Our 13th Annual Hudson Children’s Book Festival set for May 4th 2024!

Authors & Illustrators — Would you like to participate in the 2024 Festival?

If you’d like to be a participating author at the 2024 Hudson Children’s Book Festival, please complete our online 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 February 16, 2024.

Look Who’s Attending the Festival!

Go to the Authors and Illustrators page to learn more about them!

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We are excited to welcome back the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus Bindlestiff Family Cirkus Teen Stilt Performers! They will be walking around the festival from noon to 1pm. Keep an eye up 😉 ... See MoreSee Less

We are excited to welcome back the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus @bindlestifffamilycirkus Teen Stilt Performers!  They will be walking around the festival from noon to 1pm.  Keep an eye up 😉Image attachment

We are so excited to see Jamie Michalak (@jamiemichalakbooks) joining us at the book festival! Here are some fun facts about this fabulous author:

1. By day, I’m a writer at a toy company. One of my jobs is naming toys.
2. My best friend is my dog, Lucy Caboose.
3. I love to go surfing with my son (although we’re not very good at it!).

See you on May 4th!
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We are so excited to see Jamie Michalak (@jamiemichalakbooks) joining us at the book festival! Here are some fun facts about this fabulous author:

1. By day, I’m a writer at a toy company. One of my jobs is naming toys.
2. My best friend is my dog, Lucy Caboose.
3. I love to go surfing with my son (although we’re not very good at it!).

See you on May 4th!
#hudsonchildrensbookfestival #childrensliteracy #kidlit #bookstagram

We are thrilled to have Ralph Masiello joining us at this year's book festival! Here are some fun facts you can chat with this author about on May 4th!

1. I love sharks, but am terrified of frogs.
2. I am an extreme skier, but a bad skater.
3. I love to fly on airplanes but am afraid of balconies.

See you soon!
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We are thrilled to have Ralph Masiello joining us at this years book festival! Here are some fun facts you can chat with this author about on May 4th!

1. I love sharks, but am terrified of frogs.
2. I am an extreme skier, but a bad skater.
3. I love to fly on airplanes but am afraid of balconies.

See you soon!
#hudsonchildrensbookfestival #childrensliteracy #childrensauthor #kidlit

Happy Sponsorship Saturday! We want to give a huge shoutout to Spotty Dog (@spottydogbooks Spotty Dog Books & Ale) for their continued support of the Hudson Children's Book Festival! Thank you so much for helping us continue our mission, we appreciate you! ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Sponsorship Saturday! We want to give a huge shoutout to Spotty Dog (@spottydogbooks Spotty Dog Books & Ale) for their continued support of the Hudson Childrens Book Festival! Thank you so much for helping us continue our mission, we appreciate you!

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We are so happy to have Rajani LaRocca (@rajanilarocca) joining us at the Hudson Children's Book Festival! Learn more about this fantastic author and chat with them on May 4th!

1. I love to travel, cook, and bake.
2. I have an impossibly cute dog named Boomer.
3. I’m a practicing doctor.

See you there!
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We are so happy to have Rajani LaRocca (@rajanilarocca) joining us at the Hudson Childrens Book Festival! Learn more about this fantastic author and chat with them on May 4th!

1. I love to travel, cook, and bake.
2. I have an impossibly cute dog named Boomer.
3. I’m a practicing doctor.

See you there!
#hudsonchildrensbookfestival #childrensbooks #childrensliteracy #kidlit

We are thrilled to welcome Jackie Azúa Kramer (@jackie_azua_kramer) to the 2024 book festival! Here are some fun facts about them. Chat with them on May 4th!

1. I swam with dolphins.
2. I speak Spanish fluently.
3. I once worked as an actor.

See you there!
#hudsonchildrensbookfestival #childrensbooks #childrensliteracy #kidlit
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We are thrilled to welcome Jackie Azúa Kramer (@jackie_azua_kramer) to the 2024 book festival! Here are some fun facts about them. Chat with them on May 4th!

1. I swam with dolphins.
2. I speak Spanish fluently.
3. I once worked as an actor.

See you there!
#hudsonchildrensbookfestival #childrensbooks #childrensliteracy #kidlit

We are so excited to welcome Sylvie Kantorovit@sylviekant) to the book festival! Here are some fun facts about this great author:

1. I’m easy to recognize: I have very short hair and a French accent
2. I love spirals! I manage to include 2 in my autograph
3. I have learned a new word: knolling. I love the practice of knolling the treasures I bring back from nature walks.

See you on May 4th!
#hudsonchildrensbookfestival #childrensliteracy #bookstagram #kidlit
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We are so excited to welcome Sylvie Kantorovit@sylviekant) to the book festival! Here are some fun facts about this great author:

1. I’m easy to recognize: I have very short hair and a French accent
2. I love spirals! I manage to include 2 in my autograph
3. I have learned a new word: knolling. I love the practice of knolling the treasures I bring back from nature walks.

See you on May 4th!
#hudsonchildrensbookfestival #childrensliteracy #bookstagram #kidlit

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So looking forward!

We are so excited to see David A. Kelly (David A. Kelly) at the Hudson Children's Book Festival! Learn more about this author with these fun facts!

1. I once met baseball superstar Hank Aaron.
2. I used to wear a cowboy hat for my job.
3. I watched the last Space Shuttle take off in person.

See you on May 4th!
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We are so excited to see David A. Kelly (@davidakellybooks) at the Hudson Childrens Book Festival! Learn more about this author with these fun facts!

1. I once met baseball superstar Hank Aaron.
2. I used to wear a cowboy hat for my job.
3. I watched the last Space Shuttle take off in person.

See you on May 4th!
#hudsonchildrensbookfestival #childrensliteracy #childrensbooks #author

We are so excited to have Ellen Hagan (@ellenhagan) joining us at the Hudson Children's Book Festival!

Ellen is the recipient of the 2020 New York Foundation for the Arts fellowing in poetry, the 2013 NoMAA Creative Arts Grant and received grants from the Kentucky Foundation for Women and the Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts.

See you on May 4th!
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We are so excited to have Ellen Hagan (@ellenhagan) joining us at the Hudson Childrens Book Festival!

Ellen is the recipient of the 2020 New York Foundation for the Arts fellowing in poetry, the 2013 NoMAA Creative Arts Grant and received grants from the Kentucky Foundation for Women and the Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts.

See you on May 4th!
#hudsonchildrensbookfestival #childrensliteracy #kidsbooks #bookstagram
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2024 Poster!

Our 2024 poster is now available — click to view/download.

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!