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Rochester Children's Book Festival: Rochester, NY - November 16, 2013

The 17th annual festival hosted more than 40 authors and illustrators.

Alyssa Capucilli


Bruce Coville


Charles Benoit


Cynthia DeFelice and Ellen Stoll Walsh


Daniel Mahoney


David Kalvitis


Elizabeth Falk


Eric Velasquez


Frank Cammuso


Herm Auch


Herm and MJ Auch


Herman Parish


Ingrid Hess


Jane Yolen and Heidi Stemple


Jeff Mack


Judy Bradbury


Julie Berry


Julie Berry, MJ Auch, Peggy Thomas


Kathy Blasi


Kevin Kurtz


Larry Tuxbury


Laurie Calkhoven


Linda Sue Park


Mark Shulman


Marsha Hayles and VVV


Matt McElligott


Matt Phelan


Michael Buckley


Michelle Knudsen and Michael Buckley


MJ Auch and James Peller


Paul Zelinsky


Peggy Thomas


Peter Catalanotto


Robin Pulver


Rose O'Keefe


Sally Valentine and Joe Sottile


Scott Gibala-Broxholm


Susan Williams Beckhorn


Suzanne Bloom


Will Hubbell


The festival runs smoothly thanks to the work of something like a gazillion volunteers.


Some of the lovely people who stopped by my table...


The day started with a song from a women's a capella group from Geneseo


There were free craft activities...


Readings all day long...


presentations throughout the day, such as this one by Peter Catalanotto...


Robin Pulver...




...Jeff Mack...


Kevin Kurtz...


...and Scott Gibala-Broxholm


There was a corner where kids could meet therapy dogs...


Speaking of dogs, there was a police officer and his dog.


All this, and a chance to meet authors, too.


The Rochester Children's Book Festival's book providers:  Lift Bridge Books.


And the wonderful day ended on another beautiful musical note, this time from the Nazareth College group, Call4BackUp...