This year the National Book Festival takes place on Saturday, August 30, 10 am - 10 pm at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. Dozens of authors and illustrators will be present all day to speak and sign their books. Some of the notable children’s book authors and illustrators speaking at this year’s festival are:
A complete schedule for the festival can be found here. There is also a special page for Kids and Teachers which provides fun activities and education exercises geared specifically for children and suggested by notable authors.