Libraries Rock! Children's Festival of Reading, Saturday, May 19, 2018
We are pleased to present a host of world-class authors, illustrators, musicians, and storytellers at the 2018 Children's Festival of Reading

Eric Litwin

Eric Litwin is a song-singing, guitar-strumming, # 1 New York Times best-selling, award-winning author who brings early literacy and music together.

Linda Sue Park

Linda Sue Park was born in Urbana, Illinois on March 25, 1960, and grew up outside Chicago. The daughter of Korean immigrants, she has been writing poems and stories since she was four years old, and her favorite thing to do as a child was read.

Lori Nichols

Lori began illustrating in the second grade, when she won the Humane Society poster contest at her school. She awed the judges, won first place and hasn’t looked back since. She grew up in Western Pennsylvania marveling at everything from acorns to frogs to big sisters and now makes books about them all.

Chibi Kodama

Chibi Kodama is all-ages indie rock for kids and families. Call them “Kindie” rock, alt-rock for kids, Family rock, whatever. They're here to make big, encouraging rock music that the whole family can enjoy. Chibi aims to put their heart and soul into their music.

Jessica Young

Jessica Young grew up in Ontario, Canada. The same things make her happy now as when she was a kid: dancing, painting, music, digging in the dirt, picnics, reading, and writing. She now lives with her family in Tennessee. When she was little, she wanted to be a tap-dancing flight attendant/veterinarian, but she’s changed her mind!

Corabel Shofner

Corabel Shofner is wife, mother, attorney, and author. She graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Columbia University with a degree in English literature, and was on Law Review at Vanderbilt University School of Law.

Brooks Benjamin

In sixth grade, Brooks Benjamin formed a New Kids on the Block tribute dance crew called the New Kidz. He wasn’t that good at dancing back then. But now he’s got a new crew—his wife and their dog. They live in Tennessee, where he teaches reading and writing and occasionally busts out a few dance moves. He’s still not that good at it. My Seventh-Grade Life in Tights (Delacorte/Random House) is his first novel.