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!
- Mia Wenjen of PragmaticMom
- Charlotte Taylor of Charlotte’s Library
- Alex Baugh of Randomly Reading
- Aram Kim, author and illustrator of NO KIMCHI FOR ME and CAT ON THE BUS
- Debbi Michiko Florence, author of JASMINE TOGUCHI early chapter book series
- Carla Molina, Librarian
- Annie Lynn, AnnieBirdd Music
- Carolyn Wilhelm of Wise Owl Factory, teacher (NCTE)
- Barbara Dee, author of STAR-CROSSED, HALFWAY NORMAL, EVERYTHING I KNOW ABOUT YOU (out 6/19/18), HOW TO SURVIVE QUICKSAND (out fall 2019)
- Tracey Baptiste, author of THE JUMBIES, ANGEL’S GRACE, RISE OF THE JUMBIES, and several nonfiction books
- Josh Funk, author of many picture books including HOW TO CODE A SANDCASTLE, ALBIE NEWTON, DEAR DRAGON, IT’S NOT JACK AND THE BEANSTALK
- Nancy Tupper Ling, author of MY SISTER, ALICIA MAY, DOUBLE HAPPINESS, THE STORY I’LL TELL, THE YING-YANG SISTERS AND THE DRAGON FRIGHTFUL
- Anita Silvey, author of many nonfiction books including THE PLANT HUNTERS, CHILDREN’S BOOK-A-DAY ALMANAC, and UNTAMED: THE WILD LIFE OF JANE GOODALL
- Jannie Ho, illustrator of 50+ picture books and author/illustrator of BEAR AND CHICKEN.
- Sheela Chari, author of FINDING MIGHTY and VANISHED
- Marcie Rendon, author of POW WOW SUMMER and FARMER’S MARKET: FAMILIES WORKING TOGETHER
- Heather Lang, author of SWIMMING WITH SHARKS, ANYBODY’S GAME, FEARLESS FLYER and more
- Cheryl Lawton Malone, author of ELEPHANTS WALK TOGETHER and DARIO AND THE WHALE
- Sam Musher, Librarian
- Kara LaReau, author of THE INFAMOUS RATSOS ARE NOT AFRAID, NO SLURPING, NO BURPING! A TALE OF TABLE MANNERS, THE UNINTENTIONAL ADVENTURES OF THE BLAND SISTERS: THE JOLLY REGINA and more
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 have an official hashtag! It’s #KidLitCon19 .
We want to thank Kate Messner for bringing up the question ‘“Who else is invited?” She poses asking this question for socially conscious conference & book festival participants whether it’s accepting that speaking invitation, or in our case, planning that conference.
We wanted to thank Josh Funk for actually posing that question to us via email. It helped us define our parameters.
For those who are asking: YES! We are trying to create panels that reflects the children’s book publishing industry today, and how we want it to change … which is to say we are trying to create panels composed of 80% female and underrepresented groups including LGBTQ & POC. Will we have panels of 100% straight white males? No. No, we will not. Continue reading #KidLitCon19 #KidLitWomen & Be the Change You Seek!
Did you notice a few new things on the KidLitCon website today?
- Sponsorships! Yes, we are ready to solicit for sponsorships!! We are trying to think outside the box as well and ask not just publishers but local bookstores and restaurants and companies as well. Can you suggest any that we should contact?
- KidLitCon 2019 Planning Committee! I’ve added the KidLitBloggers in the sidebar who are responsible for creating KidLitCon many years ago and have worked on creating many a KidLitCon all over the U.S. Please do them a solid and check out their blogs and follow them on Social Media. Continue reading What’s New on KidLitCon Website?
Did you see our History of Past Panels at KidLitCon? Do you want to help us create panels for 2019? Vote using the poll on the sidebar to the right! –> –> –>
You can choose up to 5 topics. Thanks for your help! Continue reading VOTE on Panel Discussions for KidLitCon 2019
It just wouldn’t feel right to hold KidLitCon without a bookstore nearby! This gem of a used book store is a few steps away from KidLitCon 2019! It’s called Cellar Stories Books but it’s upstairs instead of in the basement. It’s a used bookstore with a special raised and enclosed children’s books section. Be sure to check it out when you attend KidLitCon 2019 in Providence!
Cellar Stories Books: “We’re the largest used and rare bookstore in the smallest state in the US.”
Continue reading Bookstore Near KidLitCon
Charlotte and I visited hotels yesterday and secured newly renovated Hotel Providence, a boutique hotel in the heart of downtown Providence.
The location is close to train, bus, airport and has plenty of parking nearby. The area abounds with restaurants with two bookstores nearby. Also, most importantly, the price is right at a discounted rate for our group of $159/night!
We are excited that we will be taking over four of the meeting rooms and about half of the hotel rooms, making this a KidLitCon takeover of the hotel. Continue reading We’ve Secured Hotel Providence for KidLitCon 2019!
Welcome to KidLitCon Providence 2019!
Charlotte of Charlotte’s Library and Mia of PragmaticMom are planning KidLitCon in beautiful Providence for March 22-23, 2019. Continue reading Welcome to KidLitCon Providence 2019!