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ABC-CBC Speed Dating Lunch with Children’s Authors & Illustrators

Please note: This event is open exclusively to booksellers and librarians, and registration is required (see below).

Each year, the Children’s Book Council partners with the  ABC Children’s Group at ABA on popular events at Book Expo America that give booksellers & librarians the opportunity to connect with children’s book creators over new and forthcoming titles.    

At the Speed Dating Lunch, booksellers & librarians meet authors & illustrators in small groups for three-minute roundtable talks. We select both new and established authors and illustrators who have high energy, charisma, and the ability to make a great impression in a short amount of time.  

This year’s author/illustrator attendees include:
David Arnold, Aaron Becker, Kendare Blake, Arthur Levine, Rich Lo, Jewell Parker Rhodes, Ridley Pearson, Ami Polonsky, Frank Viva, Lisa Yee, and more.

To register: tickets can be purchased through ABA at this link. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and include a boxed lunch.  

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