This year’s Tucson Festival of Books took place at the University of Arizona March 2–3. The event drew approximately 140,000 attendees and featured a lineup of 70 children’s authors and storytellers, among other presenting authors. We’ve rounded up a selection of photo highlights from the celebration.
Author Adam Rex read from his new book, Are You Scared, Darth Vader? (Disney Lucasfilm).
A cactus character greeted kids at the Western National Parks Association Pavilion.
Author Jacob Kramer and illustrator K-Fai Steele presented their picture book Noodlephant (Enchanted Lion) in the children’s area.
Young mariachi dancers performed on one of the many stages.
Author-illustrator James Dean illustrated Pete the Cat for fans.
A parade of costumed characters joined the fun.