University of Redlands


MARCH 1 & 2, 2024
8:30 a.m.

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".  Award winning 2024 Festival faculty includes:

Mac Barnett, Tami Charles, Gennifer Choldenko, Dan Santat, Sylvia Vardell  and Janet Wong .

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.


Hope to see you at the 27th Annual Festival!

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Room block available at the Ayres Hotel $129 + tax / per night. Call (909) 335-9024 and mention code #1565

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