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

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

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

January 2012 Events

Sunday, January 1st, 2012

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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

International Library of Children’s Literature Exhibit: Dragons, Dragons, Dragons!~ ongoing until Jan 29, Tokyo, Japan

An Artist Remembers: Hanukkah Lamps Selected by Maurice Sendak~ ongoing until Jan 29, New York, NY, USA

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

Children’s Literature Exhibition~ ongoing until Jan 31, Muttukadu, India

2nd National Children’s Book Award~ nominations accepted until Jan 31, Philippines

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

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

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

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

2012 – 2014 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature~ to be announced in Jan, USA

National Year of Reading~ Australia

2011 Cybils (the Children’s and Young Adult Bloggers’ Literary Awards) Shortlists Announced~ Jan 1

Modern Language Association Annual Conference~ Jan 5 – 8, Seattle, WA, USA

Chennai Book Fair~ Jan 5 – 17, Chennai, India

10th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities~ Jan 10 – 13, Honolulu, HI, USA

Galle Literary Festival~ Jan 18 – 22, Galle, Sri Lanka

ALSC (Association for Library Service to Children) Events at the ALA Midwinter Meeting~ Jan 19 – 24, Dallas, TX, USA

USBBY Cosponsored Event at the ALA Midwinter Meeting~ Jan 20, Dallas, TX, USA

YALSA Events at the ALA Midwinter Meeting~ Jan 20 – 24, Dallas, TX, USA

American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting~ Jan 20 – 24, Dallas, TX, USA

Jaipur Literature Festival~ Jan 20 – 24, Jaipur, India

2012 ALA Youth Media Awards  Press Conference~ Jan 23, Dallas, TX, USA

No Name-Calling Week~ Jan 23 – 27, USA and Canada

MACL Presents: A Talk by One of Canada’s Most Beloved Children’s Book Writers: Paulette Bourgeois ~ Jan 26, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Kolkata Book Fair~ Jan 26 – Feb 6, Kolkata, India

Family Literacy Day~ Jan 27, Canada

13th Annual SCBWI International Winter Conference~ Jan 27 – 29, New York, NY, 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

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

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

November 2011 Events

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

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Picture Book Month

American Indian Heritage Month~ USA

National Novel Writing Month: NaNoWriMo for Youth~ Australia

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

Kuala Lumpur Children’s Book Festival~ ongoing until Nov 4, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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

31st Santiago International Book Fair~ ongoing until Nov 13, Santiago, Chile

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

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

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

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NAME’s (National Association for Multicultural Education) Annual Conference~ Nov 2 – 5, Chicago, IL, USA

SCBWI Israel Event: Interactive Digital Children Books~ Nov 3, Tel Aviv, Israel

Children’s Literature Council Fall Gala~ Nov 5, Los Angeles, CA, USA

15th Annual Rochester Children’s Book Festival~ Nov 5, Rochester, NY, USA

OKI (Ohio Kentucky Indiana) Children’s Literature Conference~ Nov 5, Crestview Hills, KY, USA

Once Upon A World Children’s Book Award Ceremony~ Nov 6, Los Angeles, CA, USA

21st Annual Children’s Illustration Show~ Nov 6 – Jan 1, Northampton, MA, USA

National Young Readers Week~ Nov 7 – 13, USA

Northern Children’s Book Festival~ Nov 7 – 20, United Kingdom

Bookaroo in the City~ Nov 8 – 24, Delhi, India

Two-time Caldecott Medal-winner Chris Van Allsburg at Kidsbooks~ Nov 9, Vancouver, BC, Canada

CILIP YLG Wendy Drewett Ireland Book Day~ Nov 9, Bangor, Ireland

Green Inking: Graphic Novels & Comic Books by and about the Irish~ Nov 9, Dublin, Ireland

National Black Storytelling Festival and Conference~ Nov 9 – 13, Atlanta, GA, USA

A Journey Without End: Ed Young~ Nov 11 – Jan 28, 2012, Abilene, TX, USA

The 18th Annual British IBBY/NCRCL MA Children’s Literature Conference: It Doesn’t Have to Rhyme – Children and Poetry~ Nov 12, London, United Kingdom

SCBWI Belgium Event: A Day with the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award Nominees~ Nov 12, Brussels, Belgium

Connecticut Children’s Book Fair~ Nov 12 – 13, Storrs, CT, USA

Istanbul Book Fair / IBBY Turkey Announces Children’s Books of the Year~ Nov 12 – 20, Istanbul, Turkey

Reading Association of the Philippines Midyear Demofest~ Nov 13 – 15, Dipolog City, Philippines

National Book Awards~ Nov 14 – 16, New York, NY, USA

National Book Week: Wings  of  Imagination~ Nov 14 – 20, India

2011 Governor General’s Literary Awards Winners Announced~ Nov 15, Toronto, ON, Canada

Vancouver Children’s Literature Roundtable and the Museum of Anthropology Panel Discussion: Joy Kogawa and Maggie DeVries~ Nov 15, Vancouver, BC, Canada

2nd Annual Children’s Poetry Festival~ Nov 16 – 18, San Salvador, El Salvador

Sharjah International Book Fair and Announcement of the Etisalat Prize for Arabic Children’s Literature Winner~ Nov 16 – 26, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Children’s Literature Assembly Events at the National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention~ Nov 17 – 20, Chicago, IL, USA

Children’s Africana Book Awards Ceremony~ Nov 18, Washington, DC, USA

Penang International Kids Storytelling Festival (PINKS)~ Nov 19, Penang, Malaysia

Bookamania~ Nov 19, Chicago, IL, USA

10th Annual International Children’s and Young Adult Literature Celebration: Open a Door, Open a Book, Open your Mind..to the World~ Nov 19, Madison, WI, USA

Savannah Children’s Book Festival~ Nov 19, Savannah, GA, USA

SCBWI British Isles Conference~ Nov 19 – 20, Winchester, United Kingdom

USBBY Co-sponsored Session at the NCTE Annual Convention: Outstanding Books For and About Young People with Disabilities~ Nov 20, Chicago, IL, USA

Assembly on Literature for Adolescents Workshops~ Nov 20 – 22, Chicago, IL, USA

UK Muslim Book Awards Presentation~ Nov 22, London, United Kingdom

Oh the Places You’ll Go! Journeys for the Young Interdisciplinary Traveler | Music and Literary Arts Workshop~ Nov 23 -25, Singapore

2011 Governor General’s Literary Awards Winners Ceremony~ Nov 24, Ottawa, ON, Canada

Authors Sarah Ellis and Julie Lawson at Kidsbooks ~ Nov 24, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Bookaroo~ Nov 25 – 27, Delhi, India

Keeping Books Alive Conference~ Nov 26, Melbourne, Australia

Guadalajara Book Fair~ Nov 26 – Dec 4, Guadalajara, Mexico

Calgary Children’s Book Fair and Conference~ Nov 27, Calgary, AB, Canada

I Have a Dream | Writing for Social Change by Pooja Makhijani~ Nov 30 – Dec 2, Singapore

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Tulika Books Author Events~ India

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

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

September 2011 Events

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

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Skipping Stones Youth Honor Award Winners Announced

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

1st Biennial IBBY Africa Conference~ ongoing until Sep 2, Polokwane, South Africa

IBBY Germany Presents Kein Kinderspiel! [No child's play!]: A Workshop for Translators~ ongoing until Sep 2, Hamburg, Germany

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

Beijing International Book Fair (BIBF)~ ongoing until Sep 4, Beijing, China

Delhi Book Fair~ ongoing until Sep 4, Delhi, India

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

Nairn Book & Arts Festival~ ongoing until Sep 4, Nairn, United Kingdom

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

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

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

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

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

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

heARTlines: Children’s Literature and Book Illustration Festival ~ Sep 2 – Oct 9, Mundaring, Australia

Asian Congress of Storytellers~ Sep 3 – 4, Singapore

Ipswich Festival of Children’s Literature~ Sep 3 – 14, Woodlands, Australia

Kathalaya Storytelling Course~ Sep 5 – 10, Bangalore, India

SCBWI Tokyo Illustrators Exhibition~ Sep 6 – 11, Tokyo, Japan

Brisbane Writers Festival~ Sep 7 – 11, Brisbane, Australia

International Children’s and Youth Literature Festival~ Sep 7 – 17, Berlin, Germany

Moscow International Book Fair~ Sep 7 – 12, Moscow, Russia

International Literacy Day~ Sep 8

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

The Snowy Day and the Art of Ezra Jack Keats Exhibition~ Sep 9 – Jan 29, 2012, New York, NY, USA

CYA Later, Alligator – Children’s and Young Adult Writers And Illustrators Conference~ Sep 10, Brisbane, Australia

Book Blogger Appreciation Week~ Sep 12 – 16

The Manila International Book Fair: Words Without Borders~ Sep 14 – 18, Manila, Philippines

Chapter & Verse Meeting (a Book Club for Adults Discussing Children’s Lit)~ Sep 15, USA

REFORMA National Conference~ Sep 15 – 18, Denver, CO, USA

Eden Mills Writers’ Festival~ Sep 15 – 18, Eden Mills, ON, Canada

Hispanic Heritage Month~ Sep 15 – Oct 15, USA

Children’s Literature Scholar and Author, Leonard Marcus Gives Talk on “The Art of Leonard Weisgard” at Arne Nixon Center for the Study of Children’s Literature~ Sep 16, Fresno, CA, USA

5th Annual Kidlitosphere Conference~ Sep 16 – 17, Seattle, WA, USA

The Canadian Children’s Book Centre Presents: Get Published! Seminar~ Sep 17, Toronto, ON, Canada

2nd SCBWI Children’s Book Seminar~ Sep 17, Bacolod, Philippines

57th St. Children’s Book Fair~ Sep 18, Chicago, IL, USA

Telling Tales: A Family Festival of Stories~ Sep 18, Rockton, ON, Canada

Thin Air – Winnipeg International Writers Festival~ Sep 18 – 24, Winnipeg, MB, Canada

International Day of Peace~ Sep 21

SCBWI Children’s Book Seminar~ Sep 21, Maasin, Philippines

The Carle Honors 2011 Annual Gala and Art Auction~ Sep 22, New York, NY, USA

First Story Festival~ Sep 22 – 23, Banbury, United Kingdom

Northwoods Children’s Book Conference~ Sep 22 – 23, Hayward, WI, USA

Göteborg Book Fair~ Sep 22 – 25, Göteborg, Sweden

The Pictorial Worlds of Shaun Tan~ Sep 22 – 25, Göteborg, Sweden

23rd Biennial of Illustrations Bratislava~ Sep 22 – Oct 26, Bratislava, Slovakia

Wigtown Book Festival~ Sep 23 – Oct 2, Wigtown, United Kingdom

Bath Festival of Children’s Literature~ Sep 23 – Oct 2, Bath, United Kingdom

The Children’s Bookshow: Stories From Around The World~ Sep 23 – Dec 7, United Kingdom

3rd Annual Elizabeth York Children’s Literature Festival~ Sep 24, Anderson, IN, USA

Fairytale Town’s 11th Annual Children’s Book Festival~ Sep 24 – 25, Sacramento, CA, USA

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

Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read~ Sep 24 – Oct 1, USA

Appledore Book Festival (featuring Michael Rosen)~ Sep 24 – Oct 2, Appledore, United Kingdom

The Word on the Street National Book and Magazine Festival: Celebrating Reading. Advocating Literacy ~ Sep 25, Canada

The Hindu Lit for Life Festival~ Sep 25, Delhi, India

Postmedia Raise-a-Reader Day~ Sep 28, Canada

Reading Association of Ireland Annual Conference: Creating Multiple Pathways To Powerful Literacy In Challenging Times ~ Sep 29 – Oct 1, Dublin, Ireland

July 2011 Events

Friday, July 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

Manchester Children’s Book Festival~ ongoing until July 4, Manchester, United Kingdom

London Literature Festival~ ongoing until July 14, London, United Kingdom

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

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

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

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

West Cork Literary Festival Children’s Programme~ July 3 – 9, Bantry, Ireland

NAIDOC Week~ July 3 – 10, Australia

The 20th Biennial Congress of the International Research Society for Children’s Literature~ July  4 – 8, Brisbane, Australia

Southampton Children’s Literature Conference~ July 6 – 10, Southampton, NY, USA

Tokyo International Book Fair ~ July 7 – 10, Tokyo, Japan

SCBWI Tokyo Presents: Discovering PaperTigers—the Online Forum for Multicultural Children’s Literature~ July 8, Tokyo, Japan

Centre for the Study of New Literacies Annual Conference: New Methods for New Literacies~ July 8 – 9, Sheffield, United Kingdom

Australian Literacy Educators’ Association (ALEA) National Conference~ July 8 – 10, Norwood, Australia

Pop Up Festival of Stories~ July 9 – 10, London, United Kingdom

Siragugal Festival~ July 9 – 10, Chennai, India

Artist Talk – David Elliot: The Making of the Word Witch~ July 10, Rotorua, New Zealand

Mock Children’s Literature Class at The Eric Carle Museum of Picturebook Art~ July 10, Amherst, MA, USA

Literature and Translation Conference~ July 11 – 12, Melbourne, Australia

Pan-African Reading for All Conference~ July 11 – 14, Gaborone, Botswana

4th Annual International Conference on Literature, Languages & Linguistics~ July 11 – 14, Athens, Greece

Association for Cultural Studies – Summer Institute on Critical Literacies~ July 11 – 15, Ghent, Belgium

Mazza Museum’s International Art from Picture Books Summer Conference~ July 11  – 15, Findlay, OH, USA

Teaching Writing through Children’s Literature~ July 11 – 15, Cullowhee, NC, USA

Children’s Book Fair~ July 11 – 30, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Graduate Children’s Literature Information Session at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art~ July 11, Amherst, MA, USA

Whitsunday Voices Youth Literature Festival~ July 13 – 17, Mackay, Australia

Mervyn Peake and the Fantasy Tradition: A Centenary Conference~ July 15 – 16, Chichester, United Kingdom

The 47th UKLA International Conference – Empowerment Through Literacy: Literacy Shaping Futures~ July 15 – 17, Chester, United Kingdom

Dublin UNESCO City of Literature Picturebook Picnic~ July 16, Dublin, Ireland

Book Signing and Art Workshop with Christy Hale, author of The East-West House: Noguchi’s Childhood in Japan~ July 17, Laguna Beach, CA, USA

National Children’s Book Day~ July 19, Philippines

Hong Kong Book Fair~ July 20 – 26, Hong Kong

Lima International Book Fair~ July 20 – Aug 2, Lima, Peru

Racial Harmony Day~ July 21, Singapore

Chapter & Verse Meeting (a Book Club for Adults Discussing Children’s Lit)~ July 21, USA

2011 WLU Summer Institute: Teachers, Students and Families Together: Nurturing Literate Communities~ July 21 – 24, Las Vegas, NV, USA

Center for Children’s & Young Adult Literature and Knox County Public Library Present:2011 Best of the Best~ July 22, Knoxville, TN, USA

The XI Latin America Conference and II National Conference~ July 22 – 24, Managua, Nicaragua

Tirgan Iranian Festival Literature Events~ July 21 – 24, Toronto, ON, Canada

Series: What’s Happening with Children’s Books in the World? Lecture: What’s Happening with Children’s Books in the Netherlands and Belgium?~ July 23, Tokyo, Japan

SCBWI Eastern Pa’s Festival of Authors and Illustrators~ July 28, Doylestown, PA, USA

100 Years of the Secret Garden~ July 29 – 30, Hanover, NH, USA

Stories of Anansi the Survivor with Storyteller Phyllis Walker~ July 31, Toronto, ON, USA

17th European Conference on Reading: Literacy and Diversity~ July 31 – Aug 3, Mons, Belgium

June 2011 Events

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

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2011 Frances Lincoln Diverse Voices Children’s Book Award Winner Announces~ Newcastle, United Kingdom

Book Launch and Signings: The Grand Plan to Fix Everything by Uma Krishnaswami~ USA

Fremantle Children’s Literature Centre Exhibits and Programs~ Fremantle, Australia

Dromkeen National Centre for Picture Book Art Exhibits~ Riddells Creek, 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

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

Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Events

Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences 2011: Coasts and Continents: Exploring Peoples and Places~ ongoing until  June 4, Fredericton, NB, Canada

The Guardian Hay Festival: A Festival for Tots, Teens and In-Betweens~ ongoing until June 5, United Kingdom

Singapore Book Fair~ ongoing until June 5, Singapore

Skipping Stones Magazine’s Youth Honor Award Program – Multicultural Awareness and Nature Appreciation~ entries accepted until June 25

Golden Kite, Golden Dreams: The SCBWI Awards Exhibit~ ongoing until June 24, Hattiesburg, MS, USA

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

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

2012 South Asia Book Award~ entries accepted until Dec 31

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

International Symposium: Literature. Children. Time~ June 1 – 5, Lviv, Ukraine

Children’s Literature Book Club for Adults Discusses Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan and Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman~ June 2, Fresno, CA, USA

SCBWI-CCP Children’s Book Conference~ June 4, Manila, Philppines

Voices on the Coast: a Youth Literature Festival~ June 4 – 8, Sunshine Coast, Australia

The Canadian Aboriginal Writing and Arts Challenge Reception and Exhibition~ June 6, Toronto, ON, Canada

Little Manfred: In Conversation with Michael Morpurgo and Michael Foreman~ June 6, London, United Kingdom

Librarian’s Day~ June 7, Cuba

International Conference: Picture & Text~ June 8 – 10, Tallinn, Estonia

Dancing By The Light Of The Moon: The Art Of Fred Marcellino~ June 9 – Oct 29, Abilene, TX, USA

Bridlington Poetry Festival~ June 10 – 11, Skirlaugh, United Kingdom

National Black Book Festival~ June 10 – 12, Houston, TX, USA

Red House Children’s Book Award Ceremony~ June 11, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Poet/Author John Hegley’s Book Launch at Discover Children’s Story Centre~ June 11, London, United Kingdom

Mixed Roots Film and Literary Festival~ June 11 – 12, Los Angeles, CA, USA

4th Annual Children’s Literature Conference And Horace Mann Upstanders Award~June 12, Los Angeles, CA, USA

The Canadian Children’s Book Centre‘s Annual General Meeting~ June 13, Toronto, ON, Canada

Seoul International Book Fair~ June 15 – 19, Seoul, South Korea

International Day of the African Child~ June 16

Borders Book Festival~ June 16 – 19, Melrose, United Kingdom

4th World Children’s Festival~ June 17 – 19, Washington, D.C., USA

The Torquay Froth and Bubble Literary Festival~ June 18 – 19, Torquay, Australia

Next Library Conference~ June 19 – 21, Aarhus, Denmark

World Refugee Day~ June 20

Refugee Week: Different Pasts, Shared Future~ June 20 – 26, United Kingdom

CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Children’s Book Awards Winners Announced~ June 23, London, United Kingdom

Children’s Literature Association Conference: Revolt, Rebellion, Protest: Change and Insurrection in Children’s Literature~ June 23 – 25, Roanoke, VA, USA

Fifth Biennial Conference of the Society for the History of Children and Youth~ June 23 – 25, New York City, NY, USA

American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference~ June 23 – 28, New Orleans, LA, USA

ALSC Activities During the ALA Annual Conference~ June 23 – 28, New Orleans, LA, USA

YALSA Activities During the ALA Annual Conference~ June 23 – 28, New Orleans, LA, USA

Kids and Young Adult Literature Festival~ June 25, Rozelle, Australia

Adarna House Summer Workshop for Teachers: Learning from the Past~ June 25, Quezon City, Philippines

USBBY Session at the ALA Annual Conference “International Children’s Book Publishing: A Small Press Perspective”~ June 25, New Orleans, LA, USA

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

Newbery-Caldecott-Wilder Banquet~ June 26, New Orleans, LA, USA

Canadian Multiculturalism Day~ June 27, Canada

International Reading Association Workshops~ June 27 – 28, Washington, D.C. USA