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Fun children's and young adult literature events from coast to coast! More on Twitter @CBCBook. Find events in your state using the search box at top right.

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Bay Area Children’s Theatre’s 2015-2016 Season Bay Area Children’s Theatre’s 2015-2016 Season
Date: Apr 01, 2015 - Mar 26, 2016
For its 2015-2016 season, the Bay Area Children’s Theatre (BACT) is creating four new plays and staging two musicals based on favorite children’s stories. Original works will include adaptations of Lemony Snicket’s The Lump of Coal, Nick Bruel’s Bad Kitty … Read More
Journey of Memory: Allen Say Journey of Memory: Allen Say
Date: Apr 11, 2015 - Aug 09, 2015
Location: Omaha, NE
The National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature has organized a special exhibit highlighting the works of Allen Say. Eighty pieces have been collected for this display. Visitors will find this program at the Joslyn Art Museum (2200 Dodge Street, Omaha, … Read More
Seriously Silly!: The art & whimsy of Mo Willems Seriously Silly!: The art & whimsy of Mo Willems
Date: May 23, 2015 - Jan 10, 2016
Location: Atlanta, GA
The High Museum of Art celebrates the work of children’s author and illustrator Mo Willems in the Seriously Silly! exhibit. Willems began his career writing and animating for Sesame Street, before making his successful picture book debut with Don’t Let … Read More
Fairy Tale Art Show at the Brooklyn Public Library Fairy Tale Art Show at the Brooklyn Public Library
Date: Jun 11, 2015 - Sep 25, 2015
Location: Brooklyn, NY
The Brooklyn Public Library’s Central Branch is currently hosting an exhibit of illustrations inspired by fairy tales. The artwork, created by artists of the Children’s Book Illustrators Group (CBIG), presents diverse new interpretations of classic stories.
Mary Poppins Display at the NYPL Mary Poppins Display at the NYPL
Date: Jun 12, 2015 - Sep 23, 2015
Location: New York City, NY
A display of rare ‘Mary Poppins’-related artifacts donated by author P.L. Travers is now on view at the New York Public Library. Items include:Travers’s umbrella, which inspired the magical umbrella Mary Poppins uses to fly.A Dutch wooden doll belonging to Travers — illustrator Mary … Read More
Very Eric Carle Exhibit Very Eric Carle Exhibit
Date: Jun 13, 2015 - Sep 20, 2015
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh will host Very Eric Carle: A Very Hungry, Quiet, Lonely, Clumsy, Busy Exhibit beginning on June 13, 2015. This interactive exhibit will feature activities inspired by the author’s classic books. Children can see a gallery … Read More
‘Alice: 150 Years of Wonderland’ Exhibit ‘Alice: 150 Years of Wonderland’ Exhibit
Date: Jun 26, 2015 - Oct 11, 2015
Location: New York, NY
Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland has been delighting fans for more than a century. The Morgan Library & Museum will host the “Alice: 150 Years of Wonderland” exhibit. The curators have collected the original manuscript, drawings, letters, rare editions, and … Read More
Sunday Story Time in Mr. Morgan’s Library Sunday Story Time in Mr. Morgan’s Library
Date: Jun 28, 2015 - Oct 11, 2015
Location: New York City, NY
The Morgan Library and Museum is hosting a story time, coinciding with the Alice: 150 Years of Wonderland exhibit. Every Sunday from June 28 through October 11, 3–4 pm, children can follow Alice through Wonderland and hear about her amazing tale. Afterwards, … Read More
A Renaissance Man: The Art of Fred Marcellino A Renaissance Man: The Art of Fred Marcellino
Date: Jun 30, 2015 - Oct 25, 2015
Location: Amherst, MA
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is hosting ‘A Renaissance Man: The Art of Fred Marcellino,’ featuring over 90 of Marcellino’s original works — from paintings and drawings, album and book covers, to the art and text of his … Read More
‘The Hunger Games’ Exhibit ‘The Hunger Games’ Exhibit
Date: Jul 01, 2015 - Jan 03, 2016
Location: New York City, New York
The Hunger Games: The Exhibition is now open in Times Square, New York City, and will run through January 3, 2016. The exhibit showcases costumes, props, set recreations and interactive features tied to the popular book series and movies. Visitors … Read More
Kate DiCamillo at the Cuyahoga County Public Library Kate DiCamillo at the Cuyahoga County Public Library
Date: Aug 12, 2015
Location: Parma, OH
On August 12, 2015,  at 5 pm at the Parma-Snow Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library, beloved author and National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Kate DiCamillo will visit the Cuyahoga County Public Library to celebrate the unveiling of a public mural inspired by her … Read More
Simmons College Fall Graduate Courses at The Carle Simmons College Fall Graduate Courses at The Carle
Date: Sep 02, 2015 - Dec 09, 2015
Location: Amherst, MA
Simmons College and The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art are pleased to announce the 2015 fall graduate course offerings. Courses are held at the Museum’s Amherst, Massachusetts location, a site which offers students the opportunity to see original … Read More
The 10th Annual Brooklyn Book Festival: Children’s Day The 10th Annual Brooklyn Book Festival: Children’s Day
Date: Sep 19, 2015
Location: Brooklyn, NY
In celebration of its 10th anniversary, the Brooklyn Book Festival will present a Children’s Day for kids ages 2-11 at MetroTech Commons in downtown Brooklyn. Enjoy authors and illustrators in readings, performances, and workshops, as they present new and beloved … Read More
‘Between Memory & Museum’ Film Screening: NYPL Children’s Literary Salon ‘Between Memory & Museum’ Film Screening: NYPL Children’s Literary Salon
Date: Sep 19, 2015
Location: New York City, NY
Join Arun Wolf of Tara Books — an independent publisher of illustrated books for children and adults, based in Chennai, South lndia — for a film screening and discussion of ‘Between Memory & Museum: A Dialogue with Folk and Tribal … Read More
Speculative Fiction Convention: Southeast 2015 Speculative Fiction Convention: Southeast 2015
Date: Sep 25, 2015 - Sep 27, 2015
Location: Orlando, FL
This year’s Speculative Fiction: Southeast will be held at the Sheraton Orlando North in Florida, from September 25 to 27, 2015. SF:SE is an event for fans and icons of Speculative Fiction, a term encompassing Horror, SciFi, Fantasy, Paranormal, and … Read More
Texas Teen Book Festival 2015 Texas Teen Book Festival 2015
Date: Sep 26, 2015
Location: Austin, TX
The 2015 Texas Teen Book Festival will be held on Saturday, September 26, at St. Edward’s University in Austin. The annual festival is held in celebration of teen readers, providing an opportunity for teens to meet some of the most … Read More
Banned Books Week 2015 Banned Books Week 2015
Date: Sep 27, 2015 - Oct 03, 2015
Banned Books Week, the annual celebration of the freedom to read, will be held from September 27 to October 3, 2015, in schools, libraries, and bookstores across the nation and worldwide. The focus of this year’s event will be Young Adult books, a common … Read More
Picture Book Summit 2015 Picture Book Summit 2015
Date: Oct 03, 2015
The inaugural Picture Book Summit, a full-day online writing conference, will take place on October 3, 2015. Headlining the event are beloved picture book authors, Peter Brown (Creepy Carrots), Andrea Davis Pinkney (Martin & Mahalia: His Words, Her Songs), and … Read More
BookFest @ Bank Street 2015 BookFest @ Bank Street 2015
Date: Oct 24, 2015
Location: New York, NY
The Bank Street College Center for Children’s Literature will host its annual BookFest on October 24, 2015 in New York City. Author Rita Williams-Garcia (‘Gone Crazy in Alabama’) will deliver the keynote. The event brings together acclaimed authors, artists, and … Read More
PW Kids Connect Conference PW Kids Connect Conference
Date: Oct 29, 2015 - Oct 30, 2015
Location: New York City, NY
Publishers Weekly presents the PW Kids Connect Conference on October 29-30, 2015 at the Grand Lodge of the State of New York. The conference will bring together publishing professionals, authors, booksellers, and librarians from the US and abroad to discuss key elements of the … Read More
YALSA’s 2015 YA Services Symposium — ‘Bringing it All Together: Connecting Libraries, Teens & Communities’ YALSA’s 2015 YA Services Symposium — ‘Bringing it All Together: Connecting Libraries, Teens & Communities’
Date: Nov 06, 2015 - Nov 08, 2015
Location: Portland, Oregon
The event will bring together librarians, educators, and other advocates of teen literacy to discuss the theme of connecting young adults to their community.YALSA is currently seeking symposium proposals; the deadline to submit is December 1, 2014.
YALLfest 2015 YALLfest 2015
Date: Nov 13, 2015 - Nov 14, 2015
Location: Charleston, SC
This year, YALLFest will celebrate its fifth anniversary with a celebration of children’s and young adult literature, featuring a stellar lineup of authors. Richelle Mead, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling series Vampire Academy, will deliver the opening … Read More
Global Kids Connect Conference Global Kids Connect Conference
Date: Dec 02, 2015
Location: New York, NY, United States
On December 2, 2015, in New York City, Publishers Weekly and the Bologna Children’s Book Fair will host “Global Kids Connect,” a one-day conference featuring the leading children’s book publishing professionals from around the world, providing the latest information and best strategies for buying, … Read More
2016 ALSC National Institute 2016 ALSC National Institute
Date: Sep 15, 2016 - Sep 17, 2016
Location: Charlotte, NC
Held every two years, the conference is unique in its focus on children’s librarianship, literature, and technology. The Institute brings together youth library faculty and staff, along with experts in the field of children’s literature.About ALSCThe Association for Library Service to … Read More

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