Los Angeles Times Festival of Books



Mrs. Nelson's Book Company is proud to be an official bookseller of the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. Skoolaroo's parent company, Mrs. Nelson’s Book Company, has been a long-time partner of the festival by providing the author and speaker books during the event. With the adjustment to a virtual festival, we asked our Skoolaroo team to help with the e-commerce book sales. All of the books will ship from our Pomona, California warehouse.


 Mrs. Nelson's Author Panels:


SUN/4/18 :: 10:00a
Meena Harris, author of "Ambitious Girl" in conversation with Mary McNamara

Anyone who's ever been underestimated or overshadowed will find inspiration in this empowering new picture book from bestselling author Meena Harris. When a young girl sees a strong woman on TV labeled as "too assertive" and "too ambitious," it sends her on a journey of discovery through past, present, and future about the challenges faced by women and girls and the ways in which they can reframe, redefine, and reclaim words meant to knock them down. This is a must-read for every little girl!




SUNDAY 4/18 :: 6:00p
Young Adult Fantasy: Magic & Mystery

Debut fantasy writers Tracy Deonn and Namina Forma mix it up with award-winning author Daniel Jose Older for this young adult fantasy panel that spans Arthurian legend,  West Africa–inspired fantasy and enemies working together to save the Earth, moderated by young people’s literature reviewer, Sharon Levin.





Children's Stage: Picture Book Author Storytime

Picture book authors will read from their books.