Last year, our family attended the Rochester Children’s Book Festival and what a fun and exciting event it was!  Lots of families, authors, illustrators, activities and great books!

Meet your favorite author or illustrator up close and personal!

Meet your favorite author or illustrator up close and personal!

The Book Festival is now in its 13th year and its mission is to promote reading to and by children, benefit Monroe County libraries, and forge connections between the community and children’s authors and illustrators.

This great event helps children appreciate the wonders of reading

This great event helps children appreciate the wonders of reading

It’s a great, free event for children (of all ages), parents and grandparents. What is particularly exciting for the kids is that they get to meet and talk to some of their favorite authors and illustrators, as well as to discover new books that they’ll want to read.  The books are available for purchase at the Festival, but you can also jot down titles to look for them at the library. With over 40 authors and illustrators, there’s a book there that will catch every child’s fancy!  It’s a terrific way to turn your child into a reader.

Discover books from over 40 authors and illustrators!

Discover books from over 40 authors and illustrators!

This year’s programming includes activities for the youngest child up through teenage years.  Your family can:

  • Explore how to do research for writing a book
  • Watch an illustrator in action
  • Learn how to draw creepy critters
  • Discover the steps to writing a good story
  • Listen to an author read his or her book
  • Read aloud to a Lollypop Farm dog

To see the entire list of authors and illustrators who will be at the Rochester Children’s Book Festival, or to check out the many activities taking place, CLICK HERE.

The Rochester Children’s Book Festival will take place on Saturday, November 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Monroe Community College’s Brighton Campus, located at 1000 East Henrietta Road, Rochester, NY.  There is no fee to attend this event.

Hope to see you there!

Photos from 2008 courtesy Rochester Children’s Book Festival.

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