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

January 2012 Events

Sunday, January 1st, 2012

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Growing Every Which Way But Up: The Children’s Book Art of Jules Feiffer~ ongoing until Jan 22, 2012, Amherst, MA, USA

A Journey Without End: Ed Young~ ongoing until Jan 28, 2012, Abilene, TX, USA

International Library of Children’s Literature Exhibit: Dragons, Dragons, Dragons!~ ongoing until Jan 29, Tokyo, Japan

An Artist Remembers: Hanukkah Lamps Selected by Maurice Sendak~ ongoing until Jan 29, New York, NY, USA

The Snowy Day and the Art of Ezra Jack Keats Exhibition~ ongoing until Jan 29, New York, NY, USA

Children’s Literature Exhibition~ ongoing until Jan 31, Muttukadu, India

2nd National Children’s Book Award~ nominations accepted until Jan 31, Philippines

Exhibits of Winning Entries from the 2011 Growing Up Asian in America Contest~ ongoing until Feb, USA

Book Week 2012 Writing Contest for Kids & Teens~ submissions accepted until Feb 1, Canada

Japanese Children’s Literature: A History from the International Library of Children’s Literature Collections~ ongoing until Feb 12, Tokyo, Japan

Osborne Collection of Early Children’s Books Exhibition: Secret Gardens~ ongoing until Mar 3, Toronto, ON, Canada

Look! the Art of Australian Picture Books Today~ ongoing until Mar 4, Brisbane, Australia

2012 – 2014 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature~ to be announced in Jan, USA

National Year of Reading~ Australia

2011 Cybils (the Children’s and Young Adult Bloggers’ Literary Awards) Shortlists Announced~ Jan 1

Modern Language Association Annual Conference~ Jan 5 – 8, Seattle, WA, USA

Chennai Book Fair~ Jan 5 – 17, Chennai, India

10th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities~ Jan 10 – 13, Honolulu, HI, USA

Galle Literary Festival~ Jan 18 – 22, Galle, Sri Lanka

ALSC (Association for Library Service to Children) Events at the ALA Midwinter Meeting~ Jan 19 – 24, Dallas, TX, USA

USBBY Cosponsored Event at the ALA Midwinter Meeting~ Jan 20, Dallas, TX, USA

YALSA Events at the ALA Midwinter Meeting~ Jan 20 – 24, Dallas, TX, USA

American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting~ Jan 20 – 24, Dallas, TX, USA

Jaipur Literature Festival~ Jan 20 – 24, Jaipur, India

2012 ALA Youth Media Awards  Press Conference~ Jan 23, Dallas, TX, USA

No Name-Calling Week~ Jan 23 – 27, USA and Canada

MACL Presents: A Talk by One of Canada’s Most Beloved Children’s Book Writers: Paulette Bourgeois ~ Jan 26, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Kolkata Book Fair~ Jan 26 – Feb 6, Kolkata, India

Family Literacy Day~ Jan 27, Canada

13th Annual SCBWI International Winter Conference~ Jan 27 – 29, New York, NY, USA

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

Tulika Books Author and Illustrator Events~ India

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

International Youth Library Exhibits~ Munich, Germany

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

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

2011 ALA Youth Media Awards Winners Announced Monday, January 10th

Sunday, January 9th, 2011

The American Library Association (ALA) will provide a free live webcast of its Youth Media Awards, a national announcement of the top books and media for children and young adults, at 7:45 a.m. PST on January 10th. The award announcements are made as part of the ALA Midwinter Meeting, which will bring together librarians, publishers, authors and guests to the San Diego Convention Center from January 7 – 11, 2011.

The 2011 announcements will consist of 19 awards, including the Coretta Scott King Book Awards, John Newbery Medal, the Randolph Caldecott Medal and the YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults.

The number of available connections for the webcast is limited, and the broadcast is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Online visitors can view the live webcast the morning of the announcements by clicking here .

Live results also will be available via Twitter at http://twitter.com/ALAyma (hashtag #alayma) and on the ALA Youth Media Awards Facebook page.

The press release announcing all ALA Youth Media Award recipients will be posted in the Youth Media Awards Press Kit prior to 10 a.m. PST.

Recognized worldwide for the high quality they represent, the ALA Youth Media Awards guide parents, educators, librarians and others in selecting the best materials for children and young adults. Selected by committees composed of librarians and other literature and media experts, the awards encourage original and creative work in the field of children’s and young adult literature and media.

ALA Midwinter Meeting and the USBBY Membership Meeting Featuring Mitali Perkins

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

The American Library Association (ALA) 2011 Midwinter Meeting, starts tomorrow,  January 7th, and runs until January 11th  at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, CA, USA. The event draws more than 10,000 leaders in the library and information industry for some 2,500 meetings and events! The 525 exhibits feature the latest in books, videos, computers and other materials and resources available to millions of library users. Non ALA members are welcome to attend and various admission rates are offered including daily and exhibit only.

If you are able to attend tomorrow(January 7th), don’t miss the United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY) Membership Meeting featuring award winning author Mitali Perkins!  The session begins at 8pm with members of the  Outstanding International Children’s Books Committee discussing their selections for the 2011 list. Following this, award winning author Mitali Perkins will be speaking on “Mirrors or Windows? Five Questions to Ask About Children’s Books.”

Using her own life as a case study, Mitali will talk about how great stories serve as windows and mirrors for children of every cultural background. She’ll pose five questions to ask of books to see how well they reflect children on the margins of power. Discussion and questions are encouraged in this funny, authentic, and heartfelt presentation.

Mitali’s latest novel, Bamboo People, will be available for sale and signing following the program. For information about Mitali Perkins, visit Mitali’s Fire Escape. You do not have to be a USBBY member to attend this program. Everyone with an interest in children’s and young adult literature is welcome and encouraged to attend. Details are here.

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