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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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I See a Story: The Art of Eric Carle I See a Story: The Art of Eric Carle
Date: Apr 02, 2016 - Jan 08, 2017
Location: Atlanta, GA
The High Museum of art will present an exhibition dedicated to children’s book author and illustrator Eric Carle, best known for The Very Hungry Caterpillar and other picture books featuring his trademark collages. ‘I See a Story’ features  more than 80 of … Read More
The Art of Eric Carle: Hide and Seek The Art of Eric Carle: Hide and Seek
Date: Apr 05, 2016 - Aug 28, 2016
Location: Amherst, MA
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art will present ‘The Art of Eric Carle: Hide and Seek,’ from April 5 through August 28, 2016.‘Hide and Seek’ takes viewers on a journey through Carle’s illustrations, to discover hidden “Easter eggs” or … Read More
Not Your Typical Story Hour Not Your Typical Story Hour
Date: Apr 21, 2016 - Aug 25, 2016
Join Petra on Thursday mornings at the 92nd Street Y to look at books with your child, listen to stories, create an art project, and dance to the music!Encourage your child’s imagination and love of books. Listen as a story … Read More
Louis Darling: Drawing the Words of Beverly Cleary Louis Darling: Drawing the Words of Beverly Cleary
Date: May 17, 2016 - Nov 27, 2016
Location: Amherst, MA
In celebration of the centenary of Darling’s birth as well as Cleary’s 100th birthday, the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art presents Louis Darling: Drawing the Words of Beverly Cleary on view May 17 through November 27, 2016. Darling brought … Read More
Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Triathlon Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Triathlon
Date: Jun 04, 2016 - Aug 27, 2016
This year marks the 20th anniversary of Barnes & Noble’s Summer Reading Program! As part of the celebration, kids will have the chance to earn a free book by reading three books and completing a journal over the course of the summer.The … Read More
Americana on Parade: The Art of Robert McCloskey Americana on Parade: The Art of Robert McCloskey
Date: Jun 19, 2016 - Oct 23, 2016
Location: Amherst, MA
In celebration of the 75th anniversary of Robert McCloskey’s ‘Make Way for Ducklings’ (1941), The Carle will present a retrospective highlighting original art from the beloved picture book.“American on Parade” will feature over 90 original artworks, ephemera, and rare preliminary book … Read More
Electric City Comic Con Electric City Comic Con
Date: Jul 09, 2016
Location: Schenectady, NY
The Schenectady Public Library is holding its second annual comic book convention on Saturday, July 9, from 10:00 am – 4:00pm. The Electric City Comic Con offers readers of all ages the chance to meet some of their favorite comic book … Read More
Thalia Book Club Camp Thalia Book Club Camp
Date: Jul 11, 2016 - Jul 26, 2016
Location: New York, NY
Register now for the Thalia Book Club Camp, a unique program that offers avid readers and writers ages 9 – 13 the chance to interact with a diverse group of beloved children’s book authors and illustrators!Campers will join in book discussions and … Read More
Young Writers’ Workshop Young Writers’ Workshop
Date: Aug 11, 2016 - Aug 28, 2016
The 92nd Street Y will offer three-week summer intensives with expert teachers and visiting authors. Students ages 15-18 may register for workshops focusing on poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction.Poetry: Mon Jul 11-Thu, Jul 14Fiction: Mon, Jul 18-Thu, Jul 21Creative Nonfiction: Mon, … 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
Words & Pictures Series Words & Pictures Series
Date: Sep 18, 2016 - Mar 19, 2017
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures and the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh are teaming up to present Words & Pictures, a lecture series featuring a diverse range of children’s and young adult authors. The series will run on Sundays in 2016-2017.Author Lineup:Sept. 18: Ann M. Martin (The … Read More
Teen Read Week 2016 Teen Read Week 2016
Date: Oct 09, 2016 - Oct 15, 2016
Teen Read Week, YALSA’s annual celebration of teen literacy, will take place October 9–15, 2016. The theme of this year’s celebration is “Read for the fun of it,” with an emphasis on services, programming, and literature for young adults who speak … Read More
YALLFest 2016 YALLFest 2016
Date: Nov 11, 2016 - Nov 12, 2016
Location: Charleston, SC
The 6th annual Charleston Young Adult Book Festival will take place on November 11 & 12, 2016! YALLFest is the largest Young Adult book festival in the world.Participating authors include:Victoria AveryardSoman ChainaniMelissa de la CruzAlex GinoJenny HanAdam SilveraCinda Williams ChimaNicola Yoon

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