The Festival mission is to carry on Charlotte Huck’s life work of bringing children and books together in order to develop readers who will find a lifetime of pleasure in reading good books. Focusing on children's literature grades K-8, the festival brings together educators, librarians, parents and students, and the best authors, illustrators and editors in the nation for a unique combination of full conference and small group sessions. In the words of past participants, it is “a small, intimate conference where you can spend time with the authors and illustrators” and “with others who share a passion about good books and good art.”
Each year the Festival brings high quality award winning children’s book creators working in a variety of genres—fiction, nonfiction, poetry, picture books, novels. Each speaker is different. Each has something interesting to say. Each tells his/her own story making the work more accessible and enjoyable. This year you will meet and hear Brian Floca, Pat Lewis, George Ella Lyon, Yuyi Morales, Pam Munoz Ryan, David M. Schwartz, Lisa Von Drasek, editor Rebecca Davis. Click here for more about our featured speakers.
You will also find:
Authors and illustrators presenting small group sessions include our featured speakers Diane Adams, Elana K. Arnold, Kristine O’Connell George, Jeff Gottesfeld, Lois V. Harris, Henry Herz, Tony Johnston, Katherine Kottaras, Sarah Lariviere, Nancy O’Connor, Carmen Oliver, Ann Stampler and Elizabeth Wong. Click here for a breakout session schedule.
Register with a friend and share this inspiring weekend! Click here for registration information. Check out special rates for traditionally published authors, SCBWI members, students and three people registering together.
Please note the Ayres Hotel is currently sold out.
The Comfort Inn & Suites is offering a special rate for attendees of the Festival.
Call 909-335-9988 and mention the Children's Literature Festival to get
the special $99 for a King, and $109 for two Kings (regular rate $129).
Good through Feb 14th, 2017.
Special Hotel Rate:
$79 for the Ayres Hotel (Sold Out)
in Redlands (regular price $129!)
Call the hotel at 909-335-9024 and start
planning your weekend getaway now!
Subscribe to the Festival e-newsletter by sending an e-mail to Shelli Stockton.
Artwork from Locomotoive Atheneum/Richard Jackson Books 2013 Used with permission of author/illustrator Brian Floca