The 10th annual Princeton Children’s Book Festival (NJ) drew a gathering of about 5000 book lovers to the Library Plaza of the Princeton Public Library on Saturday, September 19. The festival has grown significantly from the inaugural event in 2006, which boasted 24 authors and illustrators, to the more than 100 who participated this year, including such legendary names as Jerry Pinkney, Rosemary Wells, and Bruce Coville.
The list included two authors, Herman Parish and Margery Cuyler, who were participants at the first festival. “It just gets better and better. More and more people come out and they are so enthusiastic!”, said, Parish, who writes books starring Amelia Bedelia, the character created over 50 years ago by his aunt, Peggy Parish.
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