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August 2013 Events

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

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American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference~ ongoing until July 2, Chicago, IL, USA

ALSC Events at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference~ ongoing until July 2, Chicago, IL, USA

YALSA Events at ALA’s 2013 Annual Conference~ ongoing until July 2, Chicago, IL, USA

Write Up a Storm: Foyle Young Poets Competition~ submissions accepted until July 31

Etisalat Award for Arabic Children’s Literature~ submissions accepted until Aug 31, United Arab Emirates

The Scholastic Asian Book Award (SABA)~ submissions accepted until Oct 21, Singapore

Frances Lincoln Diverse Voices Children’s Book Award 2013~ submissions accepted until Dec 31, 2012, United Kingdom

42nd Annual SCBWI Summer Conference~ Aug 2 – 5, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Tulika Books Launches The Bee Master, written by Lata Mani, illustrated by Priyankar Gupta~ Aug 3, Koramangala, Bengaluru, India

8th National Conference of African American Librarians~ Aug 7 – 11, Covington, KY, USA

The Bhutan Festival of Literature, Arts and Culture~ Aug 9 – 11, Thimphu, Bhutan

The Storylines Festival of New Zealand Children’s Writers and Illustrators~ Aug 10 – 18, Auckland, New Zealand

Edinburgh International Book Festival (Baillie Gifford Children’s Programme)~ Aug 10 – 26, Edinburgh, Scotland

Writing & Book Camp for Kids 11+~ Aug 12 – 16, Vancouver, BC, Canada 

Tulika Books Hosts Author Pika Nani Reading From Her Book Little Indians: Stories From Across the Country~ Aug 15, Koramangala, Bengaluru, India

CBCA Book of the Year Winners Announcement~ Aug 16, Australia

Children’s Book Week: Read Across the Universe~ Aug 17 – 23, Australia

Kids’ Book Review Reading Hour Photo Challenge~ Aug 17 – 24, Australia

Meet Author Grace Lin and Join in a Discussion of Her Book Starry River of the Sky~ Aug 18, Easthampton, MA, USA

Melbourne Writers Festival (Children and Youth Programme)~ Aug 22 – Sep 1, Mebourne, Australia

National Reading Hour 5 – 6pm~ Aug 24, Australia

Summer Dreams Literary Arts Festival Featuring Joy Kogawa~ Aug 24, Vancouver, BC, Canada

How To Teach Using Comics~ Aug 24, Singapore

Jump Start 2013: Focusing on the children’s books from India and abroad~ Aug 29 – 30, New Delhi, India (more…)

July 2013 Events

Monday, July 1st, 2013

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American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference~ ongoing until July 2, Chicago, IL, USA

ALSC Events at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference~ ongoing until July 2, Chicago, IL, USA

YALSA Events at ALA’s 2013 Annual Conference~ ongoing until July 2, Chicago, IL, USA

Write Up a Storm: Foyle Young Poets Competition~ submissions accepted until July 31

Etisalat Award for Arabic Children’s Literature~ submissions accepted until Aug 31, United Arab Emirates

The Scholastic Asian Book Award (SABA)~ submissions accepted until Oct 21, Singapore

Frances Lincoln Diverse Voices Children’s Book Award 2013~ submissions accepted until Dec 31, 2012, United Kingdom

Children’s and Young Adult Writers And Illustrators Conference~ July 6, Brisbane, Australia

Join writer Vaishali Shroff and illustrator Ruchi Mhasane for the launch of the picture book Raindrops~ July 7, Mumbai, India 

NAIDOC Week~ July 7 – 14, Australia

Southampton’s Children’s Literature Conference~ July 10 – 28, Southampton, NY, USA

Carle Museum Lecture “Using Picture Books with Older Students”~ July 12, Amherst, MA, USA

30th National Children’s Book Day~ July 13, Philippines

Cooperative Children’s Book Center Book Discussion~ July 17, Madison, WI, USA

Whitsunday Youth Literature Festival~ July 17 – 20, Mackay, Australia

Hong Kong Book Fair~ July 17 – 23, Hong Kong

Harlem Book Fair~ July 19 – 20, New York, New York, USA

SCBWI Special Summer Series – READING AS WRITERS: 2013 Pura Belpre Author Award Winner ARISTOTLE AND DANTE DISCOVER THE SECRETS OF THE UNIVERSE~ July 20, San Antonio, TX, USA

Racial Harmony Day~ July 21, Singapore

Reading Stories Aloud~ July 26, Singapore

Center for the Study of Children’s Literature’s Summer Institute~ July 26 – 28, Boston, MA, USA

June 2013 Events

Saturday, June 1st, 2013

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Canadian Aboriginal Writing and Arts Challenge~ Winners Announced ~ June, Camada

Children’s Books Ireland Poetry Tree Exhibition~ ongoing until June 8, Dublin, Ireland

Latino Folk Tales: Cuentos Populares Art Exhibition at the Carle Museum~ ongoing until June 9, Amherst, MA, USA

Skipping Stones Youth Honor Awards Celebrating Multicultural Awareness, International Understanding and Nature Appreciation~ submissions accepted until June 25, USA

Carle Museum Exhibition: The Caldecott Medal: 75 Years of Distinguished Illustration~ ongoing until June 30, Amherst, MA, USA

Write Up a Storm: Foyle Young Poets Competition~ submissions accepted until July 31

The Scholastic Asian Book Award (SABA)~ submissions accepted until Oct 21

NLBS Grand Opening – My Tree House: World’s First Green Library for Children~ June 1, Singapore

Voices on the Coast,a youth literature festival~ June 3 – 5, Sunshine Coast, Australia

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art 8th Annual Children’s Book Festival~ June 8, Amherst, MA, USA

International Symposium on Library Services for Children and Young Adults “Unlimited Potential: Children’s Library”~ June 13 – 14, Seoul,  South Korea

Borders Book Festival~ June 13 – 16, Melrose, United Kingdom

The Walking Read~ June 14, Richmond, BC, Canada

The Sixth Annual  Children’s Literature Conference and Horace Mann Upstanders Book Award Presentation~ June 15, Los Angeles, CA, USA

International Day of the African Child~ June 16

Refugee Week: Different Pasts, Shared Future~ June 17 – 23, United Kingdom

New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards Festival~ June 17 – 24, New Zealand

34th Annual San Diego State University Reading/Language Arts Conference~ June 18 – 21, San Diego, CA, USA

CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Children’s Book Awards Winners Announced~ June 19, London, United Kingdom

Seoul International Book Fair~ June 19 -23, Seoul, Korea

World Refugee Day~ June 20

Shenandoah University Children’s Literature Conference~ June 24 – 28, Wincester, VA, USA

Canadian Multiculturalism Day~ June 27, Canada

American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference~ June 27 – July 2, Chicago, IL, USA

ALSC Events at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference~ June 27 – July 2, Chicago, IL, USA

YALSA Events at ALA’s 2013 Annual Conference~ June 27 – July 2, Chicago, IL, USA

A Wild Ride: 75 Years of the Caldecott Medal~ June 28, Chicago, IL, USA

USSBY – ALSC Program at the ALA Conference~ June 29, Chicago, IL, USA

Caldecott Anniversary Red Carpet at the Newbery-Caldecott-Wilder Banquet~ June 30, Chicago, IL, USA

May 2013 Events

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

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Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival~ ongoing until May 4, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

afccSKETCH: Illustrate your interpretation of what One Big Story means in the context of children’s literary content ~ submissions accepted until May 13

6th Nami Island International Children’s Book Festival~ ongoing until May 31, Nami Island, Korea

Mitali Perkins’ Fire Escape Writing Contest~ submissions accepted until June 1, Canada and USA

Children’s Books Ireland Poetry Tree Exhibition~ ongoing until June 8, Dublin, Ireland

Latino Folk Tales: Cuentos Populares Art Exhibition at the Carle Museum~ ongoing until June 9, Amherst, MA, USA

Skipping Stones Youth Honor Awards Celebrating Multicultural Awareness, International Understanding and Nature Appreciation~ submissions accepted until June 25, USA

Carle Museum Exhibition: The Caldecott Medal: 75 Years of Distinguished Illustration~ ongoing until June 30, Amherst, MA, USA

Write Up a Storm: Foyle Young Poets Competition~ submissions accepted until July 31

The Scholastic Asian Book Award (SABA)~ submissions accepted until Oct 21

National Share-a-Story Month~ United Kingdom

Get Caught Reading Month~ USA

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month~ USA

Asian Heritage Month~ Canada

BOOKtopia, the West Vancouver Children’s Literature Festival~ West Vancouver, BC, Canada

Paula Yoo’s Annual NaPiBoWriWee (National Picture Book Writing Week)~ May 1 – 7

Linda Sue Park to Give the 31st Annual Zena Sutherland Lecture~ May 3, Chicago, IL, USA

27th Annual Vancouver Island Children’s Book Festival~ May 4, Nanaimo, BC, Canada

Hudson Children’s Book Festival  May 4, Hudson, NY, USA

The PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature Presents — Children’s Literature: Braving Our Endangered World~ May 4, New York, NY, USA

TD Canadian Children’s Book Week~ May 4 – 11, Canada

REFORMA 9th Annual Mini Conference~ Libraries Break Barriers: How Libraries and Librarianship Opens Doors~ May 10, New York, NY, USA

Stories Under the Banyan Tree: In Celebration of South Asian Month with Karma author Cathy Ostlere~ May 11, Toronto, ON, Canada

Children’s Literature Council of Southern California Spring Workshop~ May 11, Pasadena, CA, USA

Children’s Book Week~ May 11 – 18, Malaysia

The Children’s Choice Book Awards Gala (hosted by author Lisa Yee)~ May 13, New York, NY, USA

Children’s Book Week~ May 13 – 19, USA

Auckland Writers and Readers Festival~ May 15 – 19, Auckland, New Zealand

Children’s Book Ireland’s Annual Conference~ May 18 – 19, Dublin, Ireland

Get Drawn In! A celebration of European Picture Book Makers~ May 20 – 26, Dublin, Ireland

Sydney Writers’ Festival (Kids’ Program)~ May 20 – 26, Sydney, Australia

Library and Information Week~ May 20 – 26, Australia

Astrid Lindgren Memorial Week Celebrations~ May 20 – 27, Stockholm, Sweden

UNESCO World Day for Cultural Diversity, for Dialogue and Development~ May 21

Asia and Oceania Regional IBBY Congress~ May 23 – 26, Bali, Indonesia

The Guardian Hay Festival: A Festival for Tots, Teens and In-Betweens~ May 23 – June 2, United Kingdom

paw_sm_MCAsian Festival of Children’s Content~ May 25 – 30, Singapore

Three Special BEA Events for Children’s Booksellers~ May 29 – 31, New York, NY, USA

Children’s Literature: A Coming of Age~ May 30 – 31, Manila, Philippines

The Literature Centre (formerly Fremantle Children’s Literature Centre) Exhibits and Programs~ Fremantle, Australia

Dromkeen National Centre for Picture Book Art Exhibits~ Riddells Creek, Australia

Books Illustrated Events and Exhibitions~ Middle Park, Australia

International Youth Library Exhibits~ Munich, Germany

Tulika Book Events~ India

International Library of Children’s Literature Events~ Tokyo, Japan

Newcastle University Programme of Talks on Children’s Books for 2011-2012~ Newcastle, United Kingdom

Seven Stories (the National Home of Children’s Books in Britain) Events~ Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Discover Children’s Story Centre~ London, United Kingdom

Arne Nixon Center’s Children’s Literature Book Clubs for Adults Events~ USA

Events Sponsored by The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress~ USA

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art~ Amherst, MA, USA

The National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature Exhibits~ Abilene, TX, USA

Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Events

April 2013 Events

Monday, April 1st, 2013

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Sun Gallery’s Twenty-third Annual Children’s Book Illustrator Exhibit~ ongoing until Apr 6, Hayward, CA, USA

41st National Book Fair and 11th Bangkok international Book Fair~ ongoing until Apr 8, Bangkok, Thailand

afccSKETCH: Illustrate your interpretation of what One Big Story means in the context of children’s literary content ~ submissions accepted until May 13

Mitali Perkins’ Fire Escape Writing Contest~ submissions accepted until June 1, Canada and USA

Skipping Stones Youth Honor Awards Celebrating Multicultural Awareness, International Understanding and Nature Appreciation~ submissions accepted until June 25, USA

Carle Museum Exhibition: The Caldecott Medal: 75 Years of Distinguished Illustration~ ongoing until June 30, Amherst, MA, USA

Write Up a Storm: Foyle Young Poets Competition~ submissions accepted until July 31

The Scholastic Asian Book Award (SABA)~ submissions accepted until Oct 21

National Poetry Month~ Canada and USA

School Library Month: Communities Matter @ Your Library~ USA

International Children’s Book Day~ Apr 2

28th Annual Virginia Hamilton Conference on Multicultural Literature for Youth: Voices, Visions and Verse~ Apr 4 – 5, Kent, OH, USA

Salisbury University’s Children’s and Young Adult Literature Festival: Read Green~ Apr 4 – 6, Salisbury, MD, USA

LibrAsia: Third Asian Conference on Literature and Librarianship: Connectedness, Identity and Alienation~ Apr 4 – 8, Osaka, Japan

Art, Children’s Literature, and the Environment: Art and Photography from Green Earth Book Award Recipients~ Apr 5 – June 2, Salisbury, MD, USA

Storylines Margaret Mahy Day~ Apr 6, Auckland, New Zealand

Book Reading for Children~ Apr 6, Mumbai, India

14th Annual Chicago Latino Book & Family Festival~ Apr 6 – 7, Cicero, IL, USA

46th Annual Fay B. Kaigler Children’s Book Festival~ Apr 10 – 12, Hattiesburg, MS, USA

 D.E.A.R Day – National Drop Everything and Read Day~ Apr 12, USA and Canada

National Library Week~ Apr 14 – 20, USA

London Book Fair~ Apr 15 – 17, London, United Kingdom

Young Alberta Book Society Presents: Wordpower~ Apr 15 – 19, Cold Lake, Bonnyville and Fort McMurray, AB, Canada

LitteraLund Book Festival for Children and Young People~ Apr 15 – 20, Lund, Sweden

MASC Young Authors and Illustrators Conference~ Apr 16 – 18, Ottawa, ON, Canada

Club Hatch Summer Workshop: Stories that Sing and Songs that Illustrate~ Apr 16 – 20, Bangalore, India

National Bookmobile Day~ Apr 17, USA

Border Book Festival~ Apr 19 – 21, Las Cruces, NM, USA

International Reading Association 58th Annual Convention~ Apr 19 – 22, San Antonio, TX, USA

Young Alberta Book Society Presents: Wordpower~ Apr 22 – 26, Drumheller, AB, Canada

World Book Night~ Apr 23

The Foundation for Children’s Books Presents: What’s New in Children’s Books~ Apr 27, Boston, MA, USA

Albany Children’s Book Festival~ Apr 28, Albany, NY, USA

Children’s Day/Book Day – El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Día)~ Apr 30

March 2013 Events

Friday, March 1st, 2013

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Freedom to Read Week~ ongoing until Mar 2, Canada

Children’s Literature and Social Justice~ ongoing until Mar 19, Portland, OR, USA

Tall Tales & Huge Hearts: Raúl Colón~ ongoing until Mar 29, Abilene, TX,USA

AFCC’s Book Illustrators Gallery~ submissions accepted until Mar 31, Singapore

Sun Gallery’s Twenty-third Annual Children’s Book Illustrator Exhibit~ ongoing until Apr 6, Hayward, CA, USA

Skipping Stones Youth Honor Awards Celebrating Multicultural Awareness, International Understanding and Nature Appreciation~ submissions accepted until June 25, USA

Carle Museum Exhibition: The Caldecott Medal: 75 Years of Distinguished Illustration~ ongoing until June 30, Amherst, MA, USA

Maurice Sendak Symposium at The University of British Columbia~ Mar 1, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Read Across America Day ~ Mar 1, USA

Charlotte S. Huck Children’s Literature Festival~ Mar 1 – 2, Redlands, CA, USA

Cooperative Children’s Book Center Choices Day and Presentation of the Charlotte Zolotow Award~ Mar 2, Madison, WI, USA

Children’s Books Week~ Mar 2 – 7, Belgium

Shanghai International Literary Festival~ Mar 2 – 18, Shanghai, China

Share a Story – Shape a Future, A Blog Tour for Literacy~ Mar 4 – 8

Emirates Airline Festival of Literature (Children’s Program)~ Mar 5 – 9, Dubai

World Read Aloud Day: Take Action for Global Literacy, Celebrate the Power of Words, Change the World~ Mar 6

World Book Day~ Mar 7

TARA (The Arabian Reading Association) Annual Conference ~ Mar 7 – 9, Manama, Bahrain

44th Annual Georgia Children’s Book Awards and Conference on Children’s Literature~ Mar 8 – 9, Athens, GA, USA

YALSA’s Teen Tech Week~ Mar 10 – 16, USA

Children’s Literature Conference~ Mar 15, DeKalb, IL, USA

45th Annual  Children’s Literature Festival~ Mar 17 – 19, Warrensburg, MO, USA

World Storytelling Day~ Mar 20

UNESCO International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination~ Mar 21

UNESCO World Poetry Day (UNESCO)~ Mar 21

Harmony Day: Many Stories – One Australia~ Mar 21, Australia

Chapter & Verse’s Monthly Meeting (A Book Club for Adults Discussing Children’s Lit)~ Mar 21, USA

Paris Book Fair~ Mar 22 – 25, Porte de Versailles, France 

Children’s Book Festival~ Mar 24, Melbourne, Australia

paw_sm3Bologna Children’s Book Fair, Guest of Honour: Sweden~ Mar 25 – 28, Bologna,Italy

Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award Winners Announced~ Mar 26, Vimmerby, Sweden

41st National Book Fair and 11th Bangkok international Book Fair~ Mar 29 – Apr 8, Bangkok, Thailand

The Literature Centre (formerly Fremantle Children’s Literature Centre) Exhibits and Programs~ Fremantle, Australia

Dromkeen National Centre for Picture Book Art Exhibits~ Riddells Creek, Australia

Books Illustrated Events and Exhibitions~ Middle Park, Australia

International Youth Library Exhibits~ Munich, Germany

Tulika Book Events~ India

International Library of Children’s Literature Events~ Tokyo, Japan

Newcastle University Programme of Talks on Children’s Books for 2011-2012~ Newcastle, United Kingdom

Seven Stories (the National Home of Children’s Books in Britain) Events~ Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Discover Children’s Story Centre~ London, United Kingdom

Arne Nixon Center’s Children’s Literature Book Clubs for Adults Events~ USA

Events Sponsored by The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress~ USA

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art~ Amherst, MA, USA

The National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature Exhibits~ Abilene, TX, USA

Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Events

February 2013 Events

Sunday, February 3rd, 2013

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Exhibits of Winning Entries from the 2012 Growing Up Asian in America Contest~ ongoing until Feb 2013, USA

National Storytelling Week~ ongoing until Feb 2, United Kingdom

Taipei Book Fair~ ongoing until Feb 4, Taipei, Taiwan

Kolkata Book Fair~  ongoing until Feb 13, Kolkata, India

Nami Island International Illustration Concours for Picture Book Illustrations~ submissions accepted until Feb 15, Korea

Children’s Literature and Social Justice~ ongoing until Mar 19, Portland, OR, USA

Tall Tales & Huge Hearts: Raúl Colón~ ongoing until Mar 29, Abilene, TX, USA

AFCC’s Book Illustrators Gallery~ submissions accepted until Mar 31, Singapore

Skipping Stones Youth Honor Awards Celebrating Multicultural Awareness, International Understanding and Nature Appreciation~ submissions accepted until June 25, 2013, USA

Black History Month~ Canada

African American History Month~ USA

National African American Read-inUSA

14th Annual SCBWI Winter Conference~ Feb 1 – 3, New York, NY, USA

28 Days Later: A Black History Celebration of Children’s and YA Lit~ Feb 1 – 28, USA

Concordia University Workshop: Using Children’s Literature to Explore Diversity and Cultures~ Feb 2, Chicago, IL, USA

The Kala Ghoda Arts Festival: Presents The Kids Lit Fest 2013~ Feb 2 – 10, Mumbai, India

MA Children’s Book Illustration Exhibit~ Feb 4 – 9, London, United Kingdom

World Book Fair ~ Feb 4 – 10, New Delhi, India

Minsk Book Fair: Focus on Russian Children’s Books~ Feb 6 – 10, Minsk, Belarus

Sun Gallery’s  Annual Children’s Book Illustrator Exhibit~ Feb 6 – Apr 6,  Hayward, CA, USA

Pratham Books’ Events at the Kala Ghoda Kids Lit Fest~ Feb 7 and 9, Mumbai, India

21st Annual African American Children’s Book Fair~ Feb 9, Philadelphia, PA, USA

The Carle Museum Presents: Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen, Author and Illustrator of the 2013 Caldecott Honor Book Extra Yarn~ Feb 10, Amherst, MA, USA

First Nations Public Library Week: From Campfires to the Digital World: Storytelling Through Time~ Feb 11 – 16, Province of Ontario, Canada

Imagine Children’s Festival~ Feb 11 – 24, London, United Kingdom

Words Take Wing: Honoring Diversity in Children’s Literature Featuring Margarita Engle~ Feb 12, Davis, CA, USA

International Book Giving Day~ Feb 14

2012 Cybils (the Children’s and Young Adult Bloggers’ Literary Awards) Winners Announced~ Feb 14

ALSC Webinar: Expanding the Caldecott Experience: Programming with Caldecott Winning and Honor Books~ Feb 20

Chapter & Verse’s (A Book Club for Adults Discussing Children’s Lit) Discussion of ALA/ALSC Award Winners~ Feb 21, USA

International Mother Language Day~ Feb 21

21st Annual Hubbs Children’s Literature Conference~ Feb 23, St. Paul, MN, USA

LibraryPalooza 2013 – an Author Festival for Teens~ Feb 23, San Antonio, TX, USA

All In! Young Writers Media Festival~ Feb 23 – 24, Singapore

Freedom to Read Week~ Feb 24 – Mar 2, Canada

The Literature Centre (formerly Fremantle Children’s Literature Centre) Exhibits and Programs~ Fremantle, Australia

Dromkeen National Centre for Picture Book Art Exhibits~ Riddells Creek, Australia

Books Illustrated Events and Exhibitions~ Middle Park, Australia

International Youth Library Exhibits~ Munich, Germany

Tulika Book Events~ India

International Library of Children’s Literature Events~ Tokyo, Japan

Newcastle University Programme of Talks on Children’s Books for 2011-2012~ Newcastle, United Kingdom

Seven Stories (the National Home of Children’s Books in Britain) Events~ Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Discover Children’s Story Centre~ London, United Kingdom

Arne Nixon Center’s Children’s Literature Book Clubs for Adults Events~ USA

Events Sponsored by The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress~ USA

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art~ Amherst, MA, USA

The National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature Exhibits~ Abilene, TX, USA

Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Events

January 2013 Events

Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

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Exhibition of Artworks from Jeannie Baker’s Innovative Picture Book, Mirror~ ongoing until Jan 2013, Blacktown, Australia

Reflections… On the Work of Jeannie Baker~ ongoing until Jan 2013, Blacktown, Australia

17th Annual Family Trees: A Celebration of Children’s Literature~ ongoing until Jan 1, 2013, Concord, MA, USA

23rd Annual Children’s Illustration Show~ ongoing until Jan 13, 2013 Northampton, MA, USA

Appleton Museum of Art Exhibit: Sendak & Co: Children’s Book Illustrations Since Where the Wild Things Are~ ongoing until Jan 20, 2013, Ocala, FL, USA

Exhibits of Winning Entries from the 2012 Growing Up Asian in America Contest~ ongoing until Feb 2013, USA

Nami Island International Illustration Concours for Picture Book Illustrations~ submissions accepted until Feb 15, 2013, Korea

Tall Tales & Huge Hearts: Raúl Colón~ ongoing until Mar 29, 2013, Abilene, TX, USA

Skipping Stones Youth Honor Awards Celebrating Multicultural Awareness, International Understanding and Nature Appreciation~ submissions accepted until June 25, 2013, USA

The Marsh Award for Children’s Literature in Translation Winner Announced~ United Kingdom

2012 Cybils (the Children’s and Young Adult Bloggers’ Literary Awards) Shortlists Announced~ Jan 1

Modern Language Association Annual Conference~ Jan 3 – 6, Boston, MA, USA

SCBWI Metro New York Event: What Libraries Are Looking For In Children’s Books~ Jan 8, New York, NY, USA

National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Walter Dean Myers at Central Library~ Jan 8, Fort Worth, TX, USA

The Carle Museum Presents: The Caldecott Medal: 75 Years of Distinguished Illustration~  Jan 8 – June 30, Amherst, MA, USA

2nd Annual One Book Two Book – A Celebration of Children’s Literature~ Jan 11 – 13, Iowa City, IA, USA

11th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities~ Jan 11 – 14, Honolulu, HI, USA

Penguin Young Readers Group Presents: John and Hank Green: An Evening of Awesome~ Jan 15, New York, NY, USA

Children’s Literature and Social Justice~ Jan 15 – Mar 19, Portland, OR, USA

Chapter & Verse’s (A Book Club for Adults Discussing Children’s Lit)~ Jan 17, USA

No Name-Calling Week~ Jan 21 – 25, USA and Canada

Jaipur Literature Festival~ Jan 24 – 29, Jaipur, India

ALSC (Association for Library Service to Children) Events at the ALA Midwinter Meeting~ Jan 24 – 29, Seattle, WA, USA

Yabun 2013: Celebrating Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Cultures~ Jan 25, Sydney, Australia

American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting~ Jan 25 – 29, Seattle, WA, USA

YALSA Events at ALA’s 2013 Midwinter Meeting~ Jan 25 – 29, Seattle, WA, USA

24th Annual Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts and Humanities~ Jan 26 – Feb 3, Eatonville, Fl, USA

Family Literacy Day~ Jan 27, Canada

SCBWI Eastern PA Event: Picture Book Day with Australian Author Christopher Cheng~ Jan 27, Philadelphia, PA, USA

2013 ALA Youth Media Awards Press Conference~ Jan 28, Seattle, WA, USA

The Literature Centre (formerly Fremantle Children’s Literature Centre) Exhibits and Programs~ Fremantle, Australia

Dromkeen National Centre for Picture Book Art Exhibits~ Riddells Creek, Australia

Books Illustrated Events and Exhibitions~ Middle Park, Australia

International Youth Library Exhibits~ Munich, Germany

Tulika Book Events~ India

International Library of Children’s Literature Events~ Tokyo, Japan

Newcastle University Programme of Talks on Children’s Books for 2011-2012~ Newcastle, United Kingdom

Seven Stories (the National Home of Children’s Books in Britain) Events~ Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Discover Children’s Story Centre~ London, United Kingdom

Arne Nixon Center’s Children’s Literature Book Clubs for Adults Events~ USA

Events Sponsored by The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress~ USA

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art~ Amherst, MA, USA

The National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature Exhibits~ Abilene, TX, USA

Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Events

December 2012 Events

Friday, November 30th, 2012

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National Year of Reading~ Australia

Salon du livre et de la presse jeunesse~ ongoing until Dec 3, Montreuil, France

A Journey Without End: Ed Young~ongoing until Dec 30, Omaha, NE, USA

The Illustrators’ Journey Art Exhibition Featuring Art by Shaun Tan, Matt Ottley and More!~ ongoing until Dec 31, Fremantle, Australia

Frances Lincoln Diverse Voices Children’s Book Award 2013~ submissions accepted until Dec 31, United Kingdom

2012 South Asia Book Award~ submissions accepted until Dec 31

SingTel Asian Picture Book Award 2013~ submissions accepted until Dec 31, Singapore

Exhibition of Artworks from Jeannie Baker’s Innovative Picture Book, Mirror~ ongoing until Jan 2013, Blacktown, Australia

Reflections… On the Work of Jeannie Baker~ ongoing until Jan 2013, Blacktown, Australia

17th Annual Family Trees: A Celebration of Children’s Literature~ ongoing until Jan 1, 2013, Concord, MA, USA

23rd Annual Children’s Illustration Show~ ongoing until Jan 13, 2013 Northampton, MA, USA

Appleton Museum of Art Exhibit: Sendak & Co: Children’s Book Illustrations Since Where the Wild Things Are~ ongoing until Jan 20, 2013, Ocala, FL, USA

Exhibits of Winning Entries from the 2012 Growing Up Asian in America Contest~ ongoing until Feb 2013, USA

Nami Island International Illustration Concours for Picture Book Illustrations~ submissions accepted until Feb 15, 2013, Korea

Tall Tales & Huge Hearts: Raúl Colón~ ongoing until Mar 29, 2013, Abilene, TX, USA

Skipping Stones Youth Honor Awards Celebrating Multicultural Awareness, International Understanding and Nature Appreciation~ submissions accepted until June 25, 2013, USA

The Children’s Literature Centre at Frostburg State University Presents Storybook Holiday~ Dec 1, Frostburg, MD, USA

The 92Y’s Children’s Reading Series Presents: An Evening with  National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Walter Dean Myers~ Dec 1, New York. NY, USA

The Foundation of Children’s Books Presents a Special Book Group Party with Grace Lin~ Dec 1, Brookline, MA, USA

“Dreams of a City” SCBWI Greece Illustrator Exhibition and Book Event~ Dec 1 – 22, Athens, Greece

Iconic Images: Ten Years of Collecting for The Carle. Gallery Tour with Curator, Nick Clark~ Dec 2, Amherst, MA, USA

Asian Festival of Children’s Content Book Club Presents the Singapore Launch of If I Were A Blue Kangaroo by Dave Seow~ Dec 5, Singapore

Bangalore Literature Festival~ Dec 7 – 9, Bangalore, India

Puppet Show and Book Presentation at the SCBWI Greece Illustrator/Author exhibition~ Dec 8, Athens, Greece

So You Want to Choose the 2013 Caldecott?~ Dec 9, Amherst, MA, USA

Summertime Stories Family Event~ Dec 10, Blacktown, Australia

Bengaluru Sahityotsava~ Dec 14 – 16, Bangalore, India

The Best of the Best in 2012 with Susan Bloom~ Dec 15, Amherst, MA, USA

Children’s book reading of “The Giant’s Star” by Marivita Grammatikaki. Music by Nikos Xanthoulis~ Dec 16, Athens, Greece

Chapter & Verse’s (A Book Club for Adults Discussing Children’s Lit) Mock Newbery and Caldecott Discussions~ Dec 20, USA

The Literature Centre (formerly Fremantle Children’s Literature Centre) Exhibits and Programs~ Fremantle, Australia

Dromkeen National Centre for Picture Book Art Exhibits~ Riddells Creek, Australia

Books Illustrated Events and Exhibitions~ Middle Park, Australia

International Youth Library Exhibits~ Munich, Germany

Tulika Book Events~ India

International Library of Children’s Literature Events~ Tokyo, Japan

Newcastle University Programme of Talks on Children’s Books for 2011-2012~ Newcastle, United Kingdom

Seven Stories (the National Home of Children’s Books in Britain) Events~ Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Discover Children’s Story Centre~ London, United Kingdom

Arne Nixon Center’s Children’s Literature Book Clubs for Adults Events~ USA

Events Sponsored by The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress~ USA

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art~ Amherst, MA, USA

The National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature Exhibits~ Abilene, TX, USA

Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Events

November 2012 Events

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

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Picture Book Month

American Indian Heritage Month~ USA

National Year of Reading~ Australia

The Children’s Bookshow: Stories From Around The World~ ongoing until Nov 8, United Kingdom

Lee and Low Books’ New Vision Award~ submissions accepted until Nov 14, USA

Telling Tall & Tiny Tales Interactive Book Experience~ ongoing until Nov 24, Dublin, Ireland

The Illustrators’ Journey Art Exhibition Featuring Art by Shaun Tan, Matt Ottley and More!~ ongoing until Dec 31, Fremantle, Australia

Frances Lincoln Diverse Voices Children’s Book Award 2013~ submissions accepted until Dec 31, United Kingdom

2012 South Asia Book Award~ submissions accepted until Dec 31

SingTel Asian Picture Book Award 2013~ submissions accepted until Dec 31, Singapore

Exhibits of Winning Entries from the 2012 Growing Up Asian in America Contest~ ongoing until Feb 2013, USA

Nami Island International Illustration Concours for Picture Book Illustrations~ submissions accepted until Feb 15, 2013, Korea

Tall Tales & Huge Hearts: Raúl Colón~ ongoing until Mar 28, 2013, Abilene, TX, USA

Skipping Stones Youth Honor Awards Celebrating Multicultural Awareness, International Understanding and Nature Appreciation~ submissions accepted until June 25, 2013, USA


 Kaleidoscope Children’s Literature Conference~ Nov 1 – 3, Calgary, AB, Canada

Kuala Lumpur Children’s Book Festival~ Nov 1 – 6, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

YALSA’s 2012 Young Adult Literature Symposium~ Nov 2 – 4, St. Louis, MO, USA

Singapore Writers Festival~ Nov 2 – 11, Singapore

Children’s Laureate Niamh Sharkey’s Gigantic Illustration Workshop~ Nov 3, Dublin, Ireland

Penang International Kids Storytelling Festival (PINKS)~ Nov 3, Penang, Malaysia

Children’s Africana Book Awards Ceremony~ Nov 3, Washington, DC, USA

OKI (Ohio Kentucky Indiana) Children’s Literature Conference~ Nov 3, Crestview Hills, KY, USA

4th Global Conference Bullying and the Abuse of Power~ Nov 4 -  6, Salzburg, Austria

Once Upon a World Children’s Book Award Ceremony~ Nov 4,  Los Angeles, CA, USA

Kyun Kyun Ladki, a Play Based on Writer Mahashweta Devi’s Book, The Why-Why Girl (Tulika Publishers)~ Nov 4 and Nov 15, Mumbai, India

22nd Annual Children’s Illustration Show~ Nov 4 – Jan 15, Northampton, MA, USA

16th Annual Rochester Children’s Book Festival~ Nov 5, Rochester, NY, USA

Reading Association of the Philippines (RAP) National Convention~ Nov 8 – 10, Manila, Philippines

The 19th Annual IBBY UK / NCRCL MA Children’s Literature Conference~ Nov 10, London, United Kingdom

Children’s Literature Council Fall Gala: From a Book to e-Books: The Many Ways to Access Children’s Literature~ Nov 10, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Connecticut Children’s Book Fair~ Nov 10 – 11, Storrs, CT, USA

Children’s Day Celebrations Hosted by Tulika Books~ Nov 11, Pune, India

41st Annual IASL Conference Incorporating the 16th International Forum on Research in School Librarianship. Theme: The Shifting Sands of School Librarianship~ Nov 11 – 15, Doha, Qatar

Swindon Youth Festival of Literature~ Nov 12 – 16, Swindon, United Kingdom

National Young Readers Week~ Nov 12 – 16, USA

Vancouver Children’s Literature Roundtable Presents: A Night with Authors Susin Nielsen and Susan Juby~ Nov 13, Vancouver, BC, Canada

National Book Awards~ Nov 14, New York, NY, USA

3rd Annual Children’s Poetry Festival~ Nov 14 – 16, San Salvador, El Salvador

National Black Storytelling Festival and Conference~ Nov 14 – 18, Atlanta, GA, USA

Children’s Literature Assembly Events at the National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention~ Nov 15 – 19, Las Vegas, NV, USA

Bookamania~ Nov 17, Chicago, IL, USA

Kahaani Festival~ Nov 17 – 18, Delhi, India

Istanbul Book Fair / IBBY Turkey Announces Children’s Books of the Year~ Nov 17 – 25, Istanbul, Turkey

SCBWI British Isles Annual Conference~ Nov 23 – 25, Winchester, United Kingdom

Northern Children’s Book Festival~ Nov 24, United Kingdom

Bookaroo in the City~ Nov 24 – 25, Delhi, India

22nd Annual International NAME Conference: Realizing the Power of Movements through Multicultural Education~ Nov 29 – Dec 1, Philadelphia, PA, USA

3rd European Encounters on Children’s Literature~ Nov 30, Paris, France

The Literature Centre (formerly Fremantle Children’s Literature Centre) Exhibits and Programs~ Fremantle, Australia

Dromkeen National Centre for Picture Book Art Exhibits~ Riddells Creek, Australia

Books Illustrated Events and Exhibitions~ Middle Park, Australia

International Youth Library Exhibits~ Munich, Germany

Tulika Book Events~ India

International Library of Children’s Literature Events~ Tokyo, Japan

Newcastle University Programme of Talks on Children’s Books for 2011-2012~ Newcastle, United Kingdom

Seven Stories (the National Home of Children’s Books in Britain) Events~ Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Discover Children’s Story Centre~ London, United Kingdom

Arne Nixon Center’s Children’s Literature Book Clubs for Adults Events~ USA

Events Sponsored by The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress~ USA

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art~ Amherst, MA, USA

The National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature Exhibits~ Abilene, TX, USA

Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Events