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 couldn't be more excited to welcome Jane Yolen (@jyolen) to the 2024 Hudson Children's Book Festival!

Jane is the author of more than 400 books for children and adults, as well as an esteemed poet and essayist.

Chat with this incredible author on May 4th and learn more about her terrific books and career!

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We couldnt be more excited to welcome Jane Yolen (@jyolen) to the 2024 Hudson Childrens Book Festival!

Jane is the author of more than 400 books for children and adults, as well as an esteemed poet and essayist.

Chat with this incredible author on May 4th and learn more about her terrific books and career!

#hudsonchildrensbookfestival #childrensliteracy #childrensbooks

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If you need a ride to the festival, we are here to help! Check out our bus route map to see where you can get on!

We are so excited to see Dana Wulfekotte (Dana Wulfekotte) at the Hudson Children's Book Festival! Here are some fun facts about this great author:

1. I have two pet rabbits.
2. I was born in South Korea and came to the US as a baby.
3. When I was a kid I had a pet iguana named Humphrey.

See you on May 4th!
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We are so excited to see Dana Wulfekotte (@danawulf) at the Hudson Childrens Book Festival! Here are some fun facts about this great author:

1. I have two pet rabbits.
2. I was born in South Korea and came to the US as a baby.
3. When I was a kid I had a pet iguana named Humphrey.

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

We are thrilled to welcome Brendan Wenzel (Brendan Wenzel @brendan_wenzel) back to the Hudson Children's Book Festival!

Brendan Wenzel is a NY Times bestselling author and illustrator, with great affection for all things furred, feathered and scaly. When not creating books for children, he is a proud collaborator with many groups working to protect and conserve wild places and creatures. Brendan’s book They All Saw a Cat received a 2017 Caldecott honor.

See you on May 4th!

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We are thrilled to welcome Brendan Wenzel (Brendan Wenzel @brendan_wenzel) back to the Hudson Childrens Book Festival!

Brendan Wenzel is a NY Times bestselling author and illustrator, with great affection for all things furred, feathered and scaly. When not creating books for children, he is a proud collaborator with many groups working to protect and conserve wild places and creatures. Brendan’s book They All Saw a Cat received a 2017 Caldecott honor.

See you on May 4th!

#hudsonchildrensbookfestival #childrensliteracy #childrensbooks #kidlit

Happy Sponsorship Sunday! Thank you so much to Stottville Fire Company #2 for your support of the Hudson Children's Book Festival! We appreciate your generosity! ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Sponsorship Sunday! Thank you so much to Stottville Fire Company #2 for your support of the Hudson Childrens Book Festival!  We appreciate your generosity!

We are so excited to have Nanette Torchia Lavin joining us at the book festival! Here are some fun facts about this awesome author:

1. Born and raised in Hudson, NY
2. Children’s yoga teacher
3. Won a Today Show costume contest and the prize was a trip to Harry & Meghan’s royal wedding in London

See you on May 4th!
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We are so excited to have Nanette Torchia Lavin joining us at the book festival! Here are some fun facts about this awesome author:

1. Born and raised in Hudson, NY
2. Children’s yoga teacher
3. Won a Today Show costume contest and the prize was a trip to Harry & Meghan’s royal wedding in London

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

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I remember Nanette! So great to see you here! I’ll come visit you at the Hudson Children’s Book .

We are so excited to welcome Natasha Tarpley to the 2024 Hudson Children's Book Festival! Learn more about this excellent author and chat with them on May 4th!

1. I love to sing and take multiple dance breaks while I write
2. I run marathons
3. I love to travel and explore new places (I speak German and can only use it when I travel)

See you there!
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We are so excited to welcome Natasha Tarpley to the 2024 Hudson Childrens Book Festival! Learn more about this excellent author and chat with them on May 4th!

1. I love to sing and take multiple dance breaks while I write
2. I run marathons
3. I love to travel and explore new places (I speak German and can only use it when I travel)

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

Happy Sponsorship Saturday! Thank you so much to the Hudson River Bank and Trust Company for helping to make the book festival a reality. We appreciate your support! ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Sponsorship Saturday! Thank you so much to the Hudson River Bank and Trust Company for helping to make the book festival a reality. We appreciate your support!

We are thrilled to welcome Heidi Stemple (@heidieys) to the Hudson Children's Book Festival! Learn more about this terrific author and chat with them on May 4th!

1. I sew rainbow hair ties for a local bookstore to get a discount on books.
2. I think bacon is gross.
3. Before I wrote children’s books, I worked in law enforcement.

See you there!
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We are thrilled to welcome Heidi Stemple (@heidieys) to the Hudson Childrens Book Festival! Learn more about this terrific author and chat with them on May 4th!

1. I sew rainbow hair ties for a local bookstore to get a discount on books.
2. I think bacon is gross.
3. Before I wrote children’s books, I worked in law enforcement.

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