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Children's Literature Day

Sunday, October 13

This full-day event for educators, librarians, and children's literature enthusiasts features keynote addresses by celebrated authors, innovative program formats, and access to an exclusive signing event. Lunch is included.


Chad Everett
Horn Lake Middle School

Linda Sue Park
Nya's Long Walk: A Step at a Time

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Nearly 40 authors are featured across your choice of six sessions facilitated by educators.

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Included in your Children's Literature Day registration, this event includes the presentation of the ILA 2019 Children's and Young Adults' Book Awards.

Lunch Keynotes
Matt Mendez
Barely Missing Everything

Ruta Sepetys
The Fountains of Silence

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Select from six workshops, facilitated by educators, that marry current research with practical classroom resources designed by participants.

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Attendees of Children's Literature Day may add an Author Meetup for a separate registration fee.

Learn More About Author Meetups

Please note: Children's Literature Day requires an additional fee and is not included in the cost of registration for Core Conference. Presenters, dates, times, and topics are subject to change.