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Young Authors' Faire offers budding writers in grades K-8 an opportunity to have their books read by others. The books, written by students, are on display for the entire week, while visitors are invited to read and comment on them.

This event always has a great response from the community because of the hard work the students put into creating original stories and books.  An evening reception is held so that the public can meet the young authors and help them celebrate in their success.

How Do I Get Involved?
  1. Encourage students to create written and illustrated work which you will submit.
  2. Invite other administrators, teachers and parents to stop by the TCOE Administration and Conference Center during the week of the Faire to read and comment on student's books. Your written comments are a much anticipated and appreciated part of this event for our young writers.
  3. Attend the Young Authors’ Faire Reception on Tuesday evening with your students and their families. Student(s) are encouraged to read their book(s) aloud at the reception, limited space is available, sign-ups begin Monday, March 18, 2019.


  • Young Authors' Faire is open to all Kindergarten – 8th grade students in Tulare County. The Young Authors’ Faire is for recognition, not competition.
  • Students can write narrative or expository texts.
  • Please carefully consider the subject of your student's books. Books depicting inappropriate material will not be displayed.
  • Students are to create and organize the story idea, write and edit the book, and illustrate and create the book.
  • Students can use one of the approved Technology platforms to create an e-book. Click here for a helpful tool.
  • Adults may act only as a recorder, or typist for children who are too young to do these things themselves.
  • Books may be written by one student, a small group of students working together, or an entire class of students.
  • Books may be written in any language or combination of languages.
  • Books may be any size, shape, or color.
  • Books can be made from a variety of materials.
  • Although we never judge a book by the cover, it has been our experience over the years that visually appealing books are read and commented on more frequently.
  • All books will receive a Young Author's Faire comment sheet adhered to the back cover and a Young Authors' Faire gold embossed seal. (Electronic book comment sheets will be available digitally). Please be sure to leave this space empty so the Comment Sheet does not cover any of the author’s work.
  • All student authors will receive a Certificate of Participation. If a book was authored by a group/class, please indicate each student’s name on the Master List so that we may correctly fill out a certificate for each student.
  • After Young Authors' Faire, books will be returned to the contact person at the school and district from which they were received.

Event Contacts:

Juliana Davidian
Student Event Coordinator
(559) 651-3003

Debra Lockwood
Library Media Supervisor

Event Details

Informational packet
Click here to register!

Online Registration Deadline
February 22, 2019

Books, Master Lists and Signed Forms Deadline
March 11, 2019

Student Reader Sign-Ups Begin
March 18, 2019

Books on Display
Event will be held Apr 8-12, 2019, in the TCOE Administration Building & Conference Center Lobby

Young Authors' Reception
Event will be held on Tuesday, Apr 9, 2019, in the TCOE Administration Building & Conference Center Lobby

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