215 Harry Howard Ave. in Hudson NY at the Junior & Senior High SchoolMark your calendars! May 6th 2017!
MEET THE AUTHORSLIVE PERFORMANCESFREE BOOKS!Over 75 authors and illustrators will be attending the 2016 festival!Hudson Childrens' Book FestivalFrom sing-alongs to crazy science, enjoy live performers in the auditorium!
Each attendee will receive a free book thanks to our generous sponsors!
Alissa GrossoJust a few of the past authorsEdward Averett
Lyn Miller-LachmannAnn Haywood LealElizabeth Zunon
2017's Hudson Children's Book Festival set for Saturday, May 6th! 10am - 3pm!
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.
Authors & Illustrators -- Would you like to participate in the 2017 Festival?
The Application for participation will be online January 2017.
How to Contact the Book Festival
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 the LARGEST book festival 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!