Children’s Literature Festivals Category


  Happy Children’s Book Week! And welcome to a Special Edition of Library Lions. This week we’re Roaring for the Cavalcade of Authors now in its 5th year!   The Skinny Cavalcade of Authors yearly conference is dedicated to providing the secondary students of our region access to some of the best Young Adult authors of… Read more


Welcome to Library Lions interviews. This month we’re Raising a Roar for the 44thAnnual Children’s Literature Festival at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg. I was lucky enough to present this year. Here’s my report on the huge book festival with the largest number of student participants in the U.S. It was already spring in Missouri… Read more

Roar for Middle School Librarians!

Welcome to Library Lions interviews. Raising a Roar for Libraries and for the outstanding Librarians serving Children and Young Adults in Schools and Public Libraries across the U.S. Please Roar today’s guest Middle School Librarian, Teresa Young. Mrs. Young works in Springfield, MO. We first met when I presented at the Children’s Literature Festival of… Read more

Roar For Children’s Lit Fests!

Welcome to this Library Lions Special Edition. This week we’re highlighting the terrific Children’s Literature Festival at Truman State University, MO! Host Campus Truman State University Kirksville, Missouri Daisy Rearick, Reference Librarian/Periodicals/Microforms at Pickler Memorial Library, Kirksville, Missouri, is here to tell us about the Lit Fest! Daisy grew up in Mexico. She loves children’s… Read more