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Rochester Children's Book Festival: Rochester, NY - November 12, 2016
The 20th annual Rochester Children's Book Festival was held on the MCC campus...
...which is a Poke Stop.
The festival started with a special presentation by Linda Sue Park, author of A Long Walk to Water, and Salva Dut, whose story is told in the book and who has organized Water for South Sudan.
Schools were honored who had helped raise money for the charity after reading the book.
The presentation was streamed live into the Mall where the authors and illustrators attending the Festival were able to watch.
Paul Acampora
Sarah Albee
Herm and MJ Auch
Jim Averbeck
Susan Williams Beckhorn
Julie Berry
Kathleen Blasi
Elizabeth Bluemle
Judy Bradbury
Joseph Bruchac
Laurie Calkhoven
Frank Cammuso
Peter Catalanotto
Bruce Coville and Kenneth Swinburne
Cynthia DeFelice
Erin Dionne
Wendy Dunham
Kenneth Swinburne and Elizabeth Falk
Donna Farrell
Nikki Grimes
Marsha Hayles
James Howe
Will Hubbell
Michelle Knudsen
Kevin Kurtz
London Ladd
Mylisa Larsen
Jeff Mack
Matthew McElligott
Jeff Minerd and Korry Merritt
Rose O'Keefe and Sally Vallentine
Roxane Orgill
Ellen Stoll Walsh and Chris Pallace
Ammi-Joan Paquette
Linda Sue Park, with her grandsons
Matt Phelan, with Debra Cote and Ammi-Joan Paquette
James Preller
Robin Pulver
Nora Raleigh-Baskin
Dee Romito
Mark Shulman
Heidi Stemple
Vivian Vande Velde, with Festival photographer Beth Vande Velde
Amy Ludwig VanDerwater
Jane Yolen
friendly, helpful volunteers
Sally Valentine presentation
Mark Shulman presentation
Sarah Albee presentation
Judy Bradbury and Roxane Chadwick
Chili Public Library booth
Water for South Sudan fundraiser
Artwork donated by Jim Averbeck
Julie Berry presentation
Ammi-Joan Paquette presentation
Busy Bookworm Place
...where wonderful crafts are made
Kevin Kurtz presentation
Chris Pallace presentation
Andrea Page, the voice of the Festival
Rose O'Keefe presentation
Elmo greets children on their way into the Festival
my table
some of the people who stopped by to visit...
Altrusa booth
Irish Children's Program booth
Rochester Rhinos Soccer Team's mascot
Roxane Chadwick, Festival librarian