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

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

October 2012 Events

Monday, October 1st, 2012

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National Year of Reading~ Australia

Banned Books Week: Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Freedom to Read~ ongoing until Oct 6, USA

Bath Festival of Children’s Literature~ongoing until Oct 7, Bath, United Kingdom

Wigtown Book Festival~ ongoing until Oct 7, Wigtown, United Kingdom

The Canadian Children’s Book Centre Presents: The Art of the Picture Book Exhibition~ongoing until Oct 14, Montreal, QC, Canada

Hispanic Heritage Month~ ongoing until Oct 15, USA

Heart and Soul – The Story of America and African Americans Through the Iconic Images by Kadir Nelson From His Award-winning Children’s Book~ ongoing until Oct 20, New York, NY, USA

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

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

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

Canadian Library Month

International School Library Month

Children’s Book Week: Heroes and Heroines~ Oct 1 – 7, United Kingdom

TaleBlazers Literary Arts Festival~ Oct 1 – 26, Province of Alberta, Canada

Children’s Book Festival~ Oct 1 – 31,  Ireland

Ubud Writers and Readers Festival~ Oct 3 – 7, Ubud,  Indonesia

National Poetry Day and Announcement of The Foyle Young Poets of the Year Winners ~ Oct 4, London, United Kingdom

The Craft of Reading, an Exhibition of Books Featuring Folk Art and Craft, Curated By Young India Book~ Oct 4  – 10, Chennai, India

The 3rd Annual Art Auction – a Benefit for the  Annual Children’s Poetry Festival in El Salvador~ Oct 5, San Francisco, CA, USA

Litquake, San Franciso’s Literary Festival (including Kidquake and Teenquake)~ Oct 5 – 13, San Francisco, CA, USA

Hong Kong International Literary Festival~ Oct 5 – 14, Hong Kong

Children’s Book Week~ Oct 5 – 15, Netherlands

12th Annual Conference Teaching for Social Justice: Acts of Courage and Resistance~ Oct 6, San Francisco, CA, USA

The Carthage Center for Children’s Literature’s Caldecott Celebration~ Oct 6, Kenosha, WI, USA

The Children’s Book Fair~ Oct 7, Chicago, IL, USA

Frankfurt Book Fair~ Oct 10 – 14, Frankfurt, Germany

Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award Nominees Announced~ Oct 11, Frankfurt, Germany

The 41st Annual Conference on South Asia~ Oct 11 – 14, Madison, WI, USA

Discussion Forum on The Hans Christian Andersen Awards~ Oct 12, Frankfurt, Germany

Leonard Marcus Presents – Let the Wild Rumpus Start: Maurice Sendak as Storyteller and Psychologist~ Oct 12, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Children’s Literature and Imaginative Geography Past, Present, and Future~ Oct 12 – 13, Ottawa, ON, Canada

AASL Fall Forum: Transliteracy and the School Library Program~ Oct 12 – 13, Greenville, SC, USA

Sheboygan Children’s Book Festival: Memory~ Oct 12 – 14, Sheboygan, WI, USA

Esquimalt Children’s StoryFest~ Oct 13, Esquimalt, BC, Canada

The Los Angeles Latino Book & Family Festival~ Oct 13, Los Angeles, CA, USA

2012 South Asia Book Award Ceremony~ Oct 13, Madison, WI, USA

Monterrey International Book Fair~ Oct 13 – 20, Monterrey, Mexico

YALSA’s Teen Read Week: It Came from the Library! ~ Oct 14 – 20, USA

The Canadian Children’s Book Centre’s Take Home an Original, an auction of Original Picture Book Art~ Oct 16, Montreal, QC, Canada

Vancouver International Writers and Readers Festival~ Oct 16 – 21, Vancouver, BC, Canada

The Digital Shift: Libraries, Ebooks and Beyond. A Library Journal/School Library Journal Online Event~ Oct 17

Chapter & Verse, a Book Club for Adults Discussing Children’s Lit (Frozen by Mary Casanova; A Strange Place to Call Home by Marilyn Singer, illustrated by Ed Young)~ Oct 18, USA

17th Annual New England Conference on Multicultural Education (NECME)~ Oct 18, New Britain, CT, USA

Northwoods Children’s Books Conference~ Oct 18 – 19, Minong, WI, USA

Dark Alchemy: Literary Brews Conjured Across the Curriculum With Kenneth Oppel, Keynote Speaker and Featuring CWILL BC presenters~ Oct 19, Vancouver, BC, Canada

59th Jane Addams Children’s Book Awards Ceremony~ Oct 19, New York, NY, USA

Scottish Storytelling Festival~ Oct 19 – 28, Scotland

8th Annual World Matters Festival: Missing Peace~ Oct 20  – 21, Eltham, Australia

GobbleDEEbook Children’s Literature Festival~ Oct 20 – 27, Chester, United Kingdom

CHARACTER COUNTS! Week~ Oct 21 – 27

Children’s Literature Festival~ Oct 22, Keene, NH, USA

The Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children’s Book Award Celebration~ Oct 25, San Marcos, TX, USA

Celebrate Reading National Conference: Insights Into Quality Australian Literature for Young Adults~ Oct 26 – 27, Fremantle, Australia

The Illustrators’ Journey Art Exhibition Featuring Art by Shaun Tan, Matt Ottley and More!~ Oct 28 – Dec 31, Fremantle, Australia

Tall Tales & Huge Hearts: Raúl Colón~ Oct 30 – Mar 28, 2013, Abilene, TX, 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

September 2012 Events

Saturday, September 1st, 2012

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National Year of Reading~ Australia

Américas Book Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature Award Presentation~ Washington, D.C., USA

Beijing International Book Fair (BIBF)~ ongoing until Sep 2, Beijing, China

The Word on the Street National Book and Magazine Festival: Celebrating Reading. Advocating Literacy ~ (September dates vary by location), Canada

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

2012 South Asia Book Award~ submissions accepted until Dec 31, 2012

SingTel Asian Picture Book Award 2013~ submissions accepted until Dec 31, 1012, Singapore

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

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

Singapore International Storytelling Festival (SISF)~ Sep 1 – 5, Singapore

Delhi Book Fair~ Sep 1 – 9, Delhi, India

Ghummakkad Narain – the Traveling Literature Festival~ Sep 1 – 30, New Delhi, India

¡Cuéntame un cuento! : Latino Cultural Inclusion in Juvenile Collections Webinar~ Sep 4

Nairn Book & Arts Festival~ Sep 4 – 9, Nairn, United Kingdom

International Children’s and Youth Literature Festival~ Sep 4 – 16, Berlin, Germany

Brisbane Writers Festival~ Sep 5 – 9, Brisbane, Australia

Moscow International Book Fair~ Sep 5 – 10, Moscow, Russia

International Literacy Day~ Sep 8

UNESCO Literary Prize Awards Presentation~ Sep 8, Paris, France

Book Blogger Appreciation Week~ Sep 10 – 14

Fairytale Town’s Giving Voice to Children’s Literature: Parent  Workshop~ Sept 12, Sacramento, CA, USA

The Manila International Book Fair: Words Without Borders~ Sep 12 – 16, Manila, Philippines

Ethics and Children’s Literature Symposium~ Sep 13 – 16, Greencastle IN, USA

The Canadian Children’s Book Centre Presents: The Art of the Picture Book Exhibition~ Sep 14 – Oct 14, Montreal, QC, Canada

Flor y Canto Children’s Poetry Festival~ Sep 15, San Francisco, CA, USA

Hispanic Heritage Month~ Sep 15 – Oct 15, USA

Telling Tales: A Family Festival of Stories~ Sep 16, Rockton, ON, Canada

BANNED! [The Title of This Event Has Been Censored]- a lively panel discussion of literature and censorship with authors, educators, and librarians~ Sep 16, Minneapolis, MN, USA

5th Conference on South African Children’s and Youth Literature~ Sep 18 – 20, Potchefstroom, South Africa

Joint Conference of Librarians of Color (JCLC)~ Sep 19 – 23, Kansas City, MO, USA

Chapter & Verse, a book club for adults discussing children’s lit~ Sep 20, USA

The Carle Honors 2012 Annual Gala and Art Auction~ Sep 20, New York, NY, USA

International Day of Peace~ Sep 21

Thin Air – Winnipeg International Writers Festival~ Sep 21 – 29, Winnipeg, MB, Canada

International Day of Peace~ Sep 21

4th Annual Elizabeth York Children’s Literature Festival~ Sep 22 Anderson, IN, USA

National Book Festival~ Sep 24 – 25, Washington, D.C., USA

Appeldore Book Festival Family Day~ Sep 26, Appledore, United Kingdom

Reading Association of Ireland Annual Conference: From Literacy Research to Classroom Practice: Insights and Inspiration~ Sep 27 – 29, Dublin, Ireland

National Young Writers Festival~ Sept 27 – 30, Australia

The Boston Globe–Horn (Children’s) Book Awards Ceremony~ Sep 28, Boston, MA, USA

6th Annual KidlitCon~ Sep 28 – 29, New York, NY, USA

Bath Festival of Children’s Literature~Sep 28 – Oct 7, Bath, United Kingdom

Wigtown Book Festival~ Sep 28 – Oct 7, Wigtown, United Kingdom

The Children’s Bookshow: Stories From Around The World~ Sep 28 – Nov 8, United Kingdom

Horn Book at Simmons One-Day Colloquium: Look Out!~ Sep 29, Boston, MA, USA

ScholarShare Children’s Book Festival~ Sep 29 – 30, Sacramento, Ca, USA

Banned Books Week: Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Freedom to Read~ Sep 30 – Oct 6, 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

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

June 2012 Events

Friday, June 1st, 2012

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The Guardian Hay Festival: A Festival for Tots, Teens and In-Betweens~ ongoing until June 10, United Kingdom

Art, Children’s Literature, and the Environment: Art and Photography from Green Earth Book Awards~ ongoing until June 10, Salisbury, MD, USA

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

2012 South Asia Book Award~ submissions accepted until Dec 31

SingTel Asian Picture Book Award 2013~ submissions accepted until Dec 31, 1012, Singapore

Trail of Tales~ June 1 – 4, New Zealand

SCBWI Rocky Mountain’s One Day Symposium: Once Upon a Tablet: Children’s Books in a Digital Age~ June 2, Golden, CO, USA

Voices on the Coast: A Youth Literature Festival~ June 2 – 6, Sunshine Coast, Australia

14th International Latino Book Award Winners Announced~ June 4, New York City, NY, USA

BookExpo America~ June 4 – 7, New York City, NY, USA

SCBWI The Netherlands Hosts “A Celebration of Soldier Bear”~ June 7, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Bridlington Poetry Festival~ June 8 – 10, Skirlaugh, United Kingdom

National Black Book Festival~ June 8 – 10, Houston, TX, USA

16th Nordic Reading Association Conference~ June 13 – 14, Reykyavik, Iceland

CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Children’s Book Awards Winners Announced~ June 14, London, United Kingdom

39th Annual Children’s Literature Association Conference: Literary Slipstreams~ June 14 – 16, Boston, MA, USA

Borders Book Festival~ June 14 – 17, Melrose, United Kingdom

Mixed Roots Film and Literary Festival~ June 15 – 17, Los Angeles, CA, USA

International Day of the African Child~ June 16

SCBWI Tokyo Translation Day 2012: Bringing Japanese Teen Literature to the World~ June 16, Yokohama, Japan

The Fifth Annual Upstanders Children’s Literature Conference~ June 16, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Refugee Week: Unsung Heroes of 2012~ June 18 – 24, United Kingdom

World Refugee Day~ June 20

Biennial Conference of the Australasian Children’s Literature Association for Research (ACLAR)- If We’re Being Honest: The Facts and Fictions of Children’s Literature~ June 20 – 22, Canberra, Australia

Seoul International Book Fair~ June 20 – 24, Seoul, Korea

The 6th Biennial Conference on Literature and Hawaii’s Children~ June 21 – 23, Honolulu, Hawaii

American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference~ June 21 – 26, Anaheim, CA, USA

ALSC Activities During the ALA Annual Conference~ June 21 – 26, Anaheim, CA, USA

YALSA Events During the ALA Annual Conference~ June 21 – 26, Anaheim, CA USA

USSBY – ALSC Program at the ALA Conference: Writing about War for Young People: Three Writers, Three Wars~ June 23, Anaheim, CA, USA

ALSC and REFORMA’s Pura Belpre Celebracion~ June 24, Anaheim, CA, USA

ALSC’s Newbery Caldecott Banquet~ June 24, Anaheim, CA, USA

Sunthorn Phu Day (celebrated poet)~ June 26, Thailand

Canadian Multiculturalism Day~ June 27, Canada

4th International SCBWI Australia & New Zealand Conference~ June 29 – July 2, Woollahra, Australia

Children’s & Young Adult Literature Festival: Children’s Literature from Australia, New Zealand and Beyond~ June 30, Rozelle, Australia

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 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

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 2011 Events

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

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I Have a Dream | Writing for Social Change by Pooja Makhijani~ ongoing until Dec 2, Singapore

Salon du livre et de la presse jeunesse~ ongoing until Dec 6, Montreuil, France

The Children’s Bookshow: Stories From Around The World~ ongoing until Dec 7, United Kingdom

Guadalajara Book Fair~ ongoing until Dec 4, Guadalajara, Mexico

The Original Art: Celebrating the Fine Art of Children’s Book Illustration~ ongoing until Dec 29, New York, NY, USA

Adventures in the Soviet Imaginary: Children’s Books and Graphic Art~ ongoing until Dec 30, Chicago, IL, USA

2012 South Asia Book Award~ entries accepted until Dec 31

16th Annual Family Trees: A Celebration of Children’s Literature~ ongoing until Jan 1, 2012, Concord, MA, USA

21st Annual Children’s Illustration Show~ ongoing until Jan 1, 2012 Northampton, MA, USA

Budding Writers Project~ entries accepted until Jan 6, 2012, Singapore

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

The Snowy Day and the Art of Ezra Jack Keats Exhibition~ ongoing until Jan 29, 2012, New York, NY, USA

Exhibits of Winning Entries from the 2011 Growing Up Asian in America Contest~ ongoing until Feb 2012, USA

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

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Primary Source’s Global Read: Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok. Live, online chat and Q/A session with the author~ Dec 1

A Game That Calls Up Love and Hatred Both: The Child, the First World War, and the Global South~ Dec 1 – 4, Sydney, Australia

Malaysia Art Book Fair~ Dec 1 – 15, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

SCBWI France International Conference for Writers and Illustrators~ Dec 2 – 3, Paris, France

An Artist Remembers: Hanukkah Lamps Selected by Maurice Sendak~ Dec 2 – Jan 29, 2012, New York, NY, USA

The Reading Child: Children Literature & Reading Conference~ Dec 3, Chennai, India

Theatre Production Inspired by Mahashweta Devi’s story Kyun-Kyun Ladki / Why-Why Girl Published by Tulika Books~ Dec 3, Mumbai, India

Singapore Children’s Book Club Presents: Grant S. Clark, Author of Monkey Magic Series~ Dec 3, Singapore

The Children’s Literature Centre at Frostburg State University Presents Storybook Holiday~ Dec 3, Frostburg, MD, USA

Read Out Loud! Family Literacy & Book Festival~ Dec 3, New York, NY, USA

The Exquisite Conversation: An Adventure in Creating Books~ Dec 3, Cambridge, MA, USA

Look! The Art of Australian Picture Books Today~ Dec 3 – Dec 31, 2012, Australia

Best Books: Children’s Reading Series – A Chanukah Noel~ Dec 4, Gatineau, QC, Canada

SCBWI Israel Event: Illustrator Frane Lessac Visits From Australia~ Dec 4, Jerusalem, Israel

The Fourteenth Biennial Symposium on Literature and Culture in the Asia-Pacific Region~ Dec 4 – 7, Perth, Australia

SWET and SCBWI Co-present~ J-Boys: From Inspiration to Translation. The Story of Middle Grade Novel J-Boys: Kazuo’s World, Tokyo, 1965~ Dec 6, Tokyo, Japan

Translating the Wonderful: Children’s Literature in Translation~ Dec 6, London, United Kingdom

Summertime Stories~ Dec 10, Blacktown, Australia

The Best of the Best in 2011 with Susan Bloom~ Dec 10, Amherst, MA, USA

Chapter & Verse’s (A Book Club for Adults Discussing Children’s Lit) Mock Newbery and Caldecott Discussions~ Dec 15, USA

International Conference on Languages, Literature and Linguistics~ Dec 28 – 30, Dubai, UAE

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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

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

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

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

October 2011 Events

Saturday, October 1st, 2011

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Reading Association of Ireland Annual Conference: Creating Multiple Pathways To Powerful Literacy In Challenging Times~ ongoing until Oct 1, Dublin, Ireland

Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read~ ongoing until Oct 1, USA

Appledore Book Festival (featuring Michael Rosen)~ ongoing until Oct 2, Appledore, United Kingdom

Wigtown Book Festival~ ongoing until Oct 2, Wigtown, United Kingdom

Bath Festival of Children’s Literature~ ongoing until Oct 2, Bath, United Kingdom

National Young Writers’ Festival~ ongoing until  Oct 3, Newcastle, Australia

Mirror, an Exhibition by Children’s Author and Artist Jeannie Baker~ ongoing until Oct 11, Ipswich City, Australia

Hispanic Heritage Month~ ongoing until Oct 15, USA

2012 Scholastic Asian Book Award~ entries accepted until Oct 17, Singapore

23rd Biennial of Illustrations Bratislava~ ongoing until Oct 26, Bratislava, Slovakia

Once Upon A Wartime: Classic War Stories for Children~ ongoing until Oct 30, London, United Kingdom

4th CJ Picture Book Award~ entries accepted until Oct 31, Seoul, Korea

E-Mote Digital Storytelling Competition: When We Put Aside Our Differences~ entries accepted until Oct 31, Singapore

ALA Online Course: Introduction to Graphic Novels for Children~ongoing until Nov 4, USA

The Art Institute of Chicago Presents: Artful Alphabets: Five Picture Book Artists~ ongoing until Nov 6, Chicago, IL, USA

2012 PBBY-Salanga Prize~ entries accepted until Nov 11, Philippines

The Children’s Bookshow: Stories From Around The World~ ongoing until Dec 7, United Kingdom

2012 South Asia Book Award~ entries accepted until Dec 31

Budding Writers Project~ entries accepted until Jan 6, 2012, Singapore

Exhibits of Winning Entries from the 2011 Growing Up Asian in America Contest~ ongoing until Feb 2012, USA

Canadian Library Month: Your Library: A Place Unbound

International School Library Month

Children’s Month~ Philippines

Esquimalt Children’s Story Fest~ Oct 1, Esquimalt, BC, Canada

Horn Book at Simmons One-Day Colloquium~ Oct 1, Boston, MA, USA

Tulika Publishers’ Meet An Author Event: Alankrita Jain~ Oct 1, Bangalore, India

Filipino-American International Book Festival~ Oct 1 – 2, San Francisco, CA, USA

The Children’s Book Festival~ Oct 1 – 31, Ireland

Boys’ Pranks: An Exhibition about Ole Lund Kirkegaard~ Oct 1 – Feb 26, 2012, Kolding, Denmark

Orange County Children’s Book Festival~ Oct 2, Costa Mesa, CA, USA

5th World Summit on Arts and Culture~ Oct 3 – 6, Melbourne, Australia

Children’s Book Week~ Oct 3 – 9, United Kingdom

TaleBlazers Literary Arts Festival~ Oct 3 – 28, Province of Alberta, Canada

Ubud Writers and Readers Festival~ Oct 5 – 9, Ubud,  Indonesia

Children’s Book Week~ Oct 5 – 15, Netherlands

National Poetry Day and Announcement of The Foyle Young Poets of the Year Winners ~ Oct 6, London, United Kingdom

Children’s Illustrators Exhibit: Images Beyond Borders~ Oct 6 – 27, Dublin, Ireland

Benefit for the 2nd Annual Children’s Poetry Festival in El Salvador~ Oct 7, San Francisco, CA, USA

Spanish Language Arts Conference~ Oct 7 – 8, San Diego, CA, USA

Kidquake~ Oct 7 – 15, San Francisco, CA, USA

21st Annual Monterrey International Book Fair~ Oct 8 – 16, Monterrey, Mexico

Teachers 4 Social Justice 10th Annual Conference: Teaching for Social Justice – The Power of Community~ Oct 9, San Francisco, CA, USA

Frankfurt Book Fair~ Oct 12 – 16, Frankfurt, Germany

2011 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award Nominees Announced~ Oct 13, Frankfurt, Germany

Carthage Center for Children’s Literature Welcomes Book Illustrator David Diaz~ Oct 13 – 14, Kenosha, WI, USA

German Youth Literature Award Winner Announced~ Oct 14, Frankfurt, Germany

7th Annual World Matters Festival: Missing Peace~ Oct 14 – 16, Eltham, Australia

The Ninth International Conference on the Book~ Oct 14 – 16, Toronto, ON, Canada

3rd National Conference and Seminar-Workshop on Children’s Literature~ Oct 14 – 16, Quezon City, Philapinnes

Sheboygan Children’s Book Festival: Memory~ Oct 14 – 16, Sheboygan, WI, USA

Vancouver Children’s Literature Roundtable Fall Breakfast~ Oct 15, Vancouver, BC, Canada

CHARACTER COUNTS! Week~ Oct 16 – 22

YALSA’s Teen Read Week: Picture It @ your library~ Oct 16 – 22, USA

Mix It Up at Lunch Day~ Oct 18, USA

Vancouver International Writers and Readers Festival~ Oct 18 – 23, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Chapter & Verse Meeting (a Book Club for Adults Discussing Children’s Lit)~ Oct 20, USA

Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children’s Book Awards Ceremony~ Oct 20, San Marcos, TX, USA

57th Jane Addams Children’s Book Awards Ceremony~ Oct 21, New York, NY, USA

9th IBBY Regional Conference: Peace the World Together With Children´s Books~ Oct 21 – 23, Fresno, CA, USA

SCBWI South Africa Spring Event~ Oct 21 – 27, Cape Town, South Africa

Scottish Storytelling Festival~ Oct 21 – 30, Scotland

Children’s Literature Festival~ Oct 22, Keene, NH, USA

Fall Festival of Children’s Books- Oct 22, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Singapore Writers Festival~ Oct 23 – 30, Singapore

GobbleDEEbook Literature Festival for Children and Teens~ Oct 23 – 30, Chester, United Kingdom

Northwards. Festival for Scandinavian Children’s and Youth Literature~ Oct 25 – 28, Munich, Germany

The Original Art: Celebrating the Fine Art of Children’s Book Illustration~ Oct 26 – Dec 29, New York, NY, USA

Diversity in YA Fiction Tour~ Oct 27, San Diego, CA, USA

Kuala Lumpur Children’s Book Festival~ Oct 27 – Nov 4, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Tell-a-Story Day~ Oct 28, Scotland

BookFest @ Bank Street~ Oct 29, Manhattan, NY, USA

31st Santiago International Book Fair~ Oct 28 – Nov 13, Santiago, Chile

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

Screenings for Library of the Early Mind: a documentary film exploring childrens literature~ Canada and USA

International Youth Library Exhibits~ Munich, Germany

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

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

Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Events

September 2009 Events

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

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Skipping Stones Youth Honor Award Winners Announced

Western Australia Spring Poetry Festival and National Poetry Week~ ongoing until Sep 4, Australia

Taranaki Children’s Book Festival~ ongoing until Sep 5, Taranaki, New Zealand

Enchanted Worlds – Art of Fairy Stories & Mermaid Tales exhibition~ ongoing until Sep 5, Lancashire, United Kingdom

National Literacy and Numeracy Week~ ongoing until Sep 6, Australia

Singapore International Storytelling Festival~ ongoing until Sep 12, Singapore

2009 Bologna Illustrators Exhibition of Children’s Books~ ongoing until Sep 27, Nishinomiya City, Japan

Entries Accepted for the 2010 PBBY-Salanga Prize~ ongoing until Oct 23, Philippines

Exhibition – Drawings from the Heart: Tomie de Paola Turns 75 ~ ongoing until Nov 1, Amherst, MA, USA

Picture Perfect: Art from Caldecott Award Books, 2006-2009~ ongoing until Nov 8, 2010, Chicago, IL, USA

Moscow International Book Fair~ Sep 2 – 7, Moscow, Russia

Their Magical Years: a National Workshop on Early Childhood Learning and Development~ Sep 3 – 5, New Delhi, India

Beijing International Book Fair~ Sep 3 – 7, Beijing, China

Munsch a Bunch of Miles for Literacy~ Sep 3 – 11, Canmore, AB, Canada

Decatur Book Festival~ Sep 4 – 6, Decatur, GA, USA

heARTlines: Children’s Literature and Book Illustration Festival ~ Sep 4 – Oct 4, Mundaring, Australia

22nd Biennial of Illustrations Bratislava~ Sep 4 – Oct 26, Bratislava, Slovakia

International Literacy Day~ Sep 8

UNESCO Literary Prize Awards Presentation~ Sep 8, Paris, France

Brisbane Writers Festival~ Sep 9 – 13, Brisbane, Australia

International Children’s and Youth Literature Festival~ Sep 9 – 13, Berlin, Germany

The Kennedy Center’s 13th Annual Multicultural Children’s Book Festival~ Sep 12, Washington, D.C., USA

CYA later, Alligator – Children’s and Young Adult Writers And Illustrators Conference~ Sep 12, Brisbane, Australia

57th St. Children’s Book Fair~ Sep 13, Chicago, IL, USA

10th Annual Hog Wild About Reading: A Motorcycle Ride For Literacy~ Sep 13, Port Moody, BC, Canada

Book Blogger Appreciation Week~ Sep 14 – 18

Hispanic Heritage Month~ Sep 15 – Oct 15, USA

The Manila International Book Fair: Words Without Borders~ Sep 16 – 20, Manila, Philippines

The Art of Allen Say: A Sense of Place~ Sep 16 – Oct 28, Exeter, NH, USA

2010 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award Nominees Announced~ Sep 17, Sweden

International Symposium: Beyond Borders: Art, Narrative and Culture in Picturebooks~ Sep 18 – 20, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Bath Festival of Children’s Literature~ Sep 18 – 27, Bath, United Kingdom

Tamejavi – Our Voice, Our Stories: A Path to Inclusion~ Sep 19, Fresno, CA, USA

Eden Mills Writers’ Festival~ Sep 20, Eden Mills, ON, Canada

Thin Air – Winnipeg International Writers Festival~ Sep 20 – 27, Winnipeg, MB, Canada

International Day of Peace~ Sep 21

The 4th World Summit on Arts and Culture~ Sep 22 – 25, Johannesburg, South Africa

Canwest Raise-a-Reader Day~ Sep 23, Canada

25th Annual Göteborg Book Fair~ Sep 24 – 27, Göteborg, Sweden

Darling Children’s Book Fair~ Sep 24 – 26, Darling, South Africa

Reading Association of Ireland’s Annual International Conference: Literacy in the 21st Century: Perspectives, Challenges & Transformations~ Sep 24 – 26, Dublin, Ireland

Margarita Engle ~ Finding the Poetry in History~ Sep 25, Fresno, CA, USA

Wigtown Book Festival~ Sep 25 – Oct 4, Wigtown, United Kingdom

The Children’s Bookshow: Picture Books and Poetry ~Sep 25 – Nov 25, United Kingdom

National Book Festival~ Sep 26, Washington, D.C., USA

Children’s Book Seminar – SCBWI at UP Visayas 2009~ Sep 26, Iloilo City, Philippines

Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read~ Sep 26 – Oct 3, USA

The Word on the Street National Book and Magazine Festival: Celebrating Reading. Advocating Literacy. ~ Sep 27, Canada

New Zealand Reading Association 2009 Conference~ Sep 27 – 30, Queenstown, New Zealand

Worldwide Events and Inspiration!

Thursday, May 24th, 2007

As MC for this blog (your Master of the Calendar, without ceremony) I would like to welcome and nudge you toward our calendar of children’s book-related events. Please join us as we hop and skip around the world. From the United Sates to Canada to New Zealand to the Philippines, there are lots of events to attend, vicariously enjoy, or simply be inspired by… so click away and click often! Tips and word-spreading welcome.