wcbf-bannerThe Warwick Children’s Book Festival was held Saturday, September 28th, 2013 from 11am – 4pm at the Park Avenue School in Warwick, NY. Presented by the Albert Wisner Public Library Foundation and avid Library supporters Glenn P. and Susan D. Dickes, with additional generous sponsorship from Donna Applegate and Jonah Mandelbaum, the Village of Warwick, ShopRite, Park Avenue School and an anonymous donor.

Oblong Books & Music of Millerton, NY and Rhinebeck, NY was the bookseller for the Festival. Please visit Oblong’s website here:

Oblong Books and Music Logo

In addition to visiting with almost fifty authors and illustrators, children and their guests enjoyed tapping their toes at a concert by the ever-popular Uncle Brothers, juggling with Flow Circus, being creative making Hedgehog characters with recycled books, and listening to Storytime while munching on healthy snacks provided by the Library’s Friends. Teen volunteers offered face painting and balloon animals for children, and for aspiring writers, K.L. Going, author of the hit young adult novel “Fat Kid Rules the World,” gave a presentation  on being an author and book publishing.

Free and open to the public, the Festival benefited Albert Wisner Public Library. Following is the list of distinguished authors and illustrators who attended; click here to read about them and their works.  Festival co-coordinators Rosemary Cooper, Judy Pedersen, Christina Ryan-Linder and Lisa Laico offer great thanks to all of them.  Authors and illustrators interested in future Festivals should send an email  warbookfest@rcls.org.

Tony Abbott
Axel Avian
Artie Bennett
Christine Brodien-Jones
Laurie Calkhoven
Jennifer Castle
Susan Champlin
Sheela Chari
Bryan Collier
Shana Corey
Catherine DeCesare
Ame Dyckman
Dan Elish
Matthew S. Field
Alison Formento
Gretchen Gibbs
K.L. Going
Robbin Gourley
Chris Grabenstein
Kit Grindstaff
Alissa Grosso
Melissa Guion
Amy Ignatow
G. Brian Karas
London Ladd
Emmy Laybourne
Ann Haywood Leal
Sharon Linnea
Carolyn MacCullough
Maryann Macdonald
Stan Mack
Jean Mammato
Meghan McCarthy
Florence Minor
Wendell Minor
Michael Northrop
Ammi-Joan Paquette
Susan Beth Pfeffer
Kim Purcell
Carol Roth
Marisabina Russo
Kimberly Sabatini
Naoko Stoop
Hudson Talbott
Iza Trapani

Nancy Viau
Muriel Harris Weinstein
Faith Wilkins