Welcome to Kid’s Lit Week & the Western New York Children’s Book Expo! 

Join Medaille College, Read to Succeed Buffalo, Monkey See, Monkey Do…Children’s Bookstore and presenting sponsor, BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York for the Western New York Children’s Book Expo 2018!

The theme for this year’s WNY Children’s Book Expo is IMAGINE!

IMAGINE 37 children’s authors/illustrators from across the country celebrating a week-long children’s literacy event in Buffalo. This week 59 WNY area schools will have literacy rich school visits. Nearly 22,000 local area children will have the opportunity to meet an author or illustrator in their schools.

KidsLit Week begins today, November 5, and culminates with the 4th annual WNY Children’s Book Expo (WNYCBE) on Saturday, November 10 at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. This FREE children’s literacy gathering of local, national and international authors celebrates the importance of reading with children, their teachers and caregivers. In 2017, nearly 30,000 children, parents and teachers had the opportunity to meet authors or illustrators in our schools, community centers, and at the Expo.

In addition to the family literacy activities, approximately 150 WNY educators will be on site for a professional development workshop sponsored by Medaille College. Educators will have the unique opportunity to learn from some of the best children’s authors and illustrators in the country.

Team Medaille consists of over 70 students, faculty, and staff  helping to bring this exciting community literacy event to Buffalo. If you are interested in joining our team, please complete the volunteer form.

See you at the WNY Children’s Book Expo on Saturday!


  • : Mary Beth Scumaci

Posted by: Mary Beth Scumaci