The Chesapeake Children’s Book Festival, produced in partnership with the Talbot County Free Library, will feature thirty children’s book authors and illustrators who will give readings, answer questions, and autograph their books. There will be music, food, exhibits, make-a-book and numerous other crafts. Authors from as far away as Massachusetts and North Carolina have applied. The deadline for applications was February 29. The author selections will be announced by March 15.