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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
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.
‘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
‘Golden Legacy: 65 Years of Golden Books’ Exhibition ‘Golden Legacy: 65 Years of Golden Books’ Exhibition
Date: Oct 19, 2014 - Jan 04, 2015
Location: Rochester, NY
The Little Golden Books series got its start back in the 1940′s. More than six decades have passed, but these colorful picture books continue to delight children’s books readers to this day. The Memorial Art Gallery of the University of … Read More
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
‘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
‘Madeline at 75: The Art of Ludwig Bemelmans’ Exhibition ‘Madeline at 75: The Art of Ludwig Bemelmans’ Exhibition
Date: Nov 15, 2014 - Feb 22, 2015
Location: Amherst, MA
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is hosting a Ludwig Bemelmans retrospective called “Madeline at 75.” This exhibit was organized to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the publication of the first Madeline picture book. Visitors will be able … Read More
J. Otto Seibold and Mr. Lunch Exhibit J. Otto Seibold and Mr. Lunch Exhibit
Date: Nov 20, 2014 - Mar 08, 2015
Location: San Francisco, CA
The Contemporary Jewish Museum of San Francisco offers a new exhibit featuring the work of computer-based illustrator J. Otto Seibold. The exhibit includes artwork from Seibold’s Mr. Lunch series, written in collaboration with Vivian Walsh: Mr. Lunch Takes a Plane Ride (Viking, 1993), Mr. Lunch Borrows … Read More
The Art of Dr. Seuss: A Retrospective The Art of Dr. Seuss: A Retrospective
Date: Nov 21, 2014 - Dec 31, 2014
Location: St Louis Park, MN
Dr. Seuss devoted so many years of his life to a creative career. The Jean Stephen Galleries will host “The Art of Dr. Seuss: A Retrospective” exhibit. Visitors will see lithographs, serigraphs and sculptures.
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 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
Diversity Matters: An ALA News You Can Use Session Diversity Matters: An ALA News You Can Use Session
Date: Feb 01, 2015
Location: Chicago, IL
Attending the ALA Midwinter Meeting? Don’t miss the Diversity Matters update, Stepping It Up With Action! When it comes to diversity in children’s publishing, it’s time to step it up! What concrete, hands-on solutions are working? How can we continue … Read More
SCBWI 16th Annual Winter Conference SCBWI 16th Annual Winter Conference
Date: Feb 06, 2015 - Feb 08, 2015
Location: New York, NY
The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators will host its 16th Annual Winter Conference in New York City, on February 6-8. Attendees will take part in workshops and intensives led by publishing professionals and top authors and illustrators. The Winter Conference … 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
‘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
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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