoinette Portis
Saturday, July 14, 10:30 a.m.
Ages 4-8

Join award-winning author/illustrator Antoinette Portis for a reading of her delightful new book, Best Frints at Skrool, a drawing demonstration, and an activity where fans will be doing crayon drawings of their own. On planet Boborp, all the childrinx go to skrool, just like here on planet Earth. Best frints Omek and Yelfred do everything together. That is, until Yelfred meets Q-B. Omek is good at sharing many things, but he’s not so good at sharing his best frint. But with a little understanding and a friendly game of Eyeball in the peedle pit, Omek might find that there’s room for just one more best frint after all.

Available for signing:

  • Best Frints at Skrool $17.99
  • Best Frints in the Universe $16.99
  • Froodle $16.99
  • Kindergarten Diary $12.99
  • Not a Box $15.99, $7.99 board
  • Not a Stick $14.99
  • Now $17.99
  • Penguin Story $17.99
  • Princess Super Kitty $14.99
  • Wait $16.99

Tom Angleberger & Dan Santat
Dan Santat

Dan Santat

Tom Angleberger

Tom Angleberger

Sunday, July 22, 12:30 p.m.
Ages 4-8

Join the dynamic duo of Tom Angleberger and Dan Santat for their turbocharged presentation of their exuberant new book, The Princess and the Pit Stop! Once upon a time there was a Princess…who made a pit stop. While the Birds and Beasts changed her tires, her Fairy Godmother told her she was in last place! With just one lap left! She might as well give up! Give up? Not THIS princess! Instead, she hit the gas! Join Her Royal Highness in the driver’s seat for a mad dash to the finish in this exciting ode to auto racing. With appearances by fairy tale favorites including the Tortoise and the Hare, the Frog Prince, and ALL of the Wicked Witches, this rollicking mash-up of race cars and royalty is a true celebration of both girl power and horsepower.

Available for signing by Tom Angleberger and Dan Santat:

  • The Princesss and the Pit Stop $16.99

Available for signing by Tom Angleberger:

  • The Strange Case of Origami Yoda $7.95p
  • Inspector Flytrap #1 $14.95, $5.95p
  • Poop Fountain $12.95, $6.95p
  • And more

Available for signing by Dan Santat:

  • Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend $17.99
  • After the Fall $17.99
  • Drawn Together (written by Minh Lê) $17.99
  • And more

Diane Guerrero
Sunday, July 22, 4:00 p.m.
Ages 10-adult

Please join Children’s Book World in welcoming Diane Guerrero as she discusses her first book for kids with author and immigrants’ rights advocate Julissa Arce. Diane Guerrero presents her personal story of the real plight of undocumented immigrants in her new book for middle grade readers, My Family Divided: One Girl’s Journey of Home, Loss, and Hope. Before landing a spot on the megahit Netflix show Orange is the New Black; before wowing audiences as Lina on Jane the Virgin; and before her incredible activism and work on immigration reform, Diane Guerrero was a young girl living in Boston. One day, while Guerrero was at school, her undocumented immigrant parents were taken from their home, detained, and deported. Guerrero’s life, which had been full of the support of a loving family, was turned upside down. Reflective of the experiences of millions of undocumented immigrant families in the United States, Guerrero’s story is at once heartbreaking and hopeful.

We will also have Ms. Guerrero’s adult book available for signing. In the Country We Love: My Family Divided, is a moving, heartbreaking story of one woman’s extraordinary resilience in the face of the nightmarish struggles of undocumented residents in this country. Diane Guerrero was just fourteen years old on the day her parents were detained and deported while she was at school. Born in the U.S., Guerrero was able to remain in the country and continue her education, depending on the kindness of family friends who took her in and helped her build a life and a successful acting career for herself, without the support system of her family. Written with bestselling author Michelle Burford, this memoir is a tale of personal triumph that also casts a much-needed light on the fears that haunt the daily existence of families likes the author’s and on a system that fails them over and over.

A purchase of one of Diane Guerrero’s books from Children’s Book World will be required to join the signing line.

Available for signing for ages 10-14:

  • My Family Divided: One Girl’s Journey of Home, Loss, and Hope $18.99

Available for signing for adults:

  • In the Country We Love: My Family Divided $26.00, $16.99p
  • In the Country We Love: My Family Divided Spanish Edition: $17.00p
In the Country We Love: My Family Divided

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En El Pais Que Amamos

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Luke Robertson
Saturday, July 28, 2:30 p.m.
Ages 8-88

Celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday and the 20th anniversary of the book series with a trivia contest led by Luke Robertson! Wear your wizardry garb and join the fun. There will be treats and prizes for all!


Mr. Eric
Saturday, August 11, 2:30 p.m.
Ages 7-10

Mr. Eric improvises comedic stories every week on What If World, his extremely popular storytelling podcast for kids. He studied improv at UCB and the Groundlings, and has taught improv, theatre, and sketch comedy to kids of all ages with his very own brand of age-appropriate lessons. Attendees will learn how to make each other laugh without put-downs, how to survive any stage performance, and how to build a funny scene together with just a few simple ideas.


Samantha Berger & Dave Pressler
Saturday, August 18, 10:30 A.m.
Ages 4-8

Join author Samantha Berger and illustrator Dave Pressler, along with the very big, very hairy, puppet Bigfoot, for a fun filled Back to School with Bigfoot storytime! In their very funny book, Back to School with Bigfoot, the first day of school is right around the corner. And everything is bigger for Bigfoot–especially back to school problems like getting a haircut, trying on new clothes, and finding new shoes that fit! Told from a giant (and very hairy) point of view, Back to School with Bigfoot deftly tackles the worries kids face as that first day of school draws closer, and ends on a colossal high note!

Available for signing:

  • Back to School with Bigfoot $16.99
  • And more
  • Bigfoot puppet