May 2009 Events

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Get Caught Reading Month~ USA

National Share-a-Story Month~ United Kingdom

Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month~ USA

Asian Heritage Month~ Canada

Paju Bookcity Book Festival for Children~ Paju, Korea

Asian/Pacific American Awards for Literature to be Announced~ USA

USBBY – Bridge to Understanding Award Winner to be Announced ~ USA

Discovering Ethnic Minorities – Storytelling Workshops for Children~ Hong Kong

5th Annual PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature~ ongoing until May 3, New York, NY, USA

35th Buenos Aires International Book Fair~ ongoing until May 11, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Mitali Perkins’ 2009 Fire Escape Short Fiction and Poetry Contest~ entries accepted until Jun 1, USA and Canada

Books Illustrated Traveling Exhibition: An Australian Menagerie -Australian picture books~ongoing until mid Jun, China

Seoul Arts Center Exhibit: Voyage to the World of Illustration~ ongoing until Jun 23, Seoul, Korea

Exhibition of Prize-Winning Works of 16th Noma Concours (2008) “Palette of Dream Colours IV”~ ongoing until Jul 5, Tokyo, Japan

The Child and the Book Conference: This Land is Our Land~ May 1 – 3, Nanaimo, BC, Canada

BOOKFEST – The Vancouver Island Children’s Book Festival~ May 2, Nanaimo, BC, Canada

IRA’s 54th Annual Convention: Reading, Writing and Conversations~ May 3 – 7, Minneapolis, MN, USA

ALOUD: a Celebration for Young Readers~ May 4 – 6, Toronto, ON, Canada

WordPower~ May 4 – 8, Fort McMurray, AB, Canada

Tehran International Book Fair~ May 6 – 16, Tehran, Iran

Mapfre Hay Festival~ May 7 – 10, Alhambra, Spain

Once Upon a Time: Children’s Book Illustrators, Then and Now~ May 8 – Jun 14, Oakland, CA, USA

Mt. San Antonio College’s Children’s Literature Day~ May 9, Walnut, CA, USA

Children’s Book Week~ May 11 – 17, USA

New Zealand Post Book Awards Festival~ May 11 – 20, New Zealand

Forest of Reading, Festival of Trees~ May 13 – 14, Toronto, ON, Canada

Auckland Writers and Readers Festival~ May 13 – 17, Auckland, New Zealand

Surabaya Book Fair~ May 13 – 17, Surabaya, Indonesia

Seoul International Book Fair~ May 13 – 17, Seoul, Korea

The 5th China International Cultural Industries Fair~ May 15 – 18, Shenzhen, China

African American Book Festival~ May 15 – 16, Mt. Vernon, NY, USA

Mother’s Day Readings With Authors Mitali Perkins, Christina Seid, Pooja Makhijani, and Others~ May 16, New York, NY, USA

Children’s Books Ireland Conference: Challenge and Change in Children’s Books~ May 16 – 17, Dublin, Ireland

National Black Book Festival~ May 16 – 17, Houston, TX, USA

Sydney Writers’ Festival~ May 18 – 24, Sydney, Australia

The Foundation for Children’s Books New England Voices Series with Authors/Illustrators Grace Lin and Giles Laroche~ May 19, Boston, MA, USA

Bisto Children’s Book of the Year Awards Presentations~ May 20, Dublin, Ireland

The Guardian Hay Festival~ May 21 – 31, Hay-on-Wye, United Kingdom

WriteAway Conference: Something Old, Something New -approaches to classic literature, culture and heritage in education~ May 22, London, United Kingdom

Storytelling Association (Singapore) Presents Silver and Gold: Precious Stories to Inspire Young and Old~ May 23, Singapore

World Village Festival~ May 23 – 24, Helsinki, Finland

Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences and Annual Book Fair~ May 23 – 31, Ottawa, ON, Canada

Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award Week~ May 24 – Jun 3, Sweden

Library and Information Week~ May 25 – 31, Australia

National Simultaneous Storytime~ May 28, Australia

International Latino Book Awards Presentations~ May 28, New York, NY, USA

Reading Matters Youth Literature Conference~ May 28 – 30, Melbourne, Australia

BookExpo America~ May 28 – 31, New York, NY, USA

Thessaloniki Book Fair~ May 28 – 31, Thessaloniki, Greece

The National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature Exhibit: The Wizards of Pop -Robert Sabuda and Matthew Reinhart~ May 28 – Sep 19, Abilene, TX, USA

Canadian Library Association National Conference and Trade Show~ May 29 – Jun 1, Montreal , QC, Canada

World Book Fair~ May 29 – Jun 7, Singapore


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