Events/Book Signings

Author Chris Hardy will be at the following events promoting and signing her Jake's World books.  On occasion, Jake will make an appearance at the events as well which will be notated if known in advance.


June 17, 2022 (10:30am) - La Verne, CA

Prestige Orthodontics
1413 Foothill Blvd., B
La Verne, CA
(Held in courtyard)

Ms. Hardy will be reading two of Jake's books at this event.  Each child will receive a special Jake's World gift.  There will also be a drawing for free books & Jake hand puppets.  And to conclude the event, the ice cream truck will be serving up some deliciousness starting at 12pm. 

June 24-27, 2022 - Washington DC

American Library Association Annual Conference & Exhibition
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mt. Vernon Place NW
Washington DC
Booth #1513

With over 20,000 librarians in attendance, this is the biggest event for librarians in the United States.  Chris will have a booth displaying all of Jake's books and hand puppets in order to introduce the joy and uniqueness of Jake's World to these important gatekeepers.

October 2, 2022 - Orange Coast College, Orange County, CA

Orange County Children's Book Festival
Orange Coast College
2701 Fairview Road
Costa Mesa, CA
Booth #G-1 (Green section)

This is one of the biggest children's book festivals in the United States with over 25,000 attendees and 100 exhibitors.  Chris is among a handful of authors selected to be a presenter at the show.  She will be reading her first book, "Jake and the Pandemic" and interacting with the audience members.  There will also be a drawing for free books & a Jake puppet for those in attendance.  JAKE WILL ALSO BE MAKING AN APPEARANCE ON STAGE & IN THE BOOTH.  Visit the Jake's World booth where there will be photo opps between the gigantic Jake heads as well as against the full-sized backdrop with the 5 main characters of Jake's World, including the very popular Gwen the purple unicorn!