May 2012 Events

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

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Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival~ ongoing until May 2, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

International Reading Association 57th Annual Conference~ ongoing until May 2, Chicago, IL, USA

Picture This: 90 Years of Storybook Art~ ongoing until May 6, Wenham, MA, USA

PEN World Voices Festival (Children’s Program)~ ongoing until May 6, New York, NY, USA

Buenos Aires Book Fair~ ongoing until May 12, Buenos Aires, Argentina

1st Annual (MACLI) Exhibit of Contemporary Art in Children’s Literature / Mostra de Arte Contemporânea em Literatura Infantil~ ongoing until May 27, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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



National Share-a-Story Month~ United Kingdom

Get Caught Reading Month~ USA

Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month~ USA

Asian Heritage Month~ Canada

National Year of Reading~ Australia

Global Literature: Educating the Head While Touching the Heart With Author Mitali Perkins~ May 1, Chicago, IL, USA

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

TD National Reading Summit III – A Reading Canada – Building A Plan~ May 2 – 24, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Follow the Reader~ May 4, Brisbane, Australia

1st Klasrum Adarna House ECE Conference~ May 4 – 5, Quezon City, Philippines

Booktopia: West Vancouver’s Children’s Literary Festival~ May 4 – 12, West Vancouver, BC, Canada

Reading into Teens: an Introspective Exhibit~ May 4 – 31, West Vancouver, BC, Canada

WestCwic: Western Canada Children’s Writers & Illustrators Conference~ May 5, Burnaby, BC, Canada

26th Annual Vancouver Island Children’s Book Festival~ May 5, Nanaimo, BC, Canada

An Afternoon with Guadalupe Garcia McCall, Author of Under the Mesquite~ May 5, Dallas, TX, USA

Watoto Reading Day! For Our Young Stars!~ May 5, Detroit, MI, USA

Hudson Children’s Book Festival featuring USA National Ambassador of Reading Walter Dean Myers~ May 5, Hudson, NY, USA

The Children’s Literary Salon Presents: Books for Children Around the World – A Global Conversation~ May 5, New York, NY, USA

TD Canadian Children’s Book Week~ May 5 – 12, Canada

Books For Kids “Read Every Day at Scholastic” Family Event!~ May 6, New York, NY, USA

Children’s Book Week~ May 7 – 13, USA

New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards Festival and Tour~ May 7 – 16, New Zealand

Caldecott Uncovered: What You’ve Always Wanted to Know About the Caldecott Medal~ May 8, USA

Auckland Writers and Readers Festival~ May 9 – 13, Auckland, New Zealand Gala 2012~ May 10, New York, NY, USA

From the Garden to the Trenches: Childhood, Culture and the First World War~ May 10 – 12, Niagara and Toronto, ON, Canada

The 2nd Biennial NCRCL Conference: Children’s Literature and the Inner World~ May 12, London, United Kingdom

Children’s Book Week~ May 12 – 19, Bangsar, Malaysia

1st Global Conference Storytelling: Global Reflections on Narrative~ May 13 – 15, Prague, Czech Republic

Sydney Writers’ Festival~ May 14 – 25, Sydney, Australia

The Asia House Festival of Asian Literature~ May 15 – 30, London, United Kingdom

2012 CBI Conference: Weaving a Shared Story~ May 19 – 20, Dublin, Ireland

Children’s Book Festival~ May 20, La Mesa, CA, USA

Mountain Echoes – A Literary Festival~ May 20 – 24, Thimphu, Bhutan

Library and Information Week~ May 20 – 26, Australia

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

Astrid Lindgren Memorial Week Celebrations~ May 22 – 28, Stockholm, Sweden

National Simultaneous Storytime: The Very Cranky Bear by Nick Bland~ May 23, Australia

Family Reading Evening at Joy Kogawa House~ May 24, Vancouver, BC, Canada

American Literature Association 23rd Annual Conference~ May 24 – 27, San Francisco, CA, USA

Awâsis 2012 Aboriginal Education Conference~ May 25 – 27, Saskatoon, SK, Canada

World Book Fair~ May 25 – June 7, Singapore

2012 Asian Festival of Children’s Content~ May 26 – 29, Singapore

2012 CBI Children’s Book of the Year Awards Announced~ May 28, Ireland

Presentation of the 2012 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award to Mr. Guus Kuijer~ May 28, Stockholm, Sweden

Children’s Publishing Conference 2012: What Makes a Children’s Book Great?~ May 31, New York, NY, USA

The Guardian Hay Festival: A Festival for Tots, Teens and In-Betweens~ May 31 – June 10, United Kingdom

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

May 2009 Events

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

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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

3rd Annual Cybils – Vote Now!

Sunday, October 5th, 2008

Kidlitosphere blogger and literacy advocate Jen Robinson announces:

Nominations for the third annual Children’s and Young Adult Bloggers’ Literary Awards (the Cybils) will be open Wednesday, October 1st through Wednesday, October 15th. The goal of the Cybils team (some 100 bloggers) is to highlight books that are high in both literary quality and kid appeal. The Cybils were founded by Anne Boles Levy and Kelly Herold.

The Cybils lists, from long lists to short lists to the lists of winners, offer a wonderful resource to anyone looking for high-quality, kid-friendly books. The Cybils team has worked hard to balance democracy (anyone can nominate titles) with quality control (two rounds of panel judging by people who focus on children’s books every day). We do this work because we consider it vital to get great books into the hands of children and young adults.

To nominate titles and to learn how you can help spread the word, check the Cybils blog.