Children’s literature enthusiasts from around the country will attend the 18th annual Charlotte Huck Children’s Literature Festival taking place on Jan. 24 and 25, 2014 at the University of Redlands. Featured speakers will include Candace Fleming, Paul Janeczko, Eric Rohmann, David Wiesner, Eugene Yelchin, Dinah Stevenson and two-time Newbery Award winner Lois Lowry.
Lowry is the author of "Number the Stars", "The Anastasia Krupnick" series, "Bless this Mouse", and most notably, "The Giver", for which she won the Newbery Award in 1994. In conjunction with her visit to Redlands, the University of Redlands Theatre Arts Department will present a stage play based on this book. Tickets for this production are included in the Festival fees, or can be purchased from the University of Redlands Theatre Arts Department at 909-748-8728.
Charlotte Huck, the founder of Festival believed that, “If you present the right books to children, they will read and enjoy them. So, bringing children and books together really means getting them excited about reading.”
Festival attendees will have the opportunity to meet authors and illustrators, as well as attend small group workshops that will include the best new children’s books and practical ideas for bringing children and books together.
Festival registration information:
- Full festival includes all meals and events plus a ticket for a performance of "The Giver" on campus $175 ($190 after Jan. 10)
- Friday, Jan. 24 – 1-day registration includes all meals, Friday events plus a ticket for the Friday, 8 p.m. performance of "The Giver" on campus $120
- Saturday, Jan. 25 – 1-day registration; includes all meals, Saturday events plus a ticket to 3 p.m. performance of "The Giver" on campus $95
- Student Price requires valid Student I.D; does not include meals nor a ticket for "The Giver"; limited space available $2
Each year, the festival brings together educators librarians, parents and students and the best authors, illustrators and editors in the nation.