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ALA Annual 2017 ALA Annual 2017
Date: Jun 22, 2017 - Jun 27, 2017
Location: Chicago, IL
ALA Annual Conference is the premier global library event each year, bringing together the newsmakers, innovators, thought leaders, and influencers in the library field, from all over the world. News is made at these events, where important announcements are made, updates are … Read More
Heroes Con 2017 Heroes Con 2017
Date: Jun 16, 2017 - Jun 18, 2017
Location: Charlotte, NC
HEROES CONVENTION was founded in 1982 by Shelton Drum, owner of Charlotte’s Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find comics shop. Since then the convention has become famous for its comics-first and family-friendly atmosphere, where fans can mingle directly with professionals and … Read More
World Read Aloud Day 2017 World Read Aloud Day 2017
Date: Feb 16, 2017
Mark your calendars for the World Read Aloud Day celebration, taking place on February 16, 2017!On World Read Aloud Day, readers of all ages celebrate literacy and the “pure joy and power of reading aloud.” Stay tuned for more announcements and materials.Click … Read More
It’s Me, Eloise: The Voice of Kay Thompson and the Art of Hilary Knight It’s Me, Eloise: The Voice of Kay Thompson and the Art of Hilary Knight
Date: Feb 12, 2017 - Jun 04, 2017
Location: Amherst, MA
The Carle Museum presents ‘It’s Me, Eloise: The Voice of Kay Thompson and the Art of Hilary Knight’ — an exhibit of over 90 artworks from the beloved Eloise series and other works by illustrator Hilary Knight.This exhibition has been supported … Read More
Saturday Grand Opening: The Library of Congress Young Readers Center Saturday Grand Opening: The Library of Congress Young Readers Center
Date: Jan 28, 2017
Location: Washington, DC
The Young Readers Center at the Library of Congress is hosting a Grand Opening ceremony for its new Saturday hours!Schedule of events:Dr. Carl Hayden and author Meg Medina will present at 10:00 amErica S. Perl at 1:00 pmA reading demonstration from … Read More
Story Pirates at SF Sketchfest Story Pirates at SF Sketchfest
Date: Jan 28, 2017 - Jan 29, 2017
Location: San Francisco, CA
Story Pirates — the national troupe of actors, comedians, musicians, and teaching artists that brings student-written stories to the stage — will be performing at the 16th annual SF Sketchfest on January 28 and 29. Saturday, January 28 from 11 am – 12 … Read More
The Schomburg Center’s 5th Annual Black Comic Book Festival The Schomburg Center’s 5th Annual Black Comic Book Festival
Date: Jan 13, 2017 - Jan 14, 2017
Location: New York, NY
The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture will host its fifth annual Black Comic Book Festival. The schedule on this two-day event includes panels, movie screenings, exhibit tables, and more. While this event is free and open to the public, registration is … Read More
Winter Family Fair at the Morgan Winter Family Fair at the Morgan
Date: Dec 11, 2016
Location: New York, NY
The Morgan Library & Museum will host a Winter Family Fair on Sunday, December 11. Celebrate the holidays with a theatrical performance inspired by Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol, crafting, literary costumes, music, and more.This event is free with museum admission. Appropriate for ages 3–12.
Children’s Books on Tour NYC: Networking Event Children’s Books on Tour NYC: Networking Event
Date: Dec 01, 2016
Location: New York, NY
Join the German Book Office of New York on December 1 at the Goethe Institut NYC (30 Irving Place, 4th floor) for a panel on translating children’s books, followed by a networking session.Panelists:Daniel Slager (Publisher and CEO of Milkweek Editions … Read More
The Shape of Sound: The Picture Book Art of Sean Qualls The Shape of Sound: The Picture Book Art of Sean Qualls
Date: Nov 16, 2016 - Feb 11, 2017
Location: Brooklyn, NY
The Central Library of the Brooklyn Public Library will host an exhibit of picture book illustrations by Sean Qualls. The exhibit spans Qualls’ earliest to most recent work, including collaborations with wife Salina Alko. Featured books: Before John Was aJazz Giant, Freedom … Read More
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
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
WNY Children’s Book Expo WNY Children’s Book Expo
Date: Nov 06, 2016
Location: Buffalo, NY
The second annual WNY Children’s Book Expo (WNYCBE) is Buffalo’s largest literary event, specifically geared for children ages 3 – 12. 36 local, national, and international authors and illustrators will be present and interacting with children through story-readings, book-signings, and … Read More
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.
Room for Children – Developing Children’s Desire to Read Room for Children – Developing Children’s Desire to Read
Date: Nov 03, 2016
Location: Washington, DC
Room for Children and the Embassy of Sweden will host a workshop on the critical role of children’s literacy. What besides access to books is needed to encourage reading in children? Can desire to read be increased by the design … Read More
Memorial for James Cross Giblin Memorial for James Cross Giblin
Date: Oct 28, 2016
Location: New York, NY
Clarion Books/HMH cordially invites you to remember the life and work of our esteemed author and illustrator James Cross Giblin at The Center (208 West 13 Street), on Friday, October 28, at 2:30 p.m. For inquiries, call Rachael at 212-420-5837.
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.
The Original Art 2016 at the Society of Illustrators The Original Art 2016 at the Society of Illustrators
Date: Oct 26, 2016 - Dec 23, 2016
Location: New York, NY
The Society of Illustrators presents The Original Art — an annual exhibit honoring exceptional children’s book illustration — now through December 23, 2016 in New York City.This year’s exhibit features original artwork by B. B. Cronin (The Lost House), Beth Krommes (Before … 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.
BookFest @ Bank Street 2016 BookFest @ Bank Street 2016
Date: Oct 22, 2016
Location: New York, NY
The Bank Street College Center for Children’s Literature will host its annual BookFest on October 22, 2016 in New York City. Author Pam Muñoz Ryan (‘Echo’) will deliver the keynote. The event brings together acclaimed authors, artists, and experts in … Read More
Lit in the Lou 2016: Children’s & YA Book Festival Lit in the Lou 2016: Children’s & YA Book Festival
Date: Oct 22, 2016
Location: University City, MO
Save the date for Lit in the Lou’s Children’s & YA Book Festival, with keynote by Marc Brown (author and illustrator of the PBS Arthur Series). There will be other local authors presenting, literacy groups, vendors, food trucks, and more! This portion … 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
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
#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
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
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 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
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.
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.
‘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
Storytime with Angela Dominguez Storytime with Angela Dominguez
Date: Sep 29, 2016
Location: New York, NY
Join children’s book author Angela Dominguez for story time at the Mott Haven Library! This event is free and open to the public.
Stranger Things in Middle Grade: Author Panel Stranger Things in Middle Grade: Author Panel
Date: Sep 29, 2016
Location: Brooklyn, NY
In honor of Banned Books Week–the annual celebration of the freedom to read–the Brooklyn Public Library and iLoveMG will host a special panel with middle grade authors:Tracey Baptiste: The JumbiesKelly Barnhill: The Girl Who Drank the MoonMax Brallier: The Last Kids on Earth … Read More
The Carle Honors Annual Benefit Gala The Carle Honors Annual Benefit Gala
Date: Sep 28, 2016
Location: New York, NY
The 2016 Carle Honors will be awarded at Guastavino’s in New York City. The eleventh annual gala and fundraiser, hosted by author Gregory Maguire (Wicked), will honor the nation’s top children’s book creators, including writer/illustrator Allen Say who is to receive … Read More
Banned Books Week 2016: “A Night of Silenced Voices” Banned Books Week 2016: “A Night of Silenced Voices”
Date: Sep 27, 2016
In honor of Banned Books Week, seven bookstores nationwide will host “A Night of Silenced Voices” on September 27. The events will feature open mics and panel discussions focusing on diverse books.The Book CellarChicago, IL – 6 pmBooks & BooksCoral … Read More
Children’s Book Reading with Author Deborah Blumenthal Children’s Book Reading with Author Deborah Blumenthal
Date: Sep 27, 2016
Location: New York, NY
Join children’s book author Deborah Blumenthal at Grand Central Library! Deborah will be reading a few of her books, including The Blue House Dog and The Chocolate-Covered -Cookie Tantrum. This free event take places during NYPL’s regularly scheduled “Preschool Pals” storytime for children ages … 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
Reading Without Walls: Author Event with Gene Luen Yang and Sesame Street Reading Without Walls: Author Event with Gene Luen Yang and Sesame Street
Date: Sep 25, 2016
Location: New York, NY
Join the New York Public Library and Sesame Workshop for a celebration of the 45th anniversary of The Monster at the End of this Book—with National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Gene Luen Yang and Walkaround Grover!Walkaround Grover will be available for photos with fans following … Read More
Thalia Kids’ Book Club: Gene Luen Yang’s ‘Paths and Portals’ Thalia Kids’ Book Club: Gene Luen Yang’s ‘Paths and Portals’
Date: Sep 25, 2016
Location: New York, NY
Graphic novelist and National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Gene Luen Yang and illustrator Christopher Myers will appear at Symphony Space to present Yang’s latest book, Secret Coders: Paths and Portals.Thalia Kids’ Book Club hosts lively discussions between children’s book authors and fans from eight to 12 … Read More
2016 National Book Festival 2016 National Book Festival
Date: Sep 24, 2016
Location: Washington, DC
The Library of Congress will host the 16th annual National Book Festival on September 24, 2016 at at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. The festival is expected to draw 120 bestselling authors, poets and illustrators, including National Ambassador … Read More
Children’s Literary Salon: 90-Second Newbery Film Festival Children’s Literary Salon: 90-Second Newbery Film Festival
Date: Sep 24, 2016
Location: Evanston, IL
The Evanston Public Library will host a special Children’s Literary Salon in celebration of the 90-Second Newbery Film Festival. Join Director James Kennedy and Social Media Coordinator Eti Berland for an inside look at everyone’s favorite kid-produced film fest!
Gene Luen Yang at the 2016 National Book Festival Gene Luen Yang at the 2016 National Book Festival
Date: Sep 24, 2016
Location: Washington, DC
National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature and acclaimed graphic novelist Gene Luen Yang will appear at this year’s National Book Festival on September 24, at the following events:Presentations:TeensSaturday, September 242:30 pm – 3:00 pmGraphic NovelsSaturday, September 249:20 pm – 10:00 … Read More
The Carle Celebrates Museum Day Live! The Carle Celebrates Museum Day Live!
Date: Sep 24, 2016
Location: Amherst, MA
The Carle Museum of Picture Book Art celebrates Museum Day Live!, an annual nationwide event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors for free to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket.Free Admission for two … 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
2016 Brooklyn Book Festival: Children’s Day 2016 Brooklyn Book Festival: Children’s Day
Date: Sep 17, 2016
Location: Brooklyn, NY
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 children’s books. Kids will also have the … Read More
Get Graphic Festival: Celebrating Comics and Graphic Novels with Gene Luen Yang Get Graphic Festival: Celebrating Comics and Graphic Novels with Gene Luen Yang
Date: Sep 16, 2016 - Sep 17, 2016
Location: Provo, UT
This September, the Provo Library will host the Get Graphic Festival, featuring National Ambassador and comics creator Gene Luen Yang. Fans will have the opportunity to hear Yang and other artists discuss the creative process.This festival is free and open to … 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
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
Kansas Book Festival Kansas Book Festival
Date: Sep 10, 2016
Location: Topeka, KS
The 6th Annual Kansas Book Festival will take place on Saturday, September 10 at the Kansas State Capitol.The festival provides an opportunity for readers to connect with their favorite authors. Featured activities include book signings, live entertainment, and more.Participating children’s/YA authors:Jane O’ConnorVera Lynne Stroup-RentierAaron … Read More
Books to Evoke Change Books to Evoke Change
Date: Sep 05, 2016
All the Wonders has launched the monthly Books to Build a Better World Twitter chat. Held on the first Monday of every month, the virtual event provides a forum to discuss children’s books that promote empathy and understanding.The second chat, Books to … Read More
Golden Legacy: Original Art from 65 Years of Golden Books Golden Legacy: Original Art from 65 Years of Golden Books
Date: Aug 27, 2016 - Nov 05, 2016
Location: Appleton, Wisconsin
The Trout Museum of Art invites you to explore original art from the Little Golden Books imprint, now celebrating its 75th anniversary. The exhibit brings together over 60 original illustrations from such classics as Poky the Puppy and The Little … Read More
Young Writers’ Workshop Young Writers’ Workshop
Date: Aug 11, 2016 - Aug 28, 2016
Location: New York, NY
The 92nd Street Y will offer three-week summer intensives with expert teachers and visiting authors. Students ages 15-18 may register for workshops focusing on poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction.Poetry: Mon Jul 11-Thu, Jul 14Fiction: Mon, Jul 18-Thu, Jul 21Creative Nonfiction: Mon, … Read More
SLJTeen Live SLJTeen Live
Date: Aug 10, 2016
School Library Journal will host the fifth annual SLJTeen Live on August 10. This all-day online conference provides librarians and educators with the chance to learn about the biggest upcoming YA books and issues in teen programming.This is a free conference. Click … Read More
Books to Build a Better World Books to Build a Better World
Date: Aug 01, 2016
Beginning on August 1, All the Wonders will host the Books to Build a Better World Twitter chat. Held on the first Monday of every month, the virtual event will provide a forum to discuss children’s books that promote empathy and understanding.You … Read More
Marantz Picturebook Research Symposium Marantz Picturebook Research Symposium
Date: Jul 24, 2016 - Jul 26, 2016
Location: Kent, OH
The Kent State University School of Library and Information Science will host the Inaugural Marantz Picturebook Research Symposium on July 24 to 26, 2016. Entitled “The Picturebook as an Art Object: Honoring the Life and Work of Dr. Kenneth A. and Sylvia Marantz,” the symposium … Read More
San Diego Comic-Con 2016: Reading Without Walls San Diego Comic-Con 2016: Reading Without Walls
Date: Jul 23, 2016
Location: San Diego, CA
National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Gene Luen Yang (American Born Chinese), will discuss his platform, Reading Without Walls, with Hank Green (Nerdfighter). Reading Without Walls encourages people to read outside their comfort zone, exploring books in subjects, formats, and audiences they … Read More
San Diego Comic-Con 2016: The Kids Comics Revolution San Diego Comic-Con 2016: The Kids Comics Revolution
Date: Jul 23, 2016
Location: San Diego, CA
Authors Emily Carroll (Through the Woods), John Patrick Green (Hippoptamister), Noelle Stevenson (Nimona), G. Willow Wilson (Ms. Marvel), and National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Gene Luen Yang will discuss the recent boom in the kids’ comics industry. This panel is moderated … Read More
San Diego Comic-Con 2016: How Comics Are Created San Diego Comic-Con 2016: How Comics Are Created
Date: Jul 22, 2016
Location: San Diego, CA
Comic creators Nathan Hale (Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales series), Stuart Moore (Egos, Zodiac Legacy), National Ambassador Gene Luen Yang (Secret Coders, Boxers & Saints), and Ru Xu (NewsPrints, Saint for Rent) will appear at the San Diego Central Library, sharing their … Read More
San Diego Comic-Con: Publisher Panels for Educators & Librarians San Diego Comic-Con: Publisher Panels for Educators & Librarians
Date: Jul 22, 2016
Location: San Diego, CA
Comic-Con International has teamed up with the San Diego Public Library to host a four-day Comics Conference for Educators and Librarians. The event will bring together library professionals and educators to explore the role comics play in promoting education and literacy. … Read More
Mazza Summer Conference Mazza Summer Conference
Date: Jul 18, 2016 - Jul 22, 2016
Location: Findlay, OH
The Mazza Museum will host the 2016 Summer Conference from July 18-22. The conference offers a chance for teachers, librarians, and children’s book lovers to connect with picture book creators.Registration is available for any or all of the conference dates. Click here for … Read More
Summer Reading Buddies with Bright Spot Therapy Dogs Summer Reading Buddies with Bright Spot Therapy Dogs
Date: Jul 18, 2016 - Aug 29, 2016
Location: Amherst, MA
Children ages 4-11 will enjoy reading aloud to Reading Buddy dogs, who provide a gentle, comforting listener to readers as they practice their fluency and strengthen their confidence in reading.Program dates (Mondays in July & August):July 25, 2016 1:30pm – 2:30pmAugust 1, … Read More
The Picture Book Re-Imagined The Picture Book Re-Imagined
Date: Jul 12, 2016 - Sep 15, 2016
Location: New York, NY
Pratt Manhattan Gallery will present The Picture Book Re-Imagined: The Children’s Book Legacy of Pratt Institute and Bank Street College of Education. The exhibit explores the impact of the two innovative New York institutions on the development of children’s literature and illustration.This … Read More
TOON Talk | From The New Yorker to Kids’ Comics TOON Talk | From The New Yorker to Kids’ Comics
Date: Jul 12, 2016
Location: New York, NY
Join pioneering comics publisher Francoise Mouly and acclaimed illustrator Frank Viva (Sea Change) for a conversation about the wondrous possibilities for artistic and emotional expression that comics and visual narratives allow.Art editor of The New Yorker since 1993, Mouly is editorial … Read More
Thalia Book Club Camp Thalia Book Club Camp
Date: Jul 11, 2016 - Jul 26, 2016
Location: New York, NY
Register now for the Thalia Book Club Camp, a unique program that offers avid readers and writers ages 9 – 13 the chance to interact with a diverse group of beloved children’s book authors and illustrators!Campers will join in book discussions and … Read More
Electric City Comic Con Electric City Comic Con
Date: Jul 09, 2016
Location: Schenectady, NY
The Schenectady Public Library is holding its second annual comic book convention on Saturday, July 9, from 10:00 am – 4:00pm. The Electric City Comic Con offers readers of all ages the chance to meet some of their favorite comic book … Read More
GLBT Read Out at ALA Annual GLBT Read Out at ALA Annual
Date: Jun 25, 2016 - Jun 26, 2016
Location: Orlando, FL
The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table, SAGE Publishing, and the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom invite you to the Banned Books Readout Booth on Saturday, June 25 and Sunday, June 26 as part of ALA Annual. This event … Read More
The Yarn Live with Kate DiCamillo The Yarn Live with Kate DiCamillo
Date: Jun 25, 2016
Location: Orlando, FL
Join Travis Jonker and Colby Sharp for a live taping of The Yarn with guest author Kate DiCamillo. The taping will take place at 3 PM on June 25 as part of the ALA Annual Conference.Kate DiCamillo is the author … Read More
Shenandoah University’s Children’s Literature Conference Shenandoah University’s Children’s Literature Conference
Date: Jun 20, 2016 - Jun 24, 2016
Location: Winchester, VA
The 31st annual Children’s Literature Conference, entitled “Words and Pictures: The Art of the Matter,” will be held June 20-24 at Shenandoah University. The conference brings together acclaimed children’s book authors and illustrators for round tables, workshops, and signings. This year’s guests include: -Matt … 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
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
Do the Write Thing Do the Write Thing
Date: Jun 13, 2016
Location: Washington, DC
We Need Diverse Books and the Library of Congress are teaming up to host a master class on writing and publishing for children and young adults. The course will cover a range of introductory topics from writing children’s books to the role of … Read More
Publishing Perspectives Conference:  “Rights and Content in the Digital Age” Publishing Perspectives Conference: “Rights and Content in the Digital Age”
Date: Jun 13, 2016
Location: New York, NY
On June 13, Publishing Perspectives will host a half-day conference in New York City: “Rights and Content in the Digital Age.” Join experts in the book and media industries — including literary agents, publishers, and digital service providers — for strategies to help maximize … Read More
21st Century Children’s Nonfiction Conference™ 21st Century Children’s Nonfiction Conference™
Date: Jun 10, 2016 - Jun 12, 2016
Location: New Rochelle, NY
The 21st Century Children’s Nonfiction Conference™ will be held at Iona College in New Rochelle, NY on June 10-12, 2016.The conference brings together authors and illustrators, teachers, librarians, booksellers, publishing professionals, and other children’s book lovers to explore aspects of nonfiction … Read More
B-Fest Teen Book Festival B-Fest Teen Book Festival
Date: Jun 10, 2016 - Jun 12, 2016
Barnes & Noble stores nationwide will host the first annual B-Fest™, a three-day event celebrating YA literature. Special events will include trivia, sweepstakes, giveaways, and sneak peeks at upcoming teen novels. Click here to find events in your area! Share the fun … Read More
Gene Luen Yang: “Asian Americans and Comics” Gene Luen Yang: “Asian Americans and Comics”
Date: Jun 10, 2016
Location: Columbus, OH
Join award-winning cartoonist and National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Gene Luen Yang for a discussion of the historical portrayals of Asians and Asian Americans in American comics; commonalities between modern comics and traditional Asian art; prominent Asian American cartoonists; and how being … Read More
Summer Reading Kickoff Summer Reading Kickoff
Date: Jun 09, 2016
Location: Brooklyn, NY
The Brooklyn Public Library will host a Summer Reading Kickoff on Thursday, June 9.Stop by the Central Library for music, games, arts & crafts, books, and more!
Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Triathlon Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Triathlon
Date: Jun 04, 2016 - Aug 27, 2016
This year marks the 20th anniversary of Barnes & Noble’s Summer Reading Program! As part of the celebration, kids will have the chance to earn a free book by reading three books and completing a journal over the course of the summer.The … Read More
Gene Luen Yang: Reading Without Walls: Opening Horizons Gene Luen Yang: Reading Without Walls: Opening Horizons
Date: Jun 04, 2016
Location: San Francisco, CA
Gene Luen Yang, recently named the fifth National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, has chosen “Reading without Walls” as the platform for his tenure as ambassador. “I want kids to explore the world through books, to read outside of their … Read More
Immigration and Children’s Literature: The Role of Heritage in Storytelling Immigration and Children’s Literature: The Role of Heritage in Storytelling
Date: May 25, 2016
Location: Washington, DC
The Young Readers Center and the Center for the Book of the Library of Congress will hold a Symposium to explore the contribution of diverse cultural experiences to literature for children and youth — moderated by award-winning author and Cuban American, … Read More
National Readathon Day National Readathon Day
Date: May 21, 2016
Penguin Random House and the American Library Association will host the second annual National Readathon Day on May 21, 2016.Join fellow readers in the nationwide celebration of reading! Funds raised during the readathon will benefit the Every Child Ready to Read initiative. Learn how … 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
4th Annual African American Children’s Book Fair 4th Annual African American Children’s Book Fair
Date: May 14, 2016
Location: Baltimore, MD
The Reginald F. Lewis Museum will host the 4th annual African American Children’s Book Fair on May 14 from 12 to 4 PM. Dive into the world of kids’ literature focused on African Americans and people of other ethnicities. Participants will enjoy … Read More
BookCon 2016 BookCon 2016
Date: May 14, 2016
Location: Chicago, IL
The third annual BookCon will take place on May 14, 2016 at McCormick Place in Chicago. This event brings together pop culture and book fans with their favorite authors.Visit TheBookCon.com for more details, including the complete lineup and registration information.
ABC-CBC Speed Dating Lunch with Children’s Authors & Illustrators ABC-CBC Speed Dating Lunch with Children’s Authors & Illustrators
Date: May 13, 2016
Location: Chicago, IL
Please note: This event is open exclusively to booksellers and librarians, and registration is required (see below). Each year, the Children’s Book Council partners with the  ABC Children’s Group at ABA on popular events at Book Expo America that give … Read More
ABC-CBC Tea with Children’s Authors & Illustrators ABC-CBC Tea with Children’s Authors & Illustrators
Date: May 13, 2016
Location: Chicago, IL
Please note: This event is open exclusively to booksellers and librarians, and registration is required (see below). Each year, the Children’s Book Council partners with the  ABC Children’s Group at ABA on popular events at Book Expo America that give … Read More
Strategies for Selling Diverse Books Strategies for Selling Diverse Books
Date: May 13, 2016
Location: Chicago, IL
The Children’s Book Council Diversity Initiative will host a BEA panel on Friday, May 13, from 9:30 – 10:20 AM (Room W180), bringing together booksellers and librarians to share insight and triumphs for how they sell and market diverse books. Join … Read More
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
Free Comic Book Day 2016 Free Comic Book Day 2016
Date: May 07, 2016
The 15th anniversary of Free Comic Book Day will take place on Saturday May 7, 2016. Over 2,300 comic book shops across North America and around the world will give out over 6 million comic books, free of charge. Organized by … Read More
National Ambassador Gene Luen Yang Celebrates Children’s Book Week! National Ambassador Gene Luen Yang Celebrates Children’s Book Week!
Date: May 07, 2016
Location: San Francisco, CA
In celebration of the 97th annual Children’s Book Week (May 2-8), National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Gene Luen Yang will appear in conversation with fellow graphic novelist Raina Telgemeier at the San Francisco Public Library.This event is free and open to … Read More
The Art of Enthusiasm The Art of Enthusiasm
Date: May 07, 2016
Location: Evanston, IL
Join children’s book bloggers Betsy Bird, Travis Jonker, John Schumacher, and Colby Sharp at the Evanston Public Library for a discussion on spreading the joy of children’s literature both online and off.
Celebrate the 97th Annual Children’s Book Week! Celebrate the 97th Annual Children’s Book Week!
Date: May 02, 2016 - May 08, 2016
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. 2016 will be the largest celebration of Children’s Book Week yet, … Read More
Children’s Book Week Kick-off at the NYPL! Children’s Book Week Kick-off at the NYPL!
Date: May 01, 2016
Location: New York, NY
Join us as we kick-off the most wonderful time of the year!Come to the Jefferson Market Library on Sunday, May 1 to kick-off Children’s Book Week, the annual celebration of children’s books and the joy of reading.Kids ages 5 to … Read More
ZOMG! Authors as Fans: Children’s Book Week Kick-Off at YALLWEST! ZOMG! Authors as Fans: Children’s Book Week Kick-Off at YALLWEST!
Date: May 01, 2016
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Kick off Children’s Book Week with your favorite YA authors at YALLWEST! Authors have fandoms, too! Writers talking about their favorite books, movies, TV shows – all the things they geek out over. This panel is sponsored by the Children’s Book Council.Moderated … Read More
Independent Bookstore Day Independent Bookstore Day
Date: Apr 30, 2016
Celebrate the community-building power of local, brick-and-mortar bookstores on Independent Bookstore Day!This year’s IBD exclusive items include the “How to Draw…” guide by Mo Willems; the Neil Gaiman coloring book; and a signed, special edition of Kate DiCamillo’s Raymie Nightingale.Visit indiebookstoreday.com to … Read More
Building Communities and Selves: Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children’s Book Award Building Communities and Selves: Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children’s Book Award
Date: Apr 26, 2016
Location: New York, NY
PEN America invites you to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Tomás Rivera Children’s Book Award with renowned authors who bring the vitality of Mexican American life to young readers. The Rivera Award conveys Dr. Tomás Rivera’s vision of Chicano/a literature … Read More
Dust or Magic Retreat: Language, Literacy and Storytelling with Children’s Digital Media Dust or Magic Retreat: Language, Literacy and Storytelling with Children’s Digital Media
Date: Apr 24, 2016 - Apr 26, 2016
Location: Boyd Mill, PA
The Highlights Foundation will host a 3-day retreat focusing on the latest digital storytelling products for children. The workshop brings together authors, illustrators, publishers, educators, and more.Workshops and demonstrations will be given by Warren Buckleitner, Gail Lovely and Daren Carstens. … Read More
The Windows and Mirrors of Your Child’s Bookshelf, with Grace Lin The Windows and Mirrors of Your Child’s Bookshelf, with Grace Lin
Date: Apr 23, 2016
Location: Amherst, MA
The Carle Museum will present the 6th annual Barbara Elleman Research Library Lecture: The Windows and Mirrors of Your Child’s Bookshelf. Join author/illustrator Grace Lin as she discusses the importance of creating diverse literature for young people, her writing process, and how she chooses … Read More
2016 Bologna Illustrators Exhibition 2016 Bologna Illustrators Exhibition
Date: Apr 21, 2016 - May 05, 2016
Location: Chicago, IL
Columbia College Chicago’s Averill and Bernard Leviton Gallery presents the 2016 Bologna Illustrators Exhibition. Created in 1967, the annual exhibit brings together artwork by international children’s book illustrators, both established and emerging.This year’s show features over 250 images, printed and installed … Read More
Not Your Typical Story Hour Not Your Typical Story Hour
Date: Apr 21, 2016 - Aug 25, 2016
Join Petra on Thursday mornings at the 92nd Street Y to look at books with your child, listen to stories, create an art project, and dance to the music!Encourage your child’s imagination and love of books. Listen as a story … Read More
#DVpit: A Twitter Pitching Event #DVpit: A Twitter Pitching Event
Date: Apr 19, 2016
Authors of diverse backgrounds and content are invited to join #DVpit: A Twitter Pitching Event hosted and moderated by literary agent Beth Phelan (The Bent Agency).From 8 AM to 8 PM (EST) on April 19, authors can Tweet their pitches … Read More
El día de los niños/El día de los libros El día de los niños/El día de los libros
Date: Apr 16, 2016
El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day), or Día, is a national celebration of children, families, diversity, and reading that culminates annually on April 30. Día was founded by children’s book author Pat Mora in … Read More
Who Are You To Say? Children’s Literature and the Censorship Conversation Who Are You To Say? Children’s Literature and the Censorship Conversation
Date: Apr 16, 2016
Location: New York, NY
The Bank Street College of Education will host a conference on banned, challenged, and censored books for young readers on Saturday, April 16, from 9:00am – 1:00pm.Join children’s literature historian Leonard S. Marcus; Joan Bertin, Director of the National Coalition Against Censorship; and more … Read More
ChiTeen Lit Fest ChiTeen Lit Fest
Date: Apr 15, 2016 - Apr 16, 2016
Location: Chicago, IL
The first ever ChiTeen Lit Fest will take place on April 15 & 16, 2016 at the Harold Washington Library Center and Columbia College Chicago.The festival provides an opportunity for young adults to come together and explore their literary gifts. The ChiTeen Lit … Read More
Story Pirates Benefit Performances Story Pirates Benefit Performances
Date: Apr 09, 2016 - Apr 17, 2016
Story Pirates presents the 2016 Benefit featuring special performances and a kid-friendly reception.Story Pirates turns children’s original stories into sketch comedy musicals to showcase the value of literacy and creative expression.Visit storypirates.org for more info and to purchase tickets for the … Read More
The Art of Eric Carle: Hide and Seek The Art of Eric Carle: Hide and Seek
Date: Apr 05, 2016 - Aug 28, 2016
Location: Amherst, MA
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art will present ‘The Art of Eric Carle: Hide and Seek,’ from April 5 through August 28, 2016.‘Hide and Seek’ takes viewers on a journey through Carle’s illustrations, to discover hidden “Easter eggs” or … Read More
A Celebration of Beverly Cleary at Symphony Space A Celebration of Beverly Cleary at Symphony Space
Date: Apr 03, 2016
Location: New York, NY
Thalia Kids’ Book Club will present A Celebration of Beverly Cleary at Symphony Space, in celebration of the author’s 100th birthday.Special guests will include:Condola Rashad (actor, Billions)Jarrett J. Krosoczka (Lunch Lady series)Tony DiTerlizzi (The Spiderwick Chronicles)Jeff Kinney (Diary of a Wimpy Kid)RJ Palacio (Wonder) Visit … Read More
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
Drop Everything and Read 2016 Drop Everything and Read 2016
Date: Apr 01, 2016 - Apr 30, 2016
Drop Everything and Read (D.E.A.R.) is the national month-long celebration of reading. D.E.A.R. programs have been held nationwide on April 12th on author Beverly Cleary’s birthday, since she first wrote about the event in her novel, Ramona Quimby, Age 8. … Read More
School Library Month School Library Month
Date: Apr 01, 2016 - Apr 30, 2016
April is School Library Month, the American Association of School Librarians’ celebration of school librarians and their programs. Each April librarians are encouraged to host activities in celebration of the essential role school libraries play in education. The 2016 theme is “School … Read More
University of Central Missouri’s Children’s Literature Festival University of Central Missouri’s Children’s Literature Festival
Date: Mar 20, 2016 - Mar 22, 2016
Location: Warrensburg, MO
The University of Central Missouri will host the 48th annual Children’s Literature Festival from March 20-22, 2016. The event gives thousands of children from the area the chance to meet prominent children’s book authors and illustrators.For registration and the full list of participating … Read More
The Walter Dean Myers Award Ceremony The Walter Dean Myers Award Ceremony
Date: Mar 18, 2016
Location: Washington, D.C.
We Need Diverse Books (WNDB) will present the inaugural Walter Dean Myers Award on March 18, 2016, at 10AM at the Library of Congress in collaboration with the Center for the Book and the Young Readers Center. The award is … Read More
NYCTAF: Spine Out NYCTAF: Spine Out
Date: Mar 17, 2016
Location: New York, NY
NYCTAF presents SPINE OUT, a new series where novelists read personal essays.Part of the NYC Teen Author Festival, the event will be hosted by author Emmy Laybourne, featuring YA novelists:David ArnoldJessica BrodyVC ChickeringDavid LevithanScott WesterfeldVisit NYCTAF.com to purchase tickets.
NYC Teen Author Festival Kickoff NYC Teen Author Festival Kickoff
Date: Mar 13, 2016
Location: New York City, NY
The Strand invites you to kickoff the NYC Teen Author Festival with readings from beloved YA authors.  Participating authors include:Libba Bray, author of Going Bovine, the Gemma Doyle trilogy, and othersTim Federle, author of Better Nate Than Ever and the … Read More
Magician of the Modern: The Art of Leonard Weisgard Magician of the Modern: The Art of Leonard Weisgard
Date: Mar 08, 2016 - Jun 05, 2016
Location: Amherst, MA
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art will present Magician of the Modern: The Art of Leonard Weisgard from March 8 to June 5, 2016.In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Weisgard’s birth, the exhibit will feature work by the acclaimed children’s … Read More
Digital Book World Conference + Expo 2016: Launch Kids Digital Book World Conference + Expo 2016: Launch Kids
Date: Mar 07, 2016 - Mar 09, 2016
Location: New York City, NY
The fifth annual Launch Kids conference is set to take place on March 7, 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
2016 Teen Tech Week™ 2016 Teen Tech Week™
Date: Mar 06, 2016 - Mar 12, 2016
The Young Adult Library Services Association will host Teen Tech Week on March 6-12, 2016, at libraries nationwide. The official theme will be “Create it at your library,” with an emphasis on STEAM skills.The annual event showcases the many digital resources and library … Read More
90-Second Newbery Film Festival 2016 90-Second Newbery Film Festival 2016
Date: Mar 05, 2016
Location: New York City, NY
The New York Public Library presents the 5th annual 90-Second Newbery Festival, hosted by festival founder and author James Kennedy with author Peter Lerangis. This event is free and open to the public. Please reserve your seat here.Want to make your own 90-Second Newbery … Read More
NYPL Children’s Literary Salon: Meet the Founding Editors of the CBC Diversity Committee NYPL Children’s Literary Salon: Meet the Founding Editors of the CBC Diversity Committee
Date: Mar 05, 2016
Location: New York, NY
Meet the founders of the CBC Diversity Committee, a group dedicated to the creation and promotion of diverse literature for young readers. Panelists:Stacey Barney (Penguin Random House) Connie Hsu (Macmillan)Alvina Ling (Little Brown and Co.)Nancy Mercado (Scholastic)Stacy Whitman (Lee & Low Books)
2016 Read Across America Day 2016 Read Across America Day
Date: Mar 02, 2016
March 2, 2016 is the National Education Association’s Read Across America Day. The annual event, which coincides with the legendary Dr. Seuss’ birthday, fosters children’s literacy through events, partnerships, and reading resources. Visit NEA’s website for ideas and resources to help celebrate! Be sure … Read More
World Read Aloud Day 2016 World Read Aloud Day 2016
Date: Feb 24, 2016
This year’s World Read Aloud Day celebration will take place on February 24, 2016.On World Read Aloud Day, readers of all ages celebrate literacy and the “pure joy and power of reading aloud.” As part of the lead-up to the big event, … Read More
International Book Giving Day 2016 International Book Giving Day 2016
Date: Feb 14, 2016
International Book Giving Day takes place each year on February 14. A volunteer initiative, IBGD is an opportunity to celebrate books and share them with the young people in your life.Join the celebration!Add your name to the list of individuals … Read More
24th Annual African American Children’s Book Fair 24th Annual African American Children’s Book Fair
Date: Feb 06, 2016
Location: Philadelphia, PA
The African American Children’s Book Project will host the 24th annual African American Children’s Book Fair on February 6, 2016 at the Community College of Philadelphia.The event brings together bestselling authors and illustrators for readings, signings, and other activities to promote the … Read More
NYPL’s Children’s Literary Salon: Reading is Visual NYPL’s Children’s Literary Salon: Reading is Visual
Date: Feb 06, 2016
Location: New York, NY
The NYPL Children’s Literary Salon invites you to join graphic designer and author Michael Arndt (Cat Says Meow and Other Animalopoeia) for a discussion of the visual aspects of communication and storytelling.
Take Your Child to the Library Day 2016 Take Your Child to the Library Day 2016
Date: Feb 06, 2016
Take Your Child to the Library Day — the annual celebration of library services for young readers — will take place on February 6, 2016.Launched in 2011 by Connecticut librarians Nadine Lipman and Caitlin Augusta, alongside children’s book creator Nancy Elizabeth … Read More
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show
Date: Jan 30, 2016 - Mar 27, 2016
Location: New York City, NY
A special performance of The Very Hungry Caterpillar will take place at the 47th Street Theatre on February 19, 2016 in New York City. Proceeds will benefit The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art.The puppet show features characters from Eric Carle’s … Read More
ALA Youth Media Awards Press Conference ALA Youth Media Awards Press Conference
Date: Jan 11, 2016
The 2016 Youth Media Awards will be announced at 8 a.m. on January 11, 2016, during the ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibition in Boston. The prestigious children’s literature prizes include the Newbery, Caldecott, Printz, and Coretta Scott King Book Awards.Those unable to … Read More
National Ambassador Inauguration Ceremony National Ambassador Inauguration Ceremony
Date: Jan 07, 2016
Location: Washington, DC
The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress (CFB), The Children’s Book Council (CBC), and Every Child a Reader (ECAR) will inaugurate the fifth National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature on Thursday, January 7, at 11a.m. in room … 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.
NYPL Children’s Literary Salon: Alice in Wonderland – 150 Years Later NYPL Children’s Literary Salon: Alice in Wonderland – 150 Years Later
Date: Dec 12, 2015
Location: New York, NY
The NYPL Children’s Literary Salon will host a discussion of Lewis Carroll’s work on Saturday, December 12 at 2 pm, in honor of the 150th anniversary of ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.’Moderator: Dana Sheridan, Education and Outreach Coordinator of the Cotsen Children’s Library – Princton … Read More
Super Story Time With Elmo and Friends Super Story Time With Elmo and Friends
Date: Dec 08, 2015
Location: New York, NY
HBO and Sesame Street are teaming up to host a super story time at the New York Public Library (Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street) on December 8, 2015. The event will feature performances by Sesame Street characters and cast; the … Read More
Winter Family Fair at the Morgan Winter Family Fair at the Morgan
Date: Dec 06, 2015
Location: New York, NY
The Morgan Library and Museum will host a Winter Family Fair on December 6 in New York City. Participants will enjoy a puppet show, a live performance of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, arts & crafts, music, literary dress-up, and … Read More
Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day
Date: Dec 05, 2015
The sixth annual Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day will take place on December 5, 2015. Participants are encouraged to bring a child in their life to explore all that a local bookstore has to offer.Founded in 2010 by Jenny … 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
Literature Spolight: Writing Before Reading: The Narratives of Play Literature Spolight: Writing Before Reading: The Narratives of Play
Date: Nov 19, 2015
Location: New York City, NY
The Bard Graduate Center will host a discussion on the role of toys, books, and make-believe in childhood development from various perspectives on November 19 at 6 PM, in New York City. Introduced by children’s literary historian Leonard Marcus, this program illuminates the … Read More
Selected Shorts: Alice in Wonderland Selected Shorts: Alice in Wonderland
Date: Nov 18, 2015
Location: New York, NY
Symphony Space will present readings inspired by Lewis Carroll’s classic novel, now celebrating 150 years in print. The event will feature author Joyce Carol Oates and performers Dan Stevens, Ari Graynor, and Linda Lavin, and Kaneza Schaal.Click here for more information, and to purchase a ticket.
KidLit TV’s First Birthday Party KidLit TV’s First Birthday Party
Date: Nov 16, 2015
On November 16, 2015, KidLit TV will host its first birthday party. Throughout the night, KidLit TV will stream footage of the celebration via Periscope. You can follow the fun on Twitter @NYMediaWorks and follow @KidLitTV on the Periscope app. Visit the event page on … Read More
Savannah Children’s Book Festival Savannah Children’s Book Festival
Date: Nov 14, 2015
Location: Savannah, GA
Live Oak Public Libraries will host the 12th annual Savannah Children’s Book Festival on November 14 in Forsyth Park. The event brings together beloved children’s authors, illustrators, and fans in celebration of books and the joy of reading.The festival will feature arts and … 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
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
The Art of Gene Luen Yang The Art of Gene Luen Yang
Date: Nov 10, 2015 - Dec 23, 2015
Location: New York , NY
The Society of Illustrators presents The Art of Gene Luen Yang. The exhibit features original artwork from the award-winning graphic novelist’s Boxers & Saints series.Yang will deliver a talk at the gallery on November 19, from 6:30 to 8 pm. A … Read More
26th Annual Children’s Illustration Celebration 26th Annual Children’s Illustration Celebration
Date: Nov 08, 2015 - Jan 15, 2016
Location: Northampton, MA
R. Michelson Galleries will host the 26th Annual Children’s Illustration Celebration, featuring over 200 new illustrations from children’s book artists.An opening reception will be held on November 8 from 4 to 6 pm, during which the 2015 recipients of the 8th annual Norton Juster … Read More
Book Riot Live Book Riot Live
Date: Nov 07, 2015 - Nov 08, 2015
Location: New York, NY
The first ever Book Riot Live will be held on November 7 and 8, 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 … Read More
The Specialized Book Award: NYPL Children’s Literary Salon The Specialized Book Award: NYPL Children’s Literary Salon
Date: Nov 07, 2015
Location: New York, NY
Join the NYPL for “The Specialized Book Award: Its Role, Its Function, Its Necessity.” What is the role of children’s book awards that seek to target and highlight diverse, up-and-coming authors and illustrators? Librarians Rita Auerbach, Roxanne Feldmann, Caroline Ward, … 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.
Maryland STEM Festival 2015 Maryland STEM Festival 2015
Date: Nov 06, 2015 - Nov 15, 2015
The inaugural Maryland STEM Festival — a week-long celebration of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics — will take place on November 6-15, 2015.The festival features dynamic and interactive programming throughout the state of Maryland. Click here to find an event near you!
Bacon Free Library’s Children’s Illustrators Auction Bacon Free Library’s Children’s Illustrators Auction
Date: Nov 01, 2015 - Nov 15, 2015
The Bacon Free Library is hosting a virtual Children’s Illustrators Auction, celebrating diverse children’s stories and featuring 100+ illustrations from picture books, graphic novels, and chapter books. The auction will take place online here from Sunday, November 1 at 8 … Read More
November is Picture Book Month! November is Picture Book Month!
Date: Nov 01, 2015 - Nov 30, 2015
November is Picture Book Month, a tribute to the enduring importance of the picture book form. Dianne de Las Casas (author & storyteller) and her team co-founded the month-long celebration to champion the power and beauty of picture books:In this digital age where … Read More
The Rise of Latino Literature for Youth: NYPL Children’s Literary Salon The Rise of Latino Literature for Youth: NYPL Children’s Literary Salon
Date: Oct 31, 2015
Location: NY, NY
Join authors Sonia Manzano (Becoming Maria), Danette Vigilante (Saving Baby Doe), Torrey Maldonado (Secret Saturdays), Adam Silvera (More Happy Than Not), Crystal Velasquez (Hunters of Chaos) and Daniel José Older (Shadowshaper) for a discussion of the past, present, and future … Read More
Picture Books, Toys and Other Things to Grow On Picture Books, Toys and Other Things to Grow On
Date: Oct 29, 2015
Location: New York City, NY
The Bard Graduate Center will host a Literature Spotlight entitled Picture Books, Toys and Other Things to Grow On, tonight at 6 pm at 38 West 86th Street in New York City. Children’s book historian and critic Leonard S. Marcus will … 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
‘The Original Art’ at the Society of Illustrators ‘The Original Art’ at the Society of Illustrators
Date: Oct 28, 2015 - Dec 23, 2015
Location: New York, NY
The Society of Illustrators presents The Original Art — an annual exhibit honoring exceptional children’s book illustration — now through December 23, 2015 in New York City.This year’s exhibit features original artwork by Ekua Holmes (Voice of Freedom), Anton Van Hertbruggen (The Dog That Nino … 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
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
Kate DiCamillo at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Kate DiCamillo at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Date: Oct 15, 2015
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature and Newbery-winning author Kate DiCamillo will speak at 7 PM on Thursday, October 15, at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Lecture Hall, as part of the Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures Kids and Teen series. DiCamillo’s visit … Read 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
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.
2015 Comadres and Compadres Writers Conference 2015 Comadres and Compadres Writers Conference
Date: Oct 03, 2015
Location: New York City, NY
The 4th Annual Comadres and Compadres Writers Conference will be held at The New School in New York City on October 3, 2015. The conference provides Latino writers with the opportunity to connect with published Latino authors, and agents and editors with a proven track … Read More
Censorship by Omission: The Diversity Deficit Censorship by Omission: The Diversity Deficit
Date: Oct 03, 2015
Location: Portland, OR
As part of Banned Books Week 2015 (September 27-October 3), Multnomah County Library will host a discussion featuring young adult authors, Isabel Quintero (‘Gabi, a Girl in Pieces’), Stacey Lee (‘Under a Painted Sky’), and Tess Sharpe (‘Far From You’). … 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
Alice Live! at the NYPL Alice Live! at the NYPL
Date: Oct 02, 2015 - Jan 16, 2016
Location: New York, NY
In honor of the 150th anniversary of the publication of Lewis Carroll’s novel, the New York Public Library will host the Alice Live! exhibit. The multimedia exhibit will include playbills, advertisements, and photos curated by author and collector Charlie Lovett. … Read More
The Horn Book at Simmons Colloquium The Horn Book at Simmons Colloquium
Date: Oct 02, 2015 - Oct 03, 2015
Location: Boston, MA
Join an esteemed group of authors, illustrators, librarians, children’s book experts and fans on October 2-3, for the Horn Book at Simmons Colloquium: Transformations. This two-day event celebrates the best in children’s and young adult literature.The focus of this year’s colloquium … 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
Banned Books Week Virtual Read-Out Banned Books Week Virtual Read-Out
Date: Sep 27, 2015 - Oct 03, 2015
Join readers, libraries, and bookstores across the country in the fifth annual Banned Books Virtual Read-Out (September 27 – October 3, 2015)! Support the freedom to read and share your video for the Banned Books Week Virtual Read-Out YouTube channel.Here’s how:Choose a favorite banned/challenged … 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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
‘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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
Before the Mud Flies: Conversations for Banned Books Week Before the Mud Flies: Conversations for Banned Books Week
Date: Sep 01, 2015
In honor of Banned Books Week in September, the American Library Association will host a virtual conference for librarians, administrators, and other literacy advocates. The webinar will focus on ways of preparing your colleagues who may not be as familiar with the … 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
On The Same Page 2015 Program On The Same Page 2015 Program
Date: Sep 01, 2015 - Nov 30, 2015
Location: Atlanta, GA
On The Same Page — the comprehensive community reading program based in Atlanta, Georgia — will host a series of book-related events as part of its 2015 program. The organization builds a community of readers by bringing people together around … 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
Middle Grade Twitter Chat Middle Grade Twitter Chat
Date: Aug 18, 2015
Mighty Media Press will host a Twitter chat on August 18th, at 3 PM, focusing on how middle grade fiction can foster creativity and imagination; and how it helps young readers tackle real-life conflicts. Six respected authors will partake in the discussion.  Our … Read More
SLJ SummerTeen 2015 SLJ SummerTeen 2015
Date: Aug 13, 2015
On August 13, at 11 am, School Library Journal will host a full-day virtual conference addressing issues in teen collections and programming. Hear from authors about their current and upcoming titles in an engaging conversational format, featuring live Q&As. The … Read More
Kate DiCamillo at the Cuyahoga County Public Library Kate DiCamillo at the Cuyahoga County Public Library
Date: Aug 12, 2015
Location: Parma, OH
On August 12, 2015,  at 5 pm at the Parma-Snow Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library, beloved author and National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Kate DiCamillo will visit the Cuyahoga County Public Library to celebrate the unveiling of a public mural inspired by her … 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
The Gaithers meet The Penderwicks: NYPL Children’s Literary Salon The Gaithers meet The Penderwicks: NYPL Children’s Literary Salon
Date: Aug 01, 2015
Location: New York, NY
The next session of the New York Public Library’s Children’s Literary Salon will focus on “The Gaithers Meet The Penderwicks” theme. Two children’s books creators Rita Williams-Garcia and Jeanne Birdsall will sit for a conversation. It will take place at … 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
Paper Towns Presents Night On The Towns Paper Towns Presents Night On The Towns
Date: Jul 23, 2015
John Green fans have been invited to gather together for the special ‘Night On The Towns’ event. Attendees will watch both the Paper Towns film adaptation and a live simulcast of a question-and-answer session; these screenings will take place in … Read More
Mockingbird Monday at Barnes & Noble Mockingbird Monday at Barnes & Noble
Date: Jul 13, 2015
Celebrate Harper Lee’s ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ in anticipation of the July 14 publication of ‘Go Set a Watchman’! On July 13, all Barnes & Noble stores nationwide will host a reading of the classic novel from start to finish. … 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
Queens Museum Children’s Book Celebration Queens Museum Children’s Book Celebration
Date: Jul 11, 2015
Location: Queens, NY
The Queens Museum will host a Children’s Book Celebration. Several authors and illustrators will appear including Melissa Guion, Kat Yeh, and David Ezra Stein. Attendees will enjoy readings and art demonstrations at this event.
‘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
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
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
‘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
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
‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Page and Screen Discussion at B&N ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Page and Screen Discussion at B&N
Date: Jun 18, 2015
Location: New York City, NY
Barnes & Noble’s Union Square location will host a discussion comparing the classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird and its screen version in anticipation of the July release of Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman. Discussion will touch on the book, movie … 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
21st Century Children’s Nonfiction Conference 21st Century Children’s Nonfiction Conference
Date: Jun 12, 2015 - Jun 14, 2015
Location: Riverdale, NY
This 21st Century Children’s™ Nonfiction Conference, held at Manhattan College, will bring together authors, illustrators, teacher, librarians, and publishing professionals to address current issues in children’s nonfiction publishing. The conference provides a forum for discussion of the Common Core Standards, Next Generation … Read More
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
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.
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
Simmons College Summer Courses at the Eric Carle Museum Simmons College Summer Courses at the Eric Carle Museum
Date: Jun 01, 2015
Location: Amherst, MA
Simmons College and the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art have announced their 2015 summer course offerings. Courses may be counted towards the Children’s Literature MA at Simmons College and are open to matriculated as well as non-degree students. … Read More
Kids Author Carnival 2015 Kids Author Carnival 2015
Date: May 30, 2015
Location: New York City, NY
The 2nd annual Kids Author Carnival, a free book event celebrating middle-grade books and readers, will take place at the Jefferson Market branch of the New York Public Library on Saturday, May 30, 2015. The event begins at 6:00 pm … Read More
The Tribeca Family Theater Presents Curious George The Tribeca Family Theater Presents Curious George
Date: May 30, 2015
Location: New York, NY
The Tribeca Family Theater is putting on a Curious George musical. Curious George is going to try for first place at the Golden Meatball Contest in Rome. Swing in and monkey around at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center (199 Chambers … Read More
ABC-CBC Speed Dating Lunch with Children’s Authors & Illustrators ABC-CBC Speed Dating Lunch with Children’s Authors & Illustrators
Date: May 29, 2015
Location: New York City, NY
Please note: This event is open exclusively to booksellers and librarians, and registration is required (see below). Each year, the Children’s Book Council partners with the ABC Children’s Group at ABA on popular events at Book Expo America that give … Read More
ABC-CBC Tea with Children’s Authors & Illustrators ABC-CBC Tea with Children’s Authors & Illustrators
Date: May 29, 2015
Location: New York City, NY
Please note: This event is open exclusively to booksellers and librarians, and registration is required (see below). Each year, the Children’s Book Council partners with the ABC Children’s Group at ABA on popular events at Book Expo America that give … Read More
The Diversity of Success: How Publishers Create Captivating Stories The Diversity of Success: How Publishers Create Captivating Stories
Date: May 29, 2015
Location: New York City, NY
This event is free with a BEA badge.This BEA panel – held at the Javits Center (Room 1E07), immediately following the Children’s Breakfast – will focus on the specific success stories of three diverse children’s and young adult titles. A … 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
2015 Girls Write Now Awards 2015 Girls Write Now Awards
Date: May 19, 2015
Location: New York City, NY
The Girls Write Now annual spring benefit pays tribute to influential women who have broken boundaries in life and literature, and paved the way for young adults! This year the spotlight will be on best-selling author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Americanah, … Read More
8th Annual Children’s Literature Conference & Horace Mann Upstander Awards 8th Annual Children’s Literature Conference & Horace Mann Upstander Awards
Date: May 16, 2015
Location: Los Angeles, CA
The 8th Annual Children’s Literature Conference & Horace Mann Upstander Awards, will be held on May 16, 2015, from 9 am to 12:30 pm, at the Wildwood School (Elementary Campus) in Los Angeles, California. The event includes an award ceremony … Read More
Kids Reading Across Rhode Island with National Ambassador Kate DiCamillo Kids Reading Across Rhode Island with National Ambassador Kate DiCamillo
Date: May 09, 2015
Location: Providence, RI
Continuing her tour as National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, Kate DiCamillo will stop in Providence, Rhode Island on Saturday, May 9, from 2-4 PM at the State’s House. DiCamillo will be kicking off the Kids Reading Across Rhode Island … Read More
Inside the Author’s Studio with Kate DiCamillo Inside the Author’s Studio with Kate DiCamillo
Date: May 08, 2015
Location: Providence, RI
Be a part of the live studio audience for the taping of the first Inside the Author’s Studio, a new Rhode Island PBS production. This first episode will feature an interview with Newbery Medal winner and 2014-15 National Ambassador for … Read More
Underwater Book Launch with Author Dr. Ellen Prager Underwater Book Launch with Author Dr. Ellen Prager
Date: May 08, 2015 - May 09, 2015
Location: Tampa, FL
On May 8 and 9 at the Florida Aquarium, Dr. Ellen Prager, oceanographer and author of the Tristan Hunt and the Sea Guardians middle-grade adventure series, will give the first-ever underwater book launch in the United States for her upcoming … Read More
National Ambassadors Program at the Library of Congress National Ambassadors Program at the Library of Congress
Date: May 06, 2015
Location: Washington, DC
The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress will host the National Ambassadors Program on May 6, from 10:30 to 11:30 AM at the Coolidge Auditorium (Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building). Current National Ambassador Kate DiCamillo will be … Read More
PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature on Africa PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature on Africa
Date: May 04, 2015 - May 10, 2015
Location: New York, NY
Writers from around the world will gather in New York for the 11th Annual PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature, a week-long celebration of contemporary literature. This year’s festival, co-curated by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, will bring perspectives from contemporary … Read More
The 2015 Children’s Choice Book Awards Ceremony The 2015 Children’s Choice Book Awards Ceremony
Date: May 04, 2015
Location: New York City, NY
All proceeds from the Awards Ceremony benefit Every Child A Reader, a 501(c)3 literacy organization committed to instilling a lifelong love of reading in children. 2015 Event DetailsMonday, May 4, 2015 6pm Dinner Reception, 7-8pm Awards Ceremony Age range: 8 … Read More
Walter Dean Myers Literary Landmark Dedication at the George Bruce Library Walter Dean Myers Literary Landmark Dedication at the George Bruce Library
Date: May 04, 2015
Location: New York City, NY
On Monday May 4th, 2015, at 1 pm, the beloved author Walter Dean Myers (1937-2014) will be honored with a plaque at the George Bruce Library in Harlem, the NYPL branch he used as a child. The library will be … Read More
Free Comic Book Day: Children’s Book Week Kick-Off Free Comic Book Day: Children’s Book Week Kick-Off
Date: May 02, 2015
Comic book stores will kick off Children’s Book Week (May 4-10, 2015), the annual celebration of books for young people and the joy of reading, by giving away over two million comics to younger readers on Free Comic Book Day. With over … Read More
Hudson Children’s Book Festival Hudson Children’s Book Festival
Date: May 02, 2015
Location: Hudson, NY
The Seventh Annual Hudson Children’s Book Festival will be held on May 2, 2015. Established in 2009, the festival strives to foster a culture of literacy in partnership with schools and the larger community. Readers of all ages and their … Read More
Independent Bookstore Day Independent Bookstore Day
Date: May 02, 2015
On May 2, 2015, booksellers and readers across the country will celebrate Independent Bookstore Day. The event was launched in 2014 as California Bookstore Day, and was such a success that the celebration is expanding. Learn more about IBD and … Read More
Día! Diversity in Action Día! Diversity in Action
Date: Apr 30, 2015
**New** Check out the Día newsletter here for celebration ideas and opportunities. El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day), or Día, is a national celebration of children, families, diversity, and reading that culminates annually on April … Read More
Diversity in Action Symposium at the Library of Congress Diversity in Action Symposium at the Library of Congress
Date: Apr 30, 2015
Location: Washington, DC
The Young Readers Center and the Center for the Book of the Library of Congress will hold a Diversity in Action (DIA) symposium, Using Books and Stories to Strengthen Families, on April 30, 2015 from 2-3:30 pm. Participants will explore … Read More
NYPL Children’s Literary Salon: Children’s Book Week – Its Past, Present, and Future NYPL Children’s Literary Salon: Children’s Book Week – Its Past, Present, and Future
Date: Apr 26, 2015
Location: New York City, NY
Established in 1919, Children’s Book Week is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country. Each year, official events give kids the opportunity to connect with their favorite authors and illustrators in person. Join Children’s Book Council (CBC) Communications Director Nicole Deming at … Read More
Queer Young Adult Literature Conference Queer Young Adult Literature Conference
Date: Apr 25, 2015
Location: Boulder, CO
The University of Colorado Boulder will host the Queer Young Adult Literature Conference, exploring the growing world of LGBTQ literature for young adults. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet queer YA authors and discuss ways of promoting positive representation … Read More
National Math Festival National Math Festival
Date: Apr 18, 2015
Location: Washington, DC
The Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) and the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) will host the National Math Festival, to occur on April 18 in several Smithsonian museums in Washington, D.C. A highlight of this year’s festival is the first annual awarding of Mathical: … Read More
Where the Wild Books Are Where the Wild Books Are
Date: Apr 18, 2015
Location: New York City, NY
Join international critics, authors, illustrators, publishing professionals, and educators at the New School’s Auditorium as they discuss a wide range of picture books from around the world, and trends in global publishing and literacy. Historian and critic Leonard S. Marcus … Read More
Mathical Books Awards Ceremony Mathical Books Awards Ceremony
Date: Apr 17, 2015
Location: Washington, DC
Come meet the winning authors of the first Mathical awards! Mathical: Books for Kids from Tots to Teens is a new book prize launched by the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute and the Children’s Book Council, awarded to books for young … Read More
Books for Kids and Judaism at the NYPL Books for Kids and Judaism at the NYPL
Date: Apr 12, 2015
Location: New York City, NY
The NYPL Children’s Literary Salon will host a discussion of ‘Books for Kids and Judaism: A Look at Jewish Children’s Literature Then and Now.’ Panelists Marjorie Ingall (Tablet Magazine), Joanna Sussman (publisher of Kar-Ben Publishing) and Barbara Krasner (Sydney Taylor Book … Read More
Drop Everything and Read 2015 Drop Everything and Read 2015
Date: Apr 12, 2015
Drop Everything and Read (D.E.A.R.) is the national month-long celebration of reading. D.E.A.R. programs have been held nationwide on April 12th on author Beverly Cleary’s birthday, since she first wrote about the event in her novel, Ramona Quimby, Age 8. … Read More
National Library Week 2015 National Library Week 2015
Date: Apr 12, 2015 - Apr 18, 2015
Launched in 1958 by the American Library Association (ALA), National Library Week is a nationwide celebration of libraries and librarians. All libraries – school, public, academic and special – participate. This year’s National Library Week 2015 is April 12-18, with … 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
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
The Virginia Hamilton Conference on Multicultural Literature for Youth The Virginia Hamilton Conference on Multicultural Literature for Youth
Date: Apr 09, 2015 - Apr 10, 2015
Location: Kent, OH
The 31st Virginia Hamilton Conference on Multicultural Literature for Youth is scheduled for April 9 and 10, 2015, and will feature renowned authors and illustrators David Macaulay, Grace Lin and Rita Williams-Garcia. The conference is held annually at Kent State … Read More
The Original Art 2014-2015 Exhibit The Original Art 2014-2015 Exhibit
Date: Apr 04, 2015 - Jun 28, 2015
Location: Newport News, VA
Celebrate the art of children’s books with the Original Art 2014-2015 exhibit. For the month of June, the works of artist Walt Taylor and sculptor Bob Morehead will be on display. Visitors will find this program at the Peninsula Fine … 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
Master Story Tellers Exhibition Master Story Tellers Exhibition
Date: Apr 01, 2015 - May 31, 2015
Location: Bronx, NY
The New York City parks department is hosting the “Master Story Tellers Exhibition” at the visitor center inside Poe Park. The artwork on display were contributed by nineteen children’s book illustrators. These artists drew inspiration from classical stories by Edgar … Read More
National Poetry Month 2015 National Poetry Month 2015
Date: Apr 01, 2015 - Apr 30, 2015
Established in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets, National Poetry Month is the largest literary celebration in the world, with tens of millions of students, teachers, librarians, booksellers, publishers, and poets participating. The goal of National Poetry Month is … Read More
New Twists on Old Fairytales: A YA Panel at the 92Y New Twists on Old Fairytales: A YA Panel at the 92Y
Date: Mar 31, 2015
Location: New York, NY
How have fairytales evolved in modern times? Four young adult authors will sit for a panel at the 92Y to talk about their books. The participants include Danielle Page, Soman Chainani, Sara Benincasa, and Christopher Healy. EpicReads.com content manager Margot … Read More
Adam Rex Exhibition Adam Rex Exhibition
Date: Mar 28, 2015 - Apr 19, 2015
Location: Alhambra, CA
Gallery Nucleus will showcase the work of writer and illustrator Adam Rex, creator of The True Meaning of Smekday and the film HOME. This exhibit is free and open to the public. Rex will give a talk at the exhibit’s … Read More
Designing Books for Millennials Conference Designing Books for Millennials Conference
Date: Mar 26, 2015
Location: New York City, NY
Publishing Perspectives will host the Designing Books for Millennials Conference, bringing together professionals from the worlds of publishing, technology, and media to discuss the types of stories 18-34 year-olds want — and how, when and where they consume them. For … Read More
Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick
Date: Mar 22, 2015 - Jun 21, 2015
Location: Washington, D.C.
The D.C. public library is hosting an interactive, multi-media exhibit on the works of Brian Selznick. Some of the items being showcase includes eight-foot tall pages, a “cabinet of wonder,” and a wooden automaton. Visitors will find this display at … Read More
2015 NYC Teen Author Festival 2015 NYC Teen Author Festival
Date: Mar 15, 2015 - Mar 23, 2015
This year’s NYC Teen Author Festival will take place between March 15 and 23. In celebration of the young adult genre, author events and panels will be held across the city. Venues include Barnes & Noble, Books of Wonder, Dixon Place, McNally … Read More
The Art of Uri Shulevitz at the Eric Carle Museum The Art of Uri Shulevitz at the Eric Carle Museum
Date: Mar 14, 2015 - Jun 07, 2015
Location: Amherst, MA
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art will present ‘Tall Tales and Short Tales: The Art of Uri Shulevitz,’ a retrospective of the Caldecott award-winning artist’s work. In celebration of Shulevitz’s 80th birthday, the exhibit will feature approximately 90 … Read More
Love of Literacy Luncheon with Kate DiCamillo Love of Literacy Luncheon with Kate DiCamillo
Date: Mar 12, 2015
Location: West Palm Beach, FL
Newbery winning author and National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Kate DiCamillo will deliver the keynote speech at the Love of Literacy Luncheon. She will discuss the theme of her platform, ‘Stories Connect Us,’ and her mission to foster a love of … Read More
A Celebration of Walter Dean Myers at Symphony Space A Celebration of Walter Dean Myers at Symphony Space
Date: Mar 08, 2015
Location: New York, NY
Symphony Space will hold a memorial to honor the life and work of the late Walter Dean Myers’ (1937 – 2014). Led by his son Christopher Myers, children’s book writers who have been influenced by Walter Dean Myers, or who … 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
90-Second Newbery Film Festival – New York City Screening 90-Second Newbery Film Festival – New York City Screening
Date: Mar 07, 2015
Location: New York, NY
The organizers behind the 90-Second Newbery Film Festival will host a screening in New York City. This event will take place inside the New York Public Library’s Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. Festival Founder James Kennedy and Author Ame Dyckman will … Read More
Blurred Lines?: Accuracy and Illustration in Nonfiction at the NYPL Blurred Lines?: Accuracy and Illustration in Nonfiction at the NYPL
Date: Mar 07, 2015
Location: New York City, NY
The NYPL Children’s Literary Salon will host a panel on the responsibilities of the illustrator when working on historical nonfiction for young readers. Panelists include Mara Rockliff (author), Brian Floca (author/illustrator), Nicole Raymond (editor), and Sophie Blackall (illustrator/author). This event is … Read More
NoVaTeen Book Festival NoVaTeen Book Festival
Date: Mar 07, 2015
Location: Arlington, VA
One More Page Books is partnering with Arlington Public Libraries and Fairfax County Public Library to organize the NoVaTeen Book Festival. This event will feature a day of speeches, panels, and signings. Those who wish to attend this event can … Read More
World Read Aloud Day World Read Aloud Day
Date: Mar 04, 2015
Held annually on the first Wednesday in March, World Read Aloud Day motivates children, teens, and adults worldwide to create a community of readers and celebrate the universal right to literacy. World Read Aloud Day allows members of LitWorld‘s programs … Read More
2015 Read Across America Day 2015 Read Across America Day
Date: Mar 02, 2015
“You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read with a child.”March 2, 2015 is the National Education Association’s Read Across America Day. The annual event, which coincides with the legendary Dr. Seuss’ birthday, fosters children’s … Read More
National Ambassador Kate DiCamillo Tours Washington State National Ambassador Kate DiCamillo Tours Washington State
Date: Feb 25, 2015 - Feb 28, 2015
Location: Multi-City Tour
Kate DiCamillo continues to tour the country as National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, spreading a love of reading to children of all ages. Her next tour stop is Washington State.On February 25, DiCamillo will appear at the Seattle Public Library … Read More
International Book Giving Day International Book Giving Day
Date: Feb 14, 2015
International Book Giving Day takes place each year on February 14. A volunteer initiative, IBGD is an opportunity to celebrate books and share them with as many children as possible. Join the celebration! Add your name to the list of … Read More
Down the Rabbit Hole and Beyond: Four Children’s Classics Revisted with Leonard S. Marcus Down the Rabbit Hole and Beyond: Four Children’s Classics Revisted with Leonard S. Marcus
Date: Feb 11, 2015 - Mar 25, 2015
Location: New York, NY
Join children’s literary scholar Leonard S. Marcus for a class exploring the back-stories and legacy of four classics: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, The Wind in the Willows, Peter Pan and The Secret Garden. Classes meet on four Wednesdays, February 11 … Read More
James Ransome at the New Rochelle Public Library James Ransome at the New Rochelle Public Library
Date: Feb 08, 2015 - Feb 28, 2015
Location: New Rochelle, NY
This February, the New Rochelle Public Library will exhibit the works of award-winning children’s illustrator James Ransome. Over 50 paintings will be included in the exhibit, alongside dummy books and preliminary art. Ransome is recognized for his rich portrayal of … Read More
Best Books for Kids and Teens 2014 at The NYPL Best Books for Kids and Teens 2014 at The NYPL
Date: Feb 07, 2015
Location: New York, NY
What children’s books did you enjoy from 2014? The New York Public Library will host the “Best Books for Kids and Teens 2014” event at the South Court Auditorium inside the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. Book lovers, library patrons, and … Read More
First Book Friendiversary! First Book Friendiversary!
Date: Feb 07, 2015
Location: Amherst, MA
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art and First Book will partner up to host the Friendiversary event. A variety of book signings, readings, and other activities have been planned for this celebration. The cost of admission will be … 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
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
‘Tomi Ungerer: All in One’ at the Drawing Center ‘Tomi Ungerer: All in One’ at the Drawing Center
Date: Jan 29, 2015 - Mar 22, 2015
Location: New York City, NY
An exhibition celebrating the award-winning author and illustrator Tomi Ungerer is now on view at the Drawing Center. This is the first exhibit in the United States to be dedicated to Ungerer, who is known for his dark sensibility. The retrospective … 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
40th Anniversary of ‘Tuck Everlasting’ at Symphony Space 40th Anniversary of ‘Tuck Everlasting’ at Symphony Space
Date: Jan 25, 2015
Location: New York City, NY
The Thalia Kids’ Book Club will host an event at Symphony Space to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Natalie Babbitt’s Tuck Everlasting (1975). Babbitt will be present to discuss her classic children’s book with author Gregory Maguire (Wicked). Husband Samuel F. Babbitt and Colby Minifie … 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
Panel Discussion With Sharon Draper: Diversity in Children’s Books Panel Discussion With Sharon Draper: Diversity in Children’s Books
Date: Jan 22, 2015
Location: Nashville, TN
Parnassus Books and the Nashville Public Library will partner together to host a panel on diversity in children’s books. Sharon Draper, a five-time Coretta Scott King Award winner, will make an appearance along with children’s book blogger Julie Danielson, school … Read More
The Schomburg Center’s 3rd Annual Black Comic Book Festival The Schomburg Center’s 3rd Annual Black Comic Book Festival
Date: Jan 17, 2015
Location: New York, NY
The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture will host its third annual Black Comic Book Festival. The schedule on this full day event has panels, movie screenings, workshops, and exhibit tables. While the event is free, registration is required here.The Schomburg Center … Read More
NYPL Children’s Literary Salon: Where’s the Science-Fiction for Kids? NYPL Children’s Literary Salon: Where’s the Science-Fiction for Kids?
Date: Jan 03, 2015
Location: New York, NY
The New York Public Library will host a Children’s Literary Salon to talk about “Where’s the Science-Fiction for kids?” Three panelists (librarian Stephanie Whelan, author Jason Fry, and editor Andrew Harwell) will participate in this discussion. It will take place … Read More
NYPL Children’s Literary Salon: 75 Years on the Yellow Brick Road NYPL Children’s Literary Salon: 75 Years on the Yellow Brick Road
Date: Dec 20, 2014
Location: New York, NY
In honor of the 75th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz film adaptation, join expert Michael Patrick Hearn as he reveals lesser-known facts about the Hollywood classic! Part of the Children’s Literary Salon at the New York Public Library, this event is free … Read More
Exclusive CBC Member Special: $250 discount on The Nielsen Children’s Book Summit on 12/12 Exclusive CBC Member Special: $250 discount on The Nielsen Children’s Book Summit on 12/12
Date: Dec 12, 2014
Location: New York, NY
CBC Members only: $250 Discount  E-mail us for the member-exclusive discount code to use when you register online. Expires: 12/1/14Register now!What it is: An exclusive executive-level event that will include 360 degrees of Nielsen consumer research on books, gaming, home … Read More
Around the Globe: International Diversity in YA Writing Around the Globe: International Diversity in YA Writing
Date: Dec 10, 2014
Location: New York, NY
Words without Borders and The New York Public Library will host a panel on diverse and international voices in young adult literature, at the NYPL. Editor, author, and professor of Library Sciences Marc Aronson will serve as moderator of the discussion. Panelists include Padma … 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
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
Winter Family Day at the Morgan Library & Museum Winter Family Day at the Morgan Library & Museum
Date: Dec 07, 2014
Location: New York, NY
The Morgan Library & Museum is hosting its annual Winter Family Day. The event, appropriate for children ages 3-12, celebrates the Morgan’s medieval collections as well as the holiday classic, Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol. The fun will include arts & … Read More
Brian Floca Lecture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art Brian Floca Lecture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Date: Dec 06, 2014
Location: New York, NY
The Metropolitan Museum of Art will host “An Evening with Brian Floca.” The Caldecott Medal-winning children’s books creator will give a free lecture. Floca will talk about his creative process, his works, and his plans for future projects.
NYPL Children’s Literary Salon: A Look at Children’s Book Publishing in the 21st Century NYPL Children’s Literary Salon: A Look at Children’s Book Publishing in the 21st Century
Date: Dec 06, 2014
Location: New York, NY
What is the current state of the children’s book publishing industry? Several seasoned professionals of the industry will sit for a discussion on this topic at the New York Public Library’s Children’s Literary Salon. The participants include Simon & Schuster … Read More
Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day
Date: Dec 06, 2014
Saturday, December 6 marks the 5th annual Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day. Founder Jenny Milchman launched the event in 2010 because of her belief that “bookstores hold a place in the hearts and times of our community. They … 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.
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
‘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
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
‘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
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
The Brooklyn Museum’s 8th Annual Children’s Book Fair The Brooklyn Museum’s 8th Annual Children’s Book Fair
Date: Nov 15, 2014
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Did you know that several children’s book creators live and work in Brooklyn? Some of them will be appearing at the Brooklyn Museum’s Eighth Annual Children’s Book Fair. Attendees will enjoy hands-on activities and photo opportunities.
‘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
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
‘Tico & The Golden Wings’ and ‘Geraldine The Music Mouse’ at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art ‘Tico & The Golden Wings’ and ‘Geraldine The Music Mouse’ at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
Date: Nov 08, 2014 - Nov 29, 2014
Location: Amherst, MA
Do you enjoy Leo Lionni’s stories? Director Therese Brady Donohue and the Picture Book Theatre team worked to create a stage adaptation of Tico and The Golden Wings and Geraldine The Music Mouse. This show will be played at the … Read More
The Art of Dr. Seuss Exhibition at The Milan Gallery The Art of Dr. Seuss Exhibition at The Milan Gallery
Date: Nov 08, 2014 - Nov 24, 2014
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Dr. Seuss devoted decades of his life to create art. The curators of this special exhibit showcases pieces from Dr. Seuss’ collection of books and the “Secret Art of Dr. Seuss.” Visitors will see the children’s books creator’s prints and … Read More
YALLFEST YALLFEST
Date: Nov 07, 2014 - Nov 08, 2014
Location: Charleston, SC
The 4th annual Charleston Young Adult Book Festival is being hosted at six different venues. Dozens of authors are set to appear at YALLFEST. The organizers have planned several panels to take place throughout the weekend.
NYPL Children’s Literary Salon: Margaret Wise Brown & Antoine de Saint-Exupéry NYPL Children’s Literary Salon: Margaret Wise Brown & Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Date: Nov 01, 2014
Location: New York, NY
The New York Public Library Children’s Literary Salon will meet for a conversation about the parallels and comparisons of the lives literature between Margaret Wise Brown and Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Expert Howard Scherry is set to appear. This event will … 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
The Galli Theater Presents ‘Rapunzel’ The Galli Theater Presents ‘Rapunzel’
Date: Nov 01, 2014 - Nov 30, 2014
Location: New York, NY
Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair! The Brothers Grimm included the classic German fairy tale, “Rapunzel,” in their 1812 collection, Children’s and Household Tales. This story comes to life at a Galli Theater production.
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.
The Society of Illustrators Presents ‘The Original Art’ The Society of Illustrators Presents ‘The Original Art’
Date: Oct 22, 2014 - Dec 20, 2014
Location: New York, NY
The Museum of American Illustration at the Society of Illustrators presents ‘The Original Art,’ an annual exhibit honoring exceptional children’s book illustrators. The 2014 exhibit, which features 166 books, will be on display from October 22 through December 20.This year’s honorees … Read More
Develop Your Diversity-Management Expertise — 10% Discount for CBC Members! Develop Your Diversity-Management Expertise — 10% Discount for CBC Members!
Date: Oct 21, 2014
Location: New York, New York
Join DiversityInc October 21-22 in New York City at their Fall Event Series, where you’ll learn how to develop your diversity-management expertise directly from leaders of DiversityInc Top 50 companies!CBC Members: Receive a 10% discount on registration prices when you … 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
‘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
A Celebration of Science and Literacy A Celebration of Science and Literacy
Date: Oct 18, 2014
Location: Richmond, VA
Great Science Books + Giveaways + Story time and Snacks – You’re Invited!Virginia/Richmond area parents, students, librarians, and homeschoolers are all invited to attend a FREE science and literacy event at the Richmond Convention Center, Saturday, October 18, hosted by … Read More
Rhode Island Festival of Children’s Books & Authors Rhode Island Festival of Children’s Books & Authors
Date: Oct 18, 2014
Location: Providence, RI
The Lincoln School will be hosting its annual Festival of Children’s Books and Authors. Throughout the day, visitors will enjoy 30-minute presentations from authors and illustrators on their work, life, and philosophy. There will also be several signings. Some of … Read More
The Austin Teen Book Festival Becomes the Texas Teen Book Festival The Austin Teen Book Festival Becomes the Texas Teen Book Festival
Date: Oct 18, 2014
Location: Austin, TX
This year, for the first time, the event formerly known as the Austin Teen Book Festival will partner with the Texas Book Festival, creating a new event called the Texas Teen Book Festival. “The Austin Teen Book Festival has grown from … Read More
In Search of Wonder: Common Core and More In Search of Wonder: Common Core and More
Date: Oct 17, 2014
Location: Perry, OH
Hosted by The National Children’s Book and Literacy Alliance (NCBLA), In Search of Wonder: Common Core and More, is an interdisciplinary professional development day created for educators, librarians, parents, and students of education and library science. Throughout the day, participants and leaders … Read More
The Harry Potter Alliance Presents The Granger Leadership Academy The Harry Potter Alliance Presents The Granger Leadership Academy
Date: Oct 17, 2014 - Oct 18, 2014
Location: Auburn, AL
The Harry Potter Alliance will be hosting its first annual leadership conference “The Granger Leadership Academy” at the Hotel at Auburn University. Attendees will enjoy two Keynote Speakers, workshops, and community-building activities. With this event, they hope to bring together chapter … Read More
Stand Up for Girls Stand Up for Girls
Date: Oct 11, 2014
Location: Worldwide
LitWorld’s Stand Up for Girls campaign mobilizes girls and boys, men and women, to advocate for every girl’s right to tell her story to change the world. Literacy is a powerful tool that breaks down the devastating barriers of poverty and oppression … Read More
Girls Write Now Celebrates International Day of the Girl Girls Write Now Celebrates International Day of the Girl
Date: Oct 10, 2014
Location: New York, NY
Girls Write Now is celebrating International Day of the Girl with a conversation championing the stories of women and girls. That afternoon at a private United Nations event, their girls will share their stories of what it means to grow … Read More
KidLitCon 2014: “Blogging Diversity in Young Adult and Children’s Lit: What’s Next?” KidLitCon 2014: “Blogging Diversity in Young Adult and Children’s Lit: What’s Next?”
Date: Oct 10, 2014 - Oct 11, 2014
Location: Sacramento, CA
“What we would like to do with this year’s KidLitCon (along with our usual goals) is discuss what book bloggers can do to make a meaningful difference in increasing diversity in children’s and young adult literature.”The keynote speaker this year … Read More
Sheboygan Children’s Book Festival Sheboygan Children’s Book Festival
Date: Oct 10, 2014 - Oct 12, 2014
Location: Sheboygan, WI
FEED YOUR IMAGINATION at the 2014 Sheboygan Children’s Book Festival!Meet acclaimed authors and illustrators including: KEVIN HENKES, DENISE FLEMING, PETER BROWN, BLUE BALLIETT, RAINA TELGEMEIER and ANN BAUSUM.  Enjoy readings, hear authors talk about what they do and make art … Read More
Frankfurt Book Fair Frankfurt Book Fair
Date: Oct 08, 2014 - Oct 12, 2014
Location: Frankfurt, Germany
The Frankfurt Book Fair is the international publishing industry’s biggest trade fair – with 7,300 exhibitors from more than 100 countries, around 275,000 visitors, over 3,700 events and around 9,000 accredited journalists in attendance. It also gathers key players from … Read More
‘All Hail the Lunch Lady’ Exhibit at the Worcester Historical Museum ‘All Hail the Lunch Lady’ Exhibit at the Worcester Historical Museum
Date: Oct 03, 2014
Location: Worcester, MA
The Worcester Historical Museum is hosting the “All Hail the Lunch Lady” exhibit in honor of Jarrett J. Krosoczka’s popular graphic novel series. Visitors will see both published illustrations and original sketches
‘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 11th Annual Orange County Children’s Book Festival The 11th Annual Orange County Children’s Book Festival
Date: Sep 28, 2014
Location: Costa Mesa, CA
The Orange County Children’s Book Festival is the premiere, family-friendly event supporting reading, art and education in Southern California. This year, the festival will host  more than 110 authors, illustrators & storytellers along with over 120 exhibitors inspiring families to … Read More
2014 Boston Teen Author Festival 2014 Boston Teen Author Festival
Date: Sep 27, 2014
Location: Boston, MA
The 2014 Boston Teen Author Festival will be held on September 27, at the Cambridge Library. Now in its third year, the festival was founded in 2012 by Renee Combs and Marisa Finkelstein to celebrate young adult literature. This year’s event will feature … Read More
Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival
Date: Sep 27, 2014
Location: Chappaqua, NY
This year, the Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival will take place in late September at Bell Middle School. There will also be a kickoff party at Hall of Scoops on Thursday, September 18th. “Sweet, sweet news! The brand-new Hall of Scoops will create … Read More
ScholarShare Children’s Book Festival ScholarShare Children’s Book Festival
Date: Sep 27, 2014 - Sep 28, 2014
Location: Sacramento, CA
Enjoy readings and presentations by children’s book authors and illustrators, storytelling performances, hands-on literacy activities, and family playtime at the largest early childhood literacy festival in the region! Barney Saltzberg, author and illustrator of ‘Beautiful Oops’ and nearly 50 titles … Read More
Announcing the Inaugural Young Readers South Dakota Festival of Books Announcing the Inaugural Young Readers South Dakota Festival of Books
Date: Sep 25, 2014
Location: Sioux Falls, South Dakota
This year, the South Dakota Festival of Books has announced a new component: The Young Readers South Dakota Festival of Books, which will happen on September 25, just before the established Festival. At this Young Reader Festival, National Ambassador for … 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
Banned Books Week Banned Books Week
Date: Sep 21, 2014 - Sep 27, 2014
Location: Everywhere
Banned Books Week is an annual initiative that supports the ‘freedom to read’ by encouraging readouts, displays, and community activities designed to raise awareness of the ongoing threats of censorship that continue to occur. This year, Banned Books Week will … Read More
The 9th Annual Brooklyn Book Festival The 9th Annual Brooklyn Book Festival
Date: Sep 21, 2014
Location: Brooklyn, NY
The Brooklyn Book Festival is the largest free literary event in New York City, attracting over 40,000 visitors and media last year. Panels, book receptions and other events will be held at Borough Hall and nearby venues. Among the authors … Read More
Princeton Children’s Book Festival Princeton Children’s Book Festival
Date: Sep 20, 2014
Location: Princeton, NJ
The Princeton Children’s Book Festival takes place annually in September and is a free, rain-or-shine event at the Princeton Public Library.“Our community is one that loves the library and loves books. The Princeton Children’s Book Festival is a celebration of … 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
Fostering Lifelong Learners: Register Now! Fostering Lifelong Learners: Register Now!
Date: Sep 19, 2014
Location: Parma, OH
This year, the Fostering Lifelong Learners Conference will take play in Ohio at the Cuyahoga Public Library. The event is sponsored by the library, The Horn Book, and the School Library Journal. “Attendance to the Fostering Lifelong Learners conference is free and open … Read More
The Hats Off to Dr. Seuss Exhibit The Hats Off to Dr. Seuss Exhibit
Date: Sep 18, 2014 - Oct 14, 2014
Location: Chicago, IL
Dr. Seuss amassed a great number of hats throughout his lifetime. Many of the characters featured in Seuss’ books wear funny head accessories. The Art of Dr. Seuss Gallery is hosting this exhibit which displays several pieces from Seuss’ private … Read More
SIBA Sets Dates For ‘Fall Discovery Show’ SIBA Sets Dates For ‘Fall Discovery Show’
Date: Sep 15, 2014 - Sep 21, 2014
Location: Multi-City Tour
SIBA, the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance, his chosen the dates for their fall discovery show. The show has been renamed the “Fall Discovery Show” to emphasize the alliance’s goal that “every attendee will discover something new that will further their … Read More
The National Ballet of Canada Presents ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ The National Ballet of Canada Presents ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’
Date: Sep 09, 2014 - Sep 14, 2014
Location: New York, NY
The National Ballet of Canada plans to showcase a dance performance inspired by Lewis Carroll’s beloved children’s book, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Christopher Wheeldon oversaw the choreography and Joby Talbot composed the score. This production will take place inside the … Read More
NYPL Children’s Literary Salon: Personal Passions and Changes in Nonfiction for Children and Teens NYPL Children’s Literary Salon: Personal Passions and Changes in Nonfiction for Children and Teens
Date: Sep 06, 2014
Location: New York, NY
The New York Public Library Children’s Literary Salon will kick off the Fall season with a conversation about “personal passions and changes in nonfiction for children and teens.” Author Marc Aronson is set to appear. This event will be held … 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
National Book Festival: New Events, New Venue National Book Festival: New Events, New Venue
Date: Aug 30, 2014
Location: Washington, D.C.
This year, the highly-anticipated and widely attended Library of Congress National Book Festival will take place in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center for the first time.*NEW* Listen to a podcast interview with National Ambassador Kate DiCamillo, who will be … 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 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
A Moomin Storytime A Moomin Storytime
Date: Aug 09, 2014
Location: Brookline, MA
Happy Birthday, Tove Jansson! In honor, the Brookline Booksmith will host a special celebratory storytime.
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art to Host  Two-Day Educators Conference on Multiple Literacies of Young Children The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art to Host Two-Day Educators Conference on Multiple Literacies of Young Children
Date: Aug 02, 2014 - Aug 03, 2014
Location: Amherst, MA
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Amherst, MA (July 3, 2014)— Philip Yenawine, co-founder of Visual Understanding in Education (VUE), is the keynote speaker at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art’s Summer Teacher Institute held August 2 and August 3, 2014 at the Museum’s Amherst, Massachusetts … Read More
How To Use Publishing Data: A Webcast How To Use Publishing Data: A Webcast
Date: Jul 29, 2014
Location: Everywhere
Register now for Digital Book World’s upcoming webcast discussing publishing data and how to use it in decision-making, with takeaways for publishers, sales and marketing professionals, acquiring editors, indie authors, distributors, retailers, partners, market analysts and industry watchers.“Join Digital Book … Read More
6th Annual NW Book Festival 6th Annual NW Book Festival
Date: Jul 26, 2014
Location: Portland, OR
The 6th annual NW Book Festival will talk place in late July and will feature authors from all different genres — from paranormal romance to literary fiction to Oregon folklore — with offerings for all different ages. This year, the festival … Read More
Maurice Sendak:  50 years;  50 works;  50 Reasons at the Gail Borden Public Library Maurice Sendak: 50 years; 50 works; 50 Reasons at the Gail Borden Public Library
Date: Jul 19, 2014 - Sep 19, 2014
Location: Elgin, IL
“Maurice Sendak: 50 years; 50 works; 50 Reasons is composed of select works by the late artist with comments by celebrities, authors and noted personalities. It celebrates Sendak’s more than 50 years as an illustrator and author and the 50th … Read More
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art Announces Free Fun Friday on July 18 The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art Announces Free Fun Friday on July 18
Date: Jul 18, 2014
Location: Amherst, MA
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAmherst, MA (July 14, 2014)—The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is pleased to offer a Free Fun Friday on July 18, 2014 from 10 am to 4 pm, sponsored by the Highland Street Foundation. Free admission to the Museum … Read More
YALC 2014: The First-Ever YA Lit Conference in the UK YALC 2014: The First-Ever YA Lit Conference in the UK
Date: Jul 12, 2014 - Jul 13, 2014
Location: London
The new YA lit conference will host over 50 authors and will include events and panels such as “It’s the end of the world as we know it: the ongoing appeal of dystopia,” “Regenerating the Doctor: Reimagining famous characters,” “Bring … Read More
La Casa Azul Book Drive to Help Unaccompanied Minors La Casa Azul Book Drive to Help Unaccompanied Minors
Date: Jul 10, 2014 - Aug 10, 2014
Location: New York City, New York
La Casa Azul, a NYC bookstore, is holding a summer book drive for children who are currently in deportation proceedings in the area. The bookstore is working with the Unaccompanied Latin-American Minor Project (U-LAMP) and the John Jay College of … 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.
The Snow Queen: A New Musical for the NYC Festival The Snow Queen: A New Musical for the NYC Festival
Date: Jul 07, 2014 - Jul 20, 2014
Location: NYC, NY
The 2014 New York Musical Theatre Festival will show off a number of new musicals, including a steam-punk adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson’s ‘The Snow Queen’–the story behind Disney’s acclaimed movie Frozen.  “Be spirited away by this new musical adaptation of Hans … Read More
‘Madeline in New York’ Exhibit at the New York Historical Society ‘Madeline in New York’ Exhibit at the New York Historical Society
Date: Jul 04, 2014 - Oct 13, 2014
Location: New York, NY
The New York Historical Society is hosting a Ludwig Bemelmans retrospective called “Madeline in New York.” This exhibit was organized to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the publication of the first Madeline picture book. Visitors will be able to see … Read More
“Celebrating Children’s Books” Traveling Quilt Exhibit “Celebrating Children’s Books” Traveling Quilt Exhibit
Date: Jul 01, 2014 - Oct 01, 2014
Location: Sioux Falls
The seven quilts in the exhibit were pieced together over a 13-year period by Muriel Feldshuh, a retired librarian and author from New York City. Each quilt is a collection of squares, 189 in all, that contain handwritten comments and … Read More
Summer Reading Carnival Summer Reading Carnival
Date: Jul 01, 2014
Location: Shrewsbury, MA
Shrewsbury Public Library presents the last summer reading kickoff in their current building. Activities will include character visits, a magic show, face painting, carnival games, a Frozen screening and 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
Manchester Children’s Book Festival Manchester Children’s Book Festival
Date: Jun 26, 2014 - Jul 06, 2014
Location: Manchester, UK
This year marks the third annual Manchester Children’s Book Festival. Scheduled events will include author visits and family activities. “One of the greatest pleasures of my working life continues to be the Manchester Writing School at MMU, where we foster a … Read More
The BFG at Imagination Stage The BFG at Imagination Stage
Date: Jun 25, 2014 - Aug 10, 2014
Location: Bethesda, MD
This performance of The BFG is adapted from Roald Dahl’s beloved classic.“Little orphan Sophie can’t sleep. When she peeks out the window, she is surprised to see a giant. He’s surprised to see her too and whisks Sophie away to … Read More
Scholastic Book Fairs – Reading Summit Scholastic Book Fairs – Reading Summit
Date: Jun 24, 2014 - Jul 24, 2014
Location: Multi-City Tour
Network with educational leaders from across the country and learn about innovative new strategies to encourage student reading and get parents involved. Attendees will have the chance to obtain education credits for participating in professional development breakout sessions. If you bring … Read More
The 21st Century Children’s Nonfiction Conference The 21st Century Children’s Nonfiction Conference
Date: Jun 20, 2014 - Jun 22, 2014
Location: New Paltz, NY
The second annual 21st Century Children’s Nonfiction Conference will take place this year at the State University of New York. The conference aims to display the verve and capabilities of nonfiction, and to show that it can be just as … Read More
Walk Through Appalachian Children’s Literature Walk Through Appalachian Children’s Literature
Date: Jun 16, 2014 - Sep 14, 2014
Location: Knoxville, TN
This exhibit boasts life-size characters from Appalachian children’s literature–including stories from the late 1800’s to today. Over 50 books will be on display for attendees to read and interact with. Toys, clothes, and music from Appalachia will also enhance the … Read More
The Snowy Day and the Art of Ezra Jack Keats The Snowy Day and the Art of Ezra Jack Keats
Date: Jun 15, 2014 - Sep 07, 2014
Location: Los Angeles, CA
An exhibit dedicated to the art of Ezra Jack Keats will be on display at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. This exhibition will display over eighty original works by Keats, in various stages of completion. The pieces shown in The Snowy Day and the Art of … Read More
7th Annual Horace Mann Upstanders Book Award and Children’s Literature Conference 7th Annual Horace Mann Upstanders Book Award and Children’s Literature Conference
Date: Jun 14, 2014
Location: Culver City, CA
This year’s 7th annual Upstanders Book Award and Children’s Literature Conference will take place at The Wildwood School. Highlights will include author and illustrator appearances, and breakout sessions. The award winners for 2014 are Anne Ursu, Paul Fleischman, and Linda Christensen, … Read More
‘William Joyce: A Guardian of Childhood’ Exhibit at The NCCIL ‘William Joyce: A Guardian of Childhood’ Exhibit at The NCCIL
Date: Jun 12, 2014 - Sep 27, 2014
Location: Abilene, TX
William Joyce, a true Renaissance man, has always felt that children’s books are the most precious projects for him to work on. The National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature (NCCIL) is hosting the “William Joyce: A Guardian of Childhood” exhibit. … Read More
Celebrate Your Favorite Animals at The Carle’s 9th Annual Children’s Book Festival Celebrate Your Favorite Animals at The Carle’s 9th Annual Children’s Book Festival
Date: Jun 07, 2014
Location: Amherst, MA
Amherst, MA (May 15, 2014)— Visitors to The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art will go wild for the 9th Annual Children’s Book Festival: What’s Your Favorite Animal? on Saturday, June 7th from 10 am to 4 pm. Inspired by What’s Your Favorite Animal?, a new … Read More
Reach Out and Read Half-Day Literary Conference Reach Out and Read Half-Day Literary Conference
Date: Jun 06, 2014
Location: Houston, TX
Reach Out and Read Texas will host a free day of presentations for medical providers as well as early childhood professionals and parents. “The Reach Out and Read program builds upon the unique relationship between parents and their child’s pediatrician.  Each … Read More
17th Biennial Conference “Beyond the Moon: Journeys Imaginary and Real” 17th Biennial Conference “Beyond the Moon: Journeys Imaginary and Real”
Date: Jun 05, 2014 - Jun 07, 2014
Location: Honolulu, HI
Children’s Literature Hawaii will host their 17th biennial Children’s Book Conference this June. Special guests will include National Book Award Finalist Kathi Appelt and Newbery Honor recipient Grace Lin.The conference will include teen author/illustrator workshops as well as crafts and family activities.
Young Readers Center Hosts Symposium on Reluctant Readers Young Readers Center Hosts Symposium on Reluctant Readers
Date: Jun 05, 2014
Location: Washington, D.C.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASETwo writers of books for young people, a pediatrician and a school psychologist will participate in a moderated discussion about “reluctant readers,” children who are not reading as well as their peers. The event will be held on Thursday, … Read More
Harlem Studio Museum Children’s Book Festival Harlem Studio Museum Children’s Book Festival
Date: Jun 01, 2014
Location: New York, NY
The Children’s Book Festival connects children and families together from New York City and nearby areas to spend time with and learn from their favorite children’s book authors and illustrators. At the Festival, there will be: story time, book signings, and hands-on art … Read More
Book Expo America 2014: Register Now! Book Expo America 2014: Register Now!
Date: May 29, 2014 - May 31, 2014
Location: New York, NY
Book Expo America (BEA) is the largest publishing event in North America. Highlights include: author breakfasts (one adult and one children’s per day), conference sessions, exhibits, and special events with authors and illustrators.Check the website as May approaches for more … Read More
Memorial Service for Charlotte Zolotow, Beloved Children’s Book Author Memorial Service for Charlotte Zolotow, Beloved Children’s Book Author
Date: May 27, 2014
Location: NYC, NY
A public memorial celebration will honor Charlotte Zolotow at the Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South, in New York. Zolotow was the author of over 90 children’s books. In 1938, she began working at then-Harper & Brothers. She moved up to associate publisher of children’s … Read More
Calling Children’s Authors, Publishers, Innovators: A Webcast on Developing Children’s Apps Calling Children’s Authors, Publishers, Innovators: A Webcast on Developing Children’s Apps
Date: May 21, 2014
Digital Book World is hosting a webcast especially for authors, publishers, and innovators interested in children’s apps. Speakers will include Eric Huang, Development Director at Made in Me; Dean Johnson, SVP at Creative Innovation, Brandwidth Group; Louise Rice, Executive Producer at Touch Press.“As more … Read More
Indies First Storytime Day Indies First Storytime Day
Date: May 17, 2014
Location: Nationwide
Newbery Medal winner Kate DiCamillo is spearheading the inaugural Indies First Storytime Day in celebration of the 95th annual Children’s Book Week. Authors and illustrators will be appearing at local indie bookstores nationwide to read stories aloud to patrons. Indies First Storytime Day is proudly supported by … Read More
Knox County Children’s Festival of Reading Knox County Children’s Festival of Reading
Date: May 17, 2014
Location: Knoxville, TN
Come to the Knox County Children’s 10th annual Festival of Reading! Meet world-class authors, illustrators, storytellers and musicians!Attendees and presenters will include the creators of: Sisters Grimm, NERDS, Mr. Lemoncello, and One Cool Friend, along with Dollywood’s Penguin Players
The Gaithersburg Book Festival The Gaithersburg Book Festival
Date: May 17, 2014
Location: Gaithersburg, MD
The Gaithersburg Book Festival is a celebration of the written word as well as the power of books in enriching the human experience. Their mission: “to foster an interest in reading, writing and literary conversation.”Since it began in 2010, the … Read More
South Carolina Book Festival South Carolina Book Festival
Date: May 16, 2014 - May 18, 2014
Location: Columbia, SC
The South Carolina Book Festival will take place in the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. Authors in attendance will include Christopher Paul Curtis, Kwame Alexander, Nina de Gramont and many more.“‘One of the new taglines we’re using this year is, ‘For every … Read More
Total  Takeover for Children’s Book Week! Total Takeover for Children’s Book Week!
Date: May 12, 2014 - May 18, 2014
Location: Nationwide
During Children’s Book Week (May 12-18, 2014), Total the polar bear (from the Timmy Failure series) is taking over several independent bookstores across the country!Each event will be a little different, but you’re likely to encounter fun activities, fantastic prizes, and of … Read More
One Teen Story Reading and Contest Launch at Book Court One Teen Story Reading and Contest Launch at Book Court
Date: May 07, 2014
Location: New York, NY
Join One Teen Story Magazine at Book Court as they celebrate the launch of this year’s Teen Author Contest! OTS authors Matt de la Peña, Tara Altebrando and Julie Buntin will read their work. This year, the contest will be judged by Tara … Read More
Best-Selling Author Andrea Davis Pinkney to Present the May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture Best-Selling Author Andrea Davis Pinkney to Present the May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture
Date: May 03, 2014
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Rejoice the Legacy!  What: 2014 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor LectureWhen: Saturday, May 3, Doors open at 6:30 p.m., lecture at 7:00 p.m. with reception and book signing followingWhere: Willey Hall, West Bank, University of Minnesota225 19th Avenue S
 Minneapolis, MN … Read More
California Bookstore Day (CBD) California Bookstore Day (CBD)
Date: May 03, 2014
via cabookstoreday.com:“The first California Bookstore Day will take place on Saturday May 3, 2014. CBD will harness the creative power of authors, publishers, and booksellers in a state-wide celebration of books and indie bookstores that’s part party, part literary happening and … Read More
NYPL’s Children’s Literary Salon: The Phantom Tollbooth: Beyond Expectations NYPL’s Children’s Literary Salon: The Phantom Tollbooth: Beyond Expectations
Date: May 03, 2014
Location: New York, NY
The next session of the New York Public Library’s Children’s Literary Salon will feature a screening of The Phantom Tollbooth: Beyond Expectations. This documentary film runs 56 minutes. Following the movie, Filmmaker Hannah Jayanti will sit for a Q&A.
The Hudson Children’s Book Festival The Hudson Children’s Book Festival
Date: May 03, 2014
Location: Hudson, NY
The sixth annual Hudson Children’s Book Festival is coming up! It’s the largest children’s book festival in New York State, and over 90 authors and illustrators are already slated to attend. Listen to the official Book Festival song, written by junior … Read More
School Lunch Superhero Day School Lunch Superhero Day
Date: May 02, 2014
Location: Nationwide
Children’s Choice Book Award-winning graphic novelist Jarrett J. Krosoczka invites the world to pay tribute to the women and men who feed 32 million children daily in our nation’s schools. Reserve May 2, 2014 and join in!“One of the greatest … Read More
Celebrate Día! Diversity in Action Celebrate Día! Diversity in Action
Date: Apr 30, 2014
Celebrate diversity and connect children to the world of learning through books, stories and libraries by hosting or attending a Día! Diversity in Action program on or around April 30th.Visit the Día website at http://dia.ala.org to learn more about Día and explore and download the … Read More
The Albany Children’s Book Festival The Albany Children’s Book Festival
Date: Apr 27, 2014
Location: Albany, NY
The fifth annual Albany Children’s Book Festival will take place at the Albany Academies on Saturday, April 27.Activities will include readings from some of the attending authors, as well as the awarding of the Schimmer Lifetime Achievement Award to Caldecott … Read More
32nd Annual Spring Festival of Children’s Literature 32nd Annual Spring Festival of Children’s Literature
Date: Apr 25, 2014 - Apr 26, 2014
Location: Frostburg, MD
Get ready for the 32nd annual Spring Festival of Children’s Literature. Every year, this event brings kid lit appreciators from across the eastern seaboard to see their favorite authors and illustrators. “This year, for the first time, we will be live streaming the … Read More
World Book Night 2014 World Book Night 2014
Date: Apr 23, 2014
Want to hand out books to the people in your community? Sign up to volunteer for World Book Night 2014! “Each year, 30 books are chosen by an independent panel of librarians and booksellers. The authors of the books waive … Read More
World Book Night 2014 With Walter Dean Myers and More! World Book Night 2014 With Walter Dean Myers and More!
Date: Apr 22, 2014
Location: New York, New York
The New York Public Library will host an event on April 22 to precede World Book Night, in which authors discuss their love of reading and libraries. One of the authors will be Walter Dean Myers, the previous National Ambassador … Read More
Megan Shepherd Leads YA Writing Class at UNCA Megan Shepherd Leads YA Writing Class at UNCA
Date: Apr 19, 2014
Location: Asheville, NC
Megan Shepherd, the author of The Madman’s Daughter trilogy, will lead a young adult fiction writing class at the University of North Carolina at Asheville (UNCA). During the class, she will discuss the philosophy and writing rules in this genre. She also plans … Read More
Celebrate National Library Week This April! Celebrate National Library Week This April!
Date: Apr 13, 2014 - Apr 19, 2014
Location: Nationwide
National Library Week 2014 will take place from April 13-19, 2014. The theme is “Lives Change @ Your Library” and the honorary chair this year is esteemed author Judy Blume. Events include: Library Workers Day, Tuesday, April 15National Bookmobile Day, Wednesday, April … Read More
Bank Street Writers Lab Mini-Conference:  “Play and Imagination” Bank Street Writers Lab Mini-Conference: “Play and Imagination”
Date: Apr 12, 2014
Location: New York, New York
Richard Lewis, author and founder of The Touchstone Center, will be the opening keynote speaker; Stephen Savage (Where’s Walrus?) will be the closing keynote speaker. A panel discussion of information books for early childhood and a pop-up workshop will also … Read More
The Fay B. Kaigler Children’s Book Festival The Fay B. Kaigler Children’s Book Festival
Date: Apr 09, 2014 - Apr 11, 2014
Location: Hattiesburg, MS
Every year, over 400 teachers and librarians from across the nation travel to the University of Southern Mississippi for the Fay B. Kaigler Children’s Book Festival, where they can hear major speakers and participate in sessions and workshops with children’s … Read More
American Bookseller’s Association Children’s Institute American Bookseller’s Association Children’s Institute
Date: Apr 07, 2014
Location: San Antonio, TX
The ABA’s second annual Children’s Institute will be a day-long education program open exclusively to ABA Group member booksellers. The 2014 Children’s Institute will feature an Opening Plenary, Closing Reception, Children’s Rep Picks Luncheon, roundtables, and a diverse array of … Read More
Seneca Falls Children’s Book Festival Seneca Falls Children’s Book Festival
Date: Apr 05, 2014
Location: Seneca Falls, NY
Compete for a “Most Improved Reader” award! Read free books and make fun crafts! Meet Jan Thomas, author and illustrator of books like ‘The Easter Bunny’s Assistant’ and ‘Let’s Sing a Lullaby with the Brave Cowboy’!The Seneca Falls Children’s Book Festival … Read More
Educators! Sign Up for FREE Virtual Readings with Beloved Authors & Illustrators Educators! Sign Up for FREE Virtual Readings with Beloved Authors & Illustrators
Date: Apr 04, 2014
Location: Everywhere
Qlovi + Authors is an original series of live virtual author readings for classrooms. Tune in and connect with acclaimed children’s book authors and illustrators via YouTube and Google Hangouts on Air.
Registration for the 2014 New York Library Association NYLA Spring Conference is Open! Registration for the 2014 New York Library Association NYLA Spring Conference is Open!
Date: Apr 04, 2014
Location: White Plains, NY
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Early birds can now register for the 2014 New York Library Association (NYLA) Youth Services Section (YSS) Spring Conference scheduled for Friday, April 4, 2014 at the Crowne Plaza White Plains – Downtown, 66 Hale Avenue, White … Read More
International Children’s Book Day International Children’s Book Day
Date: Apr 02, 2014
International Children’s Book Day (ICBD) has been celebrated annually since 1967 to inspire a love of reading and to call attention to children’s books. Hosted by the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY), it takes place each year … Read More
April: Celebrate AASL’s School Library Month! April: Celebrate AASL’s School Library Month!
Date: Apr 01, 2014 - May 01, 2014
Location: Everywhere
School Library Month (SLM) is the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) annual celebration of school librarians and their programs. Every April, school librarians are asked to “create activities to help their school and local community celebrate the essential role … Read More
First-Ever Annual Wimpy Kid Month First-Ever Annual Wimpy Kid Month
Date: Apr 01, 2014 - Apr 28, 2014
Location: Everywhere
This April marks the first-ever annual Wimpy Kid Month, a month-long celebration of Jeff Kinney’s wildly popular series. The campaign will finish on April 28 with a grand reveal of the cover, color, and title of the ninth book in … Read More
‘The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs’ Play ‘The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs’ Play
Date: Mar 27, 2014 - Apr 27, 2014
Location: Orlando, FL
Can a Wolf get a fair trial? The Orlando Shakespeare Theater is currently hosting a musical adaptation of Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith’s picture book, The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs. Theatergoers will enjoy a production of this … 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
Vote for the 7th Annual Children’s Choice Book Awards! Vote for the 7th Annual Children’s Choice Book Awards!
Date: Mar 25, 2014 - May 12, 2014
Location: Nationwide
The only national book awards program where the winners are selected by children and teens. Last year, over 1,000,000 votes were cast by young readers!   From Tuesday, March 25 to Monday, May 12, 2014, kids & teens will be … Read More
Bologna Children’s Book Fair Bologna Children’s Book Fair
Date: Mar 24, 2014 - Mar 27, 2014
Location: Bologna, Italy
The Bologna Children’s Book Fair began in 1964 and has since become one of the most important international events in the children’s book publishing industry. Agents, editors, authors, booksellers and more will meet to present, see exhibits, accept and give awards, … Read More
90 Second Newbery Film Festival 90 Second Newbery Film Festival
Date: Mar 22, 2014
Location: New York, New York
The 90-Second Newbery Film Festival is a video contest in which filmmakers of any age make movies that tell the entire story of a Newbery award-winning book in 90 seconds or less. This year, the film festival will take place … Read More
The Virginia Festival of the Book The Virginia Festival of the Book
Date: Mar 19, 2014 - Mar 23, 2014
Location: Charlottesville, VA
The Virginia Festival of the Book is the largest gathering of authors, writers and readers in the Mid-Atlantic region.Festival events include readings, signings, panels about publishing and writing, workshops, and facilitated discussions. All programs, with the exception of some ticketed … Read More
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art Welcomes Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile and Friends: The Art of Bernard Waber The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art Welcomes Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile and Friends: The Art of Bernard Waber
Date: Mar 18, 2014 - Jun 08, 2014
Location: Amherst, MA
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAmherst, MA — The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is proud to present an exhibition featuring the work ofBernard Waber, author and illustrator of more than thirty picture books including Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile, Fast Food! Gulp! Gulp!, Lorenzo,and The House on East … Read More
NYC Teen Author Book Festival NYC Teen Author Book Festival
Date: Mar 17, 2014 - Mar 23, 2014
Location: New York, New York
The festival will begin on Monday, March 17 and continue throughout the week. Most of the readings and panels will take place at various branches of the New York Public Library, with some also happening at bookstores in the city. David … Read More
St. Patrick’s Day Storytime at Book Culture St. Patrick’s Day Storytime at Book Culture
Date: Mar 17, 2014
Book Culture will host a Storytime for St. Patrick’s day. Festive snacks will be served, holiday-themed books will be read, and with some St. Patrick’s Day history and fable will be told.  via Book Culture: “Children of all ages are … Read More
The University of Central Missouri’s 46th Annual Children’s Literature Festival The University of Central Missouri’s 46th Annual Children’s Literature Festival
Date: Mar 16, 2014 - Mar 18, 2014
Location: Warrensburg, MO
This year, the University of Central Missouri’s 46th annual Children’s Literature Festival will take place on March 16th-18th. Registration will be $15 for adults and $8 for kids. More information about the festival’s events will be posted on the festival’s … Read More
The 2014 Tucson Festival of Books The 2014 Tucson Festival of Books
Date: Mar 15, 2014 - Mar 16, 2014
Location: Tucson, AZ
The sixth annual Tucson Festival of Books will take place this year. The Festival will be held at the University of Arizona and attendance is projected to reach over 100,000 participants. Featured authors at the festival will represent a wide … Read More
The 92Y Celebrates ‘Harriet the Spy’ at 50 The 92Y Celebrates ‘Harriet the Spy’ at 50
Date: Mar 15, 2014
Location: New York, NY
Random House Children’s Book is set to publish a special 50th anniversary edition of Harriet the Spy. The 92Y plans to celebrate this momentous occasion with a panel event called “Harriet the Spy at 50.” Some of the special guests … Read More
The 2014 National Latino Children’s Literature Conference The 2014 National Latino Children’s Literature Conference
Date: Mar 13, 2014 - Mar 14, 2014
Location: Tuscaloosa, AL
The University of Alabama School of Library and Information Studies is pleased to announce the 2014 National Latino Children’s Literature Conference to be held in Tuscaloosa, AL on March 13-14, 2014. This exclusive conference was created for the purpose of promoting … Read More
A New Book Club for Kids in NY! First Books: E. L. Konigsburg and Kate DiCamillo A New Book Club for Kids in NY! First Books: E. L. Konigsburg and Kate DiCamillo
Date: Mar 09, 2014
Location: NYC, NY
via Housing Works Bookstore Cafe: “When we read together, we connect. Together, we see the world. Together, we see one another.” –Kate DiCamilloFace-to-Face: A Middle Readers Book GroupHousing Works Bookstore Cafe is proud to offer our newest book group, and … Read More
Get Ready for YALSA’s 2014 Teen Tech Week™ — March 9-15, 2014! Get Ready for YALSA’s 2014 Teen Tech Week™ — March 9-15, 2014!
Date: Mar 09, 2014 - Mar 15, 2014
Location: Nationwide
Via YALSA: YALSA announces 2014 Teen Tech Week™“The time has come to DIY @ your library! Registration for Teen Tech Week™, YALSA’s annual celebration of digital literacy and technology via the library is now open at www.ala.org/teentechweek.Teen Tech Week™ is March 9-15, 2014, … Read More
Big Sur Writing Workshops Big Sur Writing Workshops
Date: Mar 07, 2014 - Mar 09, 2014
Location: Seaside, CA
The registration deadline for the March 7-9, 2014 Big Sur Writing Workshops is fast approaching! Writers of picture books, early reader, middle grade & YA fiction: here is your opportunity to get feedback and hobnob with agents, publishing folk, and … 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
World Read Aloud Day World Read Aloud Day
Date: Mar 05, 2014
Location: Worldwide
Via LitWorld:Every year on the first Wednesday of March LitWorld’s advocacy campaign for the human right of literacy calls worldwide attention to the importance of reading aloud and sharing stories. Imagine a world where everyone can read…World Read Aloud Day is … Read More
Family Cooking Month in March Family Cooking Month in March
Date: Mar 01, 2014 - Mar 30, 2014
Location: St. Louis
Throughout March, the St. Louis Public Library will celebrate a Family Cooking Month, in which they will host a number of cooking-related events for the whole family.“The 6,700 cookbook titles at Central Library makes it one of the largest culinary … Read More
Jim Dale to Appear at the 92Y Jim Dale to Appear at the 92Y
Date: Mar 01, 2014
Location: New York, NY, United States
Voice actor Jim Dale is most famous for narrating the Harry Potter audiobook series. In fact, he holds a world record for creating more than one hundred different voices featured in the Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix … Read More
‘Maurice Sendak, 50 Years, 50 Works’ Exhibit at Nevada Museum of Art ‘Maurice Sendak, 50 Years, 50 Works’ Exhibit at Nevada Museum of Art
Date: Mar 01, 2014 - Apr 27, 2014
Location: Reno, NV
Maurice Sendak devoted several decades of his life to a career in writing and illustrating. The Nevada Museum of Art is hosting the “Maurice Sendak, 50 Years, 50 Works” memorial exhibit. The items showcase Sendak’s work in children’s literature, operas, … Read More
SCBWI Winter Conference–Register Now SCBWI Winter Conference–Register Now
Date: Feb 21, 2014 - Feb 23, 2014
Location: New York, New York
This year’s SCBWI Winter Conference will take place in New York. The keynote speaker is Elizabeth Wein, author of ‘Code Name Verity’ and ‘Rose Under Fire’ (Disney-Hyperion). The keynote panel will include Joan Bertin, Executive Director of the National Coalition … Read More
‘Elegant Enigmas: The Art of Edward Gorey’ Exhibit at the Loyola University Museum of Art ‘Elegant Enigmas: The Art of Edward Gorey’ Exhibit at the Loyola University Museum of Art
Date: Feb 15, 2014 - Jun 15, 2014
Location: Chicago, IL
The curators at the Brandywine Museum have organized a traveling exhibit called “Elegant Enigmas: The Art of Edward Gorey.” This art show, currently on view at the Loyola University Museum of Art, offers visitors a comprehensive look at Gorey’s illustrations. … Read More
‘G is for Gorey, C is for Chicago’ Exhibit at the Loyola University Museum of Art ‘G is for Gorey, C is for Chicago’ Exhibit at the Loyola University Museum of Art
Date: Feb 15, 2014 - Jun 15, 2014
Location: Chicago, IL
Thomas Michalak, a longtime collector of Edward Gorey material, has lent out his piece for an exhibit called “Elegant Enigmas: The Art of Edward Gorey.” This art show, currently on view at the Loyola University Museum of Art, offers a … Read More
How does horror work? Find out with R.L. Stine and Joseph LeDoux! How does horror work? Find out with R.L. Stine and Joseph LeDoux!
Date: Feb 12, 2014
Location: New York, NY
The Rubin Museum of Art will be screening a taped conversation with R.L. Stine — author of over 300 horror novels and known fondly as the “Stephen King of children’s literature” — and NYU neuroscientist Joseph LeDoux (The Emotional Brain), a … Read More
NYPL Children’s Literary Salon: This Censorious World: Books for Children and Their Challenges NYPL Children’s Literary Salon: This Censorious World: Books for Children and Their Challenges
Date: Feb 01, 2014
Location: New York, NY
What are your thoughts on all the challenges that have been made against children’s books? The February session of the NYPL Children’s Literary Salon will explore the relationship between censorship and children’s literature. Guests that will take part in the … Read More
‘Beyond Words: The Artistry of Illustrated Children’s Books’ Exhibit at McDaniel College ‘Beyond Words: The Artistry of Illustrated Children’s Books’ Exhibit at McDaniel College
Date: Jan 27, 2014 - Mar 06, 2014
Location: Westminster, MD
McDaniel College will host the “Beyond Words: The Artistry of Illustrated Children’s Books” exhibit inside the Rice Gallery. This art show will feature artwork by Adrienne Adams, Mary Azarian, Jessica Boehman, Kathryn Brown, Marcia Brown, Ashley Bryan, Eric Carle, Raul … Read More
Multicultural Children’s Book Day Event: Celebrating Diversity in Children’s Literature Multicultural Children’s Book Day Event: Celebrating Diversity in Children’s Literature
Date: Jan 27, 2014
Location: Worldwide
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEKnoxville, TN (PRWEB) January 15, 2014Our 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 libraries.Children’s reading and play advocates Valarie Budayr from … Read More
CBC Diversity ALA Midwinter Panel CBC Diversity ALA Midwinter Panel
Date: Jan 25, 2014
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Join publishers, editors, and librarians from the Children’s Book Council and Association for Library Service to Children for a panel discussion on the common shibboleths, questions, and issues that arise when writing for children! Pennsylvania Convention Center | 1101 Arch … Read More
Charlotte S. Huck Children’s Literature Festival at the University of Redlands Charlotte S. Huck Children’s Literature Festival at the University of Redlands
Date: Jan 24, 2014 - Jan 25, 2014
Location: Redlands, CA
The annual Charlotte S. Huck Children’s Literature Festival at the University of Redlands “brings together educators librarians, parents, students and the best authors, illustrators and editors.” Admission will include breakout session options, as well as access to the Redlands Theater … Read More
‘The Little Prince: A New York Story’ Exhibit at The Morgan Library ‘The Little Prince: A New York Story’ Exhibit at The Morgan Library
Date: Jan 24, 2014 - Apr 27, 2014
Location: New York, NY
Did you know that Antoine de Saint–Exupéry created the story and illustrations for The Little Prince in New York City? To honor this beloved children’s book, the Morgan Library has organized a special exhibit. Visitors will be able to see … Read More
ABFFE Silent Children’s Book Art Auction ABFFE Silent Children’s Book Art Auction
Date: Jan 23, 2014
Location: Seattle, WA
The American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression will hold a silent children’s book art auction at the American Booksellers Association’s Winter Institute 9 in order to raise money for ABFFE, the Kids Right to Read Project, and Banned Books Week. Over … Read More
Pop-Ups From Prague: A Centennial Celebration of the Graphic Artistry of Vojtech Kubašta (1914-1992) Pop-Ups From Prague: A Centennial Celebration of the Graphic Artistry of Vojtech Kubašta (1914-1992)
Date: Jan 23, 2014 - Mar 15, 2014
Location: New York, New York
Via the Grolier Club:  “The exhibition showcases the broad range of artwork by Czech paper engineer, children’s book illustrator and graphic designer Vojtech Kubašta, and celebrates his life’s work with paper, pencil and scissors. A number of public events are … Read More
2nd Annual Black Comic Book Festival 2014 2nd Annual Black Comic Book Festival 2014
Date: Jan 17, 2014 - Jan 18, 2014
Location: New York, NY
The Schomburg Center is hosting its 2nd annual Black Comic Book Festival. Attendees will enjoy panels, film screenings, workshops, and exhibit tables. Admission is free of charge for all, but registration is encouraged.
Bestselling Author-Artists Jeff Kinney and Dav Pilkey Create A “Story Smashup” Live On Stage in Exclusive Scholastic Webcast Bestselling Author-Artists Jeff Kinney and Dav Pilkey Create A “Story Smashup” Live On Stage in Exclusive Scholastic Webcast
Date: Jan 15, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NEW YORK, NY—November 21, 2013—Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education and media company, today announced a free webcast event pairing for the first time bestselling author-artist Jeff Kinney, creator of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, … Read More
Launch Kids at Digital Book World Launch Kids at Digital Book World
Date: Jan 13, 2014 - Jan 15, 2014
Location: New York, NY
via publisherslaunch.com“Publishers Launch Conferences will once again complement Digital Book World Week with a full-day conference devoted to the key issues facing children’s book publishers in today’s digital transition.Launch Kids features top executives and innovators discussing the future of the children’s book publishing … Read More
National Ambassadors Kate DiCamillo, John Scieszka, and Katherine Paterson at Politics & Prose National Ambassadors Kate DiCamillo, John Scieszka, and Katherine Paterson at Politics & Prose
Date: Jan 09, 2014
Location: Washington, D.C.
In keeping with tradition, Politics & Prose Bookstore will host the first event with our new National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, Kate DiCamillo. The National Ambassador is selected for a 2-year term to “raise national awareness of the importance … Read More
NYPL Children’s Literary Salon: Common Core & Other Delightful Happenstances NYPL Children’s Literary Salon: Common Core & Other Delightful Happenstances
Date: Jan 04, 2014
Location: New York, NY
Do you have a lot of questions about Common Core? The January session of the NYPL Children’s Literary Salon will focus on this education initiative that has been implemented in schools all throughout the country. Guests that will take part … Read More
Complimentary Webinar: Innovations & Disruptions in K-12 Educational Publishing Complimentary Webinar: Innovations & Disruptions in K-12 Educational Publishing
Date: Dec 18, 2013
Location: Online
Starting in 2014, the majority of public schools across the country will begin using new curriculum that meshes with the Common State Core Standards.A free educational webinar on December 18th with Jay Diskey, Executive Director of the Association of American … Read More
Join ‘The Baker’s Dozen’ Author Heather Forest at Eloise at The Plaza Join ‘The Baker’s Dozen’ Author Heather Forest at Eloise at The Plaza
Date: Dec 17, 2013
Location: New York, NY
Join author Heather Forest for a special reading and signing of her retelling of ‘The Baker’s Dozen’ at Eloise at the Plaza! The event is free, but you must reserve a spot in advance by calling 212-546-5460 or emailing ELOISE@THEPLAZANY.COMThis … Read More
Fantastic Rumpus: 50 Years of Children’s Book Illustration at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts Fantastic Rumpus: 50 Years of Children’s Book Illustration at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts
Date: Dec 14, 2013 - Feb 09, 2014
Location: Kalamazoo, MI
120 original illustrations by 31 prominent children’s book artists produced from 1963 onward will be on display at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts. Each of the artists featured in the exhibit – including Mo Willems, Peter McCarty, Brian Selznick, and … Read More
Qlovi and the CBC Engage Classrooms with Free Author Readings on December 12 via Live Event Stream Qlovi and the CBC Engage Classrooms with Free Author Readings on December 12 via Live Event Stream
Date: Dec 12, 2013
Location: Online
‘Qlovi & Authors (Q&A)’ live-streaming 12 authors & illustrators free to K-12 classrooms on December 12, 2013 New York, NY – December 12, 2013 — Qlovi, the classroom eBook platform recognized by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Echoing Green, Mitch Kapor, … Read More
Join ‘Red Knit Cap Girl to the Rescue’ Creator Naoko Stoop at Eloise at The Plaza Join ‘Red Knit Cap Girl to the Rescue’ Creator Naoko Stoop at Eloise at The Plaza
Date: Dec 10, 2013
Location: New York, NY
Join Red Knit Cap Girl to the Rescue author-illustrator Naoko Stoop for a special reading and signing at Eloise at the Plaza! The event is free, but you must reserve a spot in advance by calling 212-546-5460 or emailing ELOISE@THEPLAZANY.COMThis … Read More
Norman Rockwell Museum Presents “Dancing Princesses: The Picture Book Art of Ruth Sanderson” Norman Rockwell Museum Presents “Dancing Princesses: The Picture Book Art of Ruth Sanderson”
Date: Dec 09, 2013 - Mar 18, 2014
Location: Stockbridge, MA
Via the Norman Rockwell Museum:Exhibition To Showcase Over 60 Original Illustration From The Award-Winning Fantasy Artist and Children’s Book IllustratorStockbridge, MA, November 14, 2013— Stories about princes and princesses, and quests and bravery in the face of extraordinary odds, have remained … Read More
Testing Then and Now – A Free Conference at Columbia’s Teacher’s College Testing Then and Now – A Free Conference at Columbia’s Teacher’s College
Date: Dec 09, 2013
Location: New York, NY
via tc.columbia.edu:“Discussions on educational testing can become heated in both academic and public circles today. But, how many remember the historical rationales, conceptualizations, and drivers of the educational testing movement in its early days, framed around the core teaching and … Read More
A Splendiferous Afternoon of Roald Dahl A Splendiferous Afternoon of Roald Dahl
Date: Dec 08, 2013
Location: New York, NY
In an benefit event for First-Book Manhattan, Paul Giamatti and other famous actors will lead an afternoon of readings from Roald Dahl’s classic novels. The event will also include surprise musical guests. First Book, a nonprofit organization, connects book publishers … Read More
NYPL Children’s Literary Salon: Inseparable Companions NYPL Children’s Literary Salon: Inseparable Companions
Date: Dec 07, 2013
Location: New York, NY
Who didn’t love playing with dolls when they were kids? The December session of the NYPL Children’s Literary Salon will explore the relationship between dolls and children’s literature. Guests that will take part in the discussion include Yona McDonough, Laura … Read More
Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day
Date: Dec 07, 2013
The fourth annual Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day — supporting the vital role of bookstores in our communities — will be held on December 7, 2013. Over 500 bookstores are slated to participate this year. “Take Your Child … Read More
‘The Little Prince’ Stage Show ‘The Little Prince’ Stage Show
Date: Dec 05, 2013 - Mar 14, 2014
Location: Chicago, IL
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s famous book, The Little Prince, has been adapted for the stage. See the story of friendship shared between a pilot stranded in the Sahara Desert with an enigmatic, charismatic young prince fallen from the sky. The popularity … Read More
‘Tallulah’s Nutcracker’ Author Marilyn Singer at Eloise at The Plaza ‘Tallulah’s Nutcracker’ Author Marilyn Singer at Eloise at The Plaza
Date: Dec 03, 2013
Location: New York, NY
Join Tallulah’s Nutcracker author Marilyn Singer for a special reading and signing at Eloise at the Plaza! Peridance dancers will perform. The event is free, but you must reserve a spot in advance by calling 212-546-5460 or emailing ELOISE@THEPLAZANY.COMThis reading … Read More
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
ABFFE’s Holiday Children’s Art Auction Kicks Off Nov. 26! ABFFE’s Holiday Children’s Art Auction Kicks Off Nov. 26!
Date: Nov 26, 2013 - Dec 03, 2013
Location: Online
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NEW YORK, NY, October 24, 2013 — The American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression (ABFFE), the bookseller’s voice in the fight against censorship, announced today that it will launch its holiday auction of original children’s book art … Read More
Elephant & Piggie’s We are in a Play! Elephant & Piggie’s We are in a Play!
Date: Nov 23, 2013 - Dec 31, 2013
Location: Washington, D.C.
Love Elephant & Piggie? The Kennedy Center will host the world premiere musical adaptation of Mo Willems’ hit picture book series. See these two best friends sing and dance across the stage. Date: November 23, 2013 to December 31, 2013 … Read More
The Brooklyn Museum’s 7th Annual Children’s Book Fair The Brooklyn Museum’s 7th Annual Children’s Book Fair
Date: Nov 23, 2013
Location: Brooklyn, NY
The Brooklyn Museum invites all to come out for the 7th Annual Children’s Book Fair. Attendees will enjoy games, activities, and readings. Some of the authors set to appear include Oliver Jeffers, Adam Gidwitz, Selina Alko, David Ezra Stein, and … Read More
Frog and Toad and the World of Arnold Lobel at the Contemporary Jewish Museum Frog and Toad and the World of Arnold Lobel at the Contemporary Jewish Museum
Date: Nov 21, 2013 - Mar 23, 2014
Location: San Francisco, CA
The Contemporary Jewish Museum is hosting an exhibition celebrating Arnold Lobel (1933–1987), the award-winning author and illustrator of beloved children’s books, including the Frog and Toad series (1971–79), Mouse Soup (1977), and Caldecott-Medal-winning Fables (1980).“The exhibition features over one hundred … Read More
The 41st Annual FAME Conference The 41st Annual FAME Conference
Date: Nov 20, 2013 - Nov 22, 2013
Location: Orlando, FL
The Florida Association for Media Education (FAME) will host its 41st annual conference in Orlando. Attendees will get to enjoy workshops and panels. Some of the authors set to appear include Lisa Yee, Duncan Tonatiuh, and Jessica Martinez. VENUE: Hilton … Read More
Miami Book Fair International Miami Book Fair International
Date: Nov 17, 2013 - Nov 24, 2013
Location: Miami, FL
The 30th annual Miami Book Fair International will take place in the Fall. Several children’s literature authors and illustrators are scheduled to appear. A three-day street fair has been planned as part of the festivities. Dates: November 17, 2013 to … Read More
17th Annual Rochester Children’s Book Festival 17th Annual Rochester Children’s Book Festival
Date: Nov 16, 2013
Location: Rochester, NY
The 17th Annual Rochester Children’s Book Festival will take place in the Fall. Many children’s literature authors and illustrators are scheduled to appear including Newbery Medal winner Linda Sue Park and prolific picture book writer Jane Yolen. This event is … Read More
2013 Savannah Children’s Book Festival 2013 Savannah Children’s Book Festival
Date: Nov 16, 2013
Location: Savannah, GA
via liveoakpl.org:The 10th Annual Savannah Children’s Book Festival is set for Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Forsyth Park in Savannah. The 10th annual festival celebrates the joy of reading, the power of the written word … Read More
The Children’s Literary Salon: Cross-Cultural Children’s Literature The Children’s Literary Salon: Cross-Cultural Children’s Literature
Date: Nov 13, 2013
Location: New York, NY
French author/illustrator Marc Boutavant and American author/illustrator Carin Berger will headline a conversation at the New York Public Library’s Children’s Literary Salon. They will discuss the experiences they have had working with American and French publishers. Leonard Marcus will serve … Read More
A Celebration of the 10th Anniversary of The New York Review Children’s Collection at McNally Jackson A Celebration of the 10th Anniversary of The New York Review Children’s Collection at McNally Jackson
Date: Nov 10, 2013
Location: New York, NY
To mark the 10th anniversary of The New York Review Children’s Collection, Edwin Frank, editor of NYRB Classics and The New York Review Children’s Collection series, will moderate a discussion with children’s literature experts George Nicholson, Susan Hirschman, Nancy Gallt, … Read More
A Port Washington Public Library Panel: Past, Present and Future —  Insiders Look at Children’s Literature in the 21st Century A Port Washington Public Library Panel: Past, Present and Future — Insiders Look at Children’s Literature in the 21st Century
Date: Nov 10, 2013
Location: Port Washington, NY
Past, Present and Future: Insiders Look at Children’s Literature in the 21st Century is a panel discussion that will be led by Jane Breskin Zalben and take place at The Port Washington Public Library. Panelists include Rita Auerbach, Elizabeth Harding, Sandra … Read More
Legendary Cartoonists to Join Jeff Smith at CBLDF’s Nov. 10 Brunch to Benefit Kids’ Right to Read Program Legendary Cartoonists to Join Jeff Smith at CBLDF’s Nov. 10 Brunch to Benefit Kids’ Right to Read Program
Date: Nov 10, 2013
Location: New York, NY
Via cbldf.org: “On November 10, legendary cartoonists Patrick McDonnell, Paul Pope, Liza Donnelly, Michael Maslin, and Larry Marder will attend a brunch hosted by Jeff Smith at the Society of Illustrators in New York City to benefit the Comic Book … Read More
The 2013 Charleston Young Adult Book Festival The 2013 Charleston Young Adult Book Festival
Date: Nov 09, 2013
Location: Charleston, SC
The Charleston Young Adult Book Festival (YALLFEST) has become the largest YA literature festival in the South. Attendees will enjoy two days of seminars, panels, and book signings. Forty-eight top young adult, middle grade and crossover writers are set to … Read More
The ‘Ballerina Swan’ Show The ‘Ballerina Swan’ Show
Date: Nov 09, 2013 - Nov 24, 2013
Location: New York, NY, United States
Three dancers and one dancer/puppeteer will bring Ballerina Swan to the stage. The story is based on a picture book written by Allegra Kent and illustrated by Emily Arnold McCully. This 50-minute show is appropriate for all ages! VENUE: Theater … Read More
The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Other Eric Carle Favourites The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Other Eric Carle Favourites
Date: Nov 09, 2013
Location: New York, NY
Want to see Eric Carle’s characters come to life? A puppet show featuring “The Very Hungry Caterpillar and other Eric Carle Favourites” has been developed for the stage. This show is appropriate for audiences of all ages. VENUE: The NYU … Read More
The 7th Annual KidLitCon The 7th Annual KidLitCon
Date: Nov 08, 2013 - Nov 09, 2013
Location: Austin, TX
The organizers behind the 7th Annual KidLitCon are accepting registrations for their forthcoming conference. Attendees will have the chance to sit for panels and learn from workshops. Past conferences have featured discussions on ethics, effective marketing and diversity in children’s … Read More
The Children’s Literary Salon: The Art of the Great Picture Book Read-Aloud The Children’s Literary Salon: The Art of the Great Picture Book Read-Aloud
Date: Nov 02, 2013
Location: New York, NY
The next session of the New York Public Library’s Children Literary Salon will focus on the art of reading picture books out loud. Three authors and illustrators, Peter Brown, Steve Light, and Sergio Ruzzier, will appear at this event. Visit … Read More
2013 Picture Book Month 2013 Picture Book Month
Date: Nov 01, 2013 - Nov 30, 2013
November is Picture Book Month, an international literacy initiative that celebrates the print picture book.Every day in November, a picture book champion will submit a post at picturebookmonth.com, explaining why he/she thinks picture books are important. The 2013 Picture Book … Read More
The New Victory Theater Presents ‘Sleeping Beauty’ The New Victory Theater Presents ‘Sleeping Beauty’
Date: Nov 01, 2013 - Nov 10, 2013
Location: New York, NY, United States
Love fairy tales? The New Victory Theater has put together a production of the classic princess story, Sleeping Beauty. Enjoy beautiful sets, ornate costumes, and Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s timeless music. VENUE: The New Victory Theater ADDRESS: 209 W. 42nd Street, New … Read More
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art Presents: Annual Educators’ Night with Guest Speaker and Author Jack Gantos The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art Presents: Annual Educators’ Night with Guest Speaker and Author Jack Gantos
Date: Oct 30, 2013
Location: Amherst, MA
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is pleased to announce its Annual Educators’ Night on October 30, 2013, featuring a conversation and book signing with award-winning author Jack Gantos, as well as presentations from educators about integrating the arts into the classroom. … Read More
Highlights Workshop: Writing Across Boundaries Highlights Workshop: Writing Across Boundaries
Date: Oct 27, 2013 - Oct 30, 2013
Location: Honesdale, PA
Update 9/12: Editors Cheryl Klein of Scholastic and Stacy Whitman of Tu Books/Lee & Low will also be special guests. Workshop Description For any writer it’s a challenge to write across gender, culture, or race. You worry that you won’t … Read More
2014 Texas Book Festival 2014 Texas Book Festival
Date: Oct 26, 2013 - Oct 27, 2013
Location: Austin, TX
The Texas Book Festival is set to take place at the State Capitol (in Austin, TX) and surrounding grounds. Some of the children’s literature authors set to appear include R.L. Stine, Cynthia Leitich Smith, Jon Scieszka, Aprilynne Pike, and Sherman … Read More
The Society of Illustrators Presents the ‘Original Art’ Show The Society of Illustrators Presents the ‘Original Art’ Show
Date: Oct 23, 2013 - Dec 21, 2013
Location: New York, NY
Every year, the Society of Illustrators curates an exhibit to showcase art from the year’s best children’s books. This year’s “Original Art” show will feature pieces by artists that include Jon Klassen and Jennifer Yerkes. Fans are encouraged to purchase … Read More
Rhode Island Festival of Children’s Books Rhode Island Festival of Children’s Books
Date: Oct 19, 2013
Location: Providence, RI
Via Lincoln School.org: “Once again, we have an exciting list of nationally acclaimed authors and illustrators. Each author and illustrator gives a 30-minute presentation on their work, life, and philosophy. You will have the chance to meet and talk with … Read More
A Guide to the Harry Potter Festival in Chestnut Hill This Weekend A Guide to the Harry Potter Festival in Chestnut Hill This Weekend
Date: Oct 18, 2013 - Oct 19, 2013
Location: Chestnut Hill, PA
Via uwishunu.com: “Get those wands at the ready, Philadelphia. The Harry Potter Festival is back. The annual blockbuster Harry Potter Festival returns to Chestnut Hill this Friday, October 18, and Saturday, October 19, for two days of spellbinding events that … Read More
The Digital Shift: Reinventing Libraries — An Online Event The Digital Shift: Reinventing Libraries — An Online Event
Date: Oct 16, 2013
The 4th annual Digital Shift event will focus on “Reinventing Libraries.” Several experts and speakers will participate. This online event is free to attend for those who register in advance. Date: Wednesday, October 16, 2013 Time: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 … Read More
Teen Read Week™ Teen Read Week™
Date: Oct 13, 2013 - Oct 19, 2013
Location: Nationwide
Teen Read Week™ is a national adolescent literacy initiative created by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). It began in 1998 and is held annually during the third week of October. Its purpose is to encourage teens to be … Read More
NYPL Children’s Literary Salon NYPL Children’s Literary Salon
Date: Oct 12, 2013
How was the special “The ABC of It: Why Children’s Books Matters” exhibit created? The next session of the NYPL Children’s Literary Salon will focus on this question. Participants include Shelf Awareness Children’s Editor Jenny Brown, Research Assistant Patrick Kiley, … Read More
Paper Lantern Lit Writer’s Intensive in Brooklyn Paper Lantern Lit Writer’s Intensive in Brooklyn
Date: Oct 12, 2013
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Want to take your writing career to the next level? Sign up for Paper Lantern Lit Writer’s Intensive. The keynote speaker of this event will be Lauren Oliver, the author behind the Delirium young adult series. Date & Time: Sunday, … Read More
Sheboygan Children’s Book Festival Sheboygan Children’s Book Festival
Date: Oct 11, 2013 - Oct 13, 2013
Location: Sheboygan , WI
The 4th annual Sheboygan Children’s Book Festival will take place in October. Join in for crafting projects, writing workshops, and author appearances. This event is the only free children’s book festival in Wisconsin.
The 25th Annual Southern Festival of Books The 25th Annual Southern Festival of Books
Date: Oct 11, 2013 - Oct 13, 2013
Location: Nashville, TN
The 25th annual Southern Festival of Books will take place this fall. Several children’s literature authors and illustrators are scheduled to appear. Admission to this event is free of charge. Date: October 11, 2013 to October 13, 2013 Time: 9:00 … Read More
The 24th Annual Children’s Book Illustration Exhibit at the R. Michelson Galleries The 24th Annual Children’s Book Illustration Exhibit at the R. Michelson Galleries
Date: Oct 10, 2013 - Jan 15, 2014
Location: Northampton, MA
Via the R. Michelson Galleries: “Celebrate with us! Twenty-four years of exhibiting the finest in original Children’s Book Art. Our artists have garnered an astounding 12 Caldecott Medals and 29 Caldecott Honor Awards.Opening reception on Sunday, November 10, 4:00-6:00 pm. Ceremony and entertainment begins at 5:00. Exhibit on view … Read More
Literally Alive Presents ‘The Selfish Giant’ Musical Literally Alive Presents ‘The Selfish Giant’ Musical
Date: Oct 06, 2013 - Nov 17, 2013
Location: New York, NY, United States
Do you know Oscar Wilde’s writing? Literally Alive has produced a musical adaptation of his children’s story, ‘The Selfish Giant.’ Watch a child hero warm up both the heart of a cold giant and your own. VENUE: The Players Theatre … Read More
Lucas Film Ltd., Disney Publishing Worldwide & Publishing Partners Announce 2nd Annual Star Wars Reads Day Lucas Film Ltd., Disney Publishing Worldwide & Publishing Partners Announce 2nd Annual Star Wars Reads Day
Date: Oct 05, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Bookstore and library events to be held October 05, 2013. New York, NY – Lucasfilm, Disney Publishing Worldwide, and its publishing partners announced today the second annual Star Wars Reads Day to be held this October 05, 2013.  Last year, 30 authors … Read More
The 2nd Annual Comadres and Compadres Writers Conference The 2nd Annual Comadres and Compadres Writers Conference
Date: Oct 05, 2013
Location: Brooklyn, NY
The second annual Comadres and Compadres Writers Conference has opened its registration. Attendees will enjoy panels and one-on-one sessions with editors. Author Reyna Grande will serve as the keynote speaker. Date & Time: Saturday, October 5, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. … Read More
2013 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Ceremony and Horn Book at Simmons College 2013 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Ceremony and Horn Book at Simmons College
Date: Oct 04, 2013 - Oct 05, 2013
Location: Boston, MA
A unique two-part event celebrating the best in children’s and young adult literature. Celebrate the best in children’s literature at The Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards Ceremony, hosted by Roger Sutton, Editor in Chief, The Horn Book, with captivating acceptance speeches … Read More
The “SMALL MONSTERS” Art Show The “SMALL MONSTERS” Art Show
Date: Oct 03, 2013 - Oct 19, 2013
Location: New York, NY
The Entryway Gallery will host the “SMALL MONSTERS” art show. This exhibition will showcases the works of seventeen artists including pieces by three-time Caldecott Medalist Peter Sis. One of his pieces is titled “Dreamcatcher.” All of the artwork focuses on … Read More
Eric Carle to Appear at the NYPL Eric Carle to Appear at the NYPL
Date: Sep 30, 2013
Location: New York, NY
Eric Carle, the author and illustrator behind The Very Hungry Caterpillar, will appear one of the New York Public Library locations. He will be discussing his work and signing copies of his new picture book, Friends. Time: 10:30 a.m. to … Read More
The 10th Annual Orange County Children’s Book Festival The 10th Annual Orange County Children’s Book Festival
Date: Sep 29, 2013
Location: Costa Mesa, CA
The 10th annual Orange County Children’s Book Festival will take place on Sunday, September 29th. Many children’s books creators will appear at this event. Attendees will be treated to a full day of presentations, storytellers, entertainment, and more. Date: Sunday, … Read More
13th Annual ScholarShare Children’s Book Festival at Fairytale Town 13th Annual ScholarShare Children’s Book Festival at Fairytale Town
Date: Sep 28, 2013 - Sep 29, 2013
Location: Sacramento, CA
The ScholarShare Children’s Book Festival features readings and presentations by children’s book authors and illustrators, storytelling performances, and hands-on literacy activities. Sherri Duskey Rinker, the New York Times bestselling author of “Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site” and “Steam Train, Dream Train,” … Read More
The 5th Annual Austin Teen Book Festival The 5th Annual Austin Teen Book Festival
Date: Sep 28, 2013
Location: Austin, NY
The 5th annual Austen Teen Book Festival will take place in the Fall. Dozens of authors are set to appear at this event. The Wolves of Mercy Falls author Maggie Stiefvater will give the opening speech and The Coldest Girl … Read More
The Pinkalicious Musical The Pinkalicious Musical
Date: Sep 28, 2013 - Nov 09, 2013
Location: New York, NY
The Pinkalicious picture book brings delight to so many readers! See her on the stage and cast your prediction on how many pink cupcakes she will eat. This musical is appropriate for audiences of all ages. VENUE: McGinn/Cazale Theatre ADDRESS: … Read More
Warwick Children’s Book Festival 2013 Warwick Children’s Book Festival 2013
Date: Sep 28, 2013
Location: Warwick, NY
The 2013 Warwick Children’s Book Festival will take place in September. More than fifty children’s book authors and illustrators are scheduled to appear. This event is free and open to the public. Date: Saturday, September 28, 2013 Time: 11:00 a.m. … Read More
Drawn Together Drawn Together
Date: Sep 27, 2013 - Sep 28, 2013
Location: Tulsa & Norman, OK
Cartoonists Jeff Kinney, Dav Pilkey, Lincoln Peirce, and Stephan Pastis are banding together to headline two fundraising events to help rebuild the Moore, OK school libraries struck by tornadoes in May 2013. Admission tickets cost $10.00 each. Date & Time: … Read More
Steve Light to Appear at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art Steve Light to Appear at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
Date: Sep 27, 2013
Children’s books author and illustrator Steve Light will appear at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. Hear him talk about Zephyr Takes Flight, The Christmas Giant, and more. There will also be a book signing following this event. … Read More
Banned Books Week 2013 Banned Books Week 2013
Date: Sep 22, 2013 - Sep 28, 2013
Celebrate the freedom to read with Banned Books Week! Throughout the entire week, bibliophiles everywhere are invited to check out several “Hangout on Air” virtual events. Regardless of schedules, everyone is encouraged to use the “#bannedbooksweek” hashtag to join the … Read More
The 8th Annual Brooklyn Book Festival The 8th Annual Brooklyn Book Festival
Date: Sep 22, 2013
Location: Brooklyn, NY
The eighth annual Brooklyn Book Festival will take place in the Fall. This festival is the largest free literary event that takes place in New York City. Some of the children’s book authors set to appear include Meg Cabot, Jarrett … Read More
2013 National Book Festival 2013 National Book Festival
Date: Sep 21, 2013 - Sep 22, 2013
Location: Washington D.C.
Come to the 13th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama are honorary chairs for the event. This year’s festival will feature authors, poets and illustrators in … Read More
Jumping Out of Boxes:  Celebrating Gender Creativity in Children’s Books Jumping Out of Boxes: Celebrating Gender Creativity in Children’s Books
Date: Sep 21, 2013
Location: Brooklyn, New York City, NY
A BROOKLYN BOOK FESTIVAL BOOKEND EVENT Join Cory Silverberg, sex educator and author of What Makes a Baby, Melanie Hope Greenberg author-illustrator of Mermaids on Parade, and artist Annanda DeSilva for a celebration of gender diversity in children’s books, arts … Read More
Lauren Myracle at Books&Greetings Lauren Myracle at Books&Greetings
Date: Sep 21, 2013
Location: Northvale, NJ
Want to meet Lauren Myracle? She has written a new novel entitled The Infinite Moment of Us. Hear her talk about it at a reading event. Date & Time: Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. Venue: Books & Greetings … Read More
The 8th Annual Princeton Children’s Book Festival The 8th Annual Princeton Children’s Book Festival
Date: Sep 21, 2013
Location: Princeton, NJ
The 8th annual Princeton Children’s Book Festival will take place in September! Many children’s literature authors and illustrators are scheduled to appear. This is a rain-or-shine event that is free and open to the public. Date: September 21, 2013 Time: … Read More
“Inside the ABC of It”– A Series of Three Panel Discussions, with Leonard S. Marcus and Special Guests “Inside the ABC of It”– A Series of Three Panel Discussions, with Leonard S. Marcus and Special Guests
Date: Sep 18, 2013 - Oct 02, 2013
Location: New York, NY
September 3, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jennifer M. Brown Title: Director, Bank Street Center for Children’s Literature Organization: Bank Street College of Education, 610 West 112th Street, New York, NY 10025 Email: jbrown@bankstreet.edu Phone: 212-875-4652 THE BANK STREET CENTER … Read More
Singer Jewel to Appear at Books&Greetings Singer Jewel to Appear at Books&Greetings
Date: Sep 18, 2013
Location: Northvale, NJ
Singer Jewel has written a new picture book. It’s entitled Sweet Dreams and it features illustrations by artist Amy June Bates. She’ll be talking about it and signing copies at an event. Date & Time: Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at … Read More
‘Friends’ Exhibit at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art ‘Friends’ Exhibit at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
Date: Sep 17, 2013 - Mar 23, 2014
Location: Amherst, MA
Want to know what Eric Carle has been working on? He wrote a book on celebrating friendship. See the exhibit showcasing art from his new picture book, ‘Friends‘. VENUE: The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art ADDRESS: 125 West … Read More
International Dot Day International Dot Day
Date: Sep 15, 2013
Celebrate International Dot Day on September 15, 2013! This year marks the tenth anniversary of the publication of Peter H. Reynolds’ The Dot. The author hopes that one million people, especially educators and students, will revel and spread the joy … Read More
Book Launch Party for ‘Ling and Ting Share a Birthday’ Book Launch Party for ‘Ling and Ting Share a Birthday’
Date: Sep 14, 2013
Location: Easthampton, MA
Grace Lin wants to celebrate the release of her new book, Ling and Ting Share a Birthday . Friends who come together and wear matching outfits will be eligible to receive a handmade prize from the author herself. To attend, … Read More
Fancy Nancy the Musical Fancy Nancy the Musical
Date: Sep 14, 2013 - Jan 26, 2014
Location: New York, NY
The Fancy Nancy picture book series has amassed so many fans! See her and her friends, Bree, Rhonda, Wanda, and Lionel, as they attempt to perform their first show. This musical is appropriate for audiences of all ages. VENUE: McGinn/Cazale … Read More
Giant Dance Party:A Bank Street Bookstore Appearance by Betsy Bird Giant Dance Party:A Bank Street Bookstore Appearance by Betsy Bird
Date: Sep 14, 2013
Location: New York, NY
Enjoy a rollicking good time with author Betsy Bird at a special storyhour reading of her picture book “Giant Dance Party”. Betsy will put on her boogie-down blue boots and lead kids in a mini dance. Betsy Bird knows all … Read More
Amy Herrick at BookCourt Amy Herrick at BookCourt
Date: Sep 12, 2013
Location: Brooklyn, New York
Up for a story full of intrigue and mystery? Amy Herrick’s new young adult novel, The Time Fetch, might be the book you’re looking for. Hear more about it at her launch party. Date & Time: Thursday, September 12, 2013 … Read More
What Publishers Need to Know Now: The Impact of Common Core Standards What Publishers Need to Know Now: The Impact of Common Core Standards
Date: Sep 12, 2013
Location: Online
An Online Discussion With Roy Kaufman, Managing Director of New Ventures at Copyright Clearance Center It’s back to school for students and teachers. Seating assignments and lesson plans aren’t all that’s new. Dramatic changes are coming to texts and tests. … Read More
Digital Book World Webcast: Lighter Backpacks — Ebooks & E-Reading Go Back to School Digital Book World Webcast: Lighter Backpacks — Ebooks & E-Reading Go Back to School
Date: Sep 11, 2013
Location: Online
“The way children read and learn is quickly changing. E-reading devices and tablet computers are quickly becoming ubiquitous in schools and in out-of-classroom educational settings;  and the kinds of devices, content and interactions children are having around e-reading are evolving, … Read More
Erin and Phil Stead’s Book Tour Erin and Phil Stead’s Book Tour
Date: Sep 09, 2013 - Sep 19, 2013
Illustrator Erin Stead drew the images for Julie Fogliano’s If You Want to See a Whale. Author Phil Stead has written a book called Hello, My Name is Ruby. These two children’s literature creators will be hitting the road this … Read More
Books of Wonder to Host the “Teen Hearts on Fire” Panel Books of Wonder to Host the “Teen Hearts on Fire” Panel
Date: Sep 07, 2013
Location: New York, NY
Love feeling the thrills and chills of a good love story? Books of Wonder will be hosting a “Teen Hearts on Fire” panel. Attendees will be treated to readings, a Q&A, and a signing session. Date & Time: Saturday, September … Read More
Kass Morgan, Author of ‘The 100’ at Brooklyn’s BookCourt Kass Morgan, Author of ‘The 100’ at Brooklyn’s BookCourt
Date: Sep 07, 2013
Location: Brooklyn, New York
Up for a thrilling adventure? Kass Morgan’s new young adult novel, The 100, features nuclear war, juvenile delinquents and one dangerous mission. Hear more about it at her reading event. Date & Time: Saturday, September 07, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. … Read More
The BookMarks Book Festival The BookMarks Book Festival
Date: Sep 07, 2013
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
The BookMarks Book Festival is an event designed to bring positive literacy experiences for its attendees. This year’s event will take place the first Saturday following Labor Day. Several children’s book authors and illustrators are scheduled to appear including Bob … Read More
Giada de Laurentiis’ ‘Recipies For Success’ Book Tour Giada de Laurentiis’ ‘Recipies For Success’ Book Tour
Date: Sep 05, 2013 - Sep 12, 2013
Giada de Laurentiis, a celebrity chef, has written the first title of a chapter book series called Recipes for Success: Naples. She’ll be hitting the road and talking about this new book. Check out the book tour dates below. Tour … Read More
Brian Floca at BookCourt Brian Floca at BookCourt
Date: Sep 04, 2013
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Who doesn’t love trains? Brian Floca, a writer and an illustrator, dedicated his latest picture book to the Locomotive. Hear more about it at his signing event. Date & Time: Wednesday, September 04, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. Venue: BookCourt Address: … Read More
The 2013 Decatur Book Festival The 2013 Decatur Book Festival
Date: Aug 30, 2013 - Sep 01, 2013
Location: Decataur, NJ
The Decatur Book Festival is the largest independent book festival in the country. This year’s event will take place during Labor Day weekend. Several children’s literature authors and illustrators are scheduled to appear. The 2013 festival poster was designed by … Read More
Launch Party for Two Boys Kissing Launch Party for Two Boys Kissing
Date: Aug 27, 2013
Young adult writer David Levithan has penned a new novel entitled Two Boys Kissing. Books of Wonder is hosting a launch party to celebrate. Join the fun and learn more about this extraordinary love story. Date & Time: Tuesday, August … Read More
Local Author Night in Valencia Local Author Night in Valencia
Date: Aug 23, 2013
Location: Santa Clarita, NJ
Big fan of young adult books? Local Author Night in Valencia will feature appearance from more than a dozen authors. The group of participating writers include Jessica Brody, Jane Gates, Dionna Hancock-Johnson, Derek Kent, Joanna Mastopietro, Sarah Maizes, Gretchen McNeil, … Read More
An Evening with Oliver Jeffers An Evening with Oliver Jeffers
Date: Aug 16, 2013
Location: New York, NY
Ever wanted to pick the brain of award-winning Oliver Jeffers? The children’s books creator will be giving a presentation on his creative journey at a special event hosted by the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He will be signing books after … Read More
Ally Condie to Appear at the Boise Public Library Ally Condie to Appear at the Boise Public Library
Date: Aug 15, 2013
Young adult novelist Ally Condie will be appearing at the Boise Public Library. During the event, attendees can look forward to hearing her speak and sign books. This event is free and open to the public. Date & Time: Thursday, … Read More
Books of Wonder to Host the Cool Teen Reads for Summer Panel Books of Wonder to Host the Cool Teen Reads for Summer Panel
Date: Aug 11, 2013
Books of Wonder to host the Cool Teen Reads for Summer panel. Nine authors are set to appear at this event. Attendees are welcomed to prepare questions for the Q&A portion. Date & Time: Sunday, August 11, 2013 at 1:00 … Read More
Launch Party for David Ezra Stein’s Dinosaur Kisses Launch Party for David Ezra Stein’s Dinosaur Kisses
Date: Aug 11, 2013
Do you enjoy stories about cute dinosaurs? Want to party with a Caldecott Honor-Winning Artist? Celebrate the launch of David Ezra Stein’s new picture book, Dinosaur Kisses. Date: Monday, August 11, 2013 Time: 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Place: Books … Read More
Reach Out & Read’s 5th Annual Early Literacy Awareness Week Reach Out & Read’s 5th Annual Early Literacy Awareness Week
Date: Aug 11, 2013 - Aug 17, 2013
Reach Out & Read is hosting its 5th annual “Early Literacy Awareness Week.” The organization has planned several events to take place throughout the week of August 11th to August 17th. Families are encouraged to instill and nurture a love … Read More
“The Lorax” On View at the Joslyn Art Museum “The Lorax” On View at the Joslyn Art Museum
Date: Aug 10, 2013 - Nov 03, 2013
Location: Omaha, NE
Big fan of Dr. Seuss? The Joslyn Art Museum is hosting an exhibit dedicated to his beloved picture book, “The Lorax.” Attendees will see crayon drawings, pen art, and ink pieces. Date: August 10, 2013 to November 03, 2013 Place: … Read More
Tom Angleberger’s Jabba Book Launch Tour Tom Angleberger’s Jabba Book Launch Tour
Date: Aug 06, 2013 - Aug 12, 2013
Tom Angleberger is hitting the road. He’ll be traveling all over the country ready to talk about books and meet his fans. Hear this author talk about his newest title, The Surprise Attack of Jabba the Puppett. BOOK TOUR DATES … Read More
Boys Write Now 2013 Free Writing Workshops Boys Write Now 2013 Free Writing Workshops
Date: Jul 27, 2013 - Aug 24, 2013
The organizers behind the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards have planned five writing workshops for young boys. These events will take place all throughout the country. Those who are interested can attend free of charge. SCHEDULE OF EVENTS July 27th: … Read More
Jeff Mack to Lead Picture Book Illustration Class & Story Time Event Jeff Mack to Lead Picture Book Illustration Class & Story Time Event
Date: Jul 24, 2013 - Jul 25, 2013
Want to learn how to illustrate under the guidance of a published picture book creator? Jeff Mack will appear at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art for two separate events. First, Jeff will instruct a class on the … Read More
Author Jeanne Birdsall Hosts a Conversation with David Hyde Costello and David McPhail Author Jeanne Birdsall Hosts a Conversation with David Hyde Costello and David McPhail
Date: Jul 20, 2013
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art will host an event featuring author David Hyde Costello, Pig Pig Returns author David McPhail, and Little Pig Joins the Band author Jeanne Birdsall. Birdsall will also serve as a moderator during … Read More
On Maurice Sendak: A Celebration of the Artist & His Work On Maurice Sendak: A Celebration of the Artist & His Work
Date: Jul 16, 2013
“Celebrate Maurice Sendak’s life and career with noted children’s book historian Leonard S. Marcus, Sendak’s longtime friend, Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Jules Feiffer and others.” Date: Tuesday, July 16, 2013 Start Time: 7:00 p.m. Place: 92Y Tribeca Address: 200 Hudson Street, … Read More
On Maurice Sendak: A Celebration of the Artist & His Work On Maurice Sendak: A Celebration of the Artist & His Work
Date: Jul 16, 2013
“Celebrate Maurice Sendak’s life and career with noted children’s book historian Leonard S. Marcus, Sendak’s longtime friend, Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Jules Feiffer and others.” Date: Tuesday, July 16, 2013 Start Time: 7:00 p.m. Place: 92Y Tribeca Address: 200 Hudson Street, … Read More
Oregon Coast Children’s Book Writers Workshop 2013 Oregon Coast Children’s Book Writers Workshop 2013
Date: Jul 15, 2013 - Jul 19, 2013
The 2013 edition of the Oregon Coast Children’s Book Writers Workshop will take place in July. Several members of the children’s publishing industry have agreed to serve as instructors. This group includes Roaring Book Press editor Katherine Jacobs, Scholastic editor … Read More
Oregon Coast Children’s Book Writers Workshop 2013 Oregon Coast Children’s Book Writers Workshop 2013
Date: Jul 15, 2013 - Jul 19, 2013
The 2013 edition of the Oregon Coast Children’s Book Writers Workshop will take place in July. Several members of the children’s publishing industry have agreed to serve as instructors. This group includes Roaring Book Press editor Katherine Jacobs, Scholastic editor … Read More
Books of Wonder to Host the “Great Chapter Books for Summer” Panel Books of Wonder to Host the “Great Chapter Books for Summer” Panel
Date: Jul 14, 2013
Books of Wonder has planned a “Great Chapter Books for Summer” event. Three writers will participate in a panel to talk about their books and answer questions from the audience. Attendees will get to meet writers Margaret McNamara, Charise Mericle … Read More
Books of Wonder to Host the “Great Middle Grade Reads for Summer” Panel Books of Wonder to Host the “Great Middle Grade Reads for Summer” Panel
Date: Jul 13, 2013
Books of Wonder has planned a “Great Middle Grade Reads for Summer” event. Six young adult authors will participate in a panel to talk about their books and answer questions from the audience. Attendees will get to meet writers Richard … Read More
POWERHOUSE on 8th’s Middle Grade Book Night to Discuss The Apothecary POWERHOUSE on 8th’s Middle Grade Book Night to Discuss The Apothecary
Date: Jul 10, 2013
ordan B. Nielsen, a children’s literature blogger at TheRustyKey.com, will host a discussion and then lead participants through themed activities based off of the chapter book of the month. This month’s selection is an adventure story by Maile Meloy called … Read More
The Southampton Children’s Literature Conference The Southampton Children’s Literature Conference
Date: Jul 10, 2013 - Jul 28, 2013
Stony Brook Southampton will host the 2013 Children’s Literature Conference this summer. Attendees will enjoy workshops lead by high profile children’s book authors and editors including Emma Walton Hamilton, Maryrose Wood, Patricia McCormick, and Jules Feiffer. Those who are interested … Read More
Head to Eloise at The Plaza for Events with Children’s Book Authors in July and August! Head to Eloise at The Plaza for Events with Children’s Book Authors in July and August!
Date: Jul 09, 2013 - Aug 20, 2013
Tad Hills, Betsy Bird, Herman Parish, and many more children’s book creators will appear at Eloise at The Plaza in NYC for readings on Tuesdays in July and August! These events are presented in collaboration with Every Child a Reader, … Read More
La Casa Azul Bookstore Presents a Summer Pop Up Shop La Casa Azul Bookstore Presents a Summer Pop Up Shop
Date: Jul 06, 2013 - Aug 17, 2013
La Casa Azul Bookstore will be opening a Summer popup shop at La Marqueta. This temporary establishment can be found a mere twelve blocks away from the original store location. The organizers plan to host art and storytelling events on … Read More
Bianca Turetsky to Appear at the Titanic Museum Bianca Turetsky to Appear at the Titanic Museum
Date: Jul 04, 2013 - Jul 07, 2013
Time-Traveling Fashionista series author Bianca Turetsky will be appearing at the Titanic Museum (Pigeon Forge branch). Fans can meet her and get their books signed. The museum itself boasts an impression collection of four hundred artifacts from the Titanic shipwreck … Read More
Imagination Stage Presents Peter and Wendy Imagination Stage Presents Peter and Wendy
Date: Jun 27, 2013 - Aug 11, 2013
Imagination Stage is putting on a musical called Peter and Wendy. This adaptation of Sir James Matthew Barrie’s The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up features Tinkerbell, the Lost Boys, Tiger Lilly, mermaids, a crocodile and an extremely funny villain named … Read More
Shenandoah University Children’s Literature Conference Shenandoah University Children’s Literature Conference
Date: Jun 24, 2013 - Jun 28, 2013
“For the past 28 years, the Children’s Literature Conference at Shenandoah University has been striving to share with teachers and librarians the best that children’s literature has to offer.” Several guest authors and illustrators are scheduled to appear including Andrea … Read More
Books of Wonder to Host the “Terrific Teen Reads for Summer” Panel Books of Wonder to Host the “Terrific Teen Reads for Summer” Panel
Date: Jun 23, 2013
Books of Wonder has planned a “Terrific Teen Reads for Summer” event. Seven young adult authors will participate in a panel to talk about their books and answer questions from the audience. Attendees will get to meet writers Lisa Jahn-Clough, … Read More
Little Golden Books Exhibit at the Smithsonian Little Golden Books Exhibit at the Smithsonian
Date: Jun 23, 2013 - Jan 01, 2014
Location: Washington D.C.
The Smithsonian is exhibiting the work of Little Golden Books, a series of children’s books launched by Simon & Schuster in 1942 especially suited to beginning readers between the ages of 3 and 8. Inexpensive, sturdy, and child-centered, Little Golden … Read More
“Weird Al” Yankovic’s 7-City Book Tour “Weird Al” Yankovic’s 7-City Book Tour
Date: Jun 23, 2013 - Jun 29, 2013
Grammy Award-winning comedic musician “Weird Al” Yankovic has penned his second picture book, My New Teacher and Me. The story stars young Billy and his amazing imagination. The author will be hitting the road to promote this book on a … Read More
Books of Wonder to Host the “Openly YA” Panel Books of Wonder to Host the “Openly YA” Panel
Date: Jun 22, 2013
Books of Wonder will be hosting the “Openly YA” event. Four young adult authors will participate in a panel to talk about their books and answer questions from the audience. Attendees will get to meet writers David Levithan, Alex London, … Read More
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art Presents Seriously Silly: A Decade of Art & Whimsy by Mo Willems The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art Presents Seriously Silly: A Decade of Art & Whimsy by Mo Willems
Date: Jun 22, 2013 - Feb 23, 2014
Location: Amherst, MA
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art Presents Seriously Silly: A Decade of Art & Whimsy by Mo Willems (Amherst, MA) May 2, 2013 – The Pigeon may not be able to drive the bus, or stay … Read More
“Mo Willems: Don’t Pigeonhole Me” On View at the R. Michaelson Galleries “Mo Willems: Don’t Pigeonhole Me” On View at the R. Michaelson Galleries
Date: Jun 21, 2013 - Aug 30, 2013
Location: Northampton, MA
Did you know that Mo Willems creates artwork that aren’t related to his picture books? See some of those pieces for yourself. The R. Michaelson Galleries has the “Mo Willems: Don’t Pigeonhole Me” exhibit on view now. Dates: June 21, … Read More
The Nantucket Book Festival The Nantucket Book Festival
Date: Jun 21, 2013 - Jun 23, 2013
The second annual Nantucket Book Festival will be held in June 2013. Some of the children’s authors set to appear at this year’s festival include The Giver author Lois Lowry and Platypus Police Squad: The Frog Who Croaked author Jarrett … Read More
The NYPL Presents “The ABC of It: Why Children’s Books Matter” The NYPL Presents “The ABC of It: Why Children’s Books Matter”
Date: Jun 21, 2013 - Sep 07, 2014
Location: New York, NY
The New York Public Library will be hosting “The ABC of It: Why Children’s Books Matter” exhibit. It was curated by Children’s Literature Expert Leonard S. Marcus. More than two hundred items will be on view at this free exhibition.Venue: … Read More
Book Passage’s 7th Annual Children’s Writers & Illustrators Conference Book Passage’s 7th Annual Children’s Writers & Illustrators Conference
Date: Jun 20, 2013 - Jun 23, 2013
“The Conference will cover all aspects of writing and illustrating for children—from developing ideas to honing skills to finding a publisher. Participants will work closely with other writers and illustrators, as well as with agents, editors, and publishers. The conference … Read More
Scholastic Presents “Pam to Parents: Summer Reading Strategies” Scholastic Presents “Pam to Parents: Summer Reading Strategies”
Date: Jun 17, 2013
Looking for tips on how to get your kids to read during summer vacation? Don’t fret! Pam Allyn will participate in a Facebook chat to share strategies and answer questions about thwarting the summer slide. Date: Monday, June 17, 2013 … Read More
Hot YA Summer Chat Series Hot YA Summer Chat Series
Date: Jun 11, 2013 - Jul 30, 2013
Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing and Shindig are partnering up to bring video chats tailored for young adult fans. Throughout the months of June and July, a different author will appear for the “Hot YA Summer Chat Series.” RSVP today … Read More
“Maurice Sendak: A Celebration of the Artist and His Work” On View at the Society of Illustrators “Maurice Sendak: A Celebration of the Artist and His Work” On View at the Society of Illustrators
Date: Jun 11, 2013 - Aug 17, 2013
The Society of Illustrators will host an exhibit called “Maurice Sendak: A Celebration of the Artist and His Work.” More than two hundred unpublished studies, sketches, and ephemera pieces will be featured. The artwork comes from the collection of Sendak’s … Read More
The Spring 2013 Fierce Reads Tour The Spring 2013 Fierce Reads Tour
Date: Jun 04, 2013 - Jun 19, 2013
Big fan of young adult fiction? There are plenty of options to fill up the carefree summer hours. Four writers will be taking part in the Spring 2013 Fierce Reads Tour. Meet Unremembered author Jessica Brody, Of Triton author Anna … Read More
ABC/CBC Speed Dating Lunch With Children’s Authors ABC/CBC Speed Dating Lunch With Children’s Authors
Date: May 31, 2013
The Children’s Book Council and the ABC Children’s Group at ABA are partnering again to host a special array of children’s books and bookselling-focused events at Book Expo America 2013. These events are designed to promote networking and education. All … Read More
ABC/CBC Tea With Children’s Authors and Illustrators ABC/CBC Tea With Children’s Authors and Illustrators
Date: May 31, 2013
The Children’s Book Council and the ABC Children’s Group at ABA are partnering again to host a special array of children’s books and bookselling-focused events at Book Expo America 2013. These events are designed to promote networking and education. All … Read More
ABC/CBC Illustrator Studio Tours ABC/CBC Illustrator Studio Tours
Date: May 29, 2013
The Children’s Book Council and the ABC Children’s Group at ABA are partnering again to host a special array of children’s books and bookselling-focused events at Book Expo America 2013. These events are designed to promote networking and education. All … Read More
School Library Journal’s Common Core Webcast Series School Library Journal’s Common Core Webcast Series
Date: May 21, 2013
Want to learn more about Common Core? School Library Journal has organized a webcast series about this subject matter. The sixth installment will focus on the following theme: “Serving the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and Youth.”
ARTS AT OLD FIRST celebrates Children’s Book Week with Local Authors and Music ARTS AT OLD FIRST celebrates Children’s Book Week with Local Authors and Music
Date: May 19, 2013
ARTS AT OLD FIRST Building Community Through the Arts Contact: Kate Jacobs Phone: (616) 633-7543, Email: kjacobs3@gmail.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ARTS AT OLD FIRST celebrates Children’s Book Week with Local Authors and Music Sunday, May 19, 3pm-5pm at Old First … Read More
Cecil Castellucci & Sara Varon to Appear at Word Bookstore Cecil Castellucci & Sara Varon to Appear at Word Bookstore
Date: May 18, 2013
Cecil Castellucci and Sara Varon will be hosting an Odd Duck-themed tea party! Join them as they slurp tea, recount Theodora’s tale, and sign copies of the book. Date & Time: May 18, 2013 starting at 4:00 p.m. Venue: Word … Read More
Children’s Book Week 2013 Children’s Book Week 2013
Date: May 13, 2013 - May 29, 2013
Everyone is invited to celebrate Children’s Book Week 2013! Kidlit lovers everywhere can join the fun at official events taking place in more than 50 cities nationwide. There will also be a great number of locally-organized events throughout the country. … Read More
Skibble Down to Eloise at the Plaza During Children’s Book Week! Skibble Down to Eloise at the Plaza During Children’s Book Week!
Date: May 13, 2013 - May 15, 2013
The Children’s Choice Book Awards Gala The Children’s Choice Book Awards Gala
Date: May 13, 2013
Join host Lisa Yee and a plethora of special guests for the 6th Annual Children’s Choice Book Awards Gala. Gala presenters will include actor Henry Winkler, The Giver quartet author Lois Lowry, and National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Walter … Read More
Tommy Greenwald’s Charlie Joe Jack’s Guide to Summer Vacation Book Tour Tommy Greenwald’s Charlie Joe Jack’s Guide to Summer Vacation Book Tour
Date: May 13, 2013 - Jun 06, 2013
Big fan of the Charlie Joe Jackson saga? In May, author Tommy Greenwald is going on a book tour to promote the latest installment, Charlie Joe Jack’s Guide to Summer Vacation. He’ll be traveling all over the country so check … Read More
Newbery Medal Winner Jack Gantos to Appear at the 92Y Newbery Medal Winner Jack Gantos to Appear at the 92Y
Date: May 11, 2013
The 92Y’s Children’s Reading Series is proud to present a night with Jack Gantos! Hear from the author behind the Newbery Medal-winning title Dead End in Norvelt. Date: Saturday, Saturday, May 11, 2013 Start Time: 12:30 p.m. Place: Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street … Read More
REFORMA 9th Annual Mini Conference REFORMA 9th Annual Mini Conference
Date: May 10, 2013
Registration is open for the REFORMA North East Chapter 9th Annual Mini Conference. The theme for this year’s conference is “Libraries Break Barriers: How Libraries and Librarianship Opens Doors.” While this event is free, all those who are interested in … Read More
Margaret Stohl’s Icons Book Tour Margaret Stohl’s Icons Book Tour
Date: May 07, 2013 - May 23, 2013
Big fan of fantasy and science-fiction novels? Margaret Stohl will hitting the road and appearances at different bookstores and venues throughout the month of May. She has events scheduled to take place all over the country. more at Hollywood Crush▸▸ … Read More
Holly Black’s Doll Bones Book Tour Holly Black’s Doll Bones Book Tour
Date: May 04, 2013 - May 15, 2013
Writer Holly Black will be hitting the road for a book tour in honor of her new title, Doll Bones. Black promises this middle-grade novel, which features illustrations by Eliza Wheeler, will be a “spooky” read. The book itself will come … Read More
Janet & Jake Tashjian’s California Book Tour Janet & Jake Tashjian’s California Book Tour
Date: Apr 30, 2013 - May 16, 2013
Big fan of cartooning? Mother and son duo, Janet Tashjian (the writer) and Jake Tashjian (the artist), will embark on a book tour to promote My Life as a Cartoonist. They has events scheduled to take place all over California. … Read More
Janet & Jake Tashjian’s California Book Tour Janet & Jake Tashjian’s California Book Tour
Date: Apr 30, 2013 - May 16, 2013
Big fan of cartooning? Mother and son duo, Janet Tashjian (the writer) and Jake Tashjian (the artist), will embark on a book tour to promote My Life as a Cartoonist. They has events scheduled to take place all over California. … Read More
Edward Gorey’s ‘Vinegar Works’ On View at The Gorey House Edward Gorey’s ‘Vinegar Works’ On View at The Gorey House
Date: Apr 18, 2013 - Dec 01, 2013
Location: Yarmouth Port, MA
The Gorey House will host an exhibition to celebrates the 50th anniversary of the publication Edward Gorey’s book trilogy, The Vinegar Works: Three Volumes of Moral Instruction. The ‘Vinegar Works’ exhibit will feature original artwork and manuscripts. It will open … Read More
Imagination Stage Presents The Magic Finger Imagination Stage Presents The Magic Finger
Date: Apr 13, 2013 - May 29, 2013
magination Stage is putting on a stage production of The Magic Finger. This adaptation of Roald Dahl’s novel follows a girl named Lucy who possesses “a passion for righting wrongs and a ‘magic’ index finger that doles out justice.” On … Read More
“Beyond Books: The Independent Art of Eric Carle” Exhibit On View at the Tacoma Art Museum “Beyond Books: The Independent Art of Eric Carle” Exhibit On View at the Tacoma Art Museum
Date: Apr 06, 2013 - Jul 07, 2013
“Eric Carle is primarily known for The Very Hungry Caterpillar and over 70 picture books done in his colorful collage technique. For the first time, visitors will have a chance to see the remarkable variety of paintings, sculptures, and personal … Read More
Imagination Stage Presents James & the Giant Peach Imagination Stage Presents James & the Giant Peach
Date: Apr 06, 2013 - May 26, 2013
magination Stage is putting on a stage production of James & the Giant Peach. This adaptation of Roald Dahl’s novel follows an orphaned boy named James Trotter who goes on an adventure with one giant peach, five talking bugs, and … Read More
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art Presents: Latino Folk Tales: Cuentos Populares Art by Latino Artists The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art Presents: Latino Folk Tales: Cuentos Populares Art by Latino Artists
Date: Mar 26, 2013 - Jun 09, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is proud to present Latino Folk Tales: Cuentos Populares Art by Latino Artists which will open March 26 and run through June 9, 2013. Folk tale literature throughout the … Read More
“I See What You Say: Visual Stories and Narrative Art” Exhibit On View at the Cartoon Art Museum “I See What You Say: Visual Stories and Narrative Art” Exhibit On View at the Cartoon Art Museum
Date: Mar 16, 2013 - Jul 07, 2013
he Cartoon Art Museum will host an exhibit called “I See What You Say: Visual Stories and Narrative Art.” The artwork of many children’s book illustrators will be featured in this program. “[This art show] explores narrative as expressed through … Read More
The Vital Theatre Company Presents Pinkalicious the Musical The Vital Theatre Company Presents Pinkalicious the Musical
Date: Mar 03, 2013 - Aug 31, 2013
The Vital Theatre Company is putting on a musical adaptation based on the stories of the Pinkalicious series. This picture book series is written and illustrated by two sisters, Elizabeth Kahn and Victoria Kahn. Dates: March 30, 2013 to August 31, 2013 … Read More
The “Hats Off to Dr. Seuss!” Art Show The “Hats Off to Dr. Seuss!” Art Show
Date: Feb 05, 2013 - Dec 29, 2013
Location: Multi-City Tour
Big fan of Dr. Seuss? Random House Children’s Books and Dr. Seuss Enterprises has organized a traveling exhibition featuring the hats and hat-inspired artwork of the legendary rhyme master. Throughout 2013, it will be making stops all over the country … Read More
Melissa de la Cruz’s Book & Blog Tours Melissa de la Cruz’s Book & Blog Tours
Date: Jan 15, 2013 - Jan 29, 2013
Melissa de la Cruz has published the final installment of her beloved Blue Bloods series, Gates of Paradise. To celebrate, she’s coming to a town/blog near you. See below for all the dates and locations where you can find out … Read More
Nick Bruel & Bad Kitty’s Book Tour Nick Bruel & Bad Kitty’s Book Tour
Date: Jan 12, 2013 - Feb 09, 2013
Nick Bruel and Bad Kitty are hitting the road. He’ll be traveling all over the country. Hear this author/illustrator talk about his latest book, Bad Kitty: School Daze. Book Tour Events January 15th: Vero Beach Book Center, Vero Beach, Florida … Read More
Bookworms: A Glass Exhibit Celebrating Children’s Books Bookworms: A Glass Exhibit Celebrating Children’s Books
Date: Dec 03, 2012 - Nov 23, 2013
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
This group exhibit exhibit showcases works inspired by artists’ favorite childhood stories, including Bunnicula, The Giving Tree, and more, and is co-sponsored by the National Center for Families Learning.Check out images from the exhibit at the Huffington Post ▸▸
LL8 Virtual Comics Workshop! LL8 Virtual Comics Workshop!
Date: Oct 18, 2012
You are invited to StudioJJK for a special workshop all about comics on September 18, 2012 in celebration of the publication of Lunch Lady and the Picture Day Peril. Live workshops will happen at 10 a.m., 12 p.m. and 2 … Read More
The 24th Annual Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written Word The 24th Annual Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written Word
Date: Oct 12, 2012 - Oct 14, 2012
The Festival boasts a rich line-up of children’s and ya authors and illustrators offering readings, signings, and books discussions. War Memorial Plaza Nashville, TN The Southern Festival of Books is free! No tickets required. Teachers, librarians, and book clubs: Download … Read More
Stand Up for Girls NYC Event Stand Up for Girls NYC Event
Date: Oct 11, 2012
On October 11, we will celebrate the first annual United Nations International Day of the Girl at Riverside Church in New York City. LitWorld’s Stand Up for Girls signature event will inspire women and men, girls and boys of all ages to … Read More
Comadres y Compadres Writers Conference Comadres y Compadres Writers Conference
Date: Oct 06, 2012
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Las Comadres, in collaboration with Medgar Evers College, CUNY: National Black Writers Conference, the Center for Black Literature, the Foreign Language Department and the Latino American Association present the Comadres y Compadres Writers Conference, which will provide Latino writers with … Read More
Books That Rise Above Workshop Books That Rise Above Workshop
Date: Oct 05, 2012 - Oct 11, 2012
Workshop Information Begins Oct. 5 Friday at 6 p.m. with dinner; ends Oct. 7 after lunch. Writers who want to understand the elements of excellence in children’s literature. Event Cost: $695 Workshop Description: Tens of thousands of manuscripts cross the … Read More
Rick Riordan to Appear at Wake Forest University Rick Riordan to Appear at Wake Forest University
Date: Oct 05, 2012
Rick Riordan will be traveling to Winston-Salem for one night to share about his writing career and personal journey from dad to teacher to bestselling author. His tour celebrates the release of his newest book in the Heroes of Olympus … Read More
Lois Lowry in Conversation with Anna Holmes and Lizzie Skurnick Lois Lowry in Conversation with Anna Holmes and Lizzie Skurnick
Date: Oct 03, 2012
Venue: 92YTribeca Mainstage Location: 92YTribeca, 200 Hudson Street Price: from $15.00 All of Lois Lowry’s novels focus on one central theme: the importance of human connections. On the release of Son, the fourth book in The Giver quartet, Lois Lowry joins Anna Holmes … Read More
Frank Viva to Headline Reading Event at the powerHouse Arena Frank Viva to Headline Reading Event at the powerHouse Arena
Date: Sep 30, 2012
Join author Frank Viva at the powerHouse Arena in Brooklyn, NY for a reading of his new book, A Trip to the Bottom of the World with Mouse. The event will take place on Saturday, September 30th from 4 p.m. … Read More
Starry River of the Sky Book Launch at Porter Square Books! Starry River of the Sky Book Launch at Porter Square Books!
Date: Sep 30, 2012
Grace Lin, Newbery Honor author of Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, will present her new release! Sunday, September 30th at 3pm Porter Square Books 25 White Street, Cambridge MA 617-491-2220 (reserve your copy today, which automatically gets you one … Read More
The 14th Annual Literary Lights for Children Tea Party The 14th Annual Literary Lights for Children Tea Party
Date: Sep 30, 2012
Location: Bates Reading Room, Central Library, Copley Square The Associates of the Boston Public Library is pleased to invite you to the fourteenth annual Literary Lights for Children tea party on Sunday, September 30th in the beautiful Bates Reading Room … Read More
The Orange County Children’s Book Festival The Orange County Children’s Book Festival
Date: Sep 30, 2012
Location: Costa Mesa, CA
2012 Festival – Sunday, September 30th 9:30 am – 4:30 pm @ Orange Coast College The Orange County Children’s Book Festival is in it’s 9th year. In 2011, there were over 125 authors, more than 25 illustrators, dozens of storytellers … Read More
Horn Book at Simmons Colloquium Horn Book at Simmons Colloquium
Date: Sep 29, 2012
Look Out! All of us involved in children’s literature are on the lookout. Writers and illustrators look out at their worlds through the lens of story and art. Publishers, reviewers, and critics look for compelling new visions in the pages … Read More
Schedule for the 6th Annual KidLit Con Schedule for the 6th Annual KidLit Con
Date: Sep 28, 2012 - Sep 29, 2012
Kidlit Con will take place at the main branch of New York Public Library, the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. Your host for the sixth annual KidLitCon will be NYPL Youth Materials Specialist Elizabeth Bird) along with Monica Edinger (Educating Alice) … Read More
The 6th Annual KidLit Con The 6th Annual KidLit Con
Date: Sep 28, 2012 - Sep 29, 2012
The event will be held in the heart of New York City on September 28th and 29th, 2012 at the main branch of New York Public Library, the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. Your host for the sixth annual KidLitCon will … Read More
An Evening of Fun at the Children’s Museum of the Arts An Evening of Fun at the Children’s Museum of the Arts
Date: Sep 24, 2012
What: An Evening of Fun at the Children’s Museum of Arts When: Monday, September 24th from 6:00pm to 8:30pm Where: The Children’s Museum of the Arts on 103 Charlton Street, New York, NY 10013. Special Guests: Meet celebrated illustrators Jim … Read More
Puffin Virtually Live & The Guardian to Host a Roald Dahl-Themed Webcast Puffin Virtually Live & The Guardian to Host a Roald Dahl-Themed Webcast
Date: Sep 24, 2012
Puffin Virtually Live and The Guardian are teaming up to host a webcast event to celebrate the life and works of beloved kidlit writer Roald Dahl. The event will take place on Monday, September 24th at 2 p.m. Some of the … Read More
2012 Brooklyn Book Festival 2012 Brooklyn Book Festival
Date: Sep 23, 2012
Visit www.brooklynbookfestival.org, Twitter @bkbf or Facebook for complete programming list and updates. For photos, www.flickr.com/photos/brooklynbookfestival09
National Book Festival Dates for 2012 Announced! National Book Festival Dates for 2012 Announced!
Date: Sep 22, 2012 - Sep 23, 2012
Contact: Jennifer Gavin (202) 707-1940 Images available for the media in the Library pressroom at www.loc.gov/pressroom/ Library of Congress National Book Festival Slated for Sept. 22-23 Award-Winning Artist Rafael López to Create Festival Poster The 12th annual Library of Congress … Read More
Mo Willems Returns to Books of Wonder Mo Willems Returns to Books of Wonder
Date: Sep 21, 2012
Willems will introduce his 2 newest titles: Let’s Go For a Drive! and Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs. Via Books of Wonder: Mo Willems comes back to @Booksofwonder ! Books of Wonder is thrilled to welcome back three-time Caldecott honor artist … Read More
Books of Wonder to Host Teen Event with David Levithan and Maggie Stiefvater Books of Wonder to Host Teen Event with David Levithan and Maggie Stiefvater
Date: Sep 19, 2012
The bestselling authors will appear together at the legendary NYC bookstore in September! David Levithan will present his new novel, Every Day (Knopf, August 2012), centered around “A”, a character who awakens in a new body every day. Maggie Stiefvater, … Read More
Picture Book Bonanza Picture Book Bonanza
Date: Sep 16, 2012
Books of Wonder is thrilled to welcome you and your young readers and listeners to an afternoon event full of wonderful new picture books and the talented people that create them. Beginning at 1pm, we are joined by local author and … Read More
Children’s Literary Salon – Acts of Mischief: Editor Patti Lee Gauch and the State of the Picture Book Children’s Literary Salon – Acts of Mischief: Editor Patti Lee Gauch and the State of the Picture Book
Date: Sep 15, 2012
Children’s Literary Salon – Acts of Mischief: Editor Patti Lee Gauch and the State of the Picture Book The Children’s Literary Salon is back in full swing and is delighted to invite you to their free program at NYPL on … Read More
Maisy Day with Lucy Cousins Maisy Day with Lucy Cousins
Date: Sep 15, 2012
Maisy Day with Lucy Cousins at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art on Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 10:00 am Join us at The Carle as we celebrate Maisy and her creator, Lucy Cousins who is coming from … Read More
The Smart Chicks Kick It Tour The Smart Chicks Kick It Tour
Date: Sep 10, 2012 - Sep 18, 2012
Author tours are usually organized by the publisher. All we have to do is show up, which is great, but we started thinking maybe we’d like to try something different. Organize our own tour, just the way we want it. … Read More
YA Night at Word Bookstore YA Night at Word Bookstore
Date: Sep 10, 2012
Join 4 writers for YA night at Word Bookstore. The event will take place on Monday, September 10th starting 7:00 p.m. YA author extraordinaire David Levithan will preside over a panel discussion with fellow authors Mariah Fredericks, Adele Griffin, and … Read More
7th Annual Princeton Children’s Book Festival 7th Annual Princeton Children’s Book Festival
Date: Sep 08, 2012
The Princeton Children’s Book Festival is an annual event each September at the Princeton Public Library and the Albert E. Hinds Memorial Plaza. This year’s event will take place on September 8th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Our community is … Read More
“Catch A Bunch Of Authors” Author Fair “Catch A Bunch Of Authors” Author Fair
Date: Sep 08, 2012
The Local Author Fair will feature authors local to the Aurora, IL area. Event Type: Special Event Date: 9/8/2012 Start Time: 1:00 PM End Time: 4:00 PM Description: Aurora Public Library is proud to present the third annual Catch a Bunch of Authors fair. Meet … Read More
Syd Hoff Birthday Party Syd Hoff Birthday Party
Date: Sep 08, 2012
The New York Public Library is throwing a birthday party and you’re invited! Come out and celebrate the life of an incredible cartoonist and children’s book author. Syd Hoff’s body of work includes the beloved Danny and the Dinosaur series.
Melissa Marr Launch Party for CARNIVAL OF SOULS Melissa Marr Launch Party for CARNIVAL OF SOULS
Date: Sep 04, 2012
Wicked Lovely series author Melissa Marr wants to party it up for the launch of her latest title, Carnival of Souls. Join the celebration at the Mysterious Galaxy bookstore in Redondo Beach! The event will take place starting 7:30 p.m. … Read More
Eric Carle Collage Art! Program Eric Carle Collage Art! Program
Date: Aug 31, 2012
This event is for the little collage artist in your family! The New York Public Library (Battery Park City branch) will be hosting an Eric Carle-themed hands-on collage art program. The event will start at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, August … Read More
New York Historical Society’s Book Wrap New York Historical Society’s Book Wrap
Date: Aug 29, 2012
Get ready for this, historians: National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Walter Dean Myers is coming to the New York Historical Society’s Book Wrap event on August 29th from 4:30 to 6 PM! He will answer your questions, read an excerpt from … Read More
The Cavendish Home For Boys And Girls Launch at Books of Wonder! The Cavendish Home For Boys And Girls Launch at Books of Wonder!
Date: Aug 28, 2012
From Books of Wonder: Books of Wonder is thrilled to welcome debut author CLAIRE LEGRAND as we host the launch event for a thrilling new middle grade horror mystery, The Cavendish Home For Boys And Girls. As CLAIRE LEGRAND unveils her new novel, we will … Read More
Oscar Winner William Joyce to Appear at Books of Wonder Oscar Winner William Joyce to Appear at Books of Wonder
Date: Aug 24, 2012
Books of Wonder will be hosting an event with Oscar winner/children’s book creator William Joyce. At the event, he will be presenting his newest picture book The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore and discussing The Guardians of Childhood … Read More
Meet Illustrator Paul O. Zelinsky Meet Illustrator Paul O. Zelinsky
Date: Aug 18, 2012
The signing event will take place at Booktenders (42 E. State St. Rear) in Doylestown, PA. See him on Saturday starting at 1:00 p.m. It’s in the Plaza East Lot behind the County Theater by Bobby Simone’s. Zelinsky advises that … Read More
Make Art with Picture Book Creator Michael Albert Make Art with Picture Book Creator Michael Albert
Date: Aug 14, 2012
Picture book creator Michael Albert will be appearing at the New York Public Library’s Melrose branch. This workshop (for ages 5 to 12) will take place on Tuesday, August 14th starting 2 p.m. “Michael Albert is the author of An … Read More
SummerTeen: A Celebration of Young Adult Books SummerTeen: A Celebration of Young Adult Books
Date: Aug 09, 2012
SummerTeen: A Celebration of Young Adult Books Event Date: August 9, 2012 Online Event 10:30-5:30 PM EDT * Exhibits open at 10:30 * Keynote presentation begins at 12:00 Join School Library Journal and SLJTeen for SummerTeen: A Celebration of Young … Read More
The New England Film Fesitval Premieres New Eric Carle Documentary The New England Film Fesitval Premieres New Eric Carle Documentary
Date: Jul 28, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 2, 2012 The New England Film Festival Premiere of the new documentary Eric Carle: Picture Writer, The Art of the Picture Book about beloved picture book author and illustrator Eric Carle, will take place on opening … Read More
Digital Book World Webcast Digital Book World Webcast
Date: Jul 26, 2012
Join Us for a Webcast with Digital Book World: How Parents and Children Read, Learn and Buy Digitally.   The CBC is pleased to sponsor a webcast with Digital Book World: How Parents and Children Read, Learn and Buy Digitally … Read More
Absolutely Mindy and JJK present Jennifer and Matt Holm Absolutely Mindy and JJK present Jennifer and Matt Holm
Date: Jul 25, 2012
“July is all about the awesome comics created by the sibling collaborators Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm! Read the latest Babymouse and Squish books (and all of the rest, also!) and call in to chat with Jenni and Matt … Read More
Eoin Colfer to Perform All 8 ‘Artemis Fowl’ Books on Tour Eoin Colfer to Perform All 8 ‘Artemis Fowl’ Books on Tour
Date: Jul 14, 2012 - Jul 21, 2012
Starting this weekend, the author of the Artemis Fowl series will be hitting eight cities throughout the country to celebrate the release of the conclusion title, The Last Guardian. At these events, attendees will be treated to a performance of … Read More
“Arnie the Doughnut” – A New Musical Based on The Award-Winning Children’s Book “Arnie the Doughnut” – A New Musical Based on The Award-Winning Children’s Book
Date: Jul 13, 2012
THE NEW YORK MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL PRESENTS A DELICIOUS NEW MUSICAL – “ARNIE THE DOUGHNUT”   A dunking good time and wHolesome fun for the entire family New York, NY (May 29, 2012) — ARNIE THE DOUGHNUT, a delicious family … Read More
Southampton Children’s Literature Conference Southampton Children’s Literature Conference
Date: Jul 11, 2012
July 11 – 15, and July 18 – 29 The Southampton Children’s Literature Conference provides a unique forum in which to study and discuss the craft of writing for children. World-renowned authors, illustrators and editors offer inspiration and guidance through … Read More
Actor Tom Deckman, Star of ‘Arnie The Doughnut – The Musical’ to Appear in NYC Actor Tom Deckman, Star of ‘Arnie The Doughnut – The Musical’ to Appear in NYC
Date: Jul 07, 2012 - Jul 09, 2012
Actor Tom Deckman (ARNIE) will pay an in-store visit to meet and read to the kids at BOOKS OF WONDER in New York City (18 West 18th St), on Saturday, July 7th from 1:00pm – 3:00pm and on Monday, July … Read More
Launch Party for ‘Dragons Love Tacos’ at Books of Wonder! Launch Party for ‘Dragons Love Tacos’ at Books of Wonder!
Date: Jul 01, 2012
Via Books of Wonder: On Sunday, July 1st, the party begins at 1pm for Dragons Love Tacos, a wacky and delightful new picture book by the talented pair of author ADAM RUBIN, and illustrator DANIEL SALMIERI. Your youngest readers and listeners will be … Read More
NEH Summer Seminar for School Teachers at Harvard NEH Summer Seminar for School Teachers at Harvard
Date: Jun 25, 2012 - Jul 20, 2012
This seminar will investigate how imaginative literature leads children into possible worlds, enabling them to engage in mind reading and explore counterfactuals in ways that are impossible in real life. More information Applications Director: Maria Tatar, Harvard University What happens … Read More
The Carle Welcomes THE Carle The Carle Welcomes THE Carle
Date: Jun 23, 2012
Museum co-founder Eric Carle makes his annual book-signing visit to The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. Eric Carle, renowned picture book creator and co-founder of The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, will visit the museum for … Read More
The ABC Children’s Institute at BEA The ABC Children’s Institute at BEA
Date: Jun 06, 2012
The American Booksellers Association presents The ABC Children’s Institute schedule of events at Book Expo America. 8 – 9:30 am BEA Children’s Breakfast 10 – 10:45 am 2012 Bowker – PubTrack Children’s Books Study Presented by Kelly Gallagher, Bowker Vice … Read More
From Book Seller to Book Creator From Book Seller to Book Creator
Date: Jun 05, 2012
Children’s Book Week After-Party at the Meekins Library with Anna Alter Children’s Book Week After-Party at the Meekins Library with Anna Alter
Date: May 19, 2012
The Printed Book: A Visual History The Printed Book: A Visual History
Date: May 13, 2012
Books have undergone a severe evolution in the past few years since eReaders and tablets have been released. While the new transformation presents books in a more convenient and eco-friendly way, it has certainly failed to capture the timeless beauty … Read More
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library and Scholastic CEO, Richard Robinson, Named Literacy Champions Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library and Scholastic CEO, Richard Robinson, Named Literacy Champions
Date: May 10, 2012
Media Contact: Asari Beale, Communications Manager Reach Out and Read of Greater New York (646) 237-0103 abeale@reachoutandreadnyc.org  MEDIA ALERT   Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library and Scholastic CEO, Richard Robinson, Named Literacy Champions   WHO & WHAT:  Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library … Read More
Celebrate Children’s Book Week With Nalah and the Pink Tiger Celebrate Children’s Book Week With Nalah and the Pink Tiger
Date: May 07, 2012 - May 12, 2012
Author Anne Sawyer-Aitch shares in the annual Children’s Book Week celebration with puppets and book signings.  WHO: Anne Sawyer-Aitch, author of Nalah and the Pink Tiger WHEN: Monday, May 7 WHERE: Oakhill Montessori School, 4665 Hodgson Road, Shoreville, MN WHAT: … Read More
Read Every Day! Read Every Day!
Date: May 06, 2012
Books for Kids celebrates Scholastic’s Read Every Day:  An Official Kick-Off Event for Children’s Book Week and A Celebration of Literacy for the Whole Family Sunday May 6, 2012 at Scholastic Soho (557 Broadway, New York, NY), from 1 – 4pm Shawna … Read More
The Children’s Literary Salon Presents: Books for Children Around the World – A Global Conversation The Children’s Literary Salon Presents: Books for Children Around the World – A Global Conversation
Date: May 05, 2012
he Children’s Literary Salon is a monthly gathering of children’s literature enthusiasts that is free to the public. Join them this month as they discuss children’s books around the world. Hear a panel of international authors discuss the worldwide state … Read More
Exhibitions, Programs, and Events at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art Exhibitions, Programs, and Events at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
Date: May 01, 2012 - Jun 30, 2012
Head over to Amherst, Massachusetts for a summer loaded with picture-book themed events at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. IN THE GALLERY: We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball February 7 – June 10, … Read More
Global Literature: Educating the Head While Touching the Heart Global Literature: Educating the Head While Touching the Heart
Date: May 01, 2012
Join Mitali Perkins and others as they discuss the importance of diversity in children’s books. This special interest group session seeks to celebrate the depth and breadth, the infinite and ever-growing variety of global literature. By highlighting 25 of the … Read More
PEN World Voices Festival PEN World Voices Festival
Date: Apr 30, 2012 - May 06, 2012
100 Writers from 25 Countries Friday, May 4. A Literary Safari, with Debby Dahl Edwardson and writers from 14 countries. Check-in begins at 6:30 p.m., readings from 7-9 p.m. Westbeth Center for the Arts, Westbeth Gallery, 57 Bethune or 155 … Read More
World Book Night World Book Night
Date: Apr 23, 2012
World Book Night first began last year in the United Kingdom and due to it’s incredible success, Americans are adopting the event. To find out more about World Book Night and how to get involved visit: us.worldbooknight.org.
An Afternoon With Walter Dean Myers An Afternoon With Walter Dean Myers
Date: Apr 21, 2012
Saturday, April 21, 2012 2:00 – 3:30pm Town Hall 119 Eighth Avenue Seattle, WA The Seattle Public Library presents an afternoon with Walter Dean Myers. The program is free and open to the public. Tickets and reservations are not required. … Read More
Get FREE tickets to see Jacqueline Woodson speak at the 92nd St Y This Saturday Get FREE tickets to see Jacqueline Woodson speak at the 92nd St Y This Saturday
Date: Apr 21, 2012
The 92Y is offering friends of the CBC a limited number of FREE tickets to Jacqueline Woodson’s reading this Saturday, April 21 at 12:30pm. To claim yours, simply e-mail Unterberg@92y.org and mention the CBC! Jacqueline Woodson Jacqueline Woodson “writes with … Read More
YALSA Booze for Books YALSA Booze for Books
Date: Apr 12, 2012
This fundraising event supports Books for Teens, an organization focused on getting books into the hands of needy young adults. Find out more about this national event by visiting the YALSA blog.
2012 NYC Teen Author Festival 2012 NYC Teen Author Festival
Date: Mar 26, 2012 - Apr 01, 2012
2012 NYC Teen Author Festival http://www.facebook.com/NYCTeenAuthorFestival Monday, March 26 (Mulberry Street Branch of the NYPL, 10 Jersey Street b/w Mulberry and Lafayette, 6-8): Plotting Dangerously: Doing What it Takes to Find the Story Coe Booth Jen Calonita Paul Griffin Deborah … Read More