August 2011 Events

Monday, August 1st, 2011

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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

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

Lima International Book Fair~ ongoing until Aug 2, Lima, Peru

17th European Conference on Reading: Literacy and Diversity~ ongoing until Aug 3, Mons, Belgium

Bologna Illustrators Exhibition of Children’s Books 2011~ ongoing until Aug 14, Tokyo, Japan

Japanese Children’s Literature: A History from the International Library of Children’s Literature Collections~ ongoing until Aug 21, Tokyo, Japan

State Library of Victoria Exhibition: Graeme Base and his Book The Waterhole~ ongoing until Aug 28, Melbourne, Australia

Museum of Childhood Exhibit: Author and Illustrator Judith Kerr~ ongoing until Sep 4, London, United Kingdom

Meet Your Friends From Japan! An Exhibit at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art~ ongoing until Sep 20 Amherst, MA, USA

Submissions Accepted for Lee and Low Books New Voices Award~ ongoing until Sep 30, USA

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

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

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

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

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

Book Your Tea with Kathryn Esrkine, author of Mockingbird~ Aug 1, Greenville, SC, USA

Seminar on Korean History & Culture and the Korean American Experience~ Aug 1 – 5, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Ghummakkad Narain – The Travelling Children’s Literature Festival~ Aug 3 – 6, Delhi, India

The 40th Anniversary SCBWI Summer Conference~ Aug 5 – 8 , Los Angeles, CA, USA

Children’s Books Link the World – Hans Christian Andersen Award 2010 & IBBY Honour List 2010~ Aug 6 – Sep 11, Tokyo, Japan

2011 International Association of School Librarianship (IASL) Conference~ Aug 7 – 11, Kingston, Jamaica

Summer Reading Celebration: One World, Many Stories~ Aug 7, Oakland, CA, USA

Storytelling Workshop with Shoshana Litman~ Aug 8, Sidney, BC, Canada

8th Annual Summer Dreams Literary Arts Festival~ Aug 8 – 9, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Writing & Book Camp For Kids 11+~ Aug 8 – 12, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Once Upon a Wartime Exhibition: Classic War Stories for Children – Children’s Literature Festival~ Aug 13 – 21, London, United Kingdom

Edinburgh International Book Festival~ Aug 13 – 29, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Bookworms Invade Airfield~ Aug 14, Dun Laoghaire/Rathdown, United Kingdom

Workshop: Using Multicultural Literature to Teach the Elementary Social Studies~ Aug 17, Portsmouth, VA, USA

Chapter & Verse Meeting (a Book Club for Adults Discussing Children’s Lit)~ Aug 18, USA

Children’s Book of the Year Awards Winners Announced and Presented~ Aug 19, Australia

The Crichton Award for New Illustrators Winner Announced~ Aug 19, Australia

Children’s Book Council of Australia Annual Book Week: One World, Many Stories~ Aug 19 – 26, Australia

PBBY’S Mercado Rizal sa Mercato~ Aug 20, Taguig City, Philippines

The Storylines Festival of New Zealand Children’s Writers and Illustrators~ Aug 20 – 28, New Zealand

Western Australia Spring Poetry Festival and National Poetry Week~ Aug 22 – Sep 4, Australia

Workshop: Integrating Multicultural Literature in the Primary Classroom~ Aug 24, Portsmouth, VA, USA

Melbourne Writer’s Festival~ Aug 25 – Sep 4, Melbourne, Australia

VicTESOL ESL Conference 2011: Reclaiming the Territory: Language and Learning~ Aug 26 – 27, Melbourne, Australia

ESL Conference panel on Literature Perspectives: Growing Up Multicultural with Author Amra Pajalic~ Aug 27, Melbourne, Australia

First Ever Children’s Book Market~ Aug 27, Middle Park, Australia

Nairn Book & Arts Festival~ Aug 31 – Sep 4, Nairn, United Kingdom

1st Biennial IBBY Africa Conference~ Aug 31 – Sep 2, Polokwane, South Africa