The Collingswood Book Festival is a 501 (c) 3 organization run entirely by volunteers. Every October since 2004, the event has been held outdoors as a street festival. Once the pandemic has subsided, organizers expect to return to the street, where the Book Festival covers block after block of Haddon Avenue. Each year, community members from the region are invited to help organize the event . For additional information, visit, and follow on Facebook and Instagram.

Click the categories for suggested reading lists from our Diversity Panel discussing children books about race, sexual orientation, special needs and equity.

Author Titles
Hallee Adelman Way Past Mad
  Way Past Worried
  Way Past Sad
  Way Past Jealous
  My Quiet Ship
Shenita Agee My Big Brother DJ
Irene Levy Baker 100 Things To Do In Philadelphia
Artie Bennett The True Story of Zippy Chippy: The Little Horse That Couldn’t
  The Butt Book
  Belches, Burps, and Farts—Oh My!
  Peter Panda Melts Down!
  The Universe’s Greatest School Jokes and Rip-Roaring Riddles
Leslie Connor A Home for Goddesses and Dogs
  The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle
  All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook
David Cundy Animals Spell Love
  Inappropriate Anagrams
  More Inappropriate Anagrams
J.Donnini Spirit Bunnies
  Patches and the Spirit Bunnies
  Ruby Lee
Julie Gonzalez How Could a Bear Sleep Here?
Darlene Beck Jacobson Wishes, Dares, and How to Stand Up to a Bully
  Wheels of Change
Angela Joy Black Is A Rainbow Color
Colleen Rowan Kosinski A Promise Stitched in Time
  Lilla's Sunflowers
Paul Lisicky Later: My Life at the Edge of the World
  The Narrow Door: A Memoir of Friendship
  Unbuilt Projects
Raymond Luczak Compassion, Michigan: The Ironwood Stories
  Flannelwood: A Novel
  QDA: A Queer Disability Anthology
Annie McCormack The Doctor, the Hitman, and the Motorcycle Gang
Donna McDine Dee and Deb Off They Go Kindergarten First Day Jitters
  The Golden Pathway
  Powder Monkey
  Hockey Agony
  A Sandy Grave
  Angel’s Forever Home
Jon McGoran Spliced
Tara F Mozee Gracie’s New Class
  Don’t Wash My Hair!
Frank Murphy A Boy Like You
  A Girl Like You
Lisa Napoli Ray & Joan: The Man Who Made the McDonald's Fortune and the Woman Who Gave It All Away
  Up All Night: Ted Turner, CNN and the Birth of 24-Hour News
Amanda Rowe If There Never Was a You
Dianne K. Salerni Eleanor, Alice, & the Roosevelt Ghosts
  The Eighth Day
Glenn "Hurricane" Schwartz The Weathermaker
Stephanie & Jed Snyder Strolling! A Lucy Littlebit Book
  Dining! A Lucy Littlebit Book
  Cruising! A Lucy Littlebit Book
Captain Johann Steinke The Greatest Captain in the World
  The Greatest Captain in the World Too
Paula Garcia Taveras Phoenix the Brave Bird
  Fenix El Pajaro Valiente
Nancy Viau Something Is Bugging Samantha Hansen
  Samantha Hansen Has Rocks In Her Head
  Today Is a Beach Day!
  First Snow
Laurie Wallmark Numbers in Motion: Sophie Kowalevski, Queen of Mathematics
  Hedy Lamarr’s Double Life
  Grace Hopper: Queen of Computer Code
  Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine
Eric Weiner The Socrates Express, In Search of Life Lessons from Dead Philosophers
  The Geography of Genius
Annette Whipple Whooo Knew? The Truth about Owls
  The Laura Ingalls Wilder Companion: A Chapter-by-Chapter Guide
  The Story of the Wright Brothers
Yvonne Ventresca Pandemic
  Black Flowers, White Lies
  Voyagers: The Third Ghost
Timothy Young They’re Coming!
  I Hate Picture Books!
  The Angry Little Puffin
  Do Not Open The Box!
  If You Give The Puffin a Muffin

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