Sunday, September 9, 2012

Princeton Children's Book Festival

On Saturday I drove down to Princeton NJ (in a mini van full of Brooklyn kidlit peeps!) to attend the 7th Annual Princeton Children's Book Festival, hosted by the Princeton Public Library. What an awesome, fun-filled day. I got to meet lots of kids and their parents, a bunch of librarians and teachers, AND several authors and illustrators whose work I've admired over the years. Ohh, and I signed a good amount of books too! And then, the owner of JaZams bookstore, Joanne Farrugia, graciously opened up her home to us authors and illustrators for one fantastic after-party (w/ crab cakes and champagne — yummm!) An all round success of a day, I'd say :)

just one tiny piece of the large crowd
my table
the musical entertainment
Bad Kitty!
another piece of the crowd
an adorable Happy Like Soccer fan :)

Extra special thanks to Allison Santos, the festival coordinator, for inviting me to be a part of such a wonderful event!  I love my little children's book world~


Selina Alko said...

What a wonderful day!!! So happy that the tornado didn't put a damper on things. Congratulations!

Lauren Castillo said...

Thanks, Selina! You guys should participate (again) next yr! Would be fun to hang out in NJ for the day :)