The First Annual Chesapeake Children’s Book Festival

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Over 30 authors and illustrators from eleven East Coast states and the Midwest participated in the First Annual Chesapeake Children’s Book Festival to support the Talbot County Free Library in Easton, Maryland. It was an extremely special day.

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And check out all of their amazing titles!

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Here are a few photographic highlights:

The Author and Illustrator Dinner 

Talbot County Free Library 

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Lee Gjertsen Malone and Jennifer Wolf Kam 

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Alison Ashley Formento

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Corrine Smith 

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Tara Lazar reading Normal Norman

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Jean Taft

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Stacy McAnulty 

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Dianne K. Salerno, Nancy Armo, Wendy BooydeGraaff and me

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Nancy Armo

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Wendy BooydeGraaff

Three cheers for Timothy Young, who created the incredible posters for the event, and for Marie U’Ren, all of the volunteers, as well as the sponsors who made this event extraordinarily special.

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Wilcox, Griswold, Hildie and I cannot wait for next year’s festival.

Princeton Children’s Book Festival

Celebrating its 9th year, the Princeton Children’s Book Festival provides children, and bigger children like myself, the opportunity to meet some of their all-time favorite authors and illustrators, to learn about their craft, and to pray that their credit cards won’t exceed their credit limits because they’ve bought so many books. 🙂

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And here are some photographic highlights of this year’s festival:

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John Bemelmans Marciano

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 Laurie Calkhoven

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Ammi-Joan Paquette

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Floyd Cooper 

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Me & Leeza Hernandez 

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Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen 

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 Zachariah Ohora

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 Peter Brown 

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Corey Rosen Schwartz

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Dave Roman 

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Sophie Blackall

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Dan Yaccarino

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Brian Floca 

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Tad Hills

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Lauren Castillo

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Adam Lehrhaupt

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 Shhh! You didn’t see me.

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Ame Dyckman

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Donna Marie 

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Charise Harper 

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 Debbie Dadey 

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Nancy Viau

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Matt Phelan 

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Michelle Knudsen 

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Jon Scieszka

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Maryrose Wood

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Alison Ashley Formento

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Tommy Greenwald

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I had an awesome, amazing, super, wonderful, very, very good day at the Princeton Children’s Book Festival! And I’m looking forward to next year’s festival—especially as an author with my own books on the way in 2015! Woo-hoo! 🙂