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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
The Picture Book Re-Imagined The Picture Book Re-Imagined
Date: Jul 12, 2016 - Sep 15, 2016
Location: New York, NY
Pratt Manhattan Gallery will present The Picture Book Re-Imagined: The Children’s Book Legacy of Pratt Institute and Bank Street College of Education. The exhibit explores the impact of the two innovative New York institutions on the development of children’s literature and illustration.This … Read More
Summer Reading Buddies with Bright Spot Therapy Dogs Summer Reading Buddies with Bright Spot Therapy Dogs
Date: Jul 18, 2016 - Aug 29, 2016
Location: Amherst, MA
Children ages 4-11 will enjoy reading aloud to Reading Buddy dogs, who provide a gentle, comforting listener to readers as they practice their fluency and strengthen their confidence in reading.Program dates (Mondays in July & August):July 25, 2016 1:30pm – 2:30pmAugust 1, … Read More
Young Writers’ Workshop Young Writers’ Workshop
Date: Aug 11, 2016 - Aug 28, 2016
Location: New York, NY
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
Simmons College at The Eric Carle Museum: Fall 2016 Simmons College at The Eric Carle Museum: Fall 2016
Date: Sep 12, 2016 - Dec 13, 2016
Location: Amherst, MA
For nearly 40 years, The Center for the Study of Children’s Literature at Simmons College has shared its passionate commitment to literature for young people through scholarly engagement. Since 2008, The Carle has been proud to partner with Simmons to … 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
The Carle Celebrates Museum Day Live! The Carle Celebrates Museum Day Live!
Date: Sep 24, 2016
Location: Amherst, MA
The Carle Museum of Picture Book Art celebrates Museum Day Live!, an annual nationwide event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors for free to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket.Free Admission for two … Read More
The Carle Honors Annual Benefit Gala The Carle Honors Annual Benefit Gala
Date: Sep 28, 2016
Location: New York, NY
The 2016 Carle Honors will be awarded at Guastavino’s in New York City. The eleventh annual gala and fundraiser, hosted by author Gregory Maguire (Wicked), will honor the nation’s top children’s book creators, including writer/illustrator Allen Say who is to receive … Read More
The Great Gilly Hopkins The Great Gilly Hopkins
Date: Oct 07, 2016
Adapted from the award-winning novel by former National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Katherine Paterson, The Great Gilly Hopkins is the hilarious and big-hearted story of a headstrong girl who wants to find a place to call home.The Great Gilly Hopkins opens … 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
Book Riot Live 2016 Book Riot Live 2016
Date: Nov 12, 2016 - Nov 13, 2016
Location: New York, NY
The second annual Book Riot Live will be held on November 12 and 13, 2016 at The Metropolitan West in New York City. The convention brings together book lovers, authors, publishing pros, and the team behind BookRiot.com.Children’s and YA fans can look forward … Read More

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