Join us for the 21st Annual

March 3 & 4, 2017

Each year, 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. . Breakout sessions on Friday and Saturday feature 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.”

If you thought we couldn’t match the 2016 faculty, then

Brian Floca, Pat Lewis, George Ella Lyon, Yuyi Morales, Pam Munoz Ryan, David M. Schwartz, Lisa Von Drasek, editor Rebecca Davis

and more including Kristine O’Connell George, and Marilyn Carpenter.

Registration is open.  Register with a friend and share this inspiring weekend! Click here for more information.

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 small group sessions for 2017, including proposals to bring your students to meet one of our featured speakers.

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

Subscribe to the Festival e-newsletter by sending an e-mail  to Shelli Stockton.

"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