If you are interested in Tracey and Matt visiting your school, contact Cindy Christin. Spots will go fast!


Saturday, November 10, 2018

9:00 AM-5:00 PM at the Bozeman Public LIbrary

9:00 AM Doors and Book Sales Open

9:30 AM Book Signing

10:00 AM Matthew Cordell presentation

11:00 AM Janet Fox presentation

11:30 AM Book Signing, Children's Crafts, Minecraft with Tracey Baptiste

12:30 PM Contest Award Ceremony

1:00 PM Tracey Baptiste presentation

2:00 PM Matthew Cordell presentation

3:00 PM Book Signing

3:45 PM Panel w/ Matt, Tracey, Janet, & special guest, Edward Hemingway


Matthew Cordell

A photo of author/illustrator Mathew Cordell.Cover of the book Wolf In The Snow.







The Bozeman Public Library is thrilled to announce that Matthew Cordell, winner of the 2018 Caldecott Medal for Wolf in the Snow, will co-headline this year’s Festival. Matthew’s next book, King Alice, will debut in the fall. He is the author and illustrator of Trouble Gum, Another Brother, Wish, and Hello! Hello!, and New York Times Notable picture book. He has illustrated many other books for children.

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Tracey Baptiste

A photo of author Tracey Baptiste.Cover of the book The Jumbies.


With equal glee, the CFOB will welcome Tracey Baptiste (pronounced buhTEEST), author of the award-winning Middle-Grade fantasy adventures The Jumbies and Rise of the Jumbies, the contemporary Young-Adult novel Angel’s Grace, and nine non-fiction books for kids in elementary through high school. Look for her official Minecraft novel, The Crash, coming this summer. Tracey is a former elementary school teacher and always liked librarians. Like Matthew, she is a captivating presenter. 

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Janet Fox



In addition to Matt and Tracey, we are excited to have Janet Fox this year, whose latest book is a nonfiction picture book about Yellowstone Park called Volcano Dreams. Janet, who lives in Bozeman, is also the author of the YA novels Ark, Sirens, Forgiven, and Faithful and the middle grade award-winning novel The Charmed Children of Rookskill Castle.

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Edward Hemingway

Edward Hemingway will join us for the author panel in the afternoon. He is the author/illustrator of several picture books, including Bad Apple and Bump in the Night. His newest book, Tough Cookie: A Christmas Story was published this September.

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