Sunshine State Author Series

Since 2017, the Sunshine State Author Series has offered experiences and writing workshops for kids and teens to meet and learn from their favorite Sunshine State Award-winning authors. Each featured writer in this series has written a book that has been on the Sunshine State Young Readers Award or Florida Teens Read lists.

Orange County Library System would like to make connections between Orange County Public Schools and popular children's and young adult authors. Please let us know if you are interested in partnering with us on an author visit (either virtually or in-person), by completing the Author Visit Request form.

Sunshine State Author Series Q&A: Julie Buxbaum

Orlando Mayor Buddy’s Book Club is celebrating the completion of their latest book, The Area 51 Files! There will be a Q&A with the author. Recommended for ages 8-12.

Sunshine State Author Series

The Sunshine State Author Series brings top-notch writers of children’s and young adult literature to Orange County for public readings, writing workshops and visits with students to spark interest in reading. Each featured writer has written a book that has been on the Sunshine State Young Readers Award or Florida Teen Reads lists.

Sunshine State Reading Challenge

Have fun in the Florida sun this school year by participating in a Sunshine State Reading Challenge! Recommended for grades K-12. Please ensure your Beanstack account has a school grade associated with it to participate.

Upcoming Sunshine State Author Series Events

Mayor Buddy’s Book Club End of Book Party

Sunshine State Author Series Q&A: Julie Buxbaum

Registration Required
Wednesday April 24 4:00pm

Orlando Public Library (Library Central)

Event Categories: Authors, Books, Writing

Orlando Mayor Buddy's Book Club is celebrating the completion of their latest book, "The Area 51 Files"! There will be a Q&A with the author. Recommended for ages 8-12.

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Mayor Buddy’s Book Club

Better with Butter - Session 1

Registration Required
Wednesday June 26 3:00pm

Online

Event Categories: Authors, Books, Writing

Engage in a lively discussion and fun activities with Mayor Buddy's Book Club. Recommended for ages 8-12.

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Mayor Buddy’s Book Club End of Book Party

Better with Butter - Session 2

Registration Required
Wednesday July 24 3:00pm

Online

Event Categories: Authors, Books, Writing

Orlando Mayor Buddy's Book Club is celebrating the completion of their latest book! Recommended for ages 8-12.

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