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Canandaigua Children's Book Fest: Canandaigua, NY - October 2, 2021
Held on the campus of Finger Lakes Community College, this was a wonderful celebration of children's books, made possible through wonderful organizing and fabulous volunteers, including characters to represent the books. Here I am with my own personal squirrel!
Sally Valentine with her skunk.
Susan Williams Beckhorn with her moose.
Kevin Coolidge with his ninja raccoon.
Not exactly a volunteer, but a representative of one of the Cayuga Island Kids from Judy Bradbury's The Mystery of the Barking Branches and the Sunken Ship.
Judy Bradbury and Marsha Hayles
Elaine Verstraete
Laurie Gifford Adams
Senator Pamela Helming with author Margot Fass
Somehow, I missed getting a picture of Nancy Lane, even though I bought a book from her.
There were book related crafts...
...including squirrel hats
...dragons...
...and boats.
Kevin and Kasey Coolidge, who are also owners of From My Bookshelf Books & Gifts in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania
Our book vendor, Sarah Butler, of Sulfur Books, 18 East Main Street, Clifton Springs, NY http://sulfurbooks.com/
Marsha Hayles with Mary Ferris, librarian at Wood Library of Canandaigua
Vivian with Marsha Hayles and fellow writers Wendy Dunham and Andrea Page of the Rochester Children's Writers & Illustrators
Judy and Gene Bradbury
fellow writer (and teacher) Nicole