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8th Annual CFOB this November 7, 2015!

We are very enthusiastic about our 8th Annual Children’s Festival of the Book, coming soon on Saturday, November 7, 9am – 5pm at the Bozeman Public Library!  This one-day, free and open to the public event, will feature the dynamic duo of New York Times best-selling authors Jon Klassen and Mac Barnett, both boasting large portfolios of popular and creative children’s books.

You can view the complete Children’s Festival of the Book program here!

Check out our fun  2015 CFOB poster!

Stop by the Library and get yourself a fun  2015 Bookmark!

Inspired by the Montana Festival of the Book, the goal of the Bozeman Children’s Festival of the Book is to celebrate children’s literature, inspire children of all ages, and instill a life-long love of reading.  There will be kids’ crafts, book sales and signings, and a chance to meet all the participants. Change the life of a young reader or writer by attending this much-anticipated event at the Library!

To learn more about the authors and check out their websites, go to the 2015 Festival tab at the top of the page.  We can’t wait to see you there!

News on 2014 Children’s Choice Awards

Bean DogCharise Mericle Harper, one of the authors who will be attending Bozeman’s Children’s Festival of the Book on Saturday, November 8, 2014, had her book Bean Dog and Nugget: The Ball nominated as a finalist for a Children’s Choice Award this year! Only a very small number of books are nominated as finalists for these prestigious awards. Check out this book and others written by Charise at the Bozeman Public Library. Her works include many well-known children’s books such as Bean Dog and Nugget: The Cookie, Just Grace, and Flush: The Scoop on Poop Throughout the Ages.

Bugs in My HairDavid Shannon’s book Bugs in My Hair! was the winner of a Children’s Choice Award this year. David was one of the authors who visited Bozeman for the Children’s Festival of the Book in 2011. To learn more about David and what he has written, visit the “2011 Festival” page on this site. Then, come to the Bozeman Public Library and pick up a few of his books like No, David! and A Bad Case of Stripes.


It is our pleasure to introduce the new Children’s Festival of the Book website! You will find new information about the Festival posted here as it becomes available. You can also learn more about the Festival, its sponsors, and the committee members responsible for planning and organization on the “About” page of this site. Feel free to browse the individual Festival pages to learn more about past Festivals and the exceptional authors and illustrators who have been present. Please offer us your comments using the section at the bottom of each page. We look forward to hearing from you!

At this year’s festival, Saturday, November 8, featured guests will include Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Charise Mericle Harper, and Montana’s own Janet Fox. Stop by the Bozeman Public Library to check out some of their excellent books and get ready for another great Festival. We hope to see you there!