Hey! Hey hey. If I say to you the words "Rabbit Hill Festival" what comes to mind? Rabbits. Hills. Does a little book called Rabbit Hill also come to mind? Won a Newbery? Was written by Robert Lawson? Well it should because, friends, there is in Westport, Connecticut a little festival, "named to honor Robert Lawson, the only author/illustrator to win both the Caldecott and Newbery Medals for excellence in children’s illustration and literature." I did not know that.
Each year the good folks of the Westport Library system come up with a theme related to Mr. Lawson’s work, and this year that theme is "focusing on writers of creative biography and historical events for students in middle school." So what’s their line-up? Only Susan Campbell Bartoletti, Tonya Bolden, Candace Fleming, Dennis Fradin, Judith Fradin, and Gary D. Schmidt. Now THAT’s what I call a line-up.
Interested? Register away. You may never see the heavyweights of non-fiction juvenile literature together in the same place at the same time like this again.