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Charlotte S. Huck Children’s Literature Festival planned March 1 and 2 at University of Redlands


Mac Barnett, author of more than 50 children’s books including “The Great Zapfino” and “Oh No! Or How My Science Project Destroyed the World,” will be one of the speakers at the 27th annual Charlotte S. Huck Children’s Literature Festival, to be held March 1 and 2 on the University of Redlands campus.

Other speakers are children’s book authors Tami Charles, Gennifer Choldenko and Janet Wong, author and illustrator Dan Santat and recently retired children’s literature professor Sylvia Vardell.

The annual festival, which includes keynote speakers and breakout sessions, is typically attended by teachers, librarians, parents, students and others interested in children’s literature, according to a news release.

This year’s festival runs from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. March 1 and 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. March 2.

Registration is $235 for both days or $175 for Friday attendance and $135 for Saturday attendance. Students may attend both days for $100.

Registration is open through Feb. 23 at .

The festival is named for the late Charlotte S. Huck, a professor of children’s literature at The Ohio State University who retired in Redlands.

Sponsors of this year’s festival include First 5 San Bernardino and Redlands’ A.K. Smiley Public Library.

For information, go to or or email charlottehuckfestival@redlands.edu.

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