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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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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 Very Hungry Caterpillar Show The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show
Date: Jan 30, 2016 - Mar 27, 2016
Location: New York City, NY
A special performance of The Very Hungry Caterpillar will take place at the 47th Street Theatre on February 19, 2016 in New York City. Proceeds will benefit The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art.The puppet show features characters from Eric Carle’s … Read More
International Book Giving Day 2016 International Book Giving Day 2016
Date: Feb 14, 2016
International Book Giving Day takes place each year on February 14. A volunteer initiative, IBGD is an opportunity to celebrate books and share them with the young people in your life.Join the celebration!Add your name to the list of individuals … Read More
World Read Aloud Day 2016 World Read Aloud Day 2016
Date: Feb 24, 2016
This year’s World Read Aloud Day celebration will take place on February 24, 2016.On World Read Aloud Day, readers of all ages celebrate literacy and the “pure joy and power of reading aloud.” As part of the lead-up to the big event, … Read More
NYPL Children’s Literary Salon: Meet the Founding Editors of the CBC Diversity Committee NYPL Children’s Literary Salon: Meet the Founding Editors of the CBC Diversity Committee
Date: Mar 05, 2016
Location: New York, NY
Meet the founders of the CBC Diversity Committee, a group dedicated to the creation and promotion of diverse literature for young readers. Panelists:Stacey Barney (Penguin Random House) Connie Hsu (Macmillan)Alvina Ling (Little Brown and Co.)Nancy Mercado (Scholastic)Stacy Whitman (Lee & Low Books)
90-Second Newbery Film Festival 2016 90-Second Newbery Film Festival 2016
Date: Mar 05, 2016
Location: New York City, NY
The New York Public Library presents the 5th annual 90-Second Newbery Festival, hosted by festival founder and author James Kennedy with author Peter Lerangis. This event is free and open to the public. Please reserve your seat here.Want to make your own 90-Second Newbery … Read More
2016 Teen Tech Week™ 2016 Teen Tech Week™
Date: Mar 06, 2016 - Mar 12, 2016
The Young Adult Library Services Association will host Teen Tech Week on March 6-12, 2016, at libraries nationwide. The official theme will be “Create it at your library,” with an emphasis on STEAM skills.The annual event showcases the many digital resources and library … Read More
Digital Book World Conference + Expo 2016: Launch Kids Digital Book World Conference + Expo 2016: Launch Kids
Date: Mar 07, 2016 - Mar 09, 2016
Location: New York City, NY
The fifth annual Launch Kids conference is set to take place on March 7, 2015, in New York City. In partnership with the Digital Book World Conference + Expo, the event brings together a wide range of experts who will discuss new … Read More
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
University of Central Missouri’s Children’s Literature Festival University of Central Missouri’s Children’s Literature Festival
Date: Mar 20, 2016 - Mar 22, 2016
Location: Warrensburg, MO
The University of Central Missouri will host the 48th annual Children’s Literature Festival from March 20-22, 2016. The event gives thousands of children from the area the chance to meet prominent children’s book authors and illustrators.For registration and the full list of participating … 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
2016 Hudson Children’s Book Festival 2016 Hudson Children’s Book Festival
Date: May 07, 2016
Location: Hudson, NY
The 8th annual Hudson Children’s Book Festival will take place on Saturday, May 7, 2016, at the Hudson Junior/Senior High School in New York. The festival will feature 75 children’s and young adult authors and illustrators, including Newbery Medal winner … Read More
National Readathon Day National Readathon Day
Date: May 21, 2016
Penguin Random House and the American Library Association will host the second annual National Readathon Day on May 21, 2016.Join fellow readers in the nationwide celebration of reading! Funds raised during the readathon will benefit the Every Child Ready to Read initiative. Learn how … 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
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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