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2019 Princeton Children’s Book Festival September 14

The 2019 Princeton Children’s Book Festival takes place Saturday, Sept. 14, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event, intended to encourage reading and ignite a life-long love of books, will be held rain or shine on Hinds Plaza.


More than 80 of the most acclaimed authors and illustrators in children’s literature will participate in the festival, one of the largest of its kind on the East Coast. At the festival, fans of all ages will have the opportunity to purchase books supplied by jaZams, interact with authors and illustrators and have books signed.


Festival organizers strive to bring a diverse and inclusive range of voices to the event and to strengthen the connection for children between the stories on the page and the people who create them.


Award-winning artist and children’s book illustrator John Parra created the poster for this year's Princeton Children's Book Festival and will be in attendance. He will also read from books he has illustrated during a special story time before the festival at 10:30 a.m. on the third floor.


Parra has illustrated many award-winning books including “Green is a Chile Pepper,” by Roseanne Thong, “Frida Khalo and Her Animalitos” by Monica Brown, “Gracias/Thanks” by Pat Mora and the upcoming “Little Libraries, Big Heroes” by Miranda Paul.


For a complete list of authors and illustrators who are participating in the 2019 Princeton Children’s Book Festival see


The Princeton Children’s Book Festival is made possible by a partnership with jaZams of Princeton. JaZams donates a portion of the proceeds from book sales at the event to the library.


Princeton Public Library is in the Sands Library Building at 65 Witherspoon St. in Princeton, NJ. Convenient parking is available on neighboring streets and in Spring Street Garage, which is adjacent to the library. For more information about library programs and services, call (609) 924-9529 or visit

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