Children's Literature's Author/Illustrator Booking Service creates a FREE opportunity for librarians and event coordinators to efficiently book authors and illustrators. With one click, you can create a fabulous event.

The Children's Literature Booking Service serves as a connecting point between available author/illustrator speakers and librarians and event coordinators. Through your account, you create your event, and that information populates a list of authors or illustrators who may be excellent for your library event.

As an Event Coordinator, you can search by various filters, such as date, audience age, speaker pricing, and more, to find an appropriate speaker for your event. Once you find a speaker for your event, click 'Invite Me' on the author's profile page. Children's Literature Booking Service sends your request to the speaker, and the speaker will review your event details to see if he/she/they are available.

What's unique about Children's Literature's Booking Service?

It's all about efficiency! We provide a straightforward way for librarians and event coordinators to find children's and YA authors/illustrators without searching dozens of individual websites or publishers. It's a more direct way of finding authors and illustrators who meet your event's specific needs.

Booking Services are expensive. How much will Children's Literature charge me to use the service?

Many booking services oversee all aspects of the event- the planning, the travel, the fee negotiations. And take a commission for doing so! Not us. We are a one-stop spot to initiate the discussion with an author or illustrator. All planning, travel, and negotiations are between you and the author/illustrator you want to invite. By operating this way, authors/illustrators, librarians, and event coordinators know that all honorariums and fees go directly to event expenses, not a third party. That direct contact with the author or illustrator is priceless!

It's all about your event and children meeting authors and illustrators who inspire them to become lifelong readers. With our Booking Service

  • Connect directly with children's and YA authors/illustrators
  • Filter authors/illustrators based on your specific needs: budget, age, audience, location, and more
  • Librarians and event coordinators pay nothing to use our services
  • Know that Children's Literature accepts no percentage of event fees or author honorariums
  • Search new authors and illustrators joining the service monthly
  • Plan virtual and in-person programs

Begin planning all your library's events

 Register for Free as an Event Coordinator