The Morristown Festival of Books celebrates the authors and illustrators who share their passion for books with our most important readers!
KidFest is a day long, activity-filled event for kids of all ages and their parents. An exciting part of the Morristown Festival of Books, KidFest where kids meet their favorite authors and illustrators and partake in interactive presentations and book reading. Additionally, kids can get their picture taken with costume characters, enjoy fun musical acts, and participate in writing workshops. Books are for sale throughout the event, and kids can get their books personally signed by their favorite authors/illustrators. KidFest is supported by all local public and private schools, who actively promote the event to their students and parents.
CHILDREN’S: Kwame Alexander, Tracey Baptiste, Laurie Berkner, Nick Bruel, Meg Cabot, Alyssa Satin Capucilli, Cressida Cowell, Kate DiCamillo, Ame Dyckman, Dan Gutman, Nadia Hashimi, Laurie Hernandez, Tad Hills, Susie Jaramillo, Gordon Korman, Nancy Krulik, Tara Lazar, Wendy Mass, Donna Jo Napoli, Jane O’Connor, James Preller, Corey Rosen Schwartz, Courtney Sheinmel, R.L. Stine, Lauren Tarshis, Rosemary Wells, and many more!
YOUNG ADULT: Rhoda Bellezza, Libba Bray, Susane Colasanti, Sarah Darer Littman, Val Emmich, Elizabeth Eulberg, Clare LeGrand, David Levithan, David Lubar, Carolyn Mackler, Meg Medina, Naomi Novik, Victoria V.E. Schwab, Kieran Scott, Laini Taylor, Tommy Wallach, Scott Westerfeld, and more!
Linda L. Hellstrom, Founder
Caroline Godfrey, Co-Chair
Karen Gruenberg, Co-Chair
Elizabeth K. Parker
Diane Naughton Washburne