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Twitter @ KidsBookFest • Facebook @ Orange County Children’s Book Festival Orange Coast College • October 2, 2011 • 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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Welcome to the Orange County children’s book festival

O u o r t S u p o o Y n k s n o a rs! h T

Fabulous Food & FREE Train Rides Festival Day Volunteers Many thanks to: Kiwanis Clubs, Circle K, Key Clubs, Kiwins, CSUF Jumpstart students; teachers, parents and all the other individual and group volunteers who helped to make this day possible. You all were fantastic!

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Organizing Committee You’re the Best! Barry Ackerman, Mariekim Ayala, Phil Battaglia, Doug Bennett, Bill Brown, Michelle Burns, Pat Burns, Steve Chandler, Georgianna Chapman, Dave and Kathy Cichelli, Stu Eriksen, Erin Freeman, Lisa Giffi, Robyn Hawk, René Kinn, Tracy Zhen Li, Erin Lightfoot, Linda Muratalla, Sandy O’Connor, Karen and Ken Robinson, Mary Roda and Robyn Spiller.

Orange Coast College • October 2, 2011 • 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


Main Entertainment Stage

Meet Comedian, Actress & Author

Molly Shannon

Main Stage

LIVE from the Main Stage Autograph Signing to Follow. Check out web site for added performances!

9:55 a.m.  Fountain Valley High School Drill Team & Drum Line 10:15 a.m.  Canyon Dance Gymnasrics Team 10:25 a.m. Radio Disney AM 1110 10:50 a.m. Creation Station Dance Group 11:10 a.m.  Kids ImagineNation–High energy interactive show 11:45 a.m.  Robin Preiss Glasser–Bestselling illustrator of The Fancy Nancy Series 12:10 p.m. Science Rocks–presented by Time Warner Cable and Discovery Science Center 12:25 p.m. Buddy the Dinosaur Train 12:30 p.m.  Debi Derryberry–A popular children’s entertainer and voice over artist. She’s the voice of Jimmy Neutron and Speedy Alka Seltzer 12:55 p.m.  The Company Kids–From the OC Song & Dance Co. 1:20 p.m.  Molly Shannon–Saturday Night Live TV star, movie actress, comedian, and author of Tilly the Trickster 1:45 p.m.  Whiplash Kids Band–An OC kids band performing 80’s contemporary and pop rock songs 2:05 p.m.  Olivia Rox–12-year old singer/songwriter performs her original songs from her new kids movie at 2:25 p.m.  The Claddagh School of Irish Dance 2:50 p.m.  Olen Kittlesen–A 16-year old musician, song-writer, actor, and a member of the National Honor Society 3:10 p.m.  Victoria Burnett–preforms folktales, tall tales, cultural stories & whoppers with song & movement

Get on Board the DINOSAUR TRAIN!

Meet Buddy @12:25p.m.! TM & © The Jim Henson Company All schedules of appearances and performances may be subject to change.

Orange Coast College • October 2, 2011 • 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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Author and Storyteller Presentations Teen and Young Adult Stage 10:00 a.m. “In-Be-Tween” Panel: Gitty Daneshvari (Moderator) Greg Taylor • Helen Stringer Greg van Eekhout • Mark Jeffreys

Storyteller Stage


10:00 a.m.

• David Whiting and Diana Spirithawk Bright, funny with vivid characters

10:25 a.m.

• Dawn Kelsey and John Mese - “Take a Road Trippy with Your Favorite Friend Flippy”

11:00 a.m.

• PJ Haarsma - Softwire

10:50 a.m.

• Bunny Hull - Award Winning Books and Music

• Frank Beddor - Hatter M Graphic Novels

11:15 a.m.

• Angela Waterman - Introduces the Peace Bird

11:30 a.m.

• Lisi Harrison & Garret Sanders - Author and Designer of Monster High Books and Dolls

11:40 a.m.

• Debra Weller - High-spirited and musical

12:05 a.m.

• David Whiting and Diana Spirithawk -

11:45 a.m.

Bright, funny with vivid characters

• Holly Goldberg Sloan - I’ll Be There 12:30 p.m.

• Antonio Sacre - Funny in both English and Spanish

12:00 p.m. “Keeping It Real” Panel: Heidi Kling (Moderator) Jessi Kirby • Lindsey Leavitt Kirsten Hubbard • Andrew Smith

12:55 p.m.

• Linda King Pruitt - Stories from the Old West

1:20 p.m.

• Tartan Tellers - A Kids’ Storytelling class performs

1:45 p.m.

• Victoria Burnett - Brings her audience into

1:00 p.m.

•H  eather Cocks & Jessica Morgan - Spoiled

2:10 p.m.

1:15 p.m.

• DJ MacHale - Monster Princess - Morpheus Road Series

1:30 p.m.

•K  ailin Gow - Premiere of NEW Series - Fire Wars

1:45 p.m.

•K  ami Garcia - Reading Beautiful Chaos

each story James Nelson- Lucas)

2:35 p.m.

“Paranormal Tendencies” Panel Emma Michaels (Moderator) Inara Scott • Cindy Pon Jeff Mariotte • Gretchen McNeil

2:45 p.m.

• Hope Larson - Mercury (Graphic Novel)

3:00 p.m.

• Lisa Desrochers - Personal Demons and Original Sin

3:15 p.m.

• Katie Alender - Bad Girls Don’t Die - From Bad To Cursed

3:30 p.m.

• Heather Brewer - Latest From The Slayer Chronicles

3:45 p.m.

• Nancy Holder - Latest From Crusade Series

4:00 p.m.

• Amber Benson - Calliope Reaper Jones Series

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• Kevin Janison “Peeee Uuuuuu,” A ride into a town where nobody takes a bath

3:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m.

• Patchwork Players (Patti Christensen and

• Carolyn Cardamis and Nancy Dawson musical and audience participation

3:25 p.m.

• Anne Johnston-Brown Chronicles of Pleasant Grove Puppet Show


Microsoft Store, Connect a Million Minds, Discovery Science Center and Mathobotix in the new TECH corner for interactive, hands-on S. T. E. M. learning!

Orange Coast College • October 2, 2011 • 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Animal Shows and Illustrator Demonstrations

Learn to Draw! Illustrator Stage 10:00 • N  atalie Tinti - 12-year Author/Illustrator Sewing a Friendship 10:25 • M  ara Price - What can you do with 100 cacao seeds? Bilingual presentation

Animal Stage 10:00 • D  upe Aleru-Animals in Action 10:20 • M  aryam Faresh-What About Daisy? 10:40 • D  isney Tropical Birds 11:00 • Sharon Cramer Cougar Cub Tales

10:55 • Barbara Kolberg Author/Illustrator Wish Stealer: A Dangerously Uncommon Tale

11:20 • Hayley Rose Fifo the Bear


12:00 • J eannine Thomas Nutter the Survivor

• L arissa Marantz - Rugrats, Sponge Bob and Dream-o-licious

11:40 • Nature of Wildworks

11:45 • Steve Gray - There Was An Old Monkey

12:20 • D  isney Tropical Birds

12:10 • Daniel Miller - Author/Illustrator The Short Death of Phineas Bean

12:40 • D  ona Donato & Michael Kobert Who Goes With That Nose?

12:30 • D  avid Horvath - Uglydolls® Co-Creator 1:00

• Dani Bowman - 16 Year Old Entrepreneur, Animator, Autism Advocate, and Illustrator of the Goliath Series of Anti Bullying Books


• Sharon Cramer Author/Illustrator Cougar Cub Tales



• Dennis Komick Brody & The Yeti


•N  ature of Wildworks and Wilma the Giant Python


•G  illian Hutshing Sparky the Wonderfish


• S harron Hopcus Poppy the One-Eyed Pug


•N  ature of Wildworks


• Jason Dobkin Snobbles the Great


• S ylvia Lieberman Archibald’s Swiss Cheese Mountain

• J en and Hans Hartvickson Learn to create your own mini book Mister Lemur!


• L arissa Marantz - Rugrats, Sponge Bob and Dream-o-licious


• S teve Gray - There Was An Old Monkey

Orange Coast College • October 2, 2011 • 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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We appreciate everyone’s support in helping us create THE BEST CHILDREN’S BOOK FESTIVAL IN THE WORLD!

Special Thanks to...

A Special Thank You and our gratitude goes to our host sponsor and partner the Orange Coast College Foundation, their Board, OCC’s faculty, staff and students for their spirited support and use of their beautiful campus. Their generosity allows the Orange County Children’s Book Festival to continue and celebrate its 8th year THANK YOU!

the Orange County Department of Education and teachers for distributing over 200,000 bookmarkers for the Orange County Children’s Book Festival along with the OCPL Librarians. Also, we wish to thank Gayle Ackerman and Aileen Betts for the Kids Crafts Corner. The main entertainment stage wouldn’t happen without Richard Greninger of Coast to Coast Productions audio visual equipment and Stu Eriksen, Greg and Ryan Ackerman and Art Hovsepian with production assistance … you guys rock! Thanks to Greg and Ryan Ackerman and Robyn Hawk for posting the Festival on social networking sites and Ryan Ackerman for helping update our website. Our continued thanks and gratitude to Mary Lynn Bergman-Rallis for making possible the train and balloon décor.

Visit the Festival Exhibitors Authors Booths A Saint in the City Scott Glabb

Adventures of Henry

Cougar Cub Tales

I Can Dance, Too!

Poppie the One-eyed Pug

The Chronicles of Pleasant Grove

Dollygal, Peacock and the Serpent

I Remember When

Portia’s Incredible Journey

The Happy Hearts Family


Ready, Set, Read! Reading Program

The Peacocks of Palos Verdes

Sharon Cramer

Darrin Anderson

Darlene Cannon

Adventures in Artbox Alley

Fifo the Bear

Cori Michelle Paul

Alva Sachs Books Alva Sachs


Emma Michael

Archibald’s Swiss Cheese Mountain

Sylvia Lieberman

Avon With On A

Kelly Rogers

Basketball with Coach Beez Matt Beeuwsaert

Books for Kids! School Visits! Diane Cheek and Mary Ann Easley

Brodie & The Yeti Dennis Komick

Hayley Rose

Fingernail Moon Studios Barbara Kolberg

Flippy & Friends Dawn Kelsey

Grandma Light

Diana D. Light

Grandma’s Chocolate* Mara Price

Grandpa Used to Live Alone* Amy Costales

Hawaii for Inquisitive Kids Dana Rozier

Healing Tree Arts Deborah Sherrell

Lynette Toma Dawn Wynne

L. M. Davis

Jemmie’s Big Day

Cora Forcell

Journals of the Big Mouth Bass Debbie Williamson

Kathryn the Grape Kathryn Cloward

Legends of Erin Series Meadow Griffin

Miranda and the Tiger’s Eye Sara Beacham MirandaAndTheTiger’

Mr. Lemur

Hans Hartvickson

My Name is Cletus

Candy & Cletus Stooksbury

Nancy Drew Paper Dolls & More Darlene Jones

Sharron Hopcus Emma Price

Vera Clark

Return the Heart T. K. Richardson

Roger Meets Sam Judy / Emily Stoh

Snobbles the Great Jason Dobkin

Sparky the Wonderfish Gillian Hutshing

Stanley! Other Kids are Starving in Japan Lauren A. Schmitt

Thank You

Odessa Cleveland

The Adventures of Bebe and Poppy

Anne Johnston-Brown Marlana Liburdi

Mary Jo Hazard

The Porcelain Goat Asma Salehi

The Runaway Piggy* James Luna

The Short Death of Phineas Bean Daniel Miller

The Supernatural Kids Cookbook Nancy Mehagian

The Tooth Fairy Meets El Raton Perez* Rene Colato Lainez

What About Daisy? Maryam Faresh

Who Goes with That Nose? Michael Kobert & Dona Donato

Kathleen Ambro

*Bilingual Books

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Orange Coast College • October 2, 2011 • 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Thank You to All of Our Exhibitors! Xlibris

Anthony Joseph Ortiz

Authors’ Corner Animals in Action A–Z

The Lunch Thief

Sunrise Printery

OC Family /

Dr. Sears Family Essentials

Three Fairy Godmothers and the Tooth Fairy

Sweet Dreams Press

Orange Coast College Foundation

Fun 4 U Novelties

Anne Bromley

Dupe Aleru

Michelle Osborne northstarpublishingstudios@

Aaron’s Adventures

Twinkle the Star of Bethlehem

Amy Paulson

Christine Faith Hoffman

Boys Can Cook, Too!

Willow Vista Books

Kelly Lambrakis

Boyfriend from Hell E.Van Lowe

Chucho’s Books* Gladys E. Barbieri

Deputy Dorkface Kevin Janison

Dream A World Bunny Hull

Is the Bald Eagle Sleeping? Jocelyn Won, M.D.

Learn Jujitsu!

Kambiz Mostofizadeh

Leprechans, Unicorns & Mark Kurrian Curtis Cornell

Mary and the Dream Quilt Susan Victor

Mishap & Mayhem M.M. Shelley

Nutter the Survivor Jeannine Thomas

Pages, the Book-Maker Elf

Mary Ruth Hughes

Bookstores, Writers Organizations, Publishers, Educational Toys, and School Supplies C M School Supply Jeff Rajcic

Creative Media Publishing Joseph Dzidrums

East West Discovery Press* Icy Smith

Flower Girl World

Lynelle Kerstine Woolley

Fun Places To Go with Kids Susan Peterson

Green Egg Media / Codra Book Printing Gary Kim

Inkwell Productions Nick Ligidakis

Lincoln Book Publishers Frank Jackson

Paws of Wisdom

M D Sales

Sofia Steryo-Bartmus

Denise DeLeon

Penelope the Purple Pirate

Mrs. Nelson’s Book Fairs

Lyn McCullough

Melissa Northway

Laura Nelson

Real Street Kidz

Mysterious Galaxy

Quentin Holmes

Mary Elizabeth Hart

Sunrise House Publishers


Dawn Williams sunrisehousepublishers,com

Carol Ward

The Be Peace Project

Papa Lemon Books

Angela Waterman TheBePeace

Paul Dixon

The Ketchup Bottle and the Takeover

Sonshine Press

The Little Rose Sheri Fink

Grace Lee

Stan Lee’s Kids Universe Bily Piche

Seth Bier

Usborne Books & More Pat Vacio, supervisor Z0292

VaZu Kids Books

John Khach & Zuma Ayriyan

Veronica Lane Books Etan Boritzer

Educational Organizations, Schools, and Literacy Advocates

Amanda Pearce

Doug Bennett

Orange County Dept. of Education Joan Perez

OC Public Libraries Tracy Zhen Li

Page Private School Sophia Rocha


Melissa Carter

Laurie Lund

Connie Wattanachinda

The Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center Kim Lusenhop

Juice Plus+

Sheila Gershwin

Loma Linda Children’s Hospital Liz Dickenson

Milepost 38 Model Trains Jerry & Cheryl Keys

Prentice School

Orange County Transportation Authority

Nathalie Magiera

Professional Tutors of America

Pretend City

Chapman University College of Educational Studies

Radio Disney AM 1110

Rainforest Cafe

Register in Eduction The Orange County Register

Sreamin Daily Deals

Capistrano Connections Academy

Margie McCoy

Discovery School of Arts & Sciences Patty Turrell

Fairmont Private Schools Alyssa Mihm

Diana DelRusso

Maggie Grinnell

Joe Ringlehan

Girls, Inc.

Kimberly Harnish

Growth Spurt Learning Centers Dean Anderson

Happiness Spanish School Maria Victoria Barrera

Herff Jones / Nystrom Education Penny Roberts

Infinity Insurance* Laura Saenz

Kiwanis Clubs of OC Jeff Dimsdale

Cheryl Cormier

Jonas Maceda Natalie Eig

Diane Liege

Scholarshare -California’s 529 College Savings Plan Sue Lim

SoCal Online Academy Veronica Godinez

South Coast Storytellers Guild David Whiting

Tutor Doctor Jacob Wu

Time Warner Cable - Connect a Million Minds Kelly Bennett

Health, Leisure and Entertainment

Lango Foreign Languages for Kids

AuPair Care

Loma Linda Children’s Hospital

Autism Speaks


Behavioral Consultants Network

Merage JCC of Orange County

Creation Station Dance

New York Life

Discovery Science Center

Krystin Kim

Liz Dickenson Kumar Ramajayam Eric Schwartz

Angela & Gui Jubran

Tami Wiersma

Brian Han

Leeann Segan

Jude Carmen Mike Wheeler

Sarah Serdienis Megan Tiedge

Kelly Cisney

Kim Sjodin

Sea & Sage Audubon Society Mary Joseph

Skool Music

Phil Battaglia

So. California Chiropractic Dr. Ace Thayer

Sugar Free Photography Amber Castro

Toy Train Operating Society Southern Pacific Division Ken Flory

Wyndham Vacation Resorts Tiffany Dugan

Food Vendors Cruisin Juice Dippin Dots Farmer John Front Page Pops H.B. Kiwanis Mexican Food Mrs. B’s Kettle Corn Orange Coast College Food Services Rainbow Goodies Shave Ice Temptations Chocolates–Funnel Cakes & Candy Apples

Disney Youth Programs Richard Cartaciano

*Bilingual Books

Orange Coast College • October 2, 2011 • 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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How to Find Us 73

Campus Book Store

Mrs. Nelson’s Book Fair Author’s Corner #2

Exhibitor Booths

Exhibitor Booths

Yo an ung St d T Ad ag ee ul e n t

Mysterious Galaxy

Tech Corner

Exhibitor Booths

Exit on Fairview Rd. Turn RIGHT onto Fairview Rd. Turn RIGHT onto Arlington Dr.


Model Trains Theatre

I-405 South toward SAN DIEGO

Author’s Corner #1

Fine Arts

To Additional Parking and Merrimac Way


I-405 North toward Los Angeles Exit on South Coast Dr./ Fairview Rd./ Harbor Blvd. Take the Fairview Rd./ Harbor Blvd. ramp. Take the Fairview Rd. ramp. Turn LEFT onto Fairview Rd. Turn RIGHT onto Arlington Dr.

Student Lounge

Storyteller Stage


Merrimac Way

Petting Zoo

Illustrator Stage

Orange County Children’s Book Festival

Exhibitor Booths


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Orange Coast College

Main Stage #1

Train Station


Arlington Dr.

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Kids Crafts

s m oo sr bs as La Cl &

Adams Ave.

Fairview Rd.




Farmer John

To FREE PARKING and Fairview Rd.

Additional Parking available at the OC Fair Grounds

Donate Books n ou c t s C i ou p o n D a t e G

Bring two (2) books and receive a $2.00 discount at participating festival exhibitors One (1) coupon per person

Maximum four (4) per family One (1) coupon per item and may not be combined Expires 4:30 p.m. October 2, 2011 Please bring your books to the Fairmont Schools Booth at Festival Thank you, Megan Mettler for your book drive campaign!

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Orange Coast College • October 2, 2011 • 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

OCCBF 2011 Festival Guide