Children's Author Salina Yoon!

A very important part of Unbound's programming involves presenting nationally-renowned children's authors for the edification of our younger festival goers. Every year we have brought award-winning writers, illustrators, and entertainers to Columbia, and this year is no exception. (We're also expanding our "Authors in the Schools" project which takes place on the day before the festival, Friday April 20. More on that at a later date.)

We're very pleased to announce our first children's author for 2018, Salina Yoon. Salina will be appearing at local schools on Friday and then charming audiences on Saturday at the festival itself. Parents with younger kiddos will not want to miss her presentation!


Salina is the award-winning author and illustrator of over 160 (yes, you read that right) books for children. As the Kohl’s Cares featured author for summer 2016, seven of her books (nearly 1 million units), and four plush animals based on her characters, were sold nationwide in Kohl’s stores that year. She is the author and illustrator of the six-book Penguin picture book series that begins with PENGUIN AND PINECONE, the creator of the the picture book series featuring Bear, that includes FOUND, STORMY NIGHT, and BEAR’S BIG DAY (Bloomsbury), and the early reader series beginning with DUCK DUCK PORCUPINE (Bloomsbury). You can read more about Salina and her projects at