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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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19th-Century Children’s Book Illustrations at the Morse Museum 19th-Century Children’s Book Illustrations at the Morse Museum
Date: Nov 29, 2013 - Jan 11, 2015
Location: Winter Park, FL
The “Lullaby and Goodnight” exhibition will focus on three trailblazers of early children’s literature: Kate Greenaway (1846–1901); Mary Dow Brine (1836–1925); and Eulalie Osgood Grover (1873–1958); and feature nearly 20 books by the authors, vintage dolls, and other ephemera. “As … Read More
The Forbes Galleries and Carle Museum Will Host ‘Harriet the Spy Turns Fifty’ The Forbes Galleries and Carle Museum Will Host ‘Harriet the Spy Turns Fifty’
Date: Mar 07, 2014 - Nov 30, 2014
Location: Multi-City Tour
To honor the 50th anniversary of Louise Fitzhugh’s classic, The Forbes Galleries and the Eric Carle Museum will each host Harriet the Spy Turns Fifty, an exhibition centered around the original art in the book. The show first premiered at The … Read More
Bescribbled, Nibbled, and Dog-Eared: Early American Children’s Books Bescribbled, Nibbled, and Dog-Eared: Early American Children’s Books
Date: Jul 09, 2014 - Jan 18, 2015
Location: Philadelphia, PA
This exhibition examines the history of early American children’s books. Some of items on display date back to Puritanical times. Others were first unleashed out into the world in the 19th century.
BAM! It’s a Picture Book: The Art Behind Graphic Novels BAM! It’s a Picture Book: The Art Behind Graphic Novels
Date: Aug 28, 2014 - Nov 25, 2014
Location: Las Vegas, NV
The Fifth Street School Mayor’s Gallery will host an exhibit on the art of graphic novels. The “BAM! It’s a Picture Book” exhibit explores the history and growing popularity of these books. It features artwork by Matthew Holm, Jarrett J, … Read More
One Artist’s Story of Growing Up Deaf at The Salem Museum One Artist’s Story of Growing Up Deaf at The Salem Museum
Date: Sep 06, 2014 - Dec 13, 2014
Location: Salem, VA
Cece Bell’s works will be displayed at a Salem Museum exhibit called One Artist’s Story of Growing Up Deaf. Many pieces of artifacts and artwork from Bell’s new graphic memoir, El Deafo!, will be displayed. Other items that will be … Read More
‘Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites’ Exhibit at The DISCOVERY Children’s Museum ‘Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites’ Exhibit at The DISCOVERY Children’s Museum
Date: Sep 20, 2014 - Jan 04, 2015
Location: Las Vegas, NV
The curators at the DISCOVERY Children’s Museum have organized a traveling exhibit celebrating literacy. Visitors will find three dimensional interactive environments that spotlight seven beloved picture books. The titles include The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter, The Snowy … Read More
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
‘Somebody Come and Play’: Sesame Street Exhibit at the NYPL ‘Somebody Come and Play’: Sesame Street Exhibit at the NYPL
Date: Sep 29, 2014 - Jan 31, 2015
Location: New York City, NY
The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center invites you for an inside look at the magic of Sesame Street. The pioneering television program is now celebrating its 45th anniversary of entertaining and educating kids. In collaboration … Read More
The Art of Leo & Diane Dillon at the Society of Illustrators The Art of Leo & Diane Dillon at the Society of Illustrators
Date: Oct 21, 2014 - Dec 20, 2014
Location: New York, NY
Leo and Diane Dillon were partners in both the romantic and the professional sense. The couple devoted five decades to a career in illustration that resulted in the creation of more than fifty children’s books. This exhibit showcases a number … Read More
The Society of Illustrators Presents ‘The Original Art’ The Society of Illustrators Presents ‘The Original Art’
Date: Oct 22, 2014 - Dec 20, 2014
Location: New York, NY
The Museum of American Illustration at the Society of Illustrators presents ‘The Original Art,’ an annual exhibit honoring exceptional children’s book illustrators. The 2014 exhibit, which features 166 books, will be on display from October 22 through December 20.This year’s honorees … Read More
The Galli Theater Presents ‘Rapunzel’ The Galli Theater Presents ‘Rapunzel’
Date: Nov 01, 2014 - Nov 30, 2014
Location: New York, NY
Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair! The Brothers Grimm included the classic German fairy tale, “Rapunzel,” in their 1812 collection, Children’s and Household Tales. This story comes to life at a Galli Theater production.
The 92Y Unterberg Poetry Center’s Children’s Reading Series The 92Y Unterberg Poetry Center’s Children’s Reading Series
Date: Nov 01, 2014 - Dec 31, 2014
Location: New York, New York
The Unterberg Poetry Center at the 92nd Street Y hosts the Children’s Reading Series on Saturday afternoons throughout November and December. The program features readings by guest authors such as Gregory Maguire (Egg and Spoon and the Wicked series) and … Read More
November is Picture Book Month! November is Picture Book Month!
Date: Nov 01, 2014 - Nov 30, 2014
Read * Share * Celebrate!November is Picture Book Month, a tribute to the enduring importance of the picture book form. This year, in addition to daily posts from Picture Book Champions, the spotlight will be on Story Time Activities and Common Core Connections, and … Read More
The Art of Dr. Seuss Exhibition at The Milan Gallery The Art of Dr. Seuss Exhibition at The Milan Gallery
Date: Nov 08, 2014 - Nov 24, 2014
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Dr. Seuss devoted decades of his life to create art. The curators of this special exhibit showcases pieces from Dr. Seuss’ collection of books and the “Secret Art of Dr. Seuss.” Visitors will see the children’s books creator’s prints and … Read More
‘Tico & The Golden Wings’ and ‘Geraldine The Music Mouse’ at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art ‘Tico & The Golden Wings’ and ‘Geraldine The Music Mouse’ at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
Date: Nov 08, 2014 - Nov 29, 2014
Location: Amherst, MA
Do you enjoy Leo Lionni’s stories? Director Therese Brady Donohue and the Picture Book Theatre team worked to create a stage adaptation of Tico and The Golden Wings and Geraldine The Music Mouse. This show will be played at the … Read More
‘Hogwarts in the Snow’ Holiday Tour ‘Hogwarts in the Snow’ Holiday Tour
Date: Nov 14, 2014 - Feb 01, 2015
Location: London, UK
This holiday season, Warner Bros. Studio is launching a special tour of the Hogwarts set. Visitors will explore a model of the castle, featuring props and costumes from the Harry Potter films:Special effects experts that worked on the films have transformed the … Read More
One Hundred Books Famous in Children’s Literature: A Holiday Presentation at the  Grolier Club One Hundred Books Famous in Children’s Literature: A Holiday Presentation at the Grolier Club
Date: Dec 10, 2014 - Feb 07, 2015
Location: New York, NY
Powerful narrative, unforgettable characters, illustrations that stir the imagination, and insights that engage the mind and heart—literature for children is forged from the same enduring elements as literature for adults.  Children’s books with these qualities often shine for generations, with some achieving landmark fame.  A few such books … Read More
Digital Publishing Innovation Summit Digital Publishing Innovation Summit
Date: Dec 10, 2014 - Dec 11, 2014
Location: San Francisco, CA
The Digital Publishing Innovation Summit is set to take place in San Francisco this winter. Companies confirmed to present include Mashable, BuzzFeed, ESPN, Forbes, Hearst, The Associated Press, TimeOut, and more. - Join 150+ like-minded digital publishing professionals for two days of … Read More
Exclusive CBC Member Special: $250 discount on The Nielsen Children’s Book Summit on 12/12 Exclusive CBC Member Special: $250 discount on The Nielsen Children’s Book Summit on 12/12
Date: Dec 12, 2014
Location: New York, NY
CBC Members only: $250 Discount  E-mail us for the member-exclusive discount code to use when you register online. Expires: 12/1/14Register now!What it is: An exclusive executive-level event that will include 360 degrees of Nielsen consumer research on books, gaming, home … Read More
Digital Book World Conference + Expo 2015: Launch Kids Digital Book World Conference + Expo 2015: Launch Kids
Date: Jan 13, 2015
Location: New York City, NY
The fourth annual Launch Kids conference is set to take place on January 13, 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
National Readathon Day 2015 National Readathon Day 2015
Date: Jan 24, 2015
The National Book Foundation, GoodReads, Mashable and Penguin Random House are joining forces to launch the first-ever National Readathon Day. The Readathon will take place on Saturday, January 24, 2015 from 12 to 4 PM (in each time zone), at which time … Read More
Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2015 Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2015
Date: Jan 27, 2015
The second annual Multicultural Children’s Book Day is scheduled for Tuesday, January 27th, 2015. The event’s mission is “to not only raise awareness for the kid’s books that celebrate diversity, but to get more of these books into classrooms and … 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
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
Celebrate the 96th Annual Children’s Book Week! Celebrate the 96th Annual Children’s Book Week!
Date: May 04, 2015 - May 10, 2015
Location: Nationwide
Established in 1919, Children’s Book Week is the annual celebration of books for young people and the joy of reading, and the longest-running nationwide literacy initiative in the country. 2015 will be the largest celebration of Children’s Book Week yet, … 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
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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