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I See a Story: The Art of Eric Carle I See a Story: The Art of Eric Carle
Date: Apr 02, 2016 - Jan 08, 2017
Location: Atlanta, GA
The High Museum of art will present an exhibition dedicated to children’s book author and illustrator Eric Carle, best known for The Very Hungry Caterpillar and other picture books featuring his trademark collages. ‘I See a Story’ features  more than 80 of … Read More
Louis Darling: Drawing the Words of Beverly Cleary Louis Darling: Drawing the Words of Beverly Cleary
Date: May 17, 2016 - Nov 27, 2016
Location: Amherst, MA
In celebration of the centenary of Darling’s birth as well as Cleary’s 100th birthday, the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art presents Louis Darling: Drawing the Words of Beverly Cleary on view May 17 through November 27, 2016. Darling brought … Read More
Treasures of Childhood: Books from the Hunt Collection of Children’s Literature Treasures of Childhood: Books from the Hunt Collection of Children’s Literature
Date: Jun 16, 2016 - Oct 16, 2016
Location: Brooklyn, NY
In celebration of its 75th birthday, the Central Library will host an exhibit of children’s books from the Hunt Collection. Named after Clara Hunt (1871 – 1958), the first Superintendent of Work with Children for the Brooklyn Public Library system, the collection brings together … Read More
Americana on Parade: The Art of Robert McCloskey Americana on Parade: The Art of Robert McCloskey
Date: Jun 19, 2016 - Oct 23, 2016
Location: Amherst, MA
In celebration of the 75th anniversary of Robert McCloskey’s ‘Make Way for Ducklings’ (1941), The Carle will present a retrospective highlighting original art from the beloved picture book.“American on Parade” will feature over 90 original artworks, ephemera, and rare preliminary book … Read More
Simmons College at The Eric Carle Museum: Fall 2016 Simmons College at The Eric Carle Museum: Fall 2016
Date: Sep 12, 2016 - Dec 13, 2016
Location: Amherst, MA
For nearly 40 years, The Center for the Study of Children’s Literature at Simmons College has shared its passionate commitment to literature for young people through scholarly engagement. Since 2008, The Carle has been proud to partner with Simmons to … Read More
Words & Pictures Series Words & Pictures Series
Date: Sep 18, 2016 - Mar 19, 2017
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures and the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh are teaming up to present Words & Pictures, a lecture series featuring a diverse range of children’s and young adult authors. The series will run on Sundays in 2016-2017.Author Lineup:Sept. 18: Ann M. Martin (The … Read More
Banned Books Week 2016 Banned Books Week 2016
Date: Sep 25, 2016 - Oct 01, 2016
Banned Books Week, the annual celebration of the freedom to read, will be held from September 25 to October 1, 2016, in schools, libraries, and bookstores across the nation and worldwide. The focus of this year’s event will be diverse books.The celebration was founded in … Read More
‘The Great Gilly Hopkins’: Author Event with Katherine Paterson ‘The Great Gilly Hopkins’: Author Event with Katherine Paterson
Date: Oct 01, 2016
Location: New York, NY
The New York Public Library welcomes author and former National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Katherine Paterson and her sons, David and John, to discuss Paterson’s enduring young adult classic The Great Gilly Hopkins and new feature film adaptation debuting in theaters and On Demand on October 7, 2016. ELECTRONIC … Read More
Author Visit and Storytime with Jory John and Lane Smith Author Visit and Storytime with Jory John and Lane Smith
Date: Oct 01, 2016
Location: New York, NY
Stop by the Seward Park Library for a special visit from author Jory John and illustrator Lane Smith! They will be sharing their brand new picture book, Penguin Problems.This event is free and open to the public.
Rí Rá Children’s Festival of Literature Rí Rá Children’s Festival of Literature
Date: Oct 02, 2016
Location: New York, NY
The Irish Arts Center and Children’s Books Ireland will present a wondrous day of readings, illustrations, storytelling, and workshops led by the very best children’s authors and illustrators from Ireland.Click here for the complete schedule and registration.
National Ambassador Gene Luen Yang at Bookworks at Albuquerque Academy National Ambassador Gene Luen Yang at Bookworks at Albuquerque Academy
Date: Oct 02, 2016
Location: Albuquerque, NM
National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Gene Luen Yang will appear at Bookworks to share his platform, “Reading Without Walls,” and discuss his latest graphic novel, Paths and Portals — book 2 in the Secret Coders series. The talk will be followed … Read More
Storytime with Edward Hemingway Storytime with Edward Hemingway
Date: Oct 03, 2016
Location: New York, NY
Join children’s book author Edward Hemingway for story time at the Harlem Library!This event is free and open to the public.
National Ambassador Gene Luen Yang at Tattered Cover National Ambassador Gene Luen Yang at Tattered Cover
Date: Oct 03, 2016
Location: Denver, CO
National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Gene Luen Yang will appear at Tattered Cover to share his platform, “Reading Without Walls,” and discuss his latest graphic novel, Paths and Portals — book 2 in the Secret Coders series. This event is free and open … Read More
#DVpit: A Twitter Pitching Event #DVpit: A Twitter Pitching Event
Date: Oct 05, 2016
Authors of diverse backgrounds and content are invited to join the second #DVpit: A Twitter Pitching Event, hosted and moderated by literary agent Beth Phelan (The Bent Agency).From 8 AM to 8 PM (EST) on October 5, authors can Tweet their … Read More
The Great Gilly Hopkins The Great Gilly Hopkins
Date: Oct 07, 2016
Adapted from the award-winning novel by former National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Katherine Paterson, The Great Gilly Hopkins is the hilarious and big-hearted story of a headstrong girl who wants to find a place to call home.The Great Gilly Hopkins opens … Read More
Teen Read Week 2016 Teen Read Week 2016
Date: Oct 09, 2016 - Oct 15, 2016
Teen Read Week, YALSA’s annual celebration of teen literacy, will take place October 9–15, 2016. The theme of this year’s celebration is “Read for the fun of it,” with an emphasis on services, programming, and literature for young adults who speak … Read More
Storytime with Paul Czajak Storytime with Paul Czajak
Date: Oct 25, 2016
Location: New York, NY
Join children’s book author Paul Czajak for story time at the Morrisania Library!This event is free and open to the public.
Storytime with Terry Catasús Jennings Storytime with Terry Catasús Jennings
Date: Oct 26, 2016
Location: New York, NY
Join children’s book author Terry Catasús Jennings for story time at the Tompkins Square Library!This event is free and open to the public.
Storytime with Marie Letourneau Storytime with Marie Letourneau
Date: Nov 04, 2016
Location: New York, NY
Join children’s book author Marie Letourneau for story time at the Roosevelt Island Library!This event is free and open to the public.
YALLFest 2016 YALLFest 2016
Date: Nov 11, 2016 - Nov 12, 2016
Location: Charleston, SC
The 6th annual Charleston Young Adult Book Festival will take place on November 11 & 12, 2016! YALLFest is the largest Young Adult book festival in the world.Participating authors include:Victoria AveryardSoman ChainaniMelissa de la CruzAlex GinoJenny HanAdam SilveraCinda Williams ChimaNicola Yoon
Book Riot Live 2016 Book Riot Live 2016
Date: Nov 12, 2016 - Nov 13, 2016
Location: New York, NY
The second annual Book Riot Live will be held on November 12 and 13, 2016 at The Metropolitan West in New York City. The convention brings together book lovers, authors, publishing pros, and the team behind BookRiot.com.Children’s and YA fans can look forward … Read More

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