August 2009 Events

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

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Lima International Book Fair~ ongoing until Aug 5, Lima, Peru

2009 Bologna Illustrators Exhibition of Children’s Books~ ongoing until Aug 16, Tokyo, Japan

READ!Singapore 2009 – Dreaming A Good Read~ ongoing until Aug 31, Singapore

Exhibition of Children’s Book Illustrations~ ongoing until Aug 31, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Enchanted Worlds – Art of Fairy Stories & Mermaid Tales exhibition~ ongoing until Sep 5, Lancashire, United Kingdom

Exhibition – Drawings from the Heart: Tomie de Paola Turns 75 ~ ongoing until Nov 1, Amherst, MA, USA

Picture Perfect: Art from Caldecott Award Books, 2006-2009~ ongoing until Nov 8, 2010, Chicago, IL, USA

Korean History & Culture and the Korean American Experience Sixth Annual Seminar for K-12 Educators~ Aug 3 -7, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Faraway Places – Real and Imagined Journeys with YA Authors Judith Simpson, John Nicholson and John Danalis~ Aug 4 – 5, Melbourne, Australia

Tokyo Reading Association Conference~ Aug 6, Tokyo, Japan

The 38th Annual SCBWI Summer Conference~ Aug 7 – 10, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Kazakhstan Reading Association Conference~ Aug 8 – 10, Astana, Kazakhstan

The 19th Biennial Congress of IRSCL: Children’s Literature and Cultural Diversity~ Aug 8 – 12, Frankfurt, Germany

LIANZA Children’s Book Awards Ceremony~ Aug 10, Wellington, New Zealand

Library Week~ Aug 10 – 16, New Zealand

6th Pan-African Reading for All Conference in Conjunction with Tanzania National Book Week~ Aug 10 – 14, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

The Canadian Book Camp~ Aug 10 – 14, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Bookgig on the Road with Author and Illustrator Heath McKenzie~ Aug 10 – 21, Australia

Edinburgh International Book Festival~ Aug 15 – 31, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

On-line Launch for the 2009 Inky Awards~ Aug 20, Australia

Seminar on Reading Promotion and Storytelling for Children~ Aug 20 – 21, Pretoria, South Africa

Children’s Book of the Year Award Winner Announced~ Aug 21, Australia

The Crichton Award for New Illustrators Winner Announced~ Aug 21, Australia

Melbourne Writers Festival~ Aug 21 – 30, Melbourne, Australia

Children’s Book Week: Book Safari~ Aug 22 – 28, Australia

2009 Bologna Illustrators Exhibition of Children’s Books~ Aug 22 – Sep 27, Nishinomiya City, Japan

World Library and Information Congress: 75th IFLA General Conference and Assembly “Libraries Create Futures: Building on Cultural Heritage”~ Aug 23 – 27, Milan, Italy

Storylines Festival of New Zealand Children’s Writers and Illustrators~ Aug 23 – 30, New Zealand

Manila International Storytelling Festival~ Aug 28 – 29, Manila, Philippines

Western Australia Spring Poetry Festival and National Poetry Week~ Aug 28 – Sep 4, Australia

Taranaki Children’s Book Festival~ Aug 31 – Sep 5, Taranaki, New Zealand

Singapore International Storytelling Festival~ Aug 31 – Sep 12, Singapore

September 2008 Events

Monday, September 1st, 2008

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Library Card Sign-up Month~ USA

National Poetry Week~ ongoing until Sep 7, Australia

Singapore International Storytelling Festival~ ongoing until Sep 9, Singapore

Children Should Be Seen: The Image of the Child in American Picture-Book Art~ ongoing until Sep 14, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Beijing International Book Fair~ Sep 1 – 4, Tinjian, China

National Literacy and Numeracy Week~ Sep 1 – 7, Australia

New Zealand Book Month~ Sep 1 – 30, New Zealand

Christchurch Writers Festival: Getting Between the Covers~ Sep 4 – 7, Christchurch, New Zealand

Shanghai Conference On Children’s Publishing~ Sep 5 – 6, Shanghai, China

Cape Clear Island Storytellling Festival~ Sep 5 – 7, Cape Clear, Ireland

31st IBBY World Congress~ Sep 7 – 10, Copenhagen, Denmark

Hans Christian Anderson Awards Presentation~ Sep 7, Copenhagen, Denmark

International Literacy Day~ Sep 8

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

29th Manila International Book Fair: Words Without Borders~ Sep 12 – 16, Manila, Philippines

Bath Festival of Children’s Literature~ Sep 19 – 28, Bath, United Kingdom

Brisbane Writers Festival~ Sep 17 – 21, Brisbane, Australia

CYA later, Alligator – Children’s and Young Adult Writers And Illustrators Conference~ Sep 20, Brisbane, Australia

6th Annual Houston Latino Book and Family Festival~ Sep 20 – 21, Houston, TX, USA

International Day of Peace~ Sep 21

9th Annual Hog Wild About Reading: A Motorcycle Ride For Literacy~ Sep 21, Port Moody, BC, Canada

Raise-a-Reader Day~ Sep 24, Canada

International Children’s and Youth Literature Festival~ Sep 24 – Oct 4, Berlin, Germany

National Book Festival~ Sep 27, Washington, D.C., USA

Kidlit Bloggers Conference~ Sep 27, Portland, OR, USA

SCBWI Illustrator Day~ Sep 27, San Francisco, CA, USA

Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read~ Sep 27 – Oct 4, USA

Word on the Street Book and Magazine Festival ~ Sep 28, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Entry Deadline for the Noma Concours for Picture Book Illustrations~ Sep 30