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2023 Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival
This year’s Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival will be the largest one yet, with 180 authors in attendance and celebrity authors Mary Pope Osborne and Alan Gratz leading the charge. Meet new writers like Alex Gino and reconnect with returning authors like Bryan Collier. Admission and parking are free and the event will be held rain or shine. In its tenth year, the annual festival, promoting community, inclusivity and literacy will have authors covering different reading levels and multiple genres including a larger selection of graphic novels than in years past, LGTBQ themes, and books that celebrate diversity. There will be author readings and special presentations, illustrator Demos, Book Signings, a bubble bus, and books for sale. Food will be available this year from gourmet food trucks and from our local Chappaqua Farmers Market. CCBF will support literacy programs in area schools.
Some of your favorite authors are returning this year including Torrey Maldonado, who just released his newest book, “Hands,” picked as one of the “12 of the best new children’s books out in January 2023” and author of “What Lane,” which was cited by Oprah and the New York Times for being an essential book to discuss racism. Fan favorite Pinkalicious author Victoria Kahn, also returns this year as well as Sonia Cherry-Paul, Author of Stamped (For Kids), a very important adaptation of the New York Times best seller, introducing kids to the history of racism and antiracism in America.
Several authors will be there this year who are new to CCBF such as Mary Pope Osborne, author of the Magic Tree House series, Alan Gratz, New York Times best selling author of 19 young children’s novels, and Maulik Pancholy, well known actor from NBC’s 30 Rock and award-winning children’s book author. Mr. Pancholy recently launched his newest novel, Nikhil Out Loud and his previous book, middle grade novel, The Best At It, is a Stonewall Honor Award winner.