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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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Wild Things at the Breman Wild Things at the Breman
Date: Nov 16, 2014 - Jul 05, 2015
Location: Atlanta, GA
The Breman Museum presents “Where the Wild Things Are: Maurice Sendak in His Own Words and Pictures,” an interactive exhibit bringing together drawings, ephemera, and biographic information about the late children’s book creator. The exhibit celebrates Sendak’s creative genius while … Read More
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
Journey of Memory: Allen Say Journey of Memory: Allen Say
Date: Apr 11, 2015 - Aug 09, 2015
Location: Omaha, NE
The National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature has organized a special exhibit highlighting the works of Allen Say. Eighty pieces have been collected for this display. Visitors will find this program at the Joslyn Art Museum (2200 Dodge Street, Omaha, … 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
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
ALA Annual 2015 ALA Annual 2015
Date: Jun 25, 2015 - Jun 30, 2015
Location: San Francisco, CA
This year’s ALA Annual Conference will be held in San Francisco. Here’s a look at the lineup of teen-centric programming from the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA): Friday, June 26The Michael L. Printz Program and Reception8-10PM. Tickets — $34Jandy … 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
Electric City Comic Con Electric City Comic Con
Date: Jul 11, 2015
Location: Schenectady, NY
The Schenectady County Public Library will be hosting its first-ever Electric City Comic Book Convention on July 11, 2015 from 10 AM to 4 PM. The event celebrates comics and graphic novels for readers of all ages, bringing together fans … Read More
SCBWI Summer Conference 2015 SCBWI Summer Conference 2015
Date: Jul 31, 2015 - Aug 03, 2015
Location: Los Angeles, CA
The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators will hold is 44th annual Summer Conference from July 31 to August 3, 2015, at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles. The networking event will bring together top agents, editors, … 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
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
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
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
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.
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
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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