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:
Darleen Bailey Beard
Mary Downing Hahn
Veda Boyd Jones
Dandi Daley Mackall
Marc Tyler Nobleman
Vivian Vande Velde
June Rae Wood
Oh my GOSH. Jody…enjoy enjoy enjoy. I can see why the pickin' will be hard!
I know, Deb! So many to learn from…I'll let you know who we see.