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Come celebrate the 20th Annual Rochester Children’s Book Festival, recipient of Writers & Books’ Big Pencil Award for 2011! Please join us on Saturday, November 12th, 2016, from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM in the Flynn Campus Center at Monroe Community College.

This will be a magical day packed with activities, presentations, and meeting those who write and illustrate books for children, tweens and teens. Busy Bookworm offers craft activities; author and illustrator presentations take place in both the Brighton Room and in the Presentation Place; and your favorite authors and illustrators read stories in WXXI’s Read to Me Corner. In the Mall, chat with our more than 40 Festival participants!

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19th Annual RCBF Poster

19th Annual RCBF Poster
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“Who is the illustrator behind those amazing posters?” We have heard from so many of you who want to know more about the gorgeous illustration done to promote the Book Festival all over the greater Rochester area. We are so pleased to share that Donna Farrell is this year’s featured illustrator.

Donna designed this stunning poster for us, showcasing her beautiful city and love of books. This talented, local illustrator published her first book, “Here’s a Cheer for Our Childfirst Day” in 2007.

You can check out more of her artwork and projects at  The poster will be available for purchase this year at the festival. November 7th at MCC!

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