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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
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
‘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
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
NoVaTeen Book Festival NoVaTeen Book Festival
Date: Mar 07, 2015
Location: Arlington, VA
One More Page Books is partnering with Arlington Public Libraries and Fairfax County Public Library to organize the NoVaTeen Book Festival. This event will feature a day of speeches, panels, and signings. Those who wish to attend this event can … Read More
Blurred Lines?: Accuracy and Illustration in Nonfiction at the NYPL Blurred Lines?: Accuracy and Illustration in Nonfiction at the NYPL
Date: Mar 07, 2015
Location: New York City, NY
The NYPL Children’s Literary Salon will host a panel on the responsibilities of the illustrator when working on historical nonfiction for young readers. Panelists include Mara Rockliff (author), Brian Floca (author/illustrator), Nicole Raymond (editor), and Sophie Blackall (illustrator/author). This event is … Read More
90-Second Newbery Film Festival – New York City Screening 90-Second Newbery Film Festival – New York City Screening
Date: Mar 07, 2015
Location: New York, NY
The organizers behind the 90-Second Newbery Film Festival will host a screening in New York City. This event will take place inside the New York Public Library’s Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. Festival Founder James Kennedy and Author Ame Dyckman will … 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
Love of Literacy Luncheon with Kate DiCamillo Love of Literacy Luncheon with Kate DiCamillo
Date: Mar 12, 2015
Location: West Palm Beach, FL
Newbery winning author and National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Kate DiCamillo will deliver the keynote speech at the Love of Literacy Luncheon. She will discuss the theme of her platform, ‘Stories Connect Us,’ and her mission to foster a love of … Read More
The Art of Uri Shulevitz at the Eric Carle Museum The Art of Uri Shulevitz at the Eric Carle Museum
Date: Mar 14, 2015 - Jun 07, 2015
Location: Amherst, MA
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art will present ‘Tall Tales and Short Tales: The Art of Uri Shulevitz,’ a retrospective of the Caldecott award-winning artist’s work. In celebration of Shulevitz’s 80th birthday, the exhibit will feature approximately 90 … Read More
2015 NYC Teen Author Festival 2015 NYC Teen Author Festival
Date: Mar 15, 2015 - Mar 23, 2015
This year’s NYC Teen Author Festival will take place between March 15 and 23. In celebration of the young adult genre, author events and panels will be held across the city. Venues include Barnes & Noble, Books of Wonder, Dixon Place, McNally … Read More
Vote for the 8th Annual Children’s Choice Book Awards! Vote for the 8th Annual Children’s Choice Book Awards!
Date: Mar 17, 2015 - May 03, 2015
Launched in 2008 by the Children’s Book Council and Every Child A Reader, the Children’s & Teen Choice Book Awards is the only national book awards program where the winning titles are selected by kids and teens! Last year, over … 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
Books for Kids and Judaism at the NYPL Books for Kids and Judaism at the NYPL
Date: Apr 12, 2015
Location: New York City, NY
The NYPL Children’s Literary Salon will host a discussion of ‘Books for Kids and Judaism: A Look at Jewish Children’s Literature Then and Now.’ Panelists Marjorie Ingall (Tablet Magazine), Joanna Sussman (publisher of Kar-Ben Publishing) and Barbara Krasner (Sydney Taylor Book … Read More
NYPL Children’s Literary Salon: Children’s Book Week – Its Past, Present, and Future NYPL Children’s Literary Salon: Children’s Book Week – Its Past, Present, and Future
Date: Apr 26, 2015
Location: New York City, NY
Established in 1919, Children’s Book Week is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country. Each year, official events give kids the opportunity to connect with their favorite authors and illustrators in person. Join Children’s Book Council (CBC) Communications Director Nicole Deming at … Read More
Free Comic Book Day: Children’s Book Week Kick-Off Free Comic Book Day: Children’s Book Week Kick-Off
Date: May 02, 2015
Comic book stores will kick off Children’s Book Week (May 4-10, 2015), the annual celebration of books for young people and the joy of reading, by giving away over two million comics to younger readers on Free Comic Book Day. With over … 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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