Each year, the festival brings together educators librarians, parents, students, authors, illustrators, editors and those interested in children’s literature for a unique combination of full conference and small group sessions. This year, our faculty is once again chosen from the “best of the best.” As one attendee said, “I thought you would never top this year’s conference—then I saw your 2019 line-up. I’m ready to sign up now!”
Why do people come—and keep coming back? In the words of past participants, it is: “A small, intimate conference where you can spend time with the authors and illustrators.” “A unique opportunity to spend time with others who share a passion about children’s books.” “Practical ideas for my classroom” and library.
Join us in 2020. Learn and refuel in a collegial atmosphere surrounded by people who love children’s books.
Now is the perfect time to plan a breakout session for 2019. We are looking for descriptions of classroom activities, library programs, family literacy programs, multicultural literature, current trends, best new books, and writing for children. Bring your students to meet one of our featured speakers and share the learning that has occurred through the speaker’s work. Download the Call for Proposals form and submit yours by October 4, 2019.