BYU's Books for Young Readers Conference

One of the highlights of my summer is attending BYU's Books for Young Readers conference each July. I began attending back in 1996 when I was working for BYU, and now I consider myself extremely lucky to be serving on its planning committee!

In fact, I credit the conference with guiding me to my current profession--after years of attending just for the pure love of children's literature, I become a librarian! I love that the conference gives me the opportunity to hear from some of the best writers and illustrators in the world. Their insights are invaluable to me as a teacher librarian; I love to hear the stories behind some of my favorite books and then share those with my students.

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