ED Day Registration Now Open


North Texas Teen Book Festival Teacher Professional Development:

Books, Books, Books: A Symposium for Educators @ NTTBF

Date: March 22, 2019, 8 AM to 4 PM
Location: Irving Convention Center
Cost: Free, $10 Parking
Credit: 7 CPE

Join Sam Houston State University professors, Dr. Rose Brock,Dr. Karin Perry, and Dr. Teri Lesesne as they welcome special guests Gordon Korman, Elizabeth Acevado, Soman Chainani, Holly Goldberg Sloan, Max Brallier, and many more MG and YA authors to North Texas as they share the best new books for readers, as well focus on practical and exciting ways to engage young readers from upper elementary through high school.

NOTE:  There will not be a featured YA author luncheon this year; rather, attendees may leave for lunch, bring a lunch, or eat in the café at the Irving Convention Center. A variety of dining options are now open a block from the Irving Convention Center.

All attendees must register at either Region 10 ESC or Region 11 ESC, even if you are not part of school district, and we ask that attendees do not bring children to this professional development event; NTTBF provides a free, all day festival on Saturday, March 23 for readers of all ages.

Register by clicking one of the buttons below!

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If you have any questions, feel free to email NTTBFVols@gmail.com or cmorgan@cityofirving.org.

Day 2 of Author Reveals!

Who’s ready for round 2 of reveals? I can hardly contain my excitement for all the talented authors we have in store for you! Without further ado, here’s the rest of your #NTTBF19 authors!

Author Reveals!!!

Day 1 of author reveals has me spinning! Check out these amazing authors that will be at #NTTBF19! Tune in tomorrow for more reveals!

NTTBF 2019 Author/Book Self Submit Application is Open

We are now accepting author submissions for the North Texas Teen Book Festival 2019 on March 23. The application link will be open until July 31, 2018. 

For the full submission criteria and procedures, click here


  1. Submissions are accepted until July 31, 2018.

  2. Submit the online Author Application form.

  3. Send the following to NTTBF Author Committee, 601 Schulze Dr., Irving TX 75060:

    • Optional: Press kit (press release, reviews, etc...)

    • Two copies of a finished book / galley / ARC

  4. Application must be submitted by a publicist.

  5. You must complete a new submission for each author.

Start planning now!

Want to get a head start on planning your NTTBF day? Then check out our program here

** Remember to plan back-ups in case a panel you want to see is full. With over 50 panels there are plenty of chances to see your favorite authors or find a new favorite author. 

Tickets on sale for the NTTBF Author Luncheon

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Mark your calendars and save your appetites for our annual North Texas Teen Book Festival YA Author Luncheon April 20, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. The event will feature four of YA fandom’s most engaging authors, Renée Adhieh (Flame in the MistThe Rose & the DaggerThe Wrath & the Dawn), Leigh Bardugo (The Lanuage of Thorns, the Six of Crows Duology, the Grisha Trilogy), National Book Award finalist, Erika L. Sánchez (I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter), and Sabaa Tahir (Ember in the Ashes series), for fun conversation, a Q&A session and book signings. Tickets are $50 per person, and cover the cost of admission and a plated lunch.

This ticketed event for older Young Adult fans is considered a sneak peek to the region’s premier event, the North Texas Teen Book Festival. Don’t miss this chance to begin your “Endless Stories” a day early and budget your time on festival day for authors you’ll only be able to meet on Saturday, April 21.