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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
Sendak in the ’60s at The Rosenbach Museum & Library Sendak in the ’60s at The Rosenbach Museum & Library
Date: Mar 26, 2014 - Nov 02, 2014
Location: Philadelphia, PA
During the 1960′s, Maurice Sendak illustrated more than 30 picture books. Many experts who have examined his work from this time period believe that it reflects the turmoil that society faced during that decade. Visitors can expect to see a … Read More
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art Celebrates the Life and Art of Simms Taback The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art Celebrates the Life and Art of Simms Taback
Date: Jun 28, 2014 - Nov 02, 2014
Location: Amherst, MA
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Amherst, MA (April 28, 2014)— The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is pleased to announce an exhibition of work by acclaimed children’s book author and illustrator Simms Taback. Simms Taback: Art by Design, on view from June 28 … 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
‘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
LIVE from the NYPL: Neil Gaiman LIVE from the NYPL: Neil Gaiman
Date: Oct 31, 2014
Location: New York, NY
Newbery Medal-winning author Neil Gaiman will headline a LIVE from the NYPL event. Gaiman will sit for a conversation with Director Paul Holdengräber. It will take place inside the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building.
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
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, 2014 - Nov 08, 2014
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.
YALSA’s 2014 YA Literature Symposium **Dates Have Changed** YALSA’s 2014 YA Literature Symposium **Dates Have Changed**
Date: Nov 14, 2014 - Nov 16, 2014
Location: Austin, TX
The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) plans to host the 2014 YA Literature Symposium in Austin, TX. All young adult librarians and YA literature enthusiasts are encouraged to register and join in on this event. Attendees will be able … Read More
Rochester Children’s Book Festival Rochester Children’s Book Festival
Date: Nov 15, 2014
Location: Rochester, NY
The 18th annual Rochester Children’s Book Festival will feature area authors and illustrators as well as workshops and fun activities for the whole family.Over 40 guests will be present, including familiar faces from past festivals like Marsha Hayles, Will Hubbell, … Read More
‘Terrific Tails: A Celebration of E.B. White’ ‘Terrific Tails: A Celebration of E.B. White’
Date: Nov 16, 2014
Location: New York, NY
The Thalia Kids’ Book Club at Symphony Space will host the Terrific Tails: A Celebration of E.B. White event. Jarrett J. Krosoczka will serve as the host. Martha White, the granddaughter of the author behind Charlotte’s Web, and actor David … 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
The Nielson Children’s Book Summit The Nielson Children’s Book Summit
Date: Dec 12, 2014
Location: New York City, NY
The Nielson Children’s Book Summit is to be held for the first time this December, at the McGraw-Hill Auditorium in New York City. The agenda features talks from experts on the children’s book market, focus groups with teens and families, … 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
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
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
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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