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