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Sunshine State Book Festival

Bringing Readers and Writers Together – Digitally

Children’s Area Preview

This is a preview of what booths of children’s book authors will look like for our digital festival. This area will feature many more booths than are shown here.

Click the Author Booths menu button to return to the previous preview page. Click the Home button to return to the actual festival website.


Welcome parents, grandparents, and young readers to an area specially set aside for authors of children’s books. The “booths” are grouped by audience age: Children’s Picture Books, Chapter Books, and Middle Grade Readers. To jump to a particular group of booths, Click the ▼ button on the menu, and make a selection.

As you scroll down the page, imagine you are strolling the aisle of our festival. Click on an author’s video to play it. Browse books by clicking on a book cover. Then click on Amazon’s “Look inside” feature.

Several authors are going to provide fun or educational activity worksheets that you will be able to print or download to your computer.

This way to Children's activities
Picture Books

Meet Jenifer Peters Dearinger

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Jenifer Peters Dearinger is a children’s book author and illustrator. Dearinger is always curious and looks everywhere for things that inspire her writing and drawing. Her first book is about the exciting adventures of a family of crows and beautiful crystals; her second book is about awesome things to do with pumpkins; and her third book is about a bear that tries on lots of different colors. Inspiration is everywhere! Stay curious, my friends! Click to view Author’s website

Journey To Moose's Fireball Tennis What Does Brown Bear Want? A Stone's Crow Rainbow Ballerina Preposterous Pumpkins Spotted Fish and Striped Fish

Meet Bonnie T. Ogle

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Bonnie T. Ogle, a retired public-school teacher, teaches children’s classes at the Florida Museum of Natural History. She is a volunteer interpreter at the McGuire Center for Lepidoptera. Memberships include Word Weavers International, The Writers Alliance of Gainesville, and lifetime memberships in Phi Kappa Phi Educational Honor Society and Girl Scouts of the USA. Her books include I Pledge Allegiance: With the Pledge Rap, The Sounds and Smells of Christmas, and Arthur the Arthropod. Click to view Author’s website

I Pledge Allegiance Sounds and Smells of Christmas Arthur the Arthropod Freaky Frogs
Middle Grade Readers

Meet Barbara Ann Bockman

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Barbara Bockman is an author of picture books for young children and middle grade novels for older children. Her love of stories began long before she learned to read. Her imagination was sparked when she listened to her mother tell fairy tales and family stories. She hopes you find inspiration in her stories. Click to view Author’s website

The Mystery of Broken Spur Ranch Mrs. Betsy Fieldmouse Borrows an Egg BonBon Fantastic Flight Colby Mouse's Christmas Gift Han and the Mysterious Pearl Arctic Danger

The Sunshine State Book Festival

is made possible with the assistance of gracious sponsors like:

and The Opinionated Ladies Book Club.

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