Mark your calendar now for the next Warwick Children's Book Festival, to be held Saturday, September 28, 2013 from 11am - 4pm at the Park Avenue School in Warwick, NY. Presented by Glenn P. and Susan D. Dickes, with generous sponsorship also from Donna Applegate and Jonah Mandelbaum, the Village of Warwick, ShopRite, and the Park Avenue School.
The Children's Book Festival held in September 2011 was a resounding success, featuring 45 authors and illustrators, concerts and workshops, and a Village Book Walk conceived and sponsored by the merchants of Warwick. Over 2,000 children of all ages came to the Festival to meet authors, purchase books and celebrate children's literacy.
In addition to visiting with over fifty authors, this year children and their guests will enjoy juggling with Flow Circus, a concert by the ever-popular Uncle Brothers, a workshop with renowned cartoonist Stan Mack and a program with K.L. Going, best known for her hit young adult novel "Fat Kid Rules the World." The Festival is free and open to the public, and will benefit Albert Wisner Public Library. Access to Warwick from the NYC metro area is simple via NJ Transit Bus - lines 196 and 197; Park Avenue School, the Festival site, is within easy walking distance of the Village.
Following is the final list of distinguished authors and illustrators who have committed to attending:
Jean Mammato Atkinson
Tiffany Strelitz Haber
Ann Haywood Leal
Emily Arnold McCully
Andres Vera Martinez
Robert Andrew Parker
Susan Beth Pfeffer
Muriel Harris Weinstein