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Rochester Children's Book Festival: Rochester, NY - November 15,2014


18th annual Rochester Children's Book Festival!

(held on the campus of Monroe Community College)


Paul Acampora



MJ and Herm Auch



Susan Backhorn Williams



Sally Gardner and Julie Berry


Suzanne Bloom


Elizabeth Bluemle


Judy Bradbury


Laurie Calkhoven


Frank Cammuso



Nancy Castaldo


Peter Catalanotto


Yangsook Choi


Cynthia Cotten



Cynthia DeFelice


Eileen Christelow


Erin Dionne



Sibby Falk, one of the directors of the festival


Kathleen Blasi, the other co-director of the Festival


Scott Gibala Broxholm


Linda Sue Park and Marsha Hayles


Ingrid Hess


James Howe



Will Hubbell (who writes and illustrates picture books under his own name, and who writes YA and adult fiction under the name Morgan Howell)


David Kalvitis


Michelle Knudsen


Kevin Kurtz


Jeff Mack


Matt McElligott and Larry Tuxbury



Kate Messner


Jim and Jane O'Connor


Rose O'Keefe and Joe Sottile


Matt Phelan and Aaron Starmer


James Preller


Robin Pulver



Jennifer Sattler


Lisa Scott



Mark Shulman



Tanya Stone



Sally Valentine


Vivian Vande Velde (princess, without frog) and daughter Elizabeth (Festival photographer)


Ellen Stoll Walsh


Lisa Wheeler


Roxane Chadwick, Festival Librarian


The festival could not exist without its many, many volunteers, under the leadership of Barbara Underhill.


Book sales by Lift Bridge Books.


All sorts of activities throughout the day...


A visit by Clifford the Big Red Dog.



A reading by Channel 8's Kevin Doran.


Since Kevin read Xander's Panda Party by Linda Sue Park, Linda Sue came to the presentation.


Presentation by Mikki Knudsen


Presentation by Jeff Mack



Presentation by Robin Pulver



Presentation by Eileen Christelow






Presentation by Jennifer Sattler


Presentation by Jane O'Connor


Presentation by Yangsook Choi


Presentation by Kevin Kurtz


Presentation by firefighters


Presentation by Scott Gibala-Broxholm


therapy dogs


One Busy Bookworm Place--activity room


Some of the people who stopped by...


It was a busy but fun-filled day.




Elizabeth Falk (on right), one of the directors of the Festival, seen here with her daughter Sarah, one of the volunteers