These resources were developed by CU Boulder School of Education undergraduate students enrolled in a Children’s Literature course and graduate students in the literacy masters program. All materials can be downloaded for your use.

Book Resources for the 2021 Children's Book Festival


Sheila Modir and Jeffrey Kashou, The Proudest Color

Tricia Elam Walker, Nana Akua Goes to School

Yuyi Morales, Bright Star/Lucero

Jane Yolen, Leather Apron Book Club

Traci Sorrell, We Are Grateful

Tracey Baptiste, African Icons

Jewell Parker Rhodes, Paradise on Fire

Karla Arenas Valenti, Loteria

Varian Johnson, Playing the Cards You're Dealt

NOTE: These resources were developed by CU Boulder students for the 2021 Children’s Book Festival hosted by the CU Boulder School of Education and Boulder Book Store. It is an open educational resource and can be downloaded for your use.

Resources for Jerry Craft

Author guide for Jerry Craft: PDF, PPT (Megan S, Hailey W, Mia C)

New Kid:

Resources for Grace Lin

Author guide for Grace Lin: PDF, PPT (Jorie D, Sailor W, Alexia M, Kasey C)

Author guide for Grace Lin: PDF, PPT (Cora W, Grace D, Hannah V)

A Big Mooncake for Little Star:

Ling and Ting: Not Exactly the Same

Round is a Mooncake:

Thanking the Moon:

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon:

Year of the Dog:

Resources for Vashti Harrison

We are delighted that Vashti Harrison is participating in our author panel!  We received this wonderful news after the CU students completed their projects, so we do not have guides for her books. Enjoy this creative book trailer featuring two of her “little” series.