Mark Your
Calendars!
Our 10th Festival!
May 5th, 2018

215 Harry Howard Avenue, Hudson, New York 12534

Allisa Grosso

Elizabeth Zunon

Lyn Miller-Lachmann

Ann Haywood Leal

Edward Averett

Just a few of the many authors and illustrators that have attended the Hudson Children's Book Festival

Free Books
Each attendee will receive a free book thanks to our generous sponsors!

Live Performances
From sing-alongs to crazy science, enjoy live performers in the auditorium!

Meet the Authors
Over 75 authors and illustrators will be attending the festival!

Hudson Children's Book Festival

A big thank-you to our festival sponsors!

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2018’s Hudson Children’s Book Festival set for Saturday, May 5th! 10am – 3pm!

OUR FIRST FUNDRAISER!

HUDSON HOLIDAY HOUSE TOUR:

You’ll see some of Hudson’s historic early homes! All decorated for the Holidays.

Saturday, December 9th 2-5pm Advance tickets: $20.00. Day of…$25.00

Wander through 5 historic, landmark buildings – all within walking distance of Warren Street and each other. The day ends at Wm. Farmer & Sons with a Holiday  drink and music.

Buy tickets  and learn  more  at www.HudsonHolidayHouseTour.com.
Sponsored by The Hudson Lodging Association. Proceeds benefit The Hudson Children ‘s Book Festival

Kwame Alexander is the Featured Author for the 2018 Book Festival!

Kwame Alexander is a poet, educator, and the New York Times Bestselling author of 24 books, including THE CROSSOVER, which received the 2015 John Newbery Medal for the Most Distinguished Contribution to American literature for Children, the Coretta Scott King Author Award Honor, The NCTE Charlotte Huck Honor, the Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award, and the Paterson Poetry Prize. Kwame writes for children of all ages. Some of his other works include THE PLAYBOOK: 52 RULES TO HELP YOU AIM, SHOOT, AND SCORE IN THIS GAME OF LIFE; the picture books, ANIMAL ARK, OUT OF WONDER and SURF’S UP; and novels SOLO, BOOKEDand HE SAID, SHE SAID.

Kwame believes that poetry can change the world, and he uses it to inspire and empower young people through his writing and publishing program. A regular speaker at schools and conferences in the U.S., he also travels the world planting seeds of literary love: Singapore, Brazil, Italy, France, Shanghai, and recently, Alexander led a delegation of 20 writers and activists to Ghana, where they delivered books, built a library, and provided literacy professional development to 300 teachers, as a part of LEAP for Ghana, an International literacy program he co-founded. In 2015, Kwame served as Bank Street College of Education’s Inaugural Dorothy M. Carter writer-in-residence. The Kwame Alexander Papers, a collection of his writings, correspondence, and other professional and personal documents is held at the George Washington University Gelman Library.

Authors & Illustrators — Would you like to participate in the 2018 Festival?

If you’d like to be a participating author at the 2018 Hudson Children’s Book Festival, our application will be available in January 2018.

Download and complete the Application!

How to Contact the Book Festival

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PHOTO CAPTION: A miniature trolley along with a replica of Hudson were among the decorations on display as part of the Hudson Holiday House Tour, hosted by the Hudson Lodging Association. With a
Hudson’s History on Display in House Tour HUDSON – The city of Hudson is well known for its varied and well-preserved historic architecture. Both visitors and scholars alike admire the period
PHOTO CAPTION: In 1840, when this house was built for the Treasurer of Hudson Iron Works, the view may have been nothing more than a burned landscape. Just two years earlier, a huge fire had

2018 Poster!

Our 2018 poster will be available as we get closer to the festival.

Hudson Talbott reading at the Hudson Childrens Book Festival

Fundraisers!

Support the Festival
Through out the year, HCBF holds fundraisers to benefit the festival. You’ll find information about them posted here and our Facebook page!

Authors at the Hudson NY Childrens Book Festival

Fun Facts

Did You Know?
The Hudson Children’s Book Festival is one of the biggest book festivals in New York State!

Authors attending the Hudson Childrens book festival held each May in Hudson NY

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!

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