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Save the Date—Montana Kid Lit Festival

Montana Kid Lit Festival, co-sponsored by This House of Books, your member-owned, indie bookstore & tea shop in downtown Billings, Montana

Mark your calendars today so you don't miss this fun event on June 8-11, 2022 at the Billings Public Library. The Montana Kid Lit Festival celebrates children’s literature, offering young readers a chance to meet regional authors and illustrators, listen to their stories, ask them questions, and learn about the creative process. It is a chance for young people to learn about the power of stories and how to nurture their own creativity.


(All events are in the Community Room unless otherwise noted.)

Wednesday, June 8th

11am-noon - Dorothy Patent: Nonfiction (virtual)

3-4pm - Sheila Ruble: Western Middle Grade

4:30-5:30pm - AJ Otjen: Native American Stories

6-7pm - LuAnn Rod: Western Middle Grade

Thursday, June 9th

noon-1pm - Kent Davis: Magical Middle Grade (Story Tower)

Friday, June 10th

4:30-5:30pm - Susan Adrian: Magical Middle Grade

6-7pm - Janet Fox: Magical Middle Grade

Saturday, June 11th

10-11am - Sue Lawrence: Picture Book

11:30am-12:30pm - Precious McKenzie: Middle Grade

1-2pm - Illustrators Panel with Jen Ard, Erika Wilson, Edward Tanzosh, and Jeanne Bowman

3-4pm - Illustrators Reception featuring original artwork

4:30-5:30pm - Sneed B. Collard III: Nature Books


This event is sponsored by This House of Books, Billings Public Library, Writer's Voice, Community Seven, Rocky Mountain College, and Humanities Montana.

New & Notable

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Young Mungo Cover Image
Time Is a Mother Cover Image
The Cartographers: A Novel Cover Image
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Perfectly Pegasus Cover Image
The Ogress and the Orphans Cover Image
A Gift for Nana Cover Image
Unseen Magic Cover Image
Gallant Cover Image