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Events for Children and Young Adults

Fostering the importance of literacy and encouraging the joy of literature in a young person's life is an important part of the Southern Festival of Books. 

The children's and young adult programs at the Festival are great opportunities for librarians, educators, and parents to seek and find the newest releases in all genres, old favorites, and hot discussion topics. All ages will find something they love at the Southern Festival of Books. 

Don't miss these children's and young adult authors this fall!

• Mark Wayne Adams, Down Under Kussins
Hannah Barnaby, Bad Guy
Annie Barrows, Nothing
Cassie Beasley, Tumble & Blue
Ashley Herring Blake, How to Make a Wish
Emily Blejwas, Once You Know This
•  Peter Bognanni, Things I'm Seeing Without You
Alysson Foti Bourque, Alycat and the Thursday Dessert Day
Kimberly Brubaker Bradley, The War I Finally Won
•  Natalka Burian, Welcome to the Slipstream
Julie Buxbaum, What to Say Next
•  Cinda Williams Chima, Shadowcaster
Julie Dao, Forest of a Thousand Lanterns
Sarah Dessen, Once and For All
Trish Dollar, In a Perfect Word
Alexandra Duncan, Blight
Amy Engel, The Book of Ivy
Charles Ghigna, First Times
Alan Gratz, Refugee
Rebecca Green, How to Make Friends with a Ghost
Jeanne Walker Harvey, Maya Lin
Deron Hicks, The Van Gogh Deception
Robert Hoge, Ugly: A Memoir
Linda Williams Jackson, Midnight Without a Moon
Heather Kaczynski, Dare Mighty Things
Sheba Karim, That Thing We Call A Heart
•  SJ Kincaid, The Empress
•  Nina LaCour, We Are Ok
MA Larson, The Warrior Princess of Pennyroyal Academy
Janet Lee, Return of the Dapper Men
Samantha Mabry, All the Wind in the World
Andrew Marannis, Strong Inside (Young Readers Edition)
Lisa Maxwell, Last Magician
Stacy McAnulty, Brave
Jim McCann, Return of the Dapper Men
Mary McCoy, Camp So and So
Erin McGill, I Do Not Like Al's Hat
Anne-Marie McLemore, Wild Beauty
Sandhya Menon, When Dimple Met Rishi
Amanda Morgan, Such A Good Girl
Daniel Jose Older, Shadowhouse Fall
Jo'anne O'Sullivan, Between two Skies
•  Stephanie Perkins, There's Someone Inside Your House
•  Linda Ragsdale, Alpha Better
Amy Reed, The Nowhere Girls
Catherine Reef, Florence Nightengale: The Courageous Life of the Legendary Nurse
Brendan Reichs, Nemesis
Judy Schachner, Sarabella's Thinking Cap
VE Schwab, A Conjuring of Light
Ali Standish, The Ethan I Was Before
•  Javaka Steptoe, Radiant Child: The Story of Jean Michel Basquiat
Courtney C. Stevens, Dress Codes for Small Towns
Nic Stone, Dear Martin
Jessica Taylor, A Map for Wrecked Girls
Janet Taylor, Sparks of Light
Maggie Thrash, Strange Lies
Kristin Tubb, A Dog Like Daisy
Catherynne Valente, The Glass Town Game
Carol Boston Weatherford, Schomburg: The Man Who Built a Library
Alana White, Come Next Spring
•  Jessica Young, Howl at the Moon
Jeff Zentner, Goodbye Days