The 11th annual Boston Book Festival was held on October 19 in Boston’s Copley Square. This year’s festival brought together approximately 30,000 attendees and 350 presenters—including a number of acclaimed children’s and YA authors and illustrators—for a day of panels, workshops, and more. We’ve gathered a selection of highlights from the events.
Authors (from l.) Ibi Zoboi (Pride; Black Enough, HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray) and Hena Khan (More to the Story, Salaam Reads), after the “Middle Grade: Growing Pains” panel. Photo: Edward Boches.
John Rocco, illustrator of Susan Choi’s Camp Tiger (Putnam), prepares to give a drawing demo. Photo: Coco McCabe.
A view of the storytime crowd. Photo: Edward Boches.
(From l.): Illustrator E.B. Goodale (Here and Now by Julia Denos, HMH), author-illustrators Oge Mora (Saturday, Little, Brown) and Raúl the Third (¡Vamos! Let’s Go to the Market!, HMH), and debut author Gloria Respress-Churchwell (Follow Chester!, Charlesbridge). Photo: Anthony Irving.
Julie Berry signing copies of her new YA historical novel, Lovely War (Viking). Photo: Coco McCabe.
Time for reading. Photo: Coco McCabe.
Marie Lu, whose new YA novel Rebel (Roaring Brook) concluded the Legend series, meets a fan. Photo: Coco McCabe.
Josh Funk, author of How to Code a Rollercoaster (Viking), leads a hands-on workshop. Photo: Anthony Irving.
Caldecott Medalist Matthew Cordell signing his new picture book, Explorers (Feiwel and Friends). Photo: Gaia de Simoni.
Kip Wilson shares a copy of her YA novel, White Rose (Versify). Photo: Coco McCabe.