September 6, 2017

Wegmans has been a top sponsor of the Rochester Children’s Book Festival since nearly the beginning and even helped us forge a partnership with MCC, the perfect venue, more than a decade ago. Wegmans' annual grants continue to provide the essential funding to make the...

August 25, 2017

Over a decade ago, when former RCBF Co-Director Kathy Blasi sought out an affordable hotel for authors and illustrators to stay at festival weekend, she had the good fortune to meet Bob Bennett, Manager of the Holiday Inn Express in Victor. An avid reader himself, he r...

August 21, 2017

We'd like to shine our spotlight on the behind-the-scenes people who've made the RCBF one of the best children's book festivals in the country. The members of RACWI (Rochester Area Children's Writers & Illustrators) provide the many, many volunteer hours required to pl...

August 19, 2017

The RCBF would not be possible without our hosting sponsors, 292-Baby and Monroe Community College. We can't thank them enough for providing the space needed for three different author/illustrator presentations to be going on simultaneously throughout the day, a craft...

August 7, 2017

Please check out this phenomenal review of Matt McElligott's (with help from fellow children's author Larry Tuxbury) original musical performed this past week in NYC. 
Visit Matt and Larry's table at the RCBF and meet true Broadway phenoms (and fantastic picture book a...

July 14, 2017

The RCBF is proud to partner with ABVI - The Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired of Greater Rochester to offer free vision screenings for pre-schoolers aged 6 months to five years at this year's festival on Nov. 4th. This quick, non-invasive, non-verbal scr...

April 14, 2017

So excited to learn that the well we raised money for at last year's RCBF has been drilled by Water for South Sudan in the village of Pathich, in Marial Baai, Wau State. If you would like to contribute to the wonderful work done by WFSS, please visit their website at: ...

January 27, 2017

Congratulations to RCBF authors Susan Williams Beckhorn, Nikki Grimes, and Roxane Orgill for being included on this prestigious list!

"According to the Notables Criteria, "notable" is defined as: Worthy of note or notice, important, distinguished, outstanding. As applie...

January 27, 2017

Congratulations to James Preller, Matt Phelan, and Nikki Grimes on being recognized by YALSA for writing books that hook even the most reluctant readers!

January 25, 2017

Congratulations to Julie Berry on her Printz Honor for The Passion of Dolssa!…/…/25902198-the-passion-of-dolssa

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