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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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Magician of the Modern: The Art of Leonard Weisgard Magician of the Modern: The Art of Leonard Weisgard
Date: Mar 08, 2016 - Jun 05, 2016
Location: Amherst, MA
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art will present Magician of the Modern: The Art of Leonard Weisgard from March 8 to June 5, 2016.In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Weisgard’s birth, the exhibit will feature work by the acclaimed children’s … Read More
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
Gene Luen Yang: Reading Without Walls: Opening Horizons Gene Luen Yang: Reading Without Walls: Opening Horizons
Date: Jun 04, 2016
Location: San Francisco, CA
Gene Luen Yang, recently named the fifth National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, has chosen “Reading without Walls” as the platform for his tenure as ambassador. “I want kids to explore the world through books, to read outside of their … Read More
Gene Luen Yang: “Asian Americans and Comics” Gene Luen Yang: “Asian Americans and Comics”
Date: Jun 10, 2016
Location: Columbus, OH
Join award-winning cartoonist and National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Gene Luen Yang for a discussion of the historical portrayals of Asians and Asian Americans in American comics; commonalities between modern comics and traditional Asian art; prominent Asian American cartoonists; and how being … Read More
B-Fest Teen Book Festival B-Fest Teen Book Festival
Date: Jun 10, 2016 - Jun 12, 2016
Barnes & Noble stores nationwide will host the first annual B-Fest™, a three-day event celebrating YA literature. Special events will include trivia, sweepstakes, giveaways, and sneak peeks at upcoming teen novels. Click here to find events in your area! Share the fun … Read More
21st Century Children’s Nonfiction Conference™ 21st Century Children’s Nonfiction Conference™
Date: Jun 10, 2016 - Jun 12, 2016
Location: New Rochelle, NY
The 21st Century Children’s Nonfiction Conference™ will be held at Iona College in New Rochelle, NY on June 10-12, 2016.The conference brings together authors and illustrators, teachers, librarians, booksellers, publishing professionals, and other children’s book lovers to explore aspects of nonfiction … Read More
Publishing Perspectives Conference:  “Rights and Content in the Digital Age” Publishing Perspectives Conference: “Rights and Content in the Digital Age”
Date: Jun 13, 2016
Location: New York, NY
On June 13, Publishing Perspectives will host a half-day conference in New York City: “Rights and Content in the Digital Age.” Join experts in the book and media industries — including literary agents, publishers, and digital service providers — for strategies to help maximize … Read More
Do the Write Thing Do the Write Thing
Date: Jun 13, 2016
Location: Washington, DC
We Need Diverse Books and the Library of Congress are teaming up to host a master class on writing and publishing for children and young adults. The course will cover a range of introductory topics from writing children’s books to the role of … 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
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 beloved children’s book authors and illustrators!Campers will join in book discussions and book-related field trips around New … 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
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

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