hudson children’s book festival

Author Jack Gantos Speaks on How to Craft Great Stories from Journals

Program Description:  We are pleased to present, as part of the Hudson Children’s Book Festival, author Jack Gantos speaking on “Using Student Journals to Snoop Out & Draft Great Stories”. Join Jack for a lively and instructive in-service on how to use his book “Writing Radar” to set up journals to capture, organize, and polish …

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Saturday Movie Matinee: Matilda

Saturday, May 5, 4:30pm. In celebration of the Hudson Children’s Book Festival, the Hudson Area Library’s Tween Advisory Council will host a free screening of Matilda. There will be free popcorn, treats and door prizes! All tweens and families are invited to this free event!

Today’s Journals Are Tomorrow’s Literature: A Presentation by Jack Gantos

In collaboration with the Hudson Children’s Book Festival, we are pleased to present Today’s Journals Are Tomorrow Literature: Using Your Journal to Write, Organize and Polish Great Stories. a special presentation from acclaimed Newbery Award-winning author Jack Gantos on Friday, May 4, 3-4pm in the library’s Community Room.   Today’s Journals Are Tomorrow Literature will …

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Author Talk With Award-winning Author Kwame Alexander

On Friday, May 6 at 3:30pm join us in welcoming Kwame Alexander, author of The Crossover (winner of the Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King award) and Booked to the Hudson Area Library. Kwame Alexander is known for his signature blend of fast-paced verse combined with sports lingo and rhythmic raps, with which he creates …

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Hudson Children’s Book Festival Author Spotlight: Ellen Jensen Abbott

Hudson Children’s Book Festival author Ellen Jensen Abbott writes about her library experiences: A Writer’s Library There are many perks to being a teacher: the excitement and energy of working with youth; spending time reading and discussing great works of literature; spring break. But one of the perks has been central to my growth as a writer. …

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Join Us This Weekend at the Hudson Children’s Book Festival!

We hope you’ll join us on Saturday, May 3rd at the Hudson Children’s Book Festival, the biggest gathering of children’s and young adult book authors and illustrators you’ve ever seen! There will be books for sale, exhibitions, book readings, and live performances by: Aaron Nigel Smith, Call to Action at 11:00am John Farrell, High Hopes …

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Hudson Children’s Book Festival Illustrators Spotlight

Authors may write the story, but with picture books the illustrators help set the scene and the tone of the story, develop characters and settings, show actions and reactions, and help bring the story to life! Here are three of the many children’s book illustrators that will be present at the Hudson Children’s Book Festival …

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