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:
Mary Anne Cappellino
Eric Litwin (keynote speaker)
Linda Sue Park
Charles R Smith Jr.
Elizabeth Rose Stanton
Vivian Vande Velde
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.