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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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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
Master Story Tellers Exhibition Master Story Tellers Exhibition
Date: Apr 01, 2015 - May 31, 2015
Location: Bronx, NY
The New York City parks department is hosting the “Master Story Tellers Exhibition” at the visitor center inside Poe Park. The artwork on display were contributed by nineteen children’s book illustrators. These artists drew inspiration from classical stories by Edgar … Read More
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
The Diversity of Success: How Publishers Create Captivating Stories The Diversity of Success: How Publishers Create Captivating Stories
Date: May 29, 2015
Location: New York City, NY
This event is free with a BEA badge.This BEA panel – held at the Javits Center (Room 1E07), immediately following the Children’s Breakfast – will focus on the specific success stories of three diverse children’s and young adult titles. A … Read More
ABC-CBC Tea with Children’s Authors & Illustrators ABC-CBC Tea with Children’s Authors & Illustrators
Date: May 29, 2015
Location: New York City, NY
Please note: This event is open exclusively to booksellers and librarians, and registration is required (see below). Each year, the Children’s Book Council partners with the ABC Children’s Group at ABA on popular events at Book Expo America that give … Read More
ABC-CBC Speed Dating Lunch with Children’s Authors & Illustrators ABC-CBC Speed Dating Lunch with Children’s Authors & Illustrators
Date: May 29, 2015
Location: New York City, NY
Please note: This event is open exclusively to booksellers and librarians, and registration is required (see below). Each year, the Children’s Book Council partners with the ABC Children’s Group at ABA on popular events at Book Expo America that give … Read More
Simmons College Summer Courses at the Eric Carle Museum Simmons College Summer Courses at the Eric Carle Museum
Date: Jun 01, 2015
Location: Amherst, MA
Simmons College and the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art have announced their 2015 summer course offerings. Courses may be counted towards the Children’s Literature MA at Simmons College and are open to matriculated as well as non-degree students. … 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
Electric City Comic Con Electric City Comic Con
Date: Jul 11, 2015
Location: Schenectady, NY
The Schenectady County Public Library will be hosting its first-ever Electric City Comic Book Convention on July 11, 2015 from 10 AM to 4 PM. The event celebrates comics and graphic novels for readers of all ages, bringing together fans … 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
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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