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42nd Annual Children’s Literature Festival, March 14-16, 2010

Each year for the last 42, the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg has held a huge children’s literature festival during the college’s spring break week. It’s an opportunity for elementary and middle school-aged kids and their teachers from all over the midwest to swarm the campus, lunch bags and cameras in hand, to meet, to listen to, and to learn from some of the greatest authors and illustrators in kidlit. And each year for the last 4 or 5, I’ve joined them, as a chaperon for my children’s fourth and fifth grade classes, or by myself. This year’s festival is right around the corner, and I can’t wait.

With so many great authors and illustrators to see, it’ll be hard to choose. Here’s the lineup:

C.S. Adler
William Anderson
Sandy Asher
Darleen Bailey Beard
Gary Blackwood
Joan Carris
J.B. Cheaney
Eileen Christelow
Sneed Collard
Shane Evans
Alane Ferguson
Micheal Graf
Jan Greenberg
Vicki Grove
Mary Downing Hahn
Cheryl Harness
David Harrison
Patricia Hermes
Jeanette Ingold
Richard Jennings
Veda Boyd Jones
Peg Kehret
Alexandria LaFaye
Dandi Daley Mackall
Claudia Mills
Anna Myers
Dorinda Nicholson
Marc Tyler Nobleman
P.J. Petersen
Barbara Robinson
Brenda Seabrooke
Gloria Skurzynski
Marie Smith
Roland Smith
Brad Sneed
Michael Spradlin
Roderick Townley
Terry Trueman
Vivian Vande Velde
Suzanne Williams
June Rae Wood


2 Responses to “42nd Annual Children’s Literature Festival, March 14-16, 2010”

  1. Deb says:

    Oh my GOSH. Jody…enjoy enjoy enjoy. I can see why the pickin' will be hard!

  2. jodyjs says:

    I know, Deb! So many to learn from…I'll let you know who we see.

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