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.

Author Talk with Dan Santat

Join National Book Award winner and Sunshine State Young Readers Award longlist recipient, Dan Santat, as he inspires tweens and teens to tell their own stories through graphic novels.

Mayor Buddy's Book Club

By encouraging leisure time reading and creative expression, Mayor Buddy’s Book Club improves literacy in our community by making reading fun! All ages are welcome to participate.

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.

Upcoming Sunshine State Author Series Events

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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Author Talk with Dan Santat

Graphic Novels are Life! Telling Your Own Story

Registration Required
Tuesday July 30 2:00pm

Online

Event Categories: Authors, Books, Writing

Join this year’s winner of the National Book Award for Young People's Literature, Dan Santat, as he inspires tweens and teens to tell their own stories through graphic novels.

Learn more>
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Author Talk with Dan Santat

Graphic Novels are Life! Telling Your Own Story

Registration Required
Wednesday July 31 2:00pm

Online

Event Categories: Authors, Books, Writing

Join this year’s winner of the National Book Award for Young People's Literature, Dan Santat, as he inspires tweens and teens to tell their own stories through graphic novels.

Learn more>
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