NIU Children’s Literature Conference

niu conferenceThe 35th Annual Northern Illinois University Children’s Literature Conference: A Celebration of Picture Books takes place on Friday, March 13, 2015 at the Holmes Student Center on the NIU campus in DeKalb. A truly illustrious group of illustrators, including Peter Brown, Laura Vaccaro Seeger, Melissa Sweet, and Gene Luen Yang will speak about their process and product, Alice McGinty, Barb Rosenstock and Suzanne Slade will talk about ways to incorporate nonfiction picture books into school and library settings, and Laura Montenegro, Patricia Hruby Powell and Ruth Spiro will address using picture books to explore cultural diversity and the arts. Oh, and I’ll be booktalking my list of the best books you don’t want to miss (some of them, no doubt, picture books). This will be my fourth time presenting, and I don’t mind telling you that the energy at this conference is tremendous. I’d sure love to see you there!

For more information and to register, visit the conference website!

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