Day 16 of 30 Days/30 Blogs Rochester Children’s Book Festival

17 Nov

This is the third year I’ve attended the Rochester Children’s Book Festival at Monroe Community College, and the second time I’ve volunteered for it. A great time was had by all. It was wonderful to meet authors and illustrators from all over, watch them interact with their young, adoring, (and adorable) fans. And it was encouraging to see how many children are excited about reading. Kudos to their parents and grandparents.

The children and their parents stood in long lines at times, to get their books signed by the authors. I heard one mother tell her son that throughout her entire childhood and with all the books she read during that time, she’d never once met the author of any of her favorites.

As a result of this close encounter with their favorite authors, I believe we’ll enjoy a whole new generation of authors in the not too distant future.

Good job everyone.


One Response to “Day 16 of 30 Days/30 Blogs Rochester Children’s Book Festival”

  1. susangilbertcollins November 18, 2013 at 3:12 pm #

    Sam and I often read the “About the Author” section at the back of his books. I’m naturally interested, obviously, and so Sam has grown up very aware of the authors and illustrators of his books. Plus, sometimes the “About the Author” info. on a children’s book is truly funny.

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