The Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival is proud to introduce, its spring offshoot, The Westchester Children’s Book Festival, to be held at Mohawk Day Camp, at 200 Old Tarrytown Road, White Plains, NY 10603, on May 5 from 10 am – 3pm. There will be twenty-two authors and illustrators in attendance including headliners Rosemary Wells, the legendary author behind Max & Ruby and Jennifer Li Shotz, NY Times bestselling author of the Max and Scout rescue dog books. Cost of admission is $ 20.00 per family with $15 to be returned in “book bucks” to be spent at the festival, and a $5 donation to JCY-Westchester Community Partners.
Founded by Dawn Greenberg, (also the founder and Executive Director of the Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival), the second annual Westchester Children’s Book Festival allows families to meet and learn from and interact with some of our favorite authors for young readers as well as have a fun family day in a beautiful setting, complete with amazing activities, that only Camp Mohawk could provide. Kids will get to meet famous authors like Gail Carson Levine author of Ella Enchanted, Artie Bennett of The Butt Book, Jarrett Lerner writer of EngiNerds and Alyssa Capucilli, author of Biscuit.
WCBF will benefit JCY-WCP Summer Buddies programs in Ossining and Yonkers libraries. JCY-Westchester Community Partners, develops intergenerational programs to meet the literacy needs of children in these Westchester communities.
In addition to book signings, author readings and illustrator demonstrations, families will have the chance to participate in activities, such as: The performers from Mainstages will bring several books to life as they act out some of your favorite childhood stories; Bubble Bus; Petting Zoo; Carnival Games; Inflatables; Mini Golf; Food Trucks/Ice Cream; Sponsor books with crafts and activities; Westchester County Government staff will be on hand to talk about the new Westchester Loves to Read program.
A complete list of WCBF authors/illustrators can be found at http://www.wcbfestival.org/authors/.
For more information on the festival, please visit www.wcbfestival.org. Tickets may be purchased at the gate or online Free parking is available all day, on site.
The Westchester Children’s Book Festival is a smaller festival specifically designed to allow children to really interact with their favorite authors. It’s a wonderful opportunity for meet and greets, author signings and to just simply get to know our most believed children’s book authors and illustrators.
Mohawk Country Day Camp has a rich tradition in Westchester County, now celebrating 85 years of memorable summers for campers between the ages of 8-35. The 40-acre campus features an on-site farm, heated swimming pools, fields and courts, ropes and challenge courses, hobby and craft centers and a dedicated performing arts space.