The Expo Story

"I think that there's a great, warm feeling about introducing a child

to a book and seeing the expression on their face when you can

really bring that book to life."

Our Mission

To foster a love of reading, spark curiosity and imagination, encourage independent thinking, and promote healthy, active lifestyles for children of all ages.


To ensure the event is FREE and accessible for all families.

Monkey See, Monkey Do...Children's Bookstore received the Women's National Book Association (WNBA) Pannell Award in 2012. This award is given out to recognize and publicly applaud the work of booksellers who stimulate, promote and encourage children’s and young people’s interest in books.


In December, 2014 James Patterson gifted Monkey See, Monkey Do...Children's Bookstore with seed money that started this wonderful event. 


The WNY Children's Book Expo is the culmination of our mission recognized by the Women's National Book Association as well as the tremendous support of James Patterson and the WNY community.

                              2015 Video Recap:                                                      2016 Video Recap:

Our Goal

The Story

Web Design by Mary Beth Scumaci

Contact Us:

716.204.8417 or

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