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October 2013

Kidlit Meet Up Night – N. Metro West Boston

October 29, 2013 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Writers' Loft,
20 North Main St. #360, Sherborn, MA 01770 United States
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Since 2011, we have been meeting bimonthly to discuss children’s books and the publishing process. On Tuesday, October 29th from 7:30-10, please stop by for a social night of fun! Authors, illustrators, librarians, booksellers, agents, editors, etc. are all welcome!

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Information Session: Simmons College MFA in Writing for Children at The Carle Museum

October 30, 2013 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art,
125 West Bay Rd., Amherst, MA 01002 United States
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Simmons College and The Carle are delighted to announce the expansion of our partnership offering graduate programs in children’s literature at The Carle to include: the continuation of the MFA in Writing for Children program, a new MA in Children’s Literature, and a new joint degree combining the MFA/MA degree programs. Attend an informational session at the Museum to learn about the programs, how to apply, and meet representatives from Simmons and the Museum. To register, click here. For more…

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Educators’ Night with Jack Gantos at The Carle Museum

October 30, 2013 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art,
125 West Bay Rd., Amherst, MA 01002 United States
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The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is pleased to announce its Annual Educators’ Night on October 30, 2013, featuring a conversation and book signing with award-winning author Jack Gantos, as well as presentations from educators about integrating the arts into the classroom. The event begins at 4:30 pm and is free and open to all educators as space permits. “Dead Ends, Rotten Ralphs, Jacks and Joeys: A Conversation with Jack Gantos” will be facilitated by Cathryn M. Mercier,…

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$50 (members), $65 (non-members)

Crash Course in Picture Books

October 30, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wellesley Books,
82 Central St., Wellesley, MA 02482 United States
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Have you always wanted to try writing a picture book? Picture book texts can look deceptively simple, but when you sit down to write one, it can be hard to know how to begin. In this three-hour crash-course in picture books writing, we’ll look at several topics ranging from the question, “What is a picture book?,” to issues of audience, theme, language, character, conflict, and structure, as they apply specifically to picture book writing. Examples will be drawn from a…

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Common Core: Making Sense of the Standards

October 30, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Pearson,
501 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02116 United States
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The Common Core Initiative is not only changing the classroom, but the world of educational publishing. How are publishers re-purposing their content and meeting the new demands? Join as experts discuss how they are developing new methods and products that can help schools successfully provide the knowledge and skills that our young people need for future success. The panel will be moderated by Christopher Kenneally (Copyright Clearance Center) and includes panelists Steve Pekich (consultant, Victory Productions; formerly of Vista Higher…

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November 2013

Ender’s Game opens

November 1, 2013
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Tui T. Sutherland at Burlington Barnes & Noble

November 1, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Burlington Barnes & Noble,
98 Middlesex Parkway, Burlington, MA 01803 United States
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Tui T. Sutherland will appear at the Burlington Barnes & Noble on Friday, November 1st, to celebrate the release of Wings of Fire book 4: Dark Secret. The Wings of Fire saga continues with a visit to the mysterious land of the NightWings, where Starflight must face a terrible choice — his home, or his friends? Like all the dragonets of destiny, Starflight has always wanted to see his home — but he’s also been afraid of his fellow NightWings.…

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$65

What’s New in Children’s Books Fall 2013 Conference

November 2, 2013 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Pine Manor College,
400 Heath St., Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 United States
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What’s New in Children’s Books Saturday Half-Day Conference presented by The Foundation for Children’s Books Saturday, November 2 @ 8:30am-12:30pm Ferry Administration Building, Pine Manor College 400 Heath Street, Chestnut Hill, MA Speakers: Meg Kearney Meg is the author of The Secret Life of Me and The Girl in the Mirror, novels in verse for teens, as well as Trouper, her first picture book, published this fall and illustrated by E.B. Lewis. She directs the Solstice MFA in Creative Writing…

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17th Annual Cambridge Family Literacy Fun Day

November 2, 2013 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Cambridge City Hall,
795 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, 02139
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The 17th Annual Cambridge Family Literacy Fun Day will be held at Cambridge City Hall on Saturday, November 2 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. This is a free event for Cambridge families with children in grades pre-K–3, and will feature children’s activities, free books, Bonaparte the Magician (shows at 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.), sing-alongs, face painting, and more. For more information, call 617-349-6492 or view the flyer. Sponsored by Cambridge Family Literacy Collaborative which includes: Agenda for Children…

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Kate Sullivan at Brookline Public Library

November 2, 2013 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Brookline Public Library,
361 Washington St., Brookline, MA 02445 United States
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Celebrate the publication of On Linden Square, written and illustrated by Kate Sullivan, right in the neighborhood where the book takes place! On the first day of winter vacation, Stella Mae watches her neighbors go about their busy days, minding their own business — until a snowstorm brings them together in a surprising way! At this event, we’ll get to know our neighbors, play music, sing songs, and weather permitting, parade from the library to the real-life Linden Square. Book…

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