The University of Southern Mississippi’s Fay B. Kaigler Children’s Book Festival was held April 9–11 this year in Hattiesburg, Miss. The annual event draws some 400 teachers and librarians from across the U.S. for workshops and other sessions with authors, illustrators, and children’s book experts, and includes a ceremony recognizing the winners and honorees of the Ezra Jack Keats Book Awards. Here, a taste of this year’s events. All photos: Kelly Dunn, Southern Miss Photo Services.