This is Not My Hat
When a little fish steals a little hat from a very big fish, he really, really thinks he's going to get away with it. Jon Klassen’s tells the story in his Caldecott Medal-winning book.
Join Jon at our 2015 symposium.
American Born Chinese
American Born Chinese author Gene Luen Yang weaves three seemingly independent stories of Chinese folklore, a teenager who feels the need to fit in, and a young Chinese American balancing his heritage. This graphic novel received the 2007 Michael L. Printz award.
Join Gene at our symposium.
Award-winning author Marilyn Singer turns fairy tales upside down in Mirror Mirror. Read each poem forward or backward and find new meaning each time!
Come and discover amazing poetry at the BFYR symposium.
Moon Over Manifest
This novel is set in the fictional small town of Manifest, Kansas, which is based on a real town in southeastern Kansas. Clare Vanderpool's novel is a story of loss and redemption and received the 2011 Newbery Medal.
Come and meet Clare at the BFYR.
Ever wondered how the classic Little Golden Books got started? Who was Randolph Caldecott? Renowned historian and critic Leonard Marcus will share his insights about some beloved books and authors.
Hear the history behind the legends at the BYU symposium.
From National Book Award nominee Sara Zarr, Sweethearts is a story about the power of memory, the bond of friendship, and the resilience of hearts.
Meet Sara at our July symposium.
JOIN US: JULY 15–16, 2015
This symposium is for librarians, teachers, parents, and anyone who enjoys children’s literature
Immerse yourself in two memorable days with nationally known authors and illustrators of children’s literature.