The Mary Calletto Rife Children’s Literature Seminar
The Mary Calletto Rife Children’s Literature Seminar grew out of a yearly observance of Children’s Book Week at the Kalamazoo Public Library. Each year beginning in 1919, the third week in November was designated as the time to celebrate good books for children. While the Children’s Book Council, the national sponsor of Children’s Book Week, moved their observance to the first two weeks of May in 2008, KPL continues to celebrate children’s literature in November. KPL has hosted such children’s literature luminaries as Tasha Tudor, Steven Kellogg, Jerry, Gloria Jean and Brian Pinkney, David Small and Sarah Stewart, Christopher Paul Curtis, and Kate DiCamillo at previous seminars.
Picture Books for the Ages