The Virginia Children’s Book Festival will bring together prominent children’s authors and illustrators and the general public in an annual event designed to foster the enjoyment of children’s literature.

The Virginia Children’s Book Festival will be available to the public without an entrance fee. Children, parents, grandparents, book collectors, and interested members of the public are welcome to attend.

General Contact:

1166 Morton Road
Keysville, VA 23947

Social Media:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vachildrensbookfestival
Twitter: https://twitter.com/vachildrensbook

Executive Director – Juanita Giles

Juanita attended Randolph-Macon Woman’s College where she studied Medical Ethics and Philosophy. Upon graduating, she went on to New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts where she studied Filmmaking and Screenwriting. She is the founder of the Athens Film Festival in Athens, Georgia and Eleven Pictures, Ltd., a non-profit rural youth media initiative in Southside Virginia. An advocate and mother of three, she believes strongly in offering opportunity to children, regardless of their advantages, and founded the Virginia Children’s Book Festival to help provide that opportunity.

Executive Director

Board Members

Advisory Board Members

  • Lamar Giles, Hampton, VA
  • Meg Medina, Richmond, VA
  • Autumn McGarr, Chicago, IL
  • John Marciano, Brooklyn, NY
  • Sophie Blackall, Brooklyn, NY
  • Suzy Szasz Palmer, Richmond, VA
  • Heather Maury, Richmond, VA
  • Tim Ering, Cape Cod, MA
  • Christopher Irving, Richmond, VA

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