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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...

 

VVV...

 

...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...