51st Annual Children’s Literature Festival
Warrensburg, MO

Event Date: March 17, 2019 – March 19, 2019
Time:  All Day (see the full schedule online)
Place: UCM Campus-James C. Kirkpatrick Library
601 S. Missouri Ave.
Warrensburg, MO 64093

The Children’s Literature Festival at the University of Central Missouri is an annual event that aims to connect people, especially schoolchildren and teens, with the folks behind the books they love. Established in 1969, the festival will be celebrating its 51st year from March 17-19 in 2019. Thousands of kids in grades 3-10 from Missouri(and beyond) attend to hear nationally recognized children’s authors and illustrators speak about their work. Some of the authors featured in the year’s festival are:

  • Selina Alko author of “The Case for Loving” and “Why am I Me?”
  • Avi author of award-winning books such as “The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle” and “Crispin: the Cross of Lead”
  • Kendare Blake New York Time’s best selling author of “Three Dark Crowns” and “Anna Dressed in Blood”
  • Angela Cervantes the author of Disney Pixar’s “Coco” and many other Scholastic classics
  • Phil Bildner best selling author of many picture books, including  “Marvelous Cornelius” and “Martina and Chrissie”

The festival aims to encourage and celebrate the joy of literacy and welcomes anyone with an interest in children’s literature to attend the three-day event. Registration can be done online at clf.ucmo.edu/register.html. Children are $8 and adults are $15, the Sunday luncheon is a separate registration fee of $25 for adults and $17 for children.

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