May 2013 Events

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

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Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival~ ongoing until May 4, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

afccSKETCH: Illustrate your interpretation of what One Big Story means in the context of children’s literary content ~ submissions accepted until May 13

6th Nami Island International Children’s Book Festival~ ongoing until May 31, Nami Island, Korea

Mitali Perkins’ Fire Escape Writing Contest~ submissions accepted until June 1, Canada and USA

Children’s Books Ireland Poetry Tree Exhibition~ ongoing until June 8, Dublin, Ireland

Latino Folk Tales: Cuentos Populares Art Exhibition at the Carle Museum~ ongoing until June 9, Amherst, MA, USA

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

Carle Museum Exhibition: The Caldecott Medal: 75 Years of Distinguished Illustration~ ongoing until June 30, Amherst, MA, USA

Write Up a Storm: Foyle Young Poets Competition~ submissions accepted until July 31

The Scholastic Asian Book Award (SABA)~ submissions accepted until Oct 21

National Share-a-Story Month~ United Kingdom

Get Caught Reading Month~ USA

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month~ USA

Asian Heritage Month~ Canada

BOOKtopia, the West Vancouver Children’s Literature Festival~ West Vancouver, BC, Canada

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

Linda Sue Park to Give the 31st Annual Zena Sutherland Lecture~ May 3, Chicago, IL, USA

27th Annual Vancouver Island Children’s Book Festival~ May 4, Nanaimo, BC, Canada

Hudson Children’s Book Festival  May 4, Hudson, NY, USA

The PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature Presents — Children’s Literature: Braving Our Endangered World~ May 4, New York, NY, USA

TD Canadian Children’s Book Week~ May 4 – 11, Canada

REFORMA 9th Annual Mini Conference~ Libraries Break Barriers: How Libraries and Librarianship Opens Doors~ May 10, New York, NY, USA

Stories Under the Banyan Tree: In Celebration of South Asian Month with Karma author Cathy Ostlere~ May 11, Toronto, ON, Canada

Children’s Literature Council of Southern California Spring Workshop~ May 11, Pasadena, CA, USA

Children’s Book Week~ May 11 – 18, Malaysia

The Children’s Choice Book Awards Gala (hosted by author Lisa Yee)~ May 13, New York, NY, USA

Children’s Book Week~ May 13 – 19, USA

Auckland Writers and Readers Festival~ May 15 – 19, Auckland, New Zealand

Children’s Book Ireland’s Annual Conference~ May 18 – 19, Dublin, Ireland

Get Drawn In! A celebration of European Picture Book Makers~ May 20 – 26, Dublin, Ireland

Sydney Writers’ Festival (Kids’ Program)~ May 20 – 26, Sydney, Australia

Library and Information Week~ May 20 – 26, Australia

Astrid Lindgren Memorial Week Celebrations~ May 20 – 27, Stockholm, Sweden

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

Asia and Oceania Regional IBBY Congress~ May 23 – 26, Bali, Indonesia

The Guardian Hay Festival: A Festival for Tots, Teens and In-Betweens~ May 23 – June 2, United Kingdom

paw_sm_MCAsian Festival of Children’s Content~ May 25 – 30, Singapore

Three Special BEA Events for Children’s Booksellers~ May 29 – 31, New York, NY, USA

Children’s Literature: A Coming of Age~ May 30 – 31, Manila, Philippines

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

March 2013 Events

Friday, March 1st, 2013

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Freedom to Read Week~ ongoing until Mar 2, Canada

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

Sun Gallery’s Twenty-third Annual Children’s Book Illustrator Exhibit~ ongoing until Apr 6, Hayward, CA, USA

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

Carle Museum Exhibition: The Caldecott Medal: 75 Years of Distinguished Illustration~ ongoing until June 30, Amherst, MA, USA

Maurice Sendak Symposium at The University of British Columbia~ Mar 1, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Read Across America Day ~ Mar 1, USA

Charlotte S. Huck Children’s Literature Festival~ Mar 1 – 2, Redlands, CA, USA

Cooperative Children’s Book Center Choices Day and Presentation of the Charlotte Zolotow Award~ Mar 2, Madison, WI, USA

Children’s Books Week~ Mar 2 – 7, Belgium

Shanghai International Literary Festival~ Mar 2 – 18, Shanghai, China

Share a Story – Shape a Future, A Blog Tour for Literacy~ Mar 4 – 8

Emirates Airline Festival of Literature (Children’s Program)~ Mar 5 – 9, Dubai

World Read Aloud Day: Take Action for Global Literacy, Celebrate the Power of Words, Change the World~ Mar 6

World Book Day~ Mar 7

TARA (The Arabian Reading Association) Annual Conference ~ Mar 7 – 9, Manama, Bahrain

44th Annual Georgia Children’s Book Awards and Conference on Children’s Literature~ Mar 8 – 9, Athens, GA, USA

YALSA’s Teen Tech Week~ Mar 10 – 16, USA

Children’s Literature Conference~ Mar 15, DeKalb, IL, USA

45th Annual  Children’s Literature Festival~ Mar 17 – 19, Warrensburg, MO, USA

World Storytelling Day~ Mar 20

UNESCO International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination~ Mar 21

UNESCO World Poetry Day (UNESCO)~ Mar 21

Harmony Day: Many Stories – One Australia~ Mar 21, Australia

Chapter & Verse’s Monthly Meeting (A Book Club for Adults Discussing Children’s Lit)~ Mar 21, USA

Paris Book Fair~ Mar 22 – 25, Porte de Versailles, France 

Children’s Book Festival~ Mar 24, Melbourne, Australia

paw_sm3Bologna Children’s Book Fair, Guest of Honour: Sweden~ Mar 25 – 28, Bologna,Italy

Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award Winners Announced~ Mar 26, Vimmerby, Sweden

41st National Book Fair and 11th Bangkok international Book Fair~ Mar 29 – Apr 8, Bangkok, Thailand

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

The Carle Museum’s New Exhibition: The Caldecott Medal: 75 Years of Distinguished Illustration

Friday, January 4th, 2013

From The Carle Museum’s website:

The Caldecott Medal: 75 Years of Distinguished Illustration
January 8 – June 30, 2013

To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Caldecott Medal, The Carle Museum, located in Amherst, MA, USA  is mounting a special exhibition of high quality prints, organized by Barbara Elleman, in the Reading Library. At the end of the 1930s, with urging from publisher and children’s book advocate Frederick Melcher, the American Library Association created a highly welcomed award, to recognize the true artistry of illustration in children’s picture books. Designed to parallel the Newbery Award, established in 1922 and presented each year to a book with outstanding literary qualities, the Randolph Caldecott Medal honored a picture book featuring “the most distinguished illustration of the year.” Its namesake, Randolph Caldecott, was a noted British illustrator of the mid 1800s, who had charmed children with energetic interpretations of nursery rhymes that seemingly burst with humor and mischief, and he was considered worthy to symbolize what was to become an internationally recognized award. In 1938, the first Caldecott Medal was presented to Dorothy Lathrop for Animals of the Bible, A Picture Book, and to mark the 75th anniversary of this award, Barbara Elleman has included a little over one-third of the honorees in the display. The exhibition is grouped into four categories: SNOW, HUSBAND AND WIFE TEAMS, FOLKLORE, and LONG LOVED, LONG REMEMBERED. Additionally, nearly all of the books are shelved in the bookcase dedicated to the memory of Lori Schilder, and we are grateful to her family for funding to enable this and future exhibitions.

Join Guest Curator and former Book Links editor Barbara Elleman for an exhibition tour on January 20 at 3:00 pm. Free with Museum Admission. For more information click here

The Caldecott Award is administered by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA). The 75th Anniversary logo was designed by  2008 Caldecott Medal Winner Brian Selznick who has cleverly brought together characters from past Caldecott Medal-winning books — beginning with the very first in 1938 and spanning all the way to the 21st century.

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

December 2012 Events

Friday, November 30th, 2012

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National Year of Reading~ Australia

Salon du livre et de la presse jeunesse~ ongoing until Dec 3, Montreuil, France

A Journey Without End: Ed Young~ongoing until Dec 30, Omaha, NE, USA

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

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

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 Children’s Literature Centre at Frostburg State University Presents Storybook Holiday~ Dec 1, Frostburg, MD, USA

The 92Y’s Children’s Reading Series Presents: An Evening with  National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Walter Dean Myers~ Dec 1, New York. NY, USA

The Foundation of Children’s Books Presents a Special Book Group Party with Grace Lin~ Dec 1, Brookline, MA, USA

“Dreams of a City” SCBWI Greece Illustrator Exhibition and Book Event~ Dec 1 – 22, Athens, Greece

Iconic Images: Ten Years of Collecting for The Carle. Gallery Tour with Curator, Nick Clark~ Dec 2, Amherst, MA, USA

Asian Festival of Children’s Content Book Club Presents the Singapore Launch of If I Were A Blue Kangaroo by Dave Seow~ Dec 5, Singapore

Bangalore Literature Festival~ Dec 7 – 9, Bangalore, India

Puppet Show and Book Presentation at the SCBWI Greece Illustrator/Author exhibition~ Dec 8, Athens, Greece

So You Want to Choose the 2013 Caldecott?~ Dec 9, Amherst, MA, USA

Summertime Stories Family Event~ Dec 10, Blacktown, Australia

Bengaluru Sahityotsava~ Dec 14 – 16, Bangalore, India

The Best of the Best in 2012 with Susan Bloom~ Dec 15, Amherst, MA, USA

Children’s book reading of “The Giant’s Star” by Marivita Grammatikaki. Music by Nikos Xanthoulis~ Dec 16, Athens, Greece

Chapter & Verse’s (A Book Club for Adults Discussing Children’s Lit) Mock Newbery and Caldecott Discussions~ Dec 20, 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

August 2012 Events

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

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National Year of Reading~ Australia

Exhibition: The Lost Thing by Shaun Tan, From Book to Film: The Art of Story~ ongoing until Aug 26, Maryborough, Australia

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

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

Erode Book Festival~ Aug 3 – 19, Erode, India

41st Annual SCBWI Summer Conference~ Aug 3 – 6, Los Angeles, CA, USA

LUCY’s 2nd Annual Multicultural Continuing Education Day~ Aug 4, Hampton, VA, USA

School Library Journal Presents SummerTeen: A Online Celebration of Young Adult Books~ Aug 8

Reading Association of the Philippines (RAP) Annual Convention~ Aug 9 – 11, Manila, Philipinnes

The IFLA World Library and Information Congress~ Aug 11 – 17, Helsinki, Finland

Edinburgh International Book Festival~ Aug 11 – 27, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Writing & Book Camp for Kids 11+~ Aug 13 – 17, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Shanghai Book Fair~ Aug 15 – 21, Shanghai, China

Children’s Books of the Year Award Winners Announced~ Aug 17, Australia

Christianne’s Lyceum of Literature and Art’s Fifth Anniversary~ Aug 18, Vancouver, BC, Camada

Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) – Book Week: Champions Read~ Aug 18 – 24, Australia

The Storylines Festival of New Zealand Children’s Writers and Illustrators~ Aug 18 – 26, New Zealand

SCBWI Tokyo Illustrator Day with John Shelley~ Aug 19, Tokyo, Japan

Zart Art and CBCA, Vic Branch Seminar: War books for kids – Why?~ Aug 23, Mebourne, Australia

33rd IBBY International Congress: Crossing Boundaries: Translations and Migrations~ Aug 23 – 26, London, United Kingdom

(PaperTigers Editor Marjorie Coughlan will be presenting a paper entitled Escaping Conflict, Seeking Peace: picture books that relate refugee stories, and their importance)

Jump Start 2012: Focusing on the children’s books from India and abroad~Aug 23 – 24, New Delhi, India

Melbourne Writer’s Festival~ Aug 23 – Sep 2, Melbourne, Australia

National Year of Reading Initiative National Reading Day~ Australia

Summer Dreams Literary Arts Festival~ Aug 25, Vancouver, BC, Canada

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

 

Bologna Book Fair – SCBWI Duelling Artists

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

We didn’t manage to be there for the full two hours but the SCBWI stand at the Bologna Book Fair was even more the place to be from 12.00-2.00 today, when authors from across the regions read their own unpublished manuscript and two (later, I think, three) illustrators battled it out to draw the illustrations.

We caught most of Paul O. Zelinsky (on the left) and Bob Barner (right) working up a frenzy with a fun counting book from Kathleen Ahrens (and John Shelley on guitar!). When it came to 10, they pulled the flip charts together and joined forces…

Then Lesley Vamos (left) and Serena Geddes (right) illustrate a story written and read by Chris Cheng:

Sadly, we had to leave before the end but you can see pictures of the whole session on Chris Cheng’s blog.

February 2012 Events

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

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Black History Month~ Canada

African American History Month~ USA

National African American Read-inUSA

National Year of Reading~ Australia

National Storytelling Week~ ongoing until Feb 4, United Kingdom

Kolkata Book Fair~ ongoing until Feb 6, Kolkata, India

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

Celebrating 20 years of Philippine Children’s Book Illustration Exhibit~ ongoing until Feb 26, Manila, Philippines


Taipei Book Fair~ Feb 1 -6, Taipei, Taiwan

28 Days Later: A Black History Celebration of Children’s and YA Lit~ Feb 1 – 29, USA

Children’s Literature Symposium: The Same Text but Different: Variants in Children’s Media~ Feb 3 – 4, Sarasota, FL, USA

Pratham Book Events at the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival~ Feb 4 – 12, Mumbai, India

2012 Sydney Taylor Book Award Blog Tour~ Feb 5 – 10

Seminar : Illustrating Children’s books in the Folk Art Traditions of India~ Feb 8, Mumbai, India

MA Children’s Book Illustration Exhibit~ Feb 8 – 15, London, United Kingdom

The Association of Writers and Illustrators for Children (AWIC) Presents an International Conference on Book Therapy~ Feb 9 – 11, New Delhi, India

Imagine Children’s Festival~ Feb 10 – 26, London, United Kingdom

Writer-in-Residence Launch: Meet Sarah Ellis~ Feb 11, Toronto, ON, Canada

47th ACELT Conference: Reading Ourselves, Reading the World~ Feb 11, Manila, Philippines

International Book Giving Day~ Feb 14

2011 Cybils (the Children’s and Young Adult Bloggers’ Literary Awards) Winners Announced~ Feb 14

First Nations Public Library Week~ Feb 14 – 19, Province of Ontario, Canada

Chapter & Verse’s (A Book Club for Adults Discussing Children’s Lit) Discussion of ALA/ALSC Award Winners~ Feb 15, USA

Sun Gallery’s Twenty-third Annual Children’s Book Illustrator Exhibit~ Feb 15 -  Apr 7, Hayward, CA, USA

SCBWI Caribbean Book Chat Via Skype~ Feb 16

All In! Young Writers Media Festival~ Feb 18 – 19, Singapore

International Mother Language Day~ Feb 21

Centre for Youth Literature’s 21st Birthday Celebration~ Feb 21 -  22, Melbourne, Australia

Cooperative Children’s Book Centre Webinar~ Feb 22, USA

Words Take Wing: Honoring Diversity in Children’s Literature~ Feb 23, Davis, CA, USA

Exhibit at the Vilnius Book Fair – Iliustrarium: Children’s Book Illustrations in Modern Lithuania~ Feb 23 – 26, Vilnius, Lithuania

Vancouver Children’s Literature Roundtable Presents Serendipity 2012: Year of the Dragon: Asian Themes for Young Canadian Readers. Speakers include PaperTigers (!!), Allen Say, Paul Yee and Lisa Yee~ Feb 24 – 25, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Indianapolis Youth Literature Conference~ Feb 25, Indianapolis, IN, USA

20th Annual Hubbs Children’s Literature Conference~ Feb 25, St. Paul, MN, USA

Biennial ISSCL Conference: Is féidir linn! [Yes we can!]: Politics and Ideology in Children’s Literature~ Feb 25 – 26, Dublin, Ireland

Freedom to Read Week~ Feb 26 – Mar 3, Canada

MA Children’s Book Illustration Exhibit~ Feb 29 – Mar 15, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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

Growing up Asian in America Contest~ submissions accepted until Mar 12, San Francisco, CA, USA

Ilustarte: 5th International Biennial Exhibition of Children’s Books Illustration ~ ongoing until Apr 8, Lisbon, Portugal

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

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

List of Selected Illustrators for the 2012 Bologna Children’s Book Fair Illustrators Exhibition Announced!

Friday, January 20th, 2012

The List of Selected Illustrators for the Illustrators Exhibition at the 2012 Bologna Children’s Book Fair has just been released!

The Illustrator Exhibit showcases the work of talented young artists whose work has yet to be acknowledged and each year one of these artists is awarded the Bologna Children’s Book Fair – SM Foundation International Award for Illustration. The award is announced by an international jury of experts during the Fair. This year’s winner will receive a prize of 30.000 dollars and given the opportunity to illustrate a children’s book to be published by Grupo SM. This book will then be presented during the 2013 Fair and a special exhibition organized to highlight the work of the winning artist. (The 2011 winner was Page Tsou from Taiwan )

The 2012 Illustrators Exhibition will be on display during the Bologna Children’s Book Fair (March 19 – 22), will then be exhibited in Japan under the supervision of JBBY and may subsequently be transferred to other venues in other countries. To learn more click here.