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The Art of Eric Carle: Re-Imaged and Re-Imagined at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art The Art of Eric Carle: Re-Imaged and Re-Imagined at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
Date: Sep 23, 2014 - Mar 22, 2015
Location: Amherst, MA
Throughout the years, Eric Carle was given a second chance to work on some of his popular children’s books. The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is hosting an exhibit to allow picture book fans to see the images … Read More
‘Somebody Come and Play’: Sesame Street Exhibit at the NYPL ‘Somebody Come and Play’: Sesame Street Exhibit at the NYPL
Date: Sep 29, 2014 - Jan 31, 2015
Location: New York City, NY
The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center invites you for an inside look at the magic of Sesame Street. The pioneering television program is now celebrating its 45th anniversary of entertaining and educating kids. In collaboration … Read More
‘Hogwarts in the Snow’ Holiday Tour ‘Hogwarts in the Snow’ Holiday Tour
Date: Nov 14, 2014 - Feb 01, 2015
Location: London, UK
This holiday season, Warner Bros. Studio is launching a special tour of the Hogwarts set. Visitors will explore a model of the castle, featuring props and costumes from the Harry Potter films:Special effects experts that worked on the films have transformed the … Read More
‘Madeline at 75: The Art of Ludwig Bemelmans’ Exhibition ‘Madeline at 75: The Art of Ludwig Bemelmans’ Exhibition
Date: Nov 15, 2014 - Feb 22, 2015
Location: Amherst, MA
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is hosting a Ludwig Bemelmans retrospective called “Madeline at 75.” This exhibit was organized to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the publication of the first Madeline picture book. Visitors will be able … Read More
J. Otto Seibold and Mr. Lunch Exhibit J. Otto Seibold and Mr. Lunch Exhibit
Date: Nov 20, 2014 - Mar 08, 2015
Location: San Francisco, CA
The Contemporary Jewish Museum of San Francisco offers a new exhibit featuring the work of computer-based illustrator J. Otto Seibold. The exhibit includes artwork from Seibold’s Mr. Lunch series, written in collaboration with Vivian Walsh: Mr. Lunch Takes a Plane Ride (Viking, 1993), Mr. Lunch Borrows … Read More
One Hundred Books Famous in Children’s Literature: A Holiday Presentation at the  Grolier Club One Hundred Books Famous in Children’s Literature: A Holiday Presentation at the Grolier Club
Date: Dec 10, 2014 - Feb 07, 2015
Location: New York, NY
Powerful narrative, unforgettable characters, illustrations that stir the imagination, and insights that engage the mind and heart—literature for children is forged from the same enduring elements as literature for adults.  Children’s books with these qualities often shine for generations, with some achieving landmark fame.  A few such books … Read More
‘Tomi Ungerer: All in One’ at the Drawing Center ‘Tomi Ungerer: All in One’ at the Drawing Center
Date: Jan 29, 2015 - Mar 22, 2015
Location: New York City, NY
An exhibition celebrating the award-winning author and illustrator Tomi Ungerer is now on view at the Drawing Center. This is the first exhibit in the United States to be dedicated to Ungerer, who is known for his dark sensibility. The retrospective … Read More
Diversity Matters: An ALA News You Can Use Session Diversity Matters: An ALA News You Can Use Session
Date: Feb 01, 2015
Location: Chicago, IL
Attending the ALA Midwinter Meeting? Don’t miss the Diversity Matters update, Stepping It Up With Action! When it comes to diversity in children’s publishing, it’s time to step it up! What concrete, hands-on solutions are working? How can we continue … Read More
SCBWI 16th Annual Winter Conference SCBWI 16th Annual Winter Conference
Date: Feb 06, 2015 - Feb 08, 2015
Location: New York, NY
The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators will host its 16th Annual Winter Conference in New York City, on February 6-8. Attendees will take part in workshops and intensives led by publishing professionals and top authors and illustrators. The Winter Conference … Read More
James Ransome at the New Rochelle Public Library James Ransome at the New Rochelle Public Library
Date: Feb 08, 2015 - Feb 28, 2015
Location: New Rochelle, NY
This February, the New Rochelle Public Library will exhibit the works of award-winning children’s illustrator James Ransome. Over 50 paintings will be included in the exhibit, alongside dummy books and preliminary art. Ransome is recognized for his rich portrayal of … Read More
Down the Rabbit Hole and Beyond: Four Children’s Classics Revisted with Leonard S. Marcus Down the Rabbit Hole and Beyond: Four Children’s Classics Revisted with Leonard S. Marcus
Date: Feb 11, 2015 - Mar 25, 2015
Location: New York, NY
Join children’s literary scholar Leonard S. Marcus for a class exploring the back-stories and legacy of four classics: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, The Wind in the Willows, Peter Pan and The Secret Garden. Classes meet on four Wednesdays, February 11 … Read More
National Ambassador Kate DiCamillo Tours Washington State National Ambassador Kate DiCamillo Tours Washington State
Date: Feb 25, 2015 - Feb 28, 2015
Location: Multi-City Tour
Kate DiCamillo continues to tour the country as National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, spreading a love of reading to children of all ages. Her next tour stop is Washington State.On February 25, DiCamillo will appear at the Seattle Public Library … Read More
YALSA’s 2015 Teen Tech Week YALSA’s 2015 Teen Tech Week
Date: Mar 08, 2015 - Mar 12, 2015
Location: Nationwide
The theme of this year’s celebration is “Libraries are for Making ____.” Teen Tech Week is an opportunity for libraries to showcase their digital resources to teen patrons and their families. Stay tuned for more information and online forums to help plan … Read More
A Celebration of Walter Dean Myers at Symphony Space A Celebration of Walter Dean Myers at Symphony Space
Date: Mar 08, 2015
Location: New York, NY
Symphony Space will hold a memorial to honor the life and work of the late Walter Dean Myers’ (1937 – 2014). Led by his son Christopher Myers, children’s book writers who have been influenced by Walter Dean Myers, or who … Read More
The Virginia Hamilton Conference on Multicultural Literature for Youth The Virginia Hamilton Conference on Multicultural Literature for Youth
Date: Apr 09, 2015 - Apr 10, 2015
Location: Kent, OH
The 31st Virginia Hamilton Conference on Multicultural Literature for Youth is scheduled for April 9 and 10, 2015, and will feature renowned authors and illustrators David Macaulay, Grace Lin and Rita Williams-Garcia. The conference is held annually at Kent State … Read More
YALLWEST YALLWEST
Date: Apr 11, 2015 - Apr 12, 2015
Location: Santa Monica, CA
The organizers that brought us YALLFEST, the Charleston Young Adult Book Festival,have announced the launch of a West Coast-based sister event. The inaugural YALLWEST will be held in Santa Monica, California from April 11th-12th, 2015. YALLFEST will take place in South Carolina from November … Read More
Celebrate the 96th Annual Children’s Book Week! Celebrate the 96th Annual Children’s Book Week!
Date: May 04, 2015 - May 10, 2015
Location: Nationwide
Established in 1919, Children’s Book Week is the annual celebration of books for young people and the joy of reading, and the longest-running nationwide literacy initiative in the country. 2015 will be the largest celebration of Children’s Book Week yet, … Read More
Bay Area Book Festival Bay Area Book Festival
Date: Jun 06, 2015 - Jun 07, 2015
Location: Berkeley, CA
The Bay Area will host a new book festival in 2015. Activities and spaces for kids will include a Children’s Arena and a series of YA panels. Sherman Alexie, Neil Gaiman, Daniel Handler (of Lemony Snicket fame) and many more … Read More
21st Century Children’s Nonfiction Conference 21st Century Children’s Nonfiction Conference
Date: Jun 12, 2015 - Jun 14, 2015
Location: Riverdale, NY
This 21st Century Children’s™ Nonfiction Conference, held at Manhattan College, will bring together authors, illustrators, teacher, librarians, and publishing professionals to address current issues in children’s nonfiction publishing. The conference provides a forum for discussion of the Common Core Standards, Next Generation … 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
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.
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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