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Albany Children's Book Festival: Albany, NY - November 1, 2014


5th annual festival!


The morning started with a breakfast where author/illustrator Mark Teague was presented with the Schimmer Lifetime Achievement Award.


The award presentation was followed by a panel discussion: 
     The Future of Reading,
     The Future of Education: 
     E Books or Print?


Panelist Anita Silvey


During the festival, I had a great time sitting next to Amy Gordon.


Julie Berry


Patrice Kindl


Kyra Teis


Daniel Mahoney


Jeff Mack


Will Hubbell

also writing as Morgan Howell


Hudson Talbott


MJ and Herm Auch


Steve Sheinkin


James Preller


Frank Cammuso


Lea Wait


Anita Silvey


Mark Teague


Janet Lawler


Lindsay Barrett George


Diane DeGroat


Coleen Paratore

YA author and translator Lyn Miller-Lachmann

who took a break from participating and attended this year's festival as an on-looker, but will be back as one of the authors next year when her newest book is available.


Kevin Kurtz


volunteer and book enthusiast