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The 32nd annual Spring Festival of Children’s Literature!

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REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED!

(SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!)

For full information on all Small Group Sessions and Author Presentations, click here to download our flyer.

 

April 25th-26th, 2014

Delve into the world of children’s literature at the Children’s Literature Centre’s annual Spring Festival on April 25th-26th. Traditionally held on the last weekend in April, this annual event attracts participants from the Eastern United States. This year we will be spreading our event across the world through a live webcast!

The purpose of the Festival is to provide librarians, educators, students, and other advocates the opportunity to experience first-hand interaction with celebrated authors, illustrators and storytellers. Our featured speakers for 2014 are Steve Jenkins, Floyd Cooper, Ben Mikaelsen and Melissa Sweet. Small group sessions on current educational topics, as well as book sales, autographing & a luncheon are included in the Festival registration. The Festival concludes with the presentation of the Betty Roemmelmeyer Children’s Literature Advocate Award, given to a teacher, librarian, or individual that possesses and nurtures a love of literature. ?

 

This Year's Featured Authors & Illustrators:

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                 Floyd Cooper    Ben Mikaelsen    Steve Jenkins   Melissa Sweet

*** Check out their websites by clicking on their names.

The full online line-up is as follows:

Friday April 25

7:00 p.m. Opening: Dr. Clarence Golden, Dean, FSU College of Education

7:15 p.m. Presentation: Steve Jenkins

8:15 p.m. Presentation: Floyd Cooper

Saturday April 26

8:30 a.m.Welcome: Dr. Jonathan Gibralter, President, FSU

9:20 a.m Presentation: Melissa Sweet

10:30 a.m. Presentation: Ben Mikaelsen

 

  • Educators from Maryland and Pennsylvania have the opportunity to earn 1 credit for Continuing Professional Development at this year's festival! More information to come!

 

Congratulations to Ellen Mager, our 2013 recipient!

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Left to right: Dr. Bingman, Ellen Mager, Dr. Ornstein

 

Take a look at last year's Authors and Illustrators!

Virtual Book Collection from Festival 2013

Tom Lichtenheld

Phil Bildner

R.J. Palacio

Will Hillenbrand

 

 Show Off Your Students' Work!

Are you interested in having your students create an art display for the Festival? Each teacher that submits a display will receive a free book coupon at the Festival and will be entered into a drawing to win an entire collection of autographed books from the Festival presenters. Displays must relate to a book by an author or illustrator at the Festival. For more information or to express interest, contact Dr. Ornstein at  Bornstein@frostburg.edu.

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Book display

 

Previous Festival's Guest Authors and Illustrators
 

Verna Aardema

Sally Alexander

Kathi Appelt

Jose Aruego

Jennifer Ashabranner

Molly Bang

Rebecca Benton

Mary Berry

Phil Bildner

Robert Blake

Fred Bowen

Muriel Miller Branch

Bill Brittain

Bruce Brooks

Ashley Bryan

Carol Buckley

Scott Bunn

Tommy Casciero

Peter Catalanotto

Lynne Cherry

Grace Chetwin

Gennifer Choldenko

Henry Cole

Jane Conly

Marita Conlon-McKenna

Chris Conover

Jimmy Cook

Floyd Cooper

Katie Davis

Carmen Agra Deedy

Tomie DePaola

Lulu Delacre

Crescent Dragonwagon

Robing and Patricia DeWitt

Robert Dunbar

Jane Dyer

Pamela Duncan Edwards

Laura Malone Elliott

Michael Emberley

Lisa Campbell Ernst

Denise Fleming

Leonard Everett Fisher

Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick

Jean Fritz

Gail Gibbons

Patricia Reilly Giff

Barbara Girion

Mary Downing Hahn

Cheryl Harness

David L. Harrison

Marc Harshman

Kendall Haven

Mary Haynes

Mary Haynes

M.C. Helldorfer

Ruth Heller

Will Hillenbrand

Will Hobbs

Margaret Hodges

Sara Holbrook

Lee Bennett Hopkins

Gloria Houston

Pat Hutchins

Rebecca Jones

Lita Judge

Gloria Kamen

Keiko Kasza

Steven Kellogg

Margaret Kimmel

Daniel Kirk

Elaine Konisburg

Steven Kroll

John Langstaff

Helen Lester

Betsy Lewin

Ted Lewin

E.B. Lewis

Tom Lichtenheld

Thomas Locker

Loren Long

George Ella Lyon

P.J. Lynch

John Manders

Ralph Masiello

Rafe Martin

Elaine Meyers

Gerald McDermott

Megan McDonald

Colleen McKenna

Claudia Mills

Hughes Moir

Marquerite Murray

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Kadir Nelson

Vaunda Nelson

David Neuhaus

Jerdine Nolen

Jennifer O’Connell

Isaac Olaleye

Kevin O’Malley

Helen Oxenbury

R.J.Palacio

Siobhan Parkinson

Lillie G. Patterson

Nancy Patz

Richard Peck

Audrey Penn

Erica Perl

Brian Pinkney

Elise Primavera

Bonnie Pryor

Doreen Rappaport

Paul Ratz deTagyos

Carolyn Reeder

Ann Rockwell

Colby Rodowsky

Michael Rosen

Susan Roth

Cynthia Rylant

Mary Quattlebaum

Robert Sabuda

Daniel San Souci

Robert San Souci

Karen Schmidt

Harold Scott

Laura Vaccaro Seeger

Brenda Seabrooke

Brian Selznick

Ellen Showell

Linda Shute

Pam Smallcomb

Peter Spier

Diane Stanley

Susan Fisher Staples

Javaka Steptoe

Matt Tavares

Cynthia Voight

Martin Waddell

Karen Waggoner

Cheryl Ware

Walter Wick

Deborah Wiles

Karen Williams

Mike Wimmer

David Wisniewski

Susan Wojiechowski

Douglas Wood

Kaethe Zemake