Children’s Book Festival


The 2017 Oxford Conference for the Book Children’s Book Festival will be held on Friday, March 31 at the Ford Center for Performing Arts. The CBF serves more than 1,200 area first graders and fifth graders from schools in Lafayette County and Oxford.

Presenting at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, March 31 for the 1st Grade:
If I Built a Car, Chris Van Dusen

Chris Van Dusen has created illustrations that have been published in magazines and books and printed on T-shirts and greeting cards. He lives in Maine with his wife, two sons and, naturally a dog.

Presenting at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, March 31 for the 5th Grade:

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library, Chris Grabenstein

Chris Grabenstein published his first novel in 2005. Since then he has written novels for both adults and children, the latter often with frequent collaborator James Patterson.

About the Children’s Book Festival

The goal of the CBF is to give each child a book of his or her own which they will read along with classmates and their teacher during the 2014-2015 school year.  Committees made up of local school librarians, teachers, and representatives from the Lafayette County Literacy Council (sponsor of the first grade), Junior Auxiliary (sponsor of the fifth grade), and Square Books, Jr. choose the book each year. The Conference then invites those authors to present programs to each grade. That afternoon, both authors will sign books at Square Books, Jr.

CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS FOR TEACHERS
Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for teachers are offered for the Conference for the Book through the University of Mississippi’s Division of Outreach and Continuing Education.

Teachers may earn 1.6 CEUs by attending the conference. In order to do so, please print and fill out the following form, found here. There will also be forms available from the conference information table during the event.

Please address any questions about the CEU process to the Division of Outreach and Continuing Education at 662-915-7283.

The form should be returned to the following address:
The University of Mississippi
Division of Outreach and Continuing Education
Attn:  Mary Leach
Post Office Box 879
University, MS  38677

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