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WNY Children’s Book Expo

The second annual WNY Children’s Book Expo (WNYCBE) is Buffalo’s largest literary event, specifically geared for children ages 3 – 12. 36 local, national, and international authors and illustrators will be present and interacting with children through story-readings, book-signings, and illustrator presentations. 

Participating Authors Include:

Caitlin Alifirenka
Jim Averbeck
Marilyn Cappellino
Mary Anne Cappellino
Maria DiVencenzo
Nikki Grimes
Nathan Hale
Eric Litwin (keynote speaker)
Zachariah O’Hora
Linda Sue Park
Dee Romito
Charles R Smith Jr.
Elizabeth Rose Stanton
Tererai Trent
Vivian Vande Velde
Susan Verde
Salina Yoon
The WNYCBE is free and open to all ages. Activities specifically target readers ages 2 – 12.

The WNYCBE and Read to Succeed are hosting this event to promote literacy in western New York. For more details, visit www.WNYcbe.com


The WNYCBE was conceived after James Patterson, NY Times Best-selling and internationally renowned author awarded a small grant to Monkey See, Monkey Do…Children’s Bookstore as seed money for this event. Several Buffalo and WNY companies, literacy groups, and individuals have joined as partners to make the WNY Children’s Book Expo happen. Presenting sponsor is BlueCross BlueShield of WNY. Major sponsors are The Buffalo News, Erie2 BOCES, Key Bank, Wegmans, and WGRZ-TV.

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