On September 28th, OnceKids joined over 150 other authors, illustrators, and publishers at the 11th annual Orange County Children’s Book Festival. The festival was created by Barry Ackerman to promote literacy and a love of reading in children everywhere, a message that still stands strong today. Since it’s inception in 2004, the festival has grown substantially, with over 130,000 attendees this year.
OnceKids was so excited and honored to have our beloved author Eileen Wacker and her amazing Fujimini Adventure Series featured at this year’s event and it could not have been more fun!
Scroll below to see some of the photos from this year’s festival:
1. Setting up our booth!
2. Prepping for the big day!
3. Author Eileen Wacker and two of our amazing actors
4. Early on in the festival
5. Blue Penguin and our new friend share a high five
6. Our first visitors!
7. More high fives!
8. One of our biggest attractions of the day- Face painting!
9. Our new adorable friend
10. Lia from OnceKids is ready!
11. Another great shot of author Eileen Wacker with actors Anita Vora and Jason Richter
12. Cassidy getting ready to rock out in our Blue Penguin suit!
13. Author Eileen Wacker
14. Little fans get a sweet surprise from the Blue Penguin
15. Author Eileen Wacker signs her new book for a fan
16. A snap shot of the main stage from the OC Book Festival!
These are just a few of the many photos from our awesome weekend at the Orange County Children's Book Festival! If you weren't in attendance for this year's festival make sure to make an appearance next year and experience what is becoming one of the largest children's book festivals in the country.