2017’s Hudson Children’s Book Festival set for Saturday, May 6th! 10am – 3pm!
About the Hudson Childrens’ Book Festival
The Hudson Children’s Book Festival, established in 2009, strives to create, sustain, and nurture a culture of literacy in partnership with our community and schools. This free, public event fosters a love of reading as families meet and greet world-class creators of books for children of all ages.
Featured Author for the 2017 Book Festival
JACK GANTOS is the author of forty-nine books for children from the “ROTTEN RALPH” picture books, collections of “JACK HENRY” short stories, upper elementary and middle school “JOEY PIGZA” and “NORVELT” novels, young adult books — LOVE CURSE OF THE RUMBAUGHS, DESIRE LINES, HOLE IN MY LIFE and THE TROUBLE IN ME. His work can lead readers from the cradle to the grave.
Mr. Gantos was a professor at Emerson College where he developed the Master’s Degree Program in Children’s Literature, Writing and Publishing. He now spends his time writing and is an active speaker at book and literacy conferences, schools and libraries. His works have received a Newbery Award, Scott O’Dell Award, Newbery Honor, Printz Honor, Sibert Honor, National Book Award Finalist nomination, and he is the 2010 recipient of the NCTE/ALAN AWARD for his contribution to the field of Young Adult and Children’s Literature. DEAD END IN NORVELT received both the 2012 John Newbery Award and the Scott O’Dell award for Historic Fiction. This was followed by the companion novel, FROM NORVELT TO NOWHERE. THE KEY THAT SWALLOWED JOEY PIGZA, the final book in the “Joey Pigza” series was released in 2014 and nominated for the Kirkus Prize. His most recent book, THE TROUBLE IN ME, is now available.
Jack Gantos will be attending the festival from 10 am – noon.
Authors & Illustrators — Would you like to participate in the 2017 Festival?
If you’d like to be a participating author at the 2017 Hudson Children’s Book Festival, please download and complete the application. Participating authors and illustrators are chosen at our discretion and each applicant will be notified of their status whether accepted or not.
If you are not chosen as a participating author, you will be placed on a wait list. The deadline for applying is March 15, 2017. Please send your completed application to HCBF@hudsoncsd.org or via snail mail at the address on the form.
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Support the Festival
Through out the year, HCBF holds fund raisers to benefit the festival. You’ll find information about them posted here and our Facebook page!
Did You Know?
The Hudson Children’s Book Festival is one of the biggest book festivals in New York State!
Listen to our Festival Song!
Junior High School music teacher, Marylou Knull and a group of talented Jr/Sr High students wrote the lyrics and music for the official Hudson Children’s Book Festival song, Inside a Book, and recorded it at Henry Hirsch’s Waterfront Recording Studio! Click the link to listen!