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Bellport & Brookhaven Children's Book Festival 2016

Updated: Mar 2, 2020

Hottest day of the year. Coolest talent in town.

Bellport residents flocked to hear Jessie Hartland, Brian Yanish and Deb Domingos bring children's literature to life in a beautiful garden by the bay.

Jessie Hartland poster

Poster by illustrator Jessie Hartland.

Jessie Hartland reading to children

Jessie Hartland reading her picture book, Night Shift.

Brian Yanish

Brian Yanish talks about his book, ScrapKins Junk Re-thunk.

Deb Domingos

Deb Domingos, librarian legend of Brookhaven Free Library, spinning a yarn.

E V Starkey organizes traditional garden games

Cartwheel competitions...

E V Starkey's egg & spoon races

Egg & spoon races...

E V Starkey's sack races

Sack races...

Jessie Hartland's 'How to draw a Poodle'

Jessie Hartland's 'How to draw a Poodle'. Love it!

E V Starkey's son reading a book

Speed reading...

Deb Domingos singing with her guitar

Deb Domingos leading a sing-a-long as author Brian Yanish helps lines of children make parachutes out of recycled toilet rolls and plastic bags. Upcycle heaven!

E V Starkey's prizes

Creative Writing & Illustrating Awards were handed to nine clever kids.

Sample of children's writing competition

One submission for our Creative Writing Contest shows beautiful descriptive writing.

Chantal Berman and grandson

Our gorgeous and generous hostess, Chantal Berman with her grandson.

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