What is KidFest?

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KidFest is about the power of books in each child’s life.

The Morristown Festival of Books celebrates the authors and illustrators who share their passion for books with our most important readers!

Click HERE to Download the 2019 KidFest Schedule

KidFest is on Saturday, October 12

Fun activities all day long for all ages! Plus games, activities, snacks, and books, books, books!


KidFest Book Donation

All visitors are invited to bring gently-used children’s books (infant through elementary school). The Morristown Rotary will distribute them to organizations serving underprivileged children throughout New Jersey.


NEW: The Who Was? Series with Publisher and Author Francesco Sedita

With over 200 titles, Penguin’s Who Was?, What Was?, and Where Is? books tell the incredible stories of trailblazers, legends, innovators, cool places, and important events. The #1 New York Times best-selling series has over 35 million books in print.

Come meet the publisher of the Who Was? Book series (and Delbarton graduate) Francesco Sedita along with two other fantastic Who Was? authors: Stephanie Sabol (What Was the Titanic?, Who Was Bruce Springsteen?) and Doug Yacka (What Is Broadway?) 


They’ll talk about how the Who Was? books are made and answer all your questions about this fun, fact-filled series.


You’ll also learn all about The Who Was? History Bee — a brand-new competition for kids in grades 3-5 kicking off this school year!

The top prize is a $10,000 college scholarship.


Please visit our Author information page to see our 2019 roster of KidFest authors!