The Princeton Children’s Book Festival is an annual event each fall at the Princeton Public Library and the Albert E. Hinds Memorial Plaza. The 2018 Festival will be held on Saturday, September 22 from 11 am – 4 pm.

Authors and illustrators who are interested in participating: please provide as much information as possible when completing the application below.

The deadline for applications is May 15, 2018.

  • If your application is accepted, your name will be published in all of our promotional materials (brochures, website, press releases, etc.) exactly as entered, so please confirm that spelling, capitalization, and punctuation are correct.
  • Please indicate the best number to use when trying to reach you.
  • Agent/Assistant/Publicist Contact Information

    Please let us know if you have an agent, assistant or publicist who should be included in any of our communications.
  • Select Works


    2018 Princeton Children's Book Festival participants should have a book released in 2017-2018. In addition to this recent book, list two titles that you would like to have available for sales. We will do our best to fulfill your request. Our booksellers will supply titles for the event.

    Please note: Festival participants must be published by a major publishing house (Penguin Random House, HarperCollins, Scholastic, Little, Brown and Co., etc.). Due to our limited space, we cannot include self-published titles, including works published through a vanity or joint venture press, a subsidy publisher, a print-on-demand service, or by the author of the book.

  • If the book comes out within the month before or after September 22, 2018, please give a street date, including month and day.

    Book TitlePublishing DateStreet DatePublisher 
  • Click the + to list two additional titles you would like to have at your table. Due to availability and space, we may not be able to have all requested titles on the day of the event, and quantities may be limited.

    Book TitlePublishing DatePublisher 
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  • Other Information

    Please provide additional information and materials to be used in our marketing if your application is accepted.
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  • Please provide a high resolution, print-quality head shot in JPG format.
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  • Please provide a high resolution book cover in JPG format. 50MB maximum file size.
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  • Should time and space allow, the festival may hold limited author/illustrator presentations.