Fay B. Kaigler Children’s Book Festival

28th Mar 2007

The University of Southern Mississippi will host the 40th anniversary of the annual Fay B. Kaigler Children’s Book Festival on March 28-30, 2007, at the new USM Thad Cochran Center and you are cordially invited to register to attend.

The Children’s Book Festival is an annual event sponsored by the School of Library and Information Science and the deGrummond Children’s Literature Collection. Each year teachers, public and school librarians from across the nation come to hear and see major speakers, concurrent sessions, and workshops as young adult and children’s authors and illustrators share their experiences.

The highlight of the festival is the presentation of the Southern Miss Medallion awarded to an author or illustrator for his body of work. This year’s Medallion recipient is Eve Bunting. Featured returning medallion winners include Russell Freedman and Lee Bennett Hopkins with M. E. Kerr, Leonard Marcus, Coleen Salley, Janet Stevens and Scott Cook.

Make plans to join us for this very special celebration of 40 years of the Fay B. Kaigler Children’s Book Festival and the deGrummond Children’s Literature Collection! Please visit the website at http://www.childrensbookfestival.org for more information.

Workshops are available for CEU credit: http://childrensbookfestival.org/Workshop_descriptions.pdf

A printable brochure is available at: http://childrensbookfestival.org/ChildBookFest%20FINAL.pdf

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Posted on: January 29th, 2007

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