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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Join us in welcoming Gabrielle Balkan to HCBF! Here are some fun facts about Gabrielle Balkan :
1. Grew up across from the Indiana State Fair
2. Recently got her braces off.
3. Once spent the night in the crypt of a cathedral

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Join us in welcoming Gabrielle Balkan to HCBF! Here are some fun facts about Gabrielle Balkan :
1. Grew up across from the Indiana State Fair
2. Recently got her braces off.
3. Once spent the night in the crypt of a cathedral

#hudsonchildrensbookfestiival #kidlit #childrenslit #bookstagram

Read this book today by Shannon C.F. Rogers who is joining the HCBF lineup for the first time.
A story about grief and navigating trauma when you feel like all you want to do, all you can actually manage, is to live in anger, and somehow, you find a way through the darkness.
Loved this!
Meet her on Saturday, May 4th at the HCBF! #books #hudsonny #reading #authors #youngadultbooks #youngadultbook
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Read this book today by Shannon C.F. Rogers who is joining the HCBF lineup for the first time. 
A story about grief and navigating trauma when you feel like all you want to do, all you can actually manage, is to live in anger, and somehow, you find a way through the darkness.
Loved this! 
Meet her on Saturday, May 4th at the HCBF!  #books #hudsonny #reading #authors #youngadultbooks #youngadultbook

Kristen Balouch has created almost a dozen books for children. She has collaborated on projects from exclusive designed toys and furniture for the Guggenheim Museum, fabric collections for Little House Cottons, fine art shows in New York City, and teamed with various licensing partners. Kristen splits her time between the Adirondacks and a tiny top-floor apartment in Brooklyn, New York. She likes cooking for friends and family, wandering to scout out good food, and being outside. www.kristenbalouch.com #read #books #hudsonny #authors ... See MoreSee Less

Kristen Balouch has created almost a dozen books for children. She has collaborated on projects from exclusive designed toys and furniture for the Guggenheim Museum, fabric collections for Little House Cottons, fine art shows in New York City, and teamed with various licensing partners. Kristen splits her time between the Adirondacks and a tiny top-floor apartment in Brooklyn, New York. She likes cooking for friends and family, wandering to scout out good food, and being outside. www.kristenbalouch.com #read #books #hudsonny #authors

We are so excited to announce that the Hudson Children's Book Festival is on for May 2024!
The event date is Saturday May 4th from 10am to 3pm at the Hudson Senior High School.
To register your community organization, please fill out the form below, looking forward to seeing you all again!

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We are so excited to announce that the Hudson Childrens Book Festival is on for May 2024!
The event date is Saturday May 4th from 10am to 3pm at the Hudson Senior High School.
To register your community organization, please fill out the form below, looking forward to seeing you all again!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeS6gw9o4f77V_dV7pjKt7NQah9ANPkD7sOGkHkqUwI_4h02w/viewform?fbclid=IwAR2c7v_GZe_LAyaPYy9hqzj03m9a0c4mh1NEyXKjtkdrAleAguuBFrj75HQ

New to the HCBF lineup this year is Jennifer Baker.

Jennifer Baker is a publishing professional of 20 years, the creator/host of the Minorities in Publishing podcast, and a faculty member of the MFA program in Creative Nonfiction at Bay Path University and a writing consultant at Baruch College. Jennifer is also the editor of the short story anthology Everyday People: The Color of Life (Atria Books, 2018) and the author of the YA novel Forgive Me Not (Nancy Paulsen Books, 2023). Her fiction, nonfiction, and criticism has appeared in various print and online publications. Her website is: jennifernbaker.com.
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New to the HCBF lineup this year is Jennifer Baker.

Jennifer Baker is a publishing professional of 20 years, the creator/host of the Minorities in Publishing podcast, and a faculty member of the MFA program in Creative Nonfiction at Bay Path University and a writing consultant at Baruch College. Jennifer is also the editor of the short story anthology Everyday People: The Color of Life (Atria Books, 2018) and the author of the YA novel Forgive Me Not (Nancy Paulsen Books, 2023). Her fiction, nonfiction, and criticism has appeared in various print and online publications. Her website is: jennifernbaker.com.

We are gearing up to share our 2024 Author Lineup! #authors #books ... See MoreSee Less

We are gearing up to share our 2024 Author Lineup! #authors #books

Thanks to librarian extraordinaire, Mrs. Berth, the Hudson Junior High Library is gearing up for the 2024 HCBF! #books #read ... See MoreSee Less

Thanks to librarian extraordinaire, Mrs. Berth, the Hudson Junior High Library is gearing up for the 2024 HCBF! #books #readImage attachment

If you haven’t marked your calendars yet, make sure you do so!!
Saturday, May 4th
Poster courtesy of Lynnor Bontigao Illustrator
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If you haven’t marked your calendars yet, make sure you do so!!
Saturday, May 4th
Poster courtesy of Lynnor Bontigao Illustrator
#books #read #authors #kidlit #youngadultbooks #community #picturebooks #middlegradelit #middlegrade

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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!