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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
Seriously Silly!: The art & whimsy of Mo Willems Seriously Silly!: The art & whimsy of Mo Willems
Date: May 23, 2015 - Jan 10, 2016
Location: Atlanta, GA
The High Museum of Art celebrates the work of children’s author and illustrator Mo Willems in the Seriously Silly! exhibit. Willems began his career writing and animating for Sesame Street, before making his successful picture book debut with Don’t Let … Read More
Fairy Tale Art Show at the Brooklyn Public Library Fairy Tale Art Show at the Brooklyn Public Library
Date: Jun 11, 2015 - Sep 25, 2015
Location: Brooklyn, NY
The Brooklyn Public Library’s Central Branch is currently hosting an exhibit of illustrations inspired by fairy tales. The artwork, created by artists of the Children’s Book Illustrators Group (CBIG), presents diverse new interpretations of classic stories.
Mary Poppins Display at the NYPL Mary Poppins Display at the NYPL
Date: Jun 12, 2015 - Sep 23, 2015
Location: New York City, NY
A display of rare ‘Mary Poppins’-related artifacts donated by author P.L. Travers is now on view at the New York Public Library. Items include:Travers’s umbrella, which inspired the magical umbrella Mary Poppins uses to fly.A Dutch wooden doll belonging to Travers — illustrator Mary … Read More
Very Eric Carle Exhibit Very Eric Carle Exhibit
Date: Jun 13, 2015 - Sep 20, 2015
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh will host Very Eric Carle: A Very Hungry, Quiet, Lonely, Clumsy, Busy Exhibit beginning on June 13, 2015. This interactive exhibit will feature activities inspired by the author’s classic books. Children can see a gallery … 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
Sunday Story Time in Mr. Morgan’s Library Sunday Story Time in Mr. Morgan’s Library
Date: Jun 28, 2015 - Oct 11, 2015
Location: New York City, NY
The Morgan Library and Museum is hosting a story time, coinciding with the Alice: 150 Years of Wonderland exhibit. Every Sunday from June 28 through October 11, 3–4 pm, children can follow Alice through Wonderland and hear about her amazing tale. Afterwards, … Read More
A Renaissance Man: The Art of Fred Marcellino A Renaissance Man: The Art of Fred Marcellino
Date: Jun 30, 2015 - Oct 25, 2015
Location: Amherst, MA
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is hosting ‘A Renaissance Man: The Art of Fred Marcellino,’ featuring over 90 of Marcellino’s original works — from paintings and drawings, album and book covers, to the art and text of his … Read More
‘The Hunger Games’ Exhibit ‘The Hunger Games’ Exhibit
Date: Jul 01, 2015 - Jan 03, 2016
Location: New York City, New York
The Hunger Games: The Exhibition is now open in Times Square, New York City, and will run through January 3, 2016. The exhibit showcases costumes, props, set recreations and interactive features tied to the popular book series and movies. Visitors … Read More
BAM! It’s a Picture Book: The Art Behind Graphic Novels BAM! It’s a Picture Book: The Art Behind Graphic Novels
Date: Aug 08, 2015 - Nov 01, 2015
Location: Orlando, FL
The Orlando Museum of Art 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, Krosoczka, … Read More
Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile and Friends: The Art of Bernard Waber Exhibit Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile and Friends: The Art of Bernard Waber Exhibit
Date: Aug 27, 2015 - Nov 01, 2015
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Throughout his lifetime, Bernard Waber created more than 30 picture books. The National Museum of American Jewish History will host the “Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile and Friends: The Art of Bernard Waber” exhibit. The curators have collected more than 90 original … Read More
Mo Willems: Northampton Mo Willems: Northampton
Date: Sep 01, 2015 - Sep 30, 2015
Location: Northampton, MA
This September, R.Michelson Galleries hosts Mo Willems: Northampton, a collection of work inspired by the artist’s home in Massachusetts. Featuring drawings, doodles, character studies, and more, the exhibit shows the children’s illustrator in a new light. Join Willems on September … Read More
Simmons College Fall Graduate Courses at The Carle Simmons College Fall Graduate Courses at The Carle
Date: Sep 02, 2015 - Dec 09, 2015
Location: Amherst, MA
Simmons College and The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art are pleased to announce the 2015 fall graduate course offerings. Courses are held at the Museum’s Amherst, Massachusetts location, a site which offers students the opportunity to see original … Read More
10th Annual AJC Decatur Book Festival 10th Annual AJC Decatur Book Festival
Date: Sep 04, 2015 - Sep 06, 2015
Location: Decatur, GA
The AJC Decatur Book Festival is the largest independent book festival in the country. All of the events featured in this festival are free of charge to the public. Some of the children’s books creators who will appear at this … Read More
15th Annual National Book Festival 15th Annual National Book Festival
Date: Sep 05, 2015
Location: Washington, DC
The Library of Congress will host the 15th annual National Book Festival on September 5, 2015 at at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. The festival is expected to draw over 175 bestselling authors, poets and illustrators, … Read More
International Literacy Day 2015 International Literacy Day 2015
Date: Sep 08, 2015
International Literacy Day is the annual celebration of the joy of reading. Communities around the world raise awareness for those who cannot read and are without access to education. Find inspiration for International Literacy Day events and activities here.
Alice in a World of Wonderlands at the Grolier Club Alice in a World of Wonderlands at the Grolier Club
Date: Sep 16, 2015 - Nov 15, 2015
Location: New York, NY
In celebration of the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s classic children’s book, the Grolier Club will host ‘Alice in a World of Wonderlands: The Translations of Lewis Carroll’s Masterpiece.’ While Carroll’s nonsense rhymes and wordplay pose a challenges to translators, … Read More
The 10th Annual Brooklyn Book Festival: Children’s Day The 10th Annual Brooklyn Book Festival: Children’s Day
Date: Sep 19, 2015
Location: Brooklyn, NY
In celebration of its 10th anniversary, the Brooklyn Book Festival will present a Children’s Day for kids ages 2-11 at MetroTech Commons in downtown Brooklyn. Enjoy authors and illustrators in readings, performances, and workshops, as they present new and beloved … Read More
‘Between Memory & Museum’ Film Screening: NYPL Children’s Literary Salon ‘Between Memory & Museum’ Film Screening: NYPL Children’s Literary Salon
Date: Sep 19, 2015
Location: New York City, NY
Join Arun Wolf of Tara Books — an independent publisher of illustrated books for children and adults, based in Chennai, South lndia — for a film screening and discussion of ‘Between Memory & Museum: A Dialogue with Folk and Tribal … Read More
2015 Princeton Children’s Book Festival 2015 Princeton Children’s Book Festival
Date: Sep 19, 2015
Location: Princeton, NJ
The Princeton Children’s Book Festival takes place annually in the Fall. It’s a free, rain-or-shine event at the Princeton Public Library. Some of the authors who will appear at this event include David Ezra Stein, Tommy Greenwald, and Rosemary Wells.
2015 Columbus Children’s Book Festival 2015 Columbus Children’s Book Festival
Date: Sep 19, 2015
Location: Columbus, GA
The Chattahoochee Valley Libraries will host the third annual Columbus Children’s Book Festival. Attendees will enjoy presentations, Q&A sessions, and autographing. Some of the authors who will appear at this event include Eric Litwin, Meg Cabot, and Jane Yolen.
Speculative Fiction Convention: Southeast 2015 Speculative Fiction Convention: Southeast 2015
Date: Sep 25, 2015 - Sep 27, 2015
Location: Orlando, FL
This year’s Speculative Fiction: Southeast will be held at the Sheraton Orlando North in Florida, from September 25 to 27, 2015. SF:SE is an event for fans and icons of Speculative Fiction, a term encompassing Horror, SciFi, Fantasy, Paranormal, and … Read More
William Joyce: Guardian of Childhood William Joyce: Guardian of Childhood
Date: Sep 26, 2015 - Jan 03, 2016
Location: Canajoharie, NY
The Arkell Museum at Canajoharie will host William Joyce: Guardian of Childhood, an exhibit featuring the work of the pioneer author-illustrator and filmmaker. Joyce is known for his book The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, which he adapted … Read More
The Warwick Children’s Book Festival 2015 The Warwick Children’s Book Festival 2015
Date: Sep 26, 2015
Location: Warwick, NY
The Warwick Children’s Book Festival will take place at Railroad Avenue. It’s a free, rain-or-shine event. Fifty authors and illustrators have agreed to take part.
Texas Teen Book Festival 2015 Texas Teen Book Festival 2015
Date: Sep 26, 2015
Location: Austin, TX
The 2015 Texas Teen Book Festival will be held on Saturday, September 26, at St. Edward’s University in Austin. The annual festival is held in celebration of teen readers, providing an opportunity for teens to meet some of the most … Read More
Banned Books Week 2015 Banned Books Week 2015
Date: Sep 27, 2015 - Oct 03, 2015
Banned Books Week, the annual celebration of the freedom to read, will be held from September 27 to October 3, 2015, in schools, libraries, and bookstores across the nation and worldwide. The focus of this year’s event will be Young Adult books, a common … Read More
Celebrating Banned Books Week: A Conversation with Banned and Challenged Young Adult Authors Celebrating Banned Books Week: A Conversation with Banned and Challenged Young Adult Authors
Date: Sep 29, 2015
Location: New York, NY
In celebration of Banned Books Week (September 27-October 3, 2015), join young adult authors David Levithan (‘Boy Meets Boy’), Meg Medina (‘Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass’), and Coe Booth (‘Kinda Like Brothers’) at Housing Works for a conversation on … Read More
Picture Book Summit 2015 Picture Book Summit 2015
Date: Oct 03, 2015
The inaugural Picture Book Summit, a full-day online writing conference, will take place on October 3, 2015. Headlining the event are beloved picture book authors, Peter Brown (Creepy Carrots), Andrea Davis Pinkney (Martin & Mahalia: His Words, Her Songs), and … Read More
Star Wars Reads Day Star Wars Reads Day
Date: Oct 10, 2015
Location: Worldwide
There’s no need to travel to a galaxy far far away! Bookstores, libraries, and retailers everywhere will celebrate the 4th annual Star Wars Reads Day. Join in for all the signings, parties, and more.
Kate DiCamillo’s Live National Webcast Kate DiCamillo’s Live National Webcast
Date: Oct 15, 2015
Join National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Kate DiCamillo for a live Q&A on October 15, 2015, in celebration of the 10th Anniversary of Mercy Watson, the “porcine wonder” and star of the adored early chapter-book series. All you need … Read More
The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh: NYPL Children’s Literary Salon The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh: NYPL Children’s Literary Salon
Date: Oct 17, 2015
Location: New York, NY
Kathryn Aalto, the author behind the The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh: A Walk Through the Forest that Inspired the Hundred Acre Wood, will sit for a conversation. This New York Public Library children’s literary salon event will be held in … Read More
BookFest @ Bank Street 2015 BookFest @ Bank Street 2015
Date: Oct 24, 2015
Location: New York, NY
The Bank Street College Center for Children’s Literature will host its annual BookFest on October 24, 2015 in New York City. Author Rita Williams-Garcia (‘Gone Crazy in Alabama’) will deliver the keynote. The event brings together acclaimed authors, artists, and … Read More
PW Kids Connect Conference PW Kids Connect Conference
Date: Oct 29, 2015 - Oct 30, 2015
Location: New York City, NY
Publishers Weekly presents the PW Kids Connect Conference on October 29-30, 2015 at the Grand Lodge of the State of New York. The conference will bring together publishing professionals, authors, booksellers, and librarians from the US and abroad to discuss key elements of the … 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.
The ‘I Want My Hat Back’ Musical The ‘I Want My Hat Back’ Musical
Date: Nov 12, 2015 - Jan 02, 2016
Location: London, England
Jon Klassen’s I Want My Hat Back picture book has been adapted into a musical. Joel Horwood created the book and lyrics. Arthur Darvill composed the music. This theatrical show is being hosted by the National Theatre at South Bank, … Read More
YALLfest 2015 YALLfest 2015
Date: Nov 13, 2015 - Nov 14, 2015
Location: Charleston, SC
This year, YALLFest will celebrate its fifth anniversary with a celebration of children’s and young adult literature, featuring a stellar lineup of authors. Richelle Mead, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling series Vampire Academy, will deliver the opening … Read More
Global Kids Connect Conference Global Kids Connect Conference
Date: Dec 02, 2015
Location: New York, NY, United States
On December 2, 2015, in New York City, Publishers Weekly and the Bologna Children’s Book Fair will host “Global Kids Connect,” a one-day conference featuring the leading children’s book publishing professionals from around the world, providing the latest information and best strategies for buying, … Read More
A Celebration of Dr. Seuss A Celebration of Dr. Seuss
Date: Dec 13, 2015
Location: New York, NY
Jarrett J. Krosoczka will host the “A Celebration of Dr. Seuss” event. Several special readers and guests will take part. It will be held in the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space.
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
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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