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2020 Virtual VCBF

The first Virtual Virginia Children’s Book Festival is an exciting and inspiring event for everyone, unlocking worlds of science fiction, hip hop, illustration and more for the entire month of October. 

With a lineup of 27 of the country’s most cherished and best-selling authors and illustrators, the VCBF team invites teachers and families to participate in the best virtual field trip of all time!

Registration is free. Teachers, parents, homeschoolers, and those doing virtual school are encouraged to register for one or more of our four theme weeks and watch our amazing presenters in real-time during live sessions.


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Themes

Our weekly themes will feature books for all different age groups targeted to engage everyone, no matter their grade, reading level, or interests.

Science Fiction & Thriller Week

Space cats, time travel, gangsters, detectives, and even Star Wars! Be here for the kickoff of VCBF month. You won't want to miss a day!

Graphic Novel & Fantasy Week

From Diary of a Wimpy Kid, to Amulet, Roller Girl, and more, this week is chock full of the best and most popular graphic novels out there. Where else can you find all these incredible graphic novelists in one place? Register for these sessions now!

Hip Hop & More Week

From rap artists to Newbery-award winners, from hit movies to PBS kids, this is the week for the stories of kids' lives in the REAL. Write your own hip hop song or figure out how you can change the world this week; it's all about YOU.

Illustration Week

What can be better than learning to draw with the best of the best? Caldecott-award winners and NYT bestsellers, ninjas and tacos-these illustrators can do it all, and you can too! Get out your paper and pencils and be ready to have some fun.


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ARCHIVE

Missed a Session? Archived sessions will be available for up to two weeks.


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About VCBF

The Virginia Children’s Book Festival team is a group of dedicated volunteers that works tirelessly to bring opportunity to every child, regardless of circumstance. Founded by Juanita Giles and Katie Snyder in 2011, the VCBF has grown into the largest children’s book festival on the East Coast. In addition to providing our centerpiece festival free of charge, the VCBF donates thousands of books each year, established libraries at juvenile detention centers, operates a mobile READcart, provides programming for children with special needs, produces an annual mural project, and more.


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Event Sponsors

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We also want to thank our individual donors
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Donate

Along with providing our festival free of charge, the VCBF donates thousands of books each year and manages numerous other projects that help create lifelong readers. 

Become a VCBF supporter today!

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Purchase Featured Books

Our Featured Books Selection includes a variety of books for Young Adults and Middle Readers.