Save March 2 & 3, 2018 For the 22nd Annual

The 21st annual Charlotte S. Huck Children’s Literature Festival is now a glorious memory of an exciting weekend celebrating the best of children’s books and their creators. The Festival brought together educators, librarians, students, illustrators, authors, editors, and all those interested in children’s literature for a unique combination of full conference and small group sessions. Breakout sessions on Friday and Saturday featured topics of interest to specific audiences and opportunities for both attendees and school children to interact with the authors and illustrators. 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 children’s books.”

Join us in 2018.  Learn and refuel in a collegial atmosphere surrounded by people who love children’s books.

R. W. Alley, Kathy Appelt, Georgia Heard, Sy Montgomery, Marc Tyler Nobleman, James E. Ransome, Lesa Cline-Ransome and more, much more.


Registration opens May 1, 2017. Register with a friend and share this inspiring weekend! Check out the special rates for traditionally published authors, SCBWI members, students and three people registering together.

Call for Proposals: We are now accepting proposals for 2018 breakout sessions, including proposals to bring your students to meet one of our featured speakers.

For Additional Information
Contact festival secretary Colleen Quesada at (909) 748-8791 or email the festival coordinator Marjorie Arnett.


"I believe 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."

Charlotte S. Huck