University of Redlands


March 11 & 12, 2022

Join us in 2022! Learn and refuel in a collegial atmosphere surrounded by educators, librarians, parents, students, authors, illustrators, editors, and those interested in children’s literature. Enjoy a unique combination of full conference and small group sessions including general session speakers: Ralph FletcherMarla FrazeeDeborah HopkinsonRafael Lopez, Don Tate, and much, much more.

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.

Call for Proposals!

Are you interested in presenting at the 25th annual festival? Submit your proposal by Friday, October 8, 2021.

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Book your room at the Ayres Hotel in Redlands
1015 W Colton Ave, Redlands, CA 92374

King Exterior $89 per night
King Interior $99 per night
2 Queen Exterior $99 per night
2 Queen Interior $109 per night

Block: Children's Literature Festival 2022


If you have any questions regarding the Festival, please call the Office of Alumni & Community Relations at (909) 748-8011 or email Anna Gonzalez at