Authors include, Rosemary Wells, Victoria Kann, Stephen Savage and many more.
CHAPPAQUA – More than 70 renowned children’s book authors and illustrators have confirmed participation in this year’s Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival (CCBF), a grassroots, all-volunteer effort led by local residents.
The Festival will take place on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 at Robert Bell Middle School in downtown Chappaqua, N.Y. from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Admission and parking are free and books will be available for sale.
Families will have the chance to interact with and have books signed by their favorite authors and illustrators, participate in arts and crafts activities, and enjoy food from local restaurants and food trucks.
“The Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival is a celebration of children, families, community, and literacy,” said Dawn Greenberg, a Chappaqua resident and one of the event’s volunteer organizers. “Our mission is to encourage, promote and celebrate the joy of reading, while fostering a love of books, stimulating imaginations and opening new worlds to our children. The festival offers a sampling of books for the entire family, from toddlers to teens.”
The first festival will be dedicated to the memory of Jean Craighead George, a Chappaqua resident until her death in 2012. “It is important for us to honor such a prolific and important Chappaqua writer for our first children’s book festival,” said Greenburg. “At the Festival, we will be displaying many of her books, which express her love and concern for the environment and all living things.”
CCBF will be the only children’s book festival in Westchester County and was inspired by the discontinued Book Day at Sunnyside, after Sunnyside announced the end of their fall event after 15 years.
Authors/illustrators appearing include:
|Tony Abbott author of the Secrets of Droon series|
Lori Adams photographer of Little Science Books
Nora Raleigh Baskin author of Anything But Typical
Richard Brenner author of Worldwide Superstars
Elise Broach author of Masterpiece
Nick Bruel author/illustrator ofBad Kitty
Michael Buckley author of the Sisters Grimm series
Laurie Calkhoven author of Michael at the Invasion of France, 1943
Alyssa Capucilli author of the Biscuit series
Jennifer Castle, author of Beginning of After
Vicki Cobb, author of Science Experiments You Can Eat
Bryan Collier illustrator of Dave the Potter
Kristi Cook author of Mirage
Jerry Craft creator of Mama’s Boyz
Jerry Davis author of Little Chicken’s Big Day
Katie Davis author of The Curse of Addy McMahon
Barbara Dee author of Trauma Queen
Bruce Degen illustrator of the Magic School Bus series
Laura Dower author of From the Files of Madison Finn series
Kate Feiffer author of No Go Sleep!
Howard Fine illustrator of Dinosauring
Betsy Franco Feeney illustrator of Genevieve’s Gift
Brittany Geragotelis author of What the Spell
Gary Golio author of When Bob met Woody
Dan Greenburg author of The Secrets of Dripping Fang series
J.C. Greenburg author of Andrew Lost series.
Charise Mericle Harper author/illustrator ofJust Grace series
Dean Hacohen author of Tuck Me In
Susan Hood author of Spike, the Mixed-up Monster
James Howe author of Bunnicula
Susan Jeffers author/illustrator My Pony
PG Kain author of Commercial Breaks series
Victoria Kann author/illustrator of Pinkalicious
Alan Katz author of Take Me Out of the Bathtub
Elizabeth Cody Kimmel author of Suddenly Supernatural series
|Leslie Kimmelman author of The Three BULLY Goats|
Gail Carson Levine author of Ella Enchanted
Fran Manushkin, author of The Belly Book
Jean Marzollo author of the I Spy series
Matthew McElligott author of Even Monsters Need a Haircut
Florence Minor author of If You Were a Penguin
Wendell Minor illustrator of The Eagles Are Back
Bernard Most author/illustrator of Dinosaur Cousins
Irene O’Garden author of The Scrubbly Bubbly Carwash
Helen Perelman author of the Candy Fairy series
Gloria Pinkney author of Back Home
Jerry Pinkney illustrator of Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
James Preller author of the Jigsaw Jones series
Susanna Reich author of Minette’s Feast
Michael Rex author/illustrator of Fangbone series
Alan Richardson author of Cupcakes, Cookies and Pie, Oh My!
Suejean Rim author/illustrator of Birdie’s Big Girl Shoes
Lizzy Rockwell author/illustrator of Hello Baby
Léna Roy author of Edges
Marisabina Russo, author of The Bunnies Are Not in Their Beds
Pat Schories illustrator of the Biscuit series
Roni Schotter author of All About Grandmas
Peter Sis author/illustrator of The Wall
Todd Strasser author of The Tardy Boys series
Karen Tack author of Hello, Cupcake!
Hudson Talbott author/illustrator of River of Dreams
Tim Tocher author of Bill Pennant, Babe Ruth and Me
Larry Tuxbury author of Benjamin Franklinstein Meets the Fright Brothers
Matt Van Fleet author/illustrator of Sniff!
Mara Van Fleet author/illustrator of Little Color Fairies
Jean Van Leeuwen author of the Amanda and Oliver Pig series
Eric Velasquez illustrator of Touch the Sky
Robin Wasserman author of The Cold Awakening trilogy
Howard Whitehouse author of The Strictest School in the World
The Robert Bell Middle School is directly across the street from the Chappaqua train station, which is a 50-minute train ride from Grand Central Terminal. GPS address: 108 Allen Place / Chappaqua Train Station.
The event will take place rain or shine. In the event of a rainy day, CCBF will be moved inside the school.
For more information, visit http://www.ccbfestival.org/