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#KidLitCon2019 KEYNOTES! LeUyen Pham and Varian Johnson!!!

#KidLitCon2019 KEYNOTES! LeUyen Pham and Varian Johnson!!!

We are thrilled to present KidLitCon 2019 Keynote Speakers. Come and hear LeUyen Pham and Varian Johnson on March 22-23, 2019!

#KidLitCon2019 KEYNOTES!

 

LeUyen Pham

New York Times Bestseller LeUyen Pham is the creator of over one hundred books for kids.  Her books include The Princess in Black series by Shannon and Dean Hale, Grace for President, by Kelly DiPucchio, Freckleface Strawberry by actress Julianne Moore, and Vampirina Ballerina by Anne Marie Pace, now a Disney Channel series.

Her own books include Big Sister, Little Sister, A Piece of Cakeand The Bear Who Wasn’t There.  She recently collaborated with Mo Willems on his Elephant and Piggy Present series with her title The Itchy Book.  She has also illustrated several graphic novels, including Real Friends by Shannon Hale.  

LeUyen lives in California with her lovely husband (who is also an artist), her two adorable boys, and a cat named Sardine. More information can be found on her website.

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Varian Johnson

Varian Johnson is the author of nine novels, including The Parker Inheritance, which received four starred reviews and was named a 2018 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor Book, a Junior Library Guild selection and a Spring 2018 Kids’ Indie Next List pick among other accolades.

His middle grade caper novel, The Great Greene Heist, has been named to over twenty-five state reading and best-of lists. In addition, Varian has written numerous novels and short stories for YA audiences. He was born in Florence, South Carolina, and attended the University of Oklahoma, where he received a BS in Civil Engineering. He later received an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts, where he now serves as a member of the faculty. Varian lives outside of Austin, TX with his family. To learn more, visit his website.

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#KidLitCon2019 KEYNOTES! LeUyen Pham and Varian Johnson!!!

 

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Our Latest #KidLitCon2019 Attendee List!

Thank you to everyone who is helping us pull together the panels! Our newest list of attendees includes:

The full list of attendees is here.

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Our Newest Additions to #KidLitCon2019

Thank you to everyone helping us to pull together our panels, especially Jeanette Bradley who is helping with two panels! Our newest additions to #KidLitCon2019:

  • Megan Dowd Lambert, author of many books including A CROW OF HIS OWN, REAL SISTERS PRETEND, and A KID OF THEIR OWN
  • Sy Montgomery, author of many books for both adult and children, including THE GREAT WHITE SHARK SCIENTIST, TEMPLE GRANDIN, and THE OCTOPUS SCIENTISTS
  • Katie Slivensky, author of THE COUNTDOWN CONSPIRACY and THE SEISMIC SEVEN
  • Lynda Mullaly Hunt, author of ONE FOR THE MURPHYS and FISH IN A TREE
  • Lee Wind of Lee Wind, Director of Marketing and Programming at Independent Book Publishers Association, and author of QUEER AS A FIVE-DOLLAR BILL
  • Jennifer Reed of Reederama and school librarian
  • Natalie d’Aubermont Thompson of Instagram LivingByThePageWithNatalie
  • Anika Denise, author of STARRING CARMEN, MONSTER TRUCKS and BAKING DAY AT GRANDMA’S
  • Debbie Kovacs, editorial director of Walden Pond Press. Her books include BREADCRUMBS and THE REAL BOY by Anne Ursu, PLATYPUS POLICE SQUAD by Jarrett J. Krosoczka, the GUYS READ library series edited by Jon Scieszka, THE FOURTH STALL series by Chris Rylander, THE HERO’S GUIDE series by Christopher Healy, NEVERSINK by Barry Wolverton, THE FELLOWSHIP FOR ALIEN DETECTION by Kevin Emerson, SIDEKICKED by John David Anderson, and THE GIRL FROM FELONY BAY by John Thompson
  • Anita Sanchez, author of many books including ITCH! EVERYTHING YOU DIDN’T WANT TO KNOW ABOUT WHAT MAKES YOU SCRATCH, KARL, GET OUT OF THE GARDEN, and WAIT TILL IT GETS DARK
  • Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow, author of MOMMY’S KHIMAR
  • Michelle Cusolito, author of FLYING DEEP
  • Andrea Loney, author of TAKE A PICTURE OF ME, JAMES VAN DER ZEE!, BUNNYBEAR, and DOUBLE BASS BLUES

 

 

 

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#KidLitCon2019 Newest Attendee Additions!

KidLitCon 2017 Hershey with Pamela M. Tuck and Mia Wenjen

Our full list of Attendees is here. Our newest additions are here:

p.s. We are going to offer {free} Speed Career/Life Coaching Sessions for Creatives! Stay tuned!

KidLitCon 2017 Hershey with Pamela M. Tuck and Mia Wenjen

KidLitCon 2017 Hershey with Pamela M. Tuck and Mia Wenjen. Pamela M. Tuck was a keynote speaker!

 

 

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We’ve Added 14 More Attendees Today!

KidLitCon Baltimore

KidLitCon 2019 will be held in Providence, Rhode Island

on March 22-23, 2019

at Hotel Providence in downtown Providence.

Our hashtag is: #KidLitCon2019

The theme is Reaching Readers.

Want to help shape our panels? Go here.

We’ve added 14 more Attendees today to our list. So far, our head count is growing by the hour and stands at 36.

We just heard back from RISD who is excited to add their resources and input. We will keep you posted after we meet with Alumni Relations and their Illustration Department!

We are off to a terrific start and want to thank everyone for their support!

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From KidLitCon Baltimore, Bottom Shelf Bookcase post. Hey! Is Bottom Shelf Bookcase coming to KidLitCon 2019 in Providence? Let’s ask author Minh Le! (Update: we contacted Minh Le and he’s interested in coming! Next step: contact his publisher!)

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#KidLitCon2019 is a year away but look who’s coming!

Tracey Baptiste KidLitCon 2019 Providence

We will be updating our Attendee list in real time.

Here’s our list as of today, March 13, at 7:11pm EST:

We realize that KidLitCon 2019 is more than a year away, but some awesome people have committed to attending already!

Tracey Baptiste KidLitCon 2019 Providence

KidLitCon 2019 will be held in Providence, Rhode Island

on March 22-23, 2019

at Hotel Providence in downtown Providence.

Our hashtag is: #KidLitCon2019

The theme is Reaching Readers.

Want to help shape our panels? Go here.