Children’s Book & Author Breakfast

Children’s Book & Author Breakfast

06/02/2017, 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Main Stage


The most prominent stars in children’s and young adult literature are coming together at ReedPOP’s BookExpo for one of the show’s biggest events – the Children’s Book & Author Breakfast. One of the most popular events at BookExpo each year, the 2017 Children’s Book & Author Breakfast draws over a thousand attendees for a morning of lively conversation with literary giants.

This year’s breakfast will be hosted by beloved co-anchor of NBC’s Today and chief legal correspondent for NBC News, Savannah Guthrie. Guthrie will discuss her new young readers’ book, Princesses Wear Pants, which was co-written with Allison Oppenheim and illustrated by Eva Byrne. She will be joined by actress Isla Fisher who unveils the first book in her new Marge In Charge series and Jason Reynolds (When I Was The Greatest) who will take the stage to talk about his three forthcoming works, YA Spider-Man novel Miles Morales and novels Patina and Long Way Down. Founding member of We Need Diverse Books™ Marieke Nijkamp (This Is Where It Ends) will talk about her new YA novel Before I Let Go and acclaimed author Jennifer Weiner will discuss her middle grade book Little Bigfoot, Big City.

Taking place Friday, June 2, the BookExpo Children’s Book & Author Breakfast will kick off the final day of the 3-day event, further establishing BookExpo as the must-attend destination for the publishing industry.

"Our Children’s Book & Author Breakfast is one of the most anticipated events of the show each year, attracting a large audience looking to discover breakout talent in the world of children’s and young adult literature. We have an amazing lineup of established stars and emerging authors who are sure to offer an unforgettable morning of conversation,” said Brien McDonald, Event Director of BookExpo.  

This breakfast is proudly presented by Candlewick Press.

IMPORTANT: This event requires a separate ticket in addition to your Friday BookExpo badge. Get it here:


  • Savannah Guthrie


    Abrams Books for Young Readers

    Savannah Guthrie is the co-host of Today on NBC and a chief legal correspondent for NBC News. She lives in New York City with her husband and little...

  • Isla Fisher



    Isla Fisher has worked in TV and film for twenty-five years, including roles in The Great Gatbsy, I Heart Huckabees, Wedding Crashers, Rise of the...

  • Jason Reynolds


    Jason is the author of critically acclaimed When I Was the Greatest, for which he was the recipient of the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award for...

  • Marieke Nijkamp


    Marieke Nijkamp is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller, This is Where it Ends. She is a storyteller, dreamer, globe-trotter, geek. She...

  • Jennifer Weiner


    Jennifer Weiner is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of fourteen books, including Good in Bed, In Her Shoes, which was made into a major...


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