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The Poughkeepsie Children’s Book Festival: Saturday, April 4th

Who among us doesn’t leap at the chance to visit Poughkeepsie?


Now there’s one more reason: I’ll be there along with more than 45 children’s book authors and illustrators, including Marc Brown, Tracey Baptiste, Nick Bruel, Lesa Cline-Ransom, Beth Ferry, Dan Gutman, and more.

When you arrive, please swing by my table and buy everything.

No, wait, I mean: say hello!

And if you wish, please ask about school visits. I visit elementary and middle schools, with age-appropriate paperback titles for each grade level. Don’t leave without my fancy brochure.

I’ve got a few new books since last year, including Blood Mountain and Jigsaw Jones: The Case of the Hat Burglar.


Google “Poughkeepsie Book Festival” for more information, including a full list of authors and other featured events. But these are all the facts you need to know:


Saturday, April 4th, 2020

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Poughkeepsie Day School

260 Boardman Rd.

Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

Admission is Free


The festival is made possible by the support of the Friends of the Poughkeepsie Public Library District.


The Year in Children’s Book Festivals

Believe me when I say this: I am grateful to be invited to participate in children’s book festivals, keenly aware that someday these opportunities will stop coming. Glad to get out there, meet readers, sign books. It’s an honor.

Here’s how the year in festivals is shaping up so far. I am always eager to link school visits with these festivals (hint, hint). Feel free to contact me for more information.


Kids Read: A Book Festival

April 13, Poughkeepsie, NY.

This is a brand new festival, some folks in the Poughkeepsie area trying to do good things for their community. The festival will be located at Our Lady of Lourdes HS. Happy to lend my support.


Hudson Children’s Book Festival

May 4, Hudson, NY.

This one has a special place in my heart, and is closest to my home. Always glad to be a part of it. Oh, and sweet poster by the sagacious Wendell Minor.


Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival

October 5, Chappaqua, NY.

They always guarantee beautiful weather. That’s how Chappaqua rolls! And every year somebody says, “Maybe Hillary Clinton will come.” She might!

Warwick Children’s Book Festival

October 12, Warwick, NY.

Sweet town, worth a visit if you’ve never been. There’s a place on the corner that makes the best egg sandwiches. I arrive an hour early just to grab one.