Saturday, February 23rd | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Centennial High School

Librarypalooza is a FREE event! To help us plan, please register using the button below.

What to expect:

  • Presentations and meet and greet opportunities with authors and illustrators
  • Maker & Technology Playground for hands-on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) activities
  • A special area for our youngest readers featuring a book walk, reading with therapy dogs, and book crafts
  • Mini ComicCon featuring sessions on fan fiction, trivia, miniatures painting, board game strategies, and a cosplay fashion show
  • Book sales by Barnes and Noble
  • The Perot Museum TECH Truck with hands-on activities

We are still looking for parents to fill a few more areas of need. If you are interested and available to help out during Librarypalooza, click here. For questions about Librarypalooza you can contact Stacy Cameron at

Meet the Librarypalooza Authors & Illustrators

Drew Daywalt

Drew is an award-winning, New York Times #1 bestselling children's author whose books include The Day the Crayons Quit and The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors.

Chris Barton

Chris is the author of picture books including bestseller Shark Vs. Train, The Day-Glo Brothers, and Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson's Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions. His newest books include Dazzle Ships, the Mighty Truck early-reader series, and What Do You Do with a Voice Like That? The Story of Extraordinary Congresswoman Barbara Jordan.

AG Ford

AG Ford is a New York Times Bestselling Children's book Illustrator and recipient of two NAACP Image Awards. He has over 30 published books for children and has illustrated picture books for Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Sharon Robinson, Ilyasah Shabazz, Martin Luther King III, Nick Cannon, Jonah Winter, The Archbishop Desmond Tutu and many others.

Jen Betton

Jen is a children's book author-illustrator whose books include, Twilight Chant, written by Holly Thompson, and Hedgehog Needs a Hug.

Jennifer Ziegler

Jennifer Ziegler is the author of The Brewster Triplets Series which includes the recently released title, Revenge of the Teacher's Pets. Other books include Sass & Serendipity, Alpha Dog, and How Not to Be Popular.

Sean Easely

Sean is the author of middle grade and young adult books. His debut middle grade series, The Hotel Between, was released in September.

Mike Merschel

Mike is the author of Revenge of the Star Survivors, his debut novel for middle grade readers. He works full time as a journalist in Dallas.

Christina Soontornvat

Christina Soontornvat is the author of the middle grade fantasy novel, The Changelings, and the forthcoming picture book, The Ramble Shamble Children.

Victoria Scott

Victoria Scott is the author of eight novels including Titans, Fire & Flood, Salt & Stone, the Dante Walker trilogy, Hear the Wolves, and Violet Grenade. Victoria’s novels have been bought and translated in fourteen foreign markets.

Kelsey Macke

Kelsey is the author of the award-winning YA debut novel, Damsel Distressed. She has a degree in education and is passionate about speaking to teens about mental health awareness and de-stigmatization. Kelsey and her husband make up the folky indie-pop duo Wedding Day Rain.