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Rochester Children's Book Festival: Rochester, NY - November 7, 2015

 

Monroe Community College hosted the 19th annual Rochester Children's Book Festival.  Click here for more information about the festival, and to see our sponsors.

 

The authors and illustrators...

 

Aaron Becker

 

Alyssa Capucilli

 

 

Bruce Coville

 

Chris Tebbetts

 

Cynthia Cotton

 

Cynthia DeFelice

 

 

David Kalvitis

 

Donna Farrell

 

Elizabeth Bluemle

 

Elizabeth Falk

(along with Kathleen Blasi, one of the leaders of the festival)

 

Ellen Stoll Walsh

 

Frank Cammuso

 

Heidi Stemple

 

Herm and MJ Auch

 

James Howe

 

James Preller

 

Jane Yolen, VVV, Heidi Stemple

 

 

Jennifer Sattler

 

Julie Berry and Sally Gardner

 

Kathleen Blasi

(along with Elizabeth Falk, one of the leaders of the festival)

 

Kevin Kurtz

 

Larry Tuxbury

 

Matt McElligott

 

Larry and Frank together, trying to find just the right pose...

 

Laurie Calkhoven

 

Linda Sue Park

 

Lisa Scott and Elizabeth Falk

 

Lisa Scott

 

London Ladd

 

Mark Shulman, also trying to find the right pose...

 

"Do I look thoughtful?"

(No, actually you look very, very tired.)

 

Mark Teague

 

Marsha Hayles and Judy Bradbury

 

Matt Phelan

 

Michelle Knudsen

 

Nikki Grimes

 

Peggy Thomas and MJ Auch

 

 

Peter Catalanotto

 

Robin Pulver

 

Festival Librarian Roxane Chadwick with Judy Bradbury

 

Sally Valentine and Rose O'Keefe

 

Sally Valentine

 

Sarah Albee

 

 

 

Wendy Dunham

 

Will Hubbell as children's book writer and illustrator Will Hubbell...

 

Will Hubbell as fantasy-writer-for-adults Morgan Howell

 

The Rochester Children's Book Festival is only possible through the hard work of many volunteers...

 

The day started with a song by volunteer Fran and writer Peggy Thomas.

 

And then the doors were opened to the public...

 

Many thanks to those who stopped by my table.  Here are some of them...

 

Lots of exciting things going on all day long...

 

 

There were readings...

(This one by Jennifer Sattler)

 

 

Reading by Alyssa Capucilli

 

 

Here I am getting kids (and a few adults) to act out 8 Class Pets...

 

 

There were therapy dogs, including this successor to Doctor Ricky.

 

 

These are all gentle, very laid-back, pettable dogs.

 

 

There were presentations, including this one by London Ladd.

 

And this one by Rose O'Keefe.

 

And booths by community sponsors...

 

Lots of people having a good time...

 

Craft activities

There were even authors behaving badly.

Here are past Empire Award winners Bruce Coville, Cynthia DeFelice, and Linda Sue Park trying to get this year's award away from VVV.

 

(Not that I'm gloating or anything...)

 

Oh-oh! I forgot to label the picture of the lovey Susan Williams Beckhorn!