19th Orion & Mandarin Immersion Author & Illustrator Fair

19th Orion & Mandarin Immersion Author & Illustrator Fair

Join us for the 2020 Orion & Mandarin Immersion School Author & Illustrator Fair!
Open to the Community, online, free.

Saturday, November 14, 2020
09:00am – 4:00pm

Orion Alternative & Mandarin Immersion School invites you to the 2020 Author & Illustrator Fair, a family event featuring authors and illustrators of beloved children’s books for all ages.  All members of the community are welcome!

This year, due to the pandemic and the event being held online, Starship, the Parent Teacher Organization for Orion Alternative and Mandarin Immersion at John Gill, will not take any benefits from the Author/Illustrator Fair book sale proceeds.

Plan ahead for the holidays! Signed books make special gifts for the readers in your life!

Presentations Schedule

Meet our Authors and Illustrators

Oliver Chin

Oliver Chin

Oliver Chin has written the Tales from the Chinese Zodiac series, and other books including Welcome to Monster Isle, Julie Black Belt, Timmy and Tammy’s Train of Thought, and The Adventures of WonderBaby. Called “an expert in Pacific Rim pop culture” by the San Jose Mercury News, he lives in San Francisco, CA.

Todd Parr

Todd Parr is the author and illustrator of more than 50 books for children including the New York Times bestselling The The I Love You Book, The Earth Book, and The Thankful Book. His books have received numerous awards and are available in over eighteen languages throughout the world.

Todd Parr

Todd Parr is the author and illustrator of more than 50 books for children including the New York Times bestselling The The I Love You Book, The Earth Book, and The Thankful Book. His books have received numerous awards and are available in over eighteen languages throughout the world.

Carlos Hernandez

Carlos Hernandez

Carlos Hernandez is the author of the Pura Belpré-award winning Sal and Gabi Break the Universe (2019), as well as its sequel, Sal and Gabi Fix the Universe (2020), and the short story collection The Assimilated Cuban’s Guide to Quantum Santeria (2016). He is also a CUNY associate professor of English at BMCC and the Graduate Center, as well as a game writer and designer.

Elisa Kleven

Elisa Kleven

Elisa Kleven is an American children’s writer and illustrator of 30 books. Her titles have been Booklist editor’s choices, and PBS and Rainbow Book selections.
Elisa has written several children’s books including the Paper Princess series, The Puddle Pail and The Lion and the Little Red Bird. Her first book was Ernst, a story about a creative crocodile named Ernst, whose tendency to wonder “what if” mirrors the author’s own.
In addition to writing her own books, Kleven has also illustrated books by other writers, such as Abuela by Arthur Dorros, De Colores by Jose Luis Orozco, Angels Watching Over Me by Julia Durano, and The Weaver by Thacher Hurd.

Elisa Kleven
Francisco Jiménez
Oliver Chin
Todd Parr
Gianna Marino
Laura Gehl
Wendelin Van Draanen
Heather Farranti Kinser
Janet and Jake Tashjian
Katrina Liu
Carlos Hernandez
Julie Leung
Leticia Ordaz