Our 10th annual Children's Festival of the Book was held on Saturday, November 4th and featured two immensely talented children's authors and illustrators: Grace Lin and Jarrett Krosoczka. 

Grace Lin is a New York Times best selling author and illustrator of picture books, early readers and middle grade novels. Grace's novel Where the Mountain Meets the Moon was awarded the Newbery Honor in 2010 and Grace's early reader, Ling and Ting was honored with the Theodor Geisel Honor in 2011. Most recently, the cover illustration for her novel When the Sea Turned Silver  (a 2016 National Book Award Finalist) was displayed at the White House, where Grace was recognized as a Champion of Change for Asian American and Pacific Islander Art and Storytelling.

Best-selling author/illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka creates books with humor, heart, and a deep respect for his young readers--qualities that have made his titles perennial favorites on the bookshelves of homes, libraries, and bookstores. First published at the age of twenty-three, Krosoczka has more than thirty published books to this credit. Titles include several picture books, his wildly popular Lunch Lady graphic novels, and the Platypus Police Squad middle grade novels. He also recently launched a new story arc in the Jedi Academy  series with Star Wars: Jedi Academy: A New Class

In addition, hear local author, game designer and actor Kent Davis. His third novel in the Riddle In Ruby series will be available for sale at the Festival. 

This one-day festival is free and open to the public, thanks to our partners Humanities Montana, First Security Bank, Yellowstone Club Community Foundation, Zoot Enterprises, Quilting in the Country, Magpie Guesthouse, Yellow House LLC, Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, and MSU Education Department. OPI credits are available for teachers. 

Learn more about the Festival at Children's Festival of the Book.