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 deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Florence Minor. She was a bright light in the literary world and participated in the HCBF for many years. Our hearts go out to her husband and family during this difficult time. ... See MoreSee Less

We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Florence Minor. She was a bright light in the literary world and participated in the HCBF for many years. Our hearts go out to her husband and family during this difficult time.

HCBF Author/Illustrator John Patrick Green was at MCSES on Friday for three assemblies! He talked about how he began drawing in 4th grade and turned it into a career! All 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders received signed copies of his book "Agents of S.U.I.T.", courtesy of the Hudson Literacy Fund. We love to showcase authors! #books #literacy #graphicnovels ... See MoreSee Less

HCBF Author/Illustrator John Patrick Green was at MCSES on Friday for three assemblies!  He talked about how he began drawing in 4th grade and turned it into a career!  All 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders received signed copies of his book Agents of S.U.I.T., courtesy of the Hudson Literacy Fund.  We love to showcase authors! #books #literacy #graphicnovelsImage attachmentImage attachment+4Image attachment

HCBF Author Valerie Bolling visited MCSES on Friday and presented her books to the PreK and Kindergarten students. She got them up and dancing to her book "Let's Dance" We are so grateful for the generosity of the Hudson Literacy Fund who provided books for all of the students! #books #literacy #reading ... See MoreSee Less

HCBF Author Valerie Bolling visited MCSES on Friday and presented her books to the PreK and Kindergarten students.  She got them up and dancing to her book Lets Dance We are so grateful for the generosity of the Hudson Literacy Fund who provided books for all of the students! #books #literacy #readingImage attachmentImage attachment+1Image attachment

Team Didi had a great time at this year’s Hudson Children's Book Festival! ... See MoreSee Less

Susan Verde was at Montgomery C. Smith Elementary School Friday engaging our first graders in a little yoga! She also signed copies of Are You Listening for all of them! Thank you to The Hudson Literacy Fund for purchasing all of the books for our students! #books #read #hudsonny #authors #picturebooks ... See MoreSee Less

Susan Verde was at Montgomery C. Smith Elementary School Friday engaging our first graders in a little yoga! She also signed copies of Are You Listening for all of them! Thank you to The Hudson Literacy Fund for purchasing all of the books for our students! #books #read #hudsonny #authors #picturebooksImage attachmentImage attachment+3Image attachment

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I love this! Great job by all who worked to make another great Festival week and weekend!

What an AMAZING experience for our students!!

I had a wonderful time yesterday at the Hudson Children's Book Festival! This festival is always a success, thanks to Jen and Melissa. I hope to be able to return next year! ... See MoreSee Less

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Hope you had a wonderful show. Missed being your downstairs neighbor.

It is always a blessing to see you ❤️📚

Volunteer Shout Out! The HCBF would not be possible without the support of over 100 volunteers! From setup, planning, author handling, food, concessions, free books, community room, and so much more, our volunteers are the best! #kidlit #books #volunteers ... See MoreSee Less

Volunteer Shout Out!  The HCBF would not be possible without the support of over 100 volunteers!  From setup, planning, author handling, food, concessions, free books, community room, and so much more, our volunteers are the best! #kidlit #books #volunteersImage attachmentImage attachment+7Image attachment

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What a hardworking dedicated and fun bunch! Thank you for all your work, volunteers!

The volunteers really make the day smooth! Thanks all!

The BEST people!

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That is so great to hear!

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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!