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April 2016

ReadBoston Book Fair at the Prudential Center Barnes & Noble

April 27 - April 30
Prudential Center Barnes & Noble,
800 Boylston St., Suite 179
Boston, MA 02199 United States
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Join the Prudential Center Barnes & Noble to support Boston Public Schools at a book fair for ReadBoston. When you visit from April 27th to 30th, you can show your support for ReadBoston. ReadBoston is the city’s only comprehensive early literacy program, reaching Boston’s children at all points in their day, all year long. @BNBostonPru

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Independent Bookstore Day

April 30
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from the Independent Bookstore Day website: Independent bookstores are not just stores, they’re community centers and local anchors run by passionate readers. They are entire universes of ideas that contain the possibility of real serendipity. They are lively performance spaces and quiet places where aimless perusal is a day well spent. Indie bookstores, whether dusty and labyrinthine or clean and well-lighted, are not just stores, they are solutions. They hold the key to your love life, your career, and your…

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El día de los niños/El día de los libros

April 30

from ALA’s Día website: El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day), commonly known as Día, is a celebration every day of children, families, and reading that culminates yearly on April 30. The celebration emphasizes the importance of literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds. Día is a nationally recognized initiative that emphasizes the importance of literacy for all children from all backgrounds. It is a daily commitment to linking children and their families…

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Concord Middle School PTG Book Fair at the Concord Bookshop

April 30 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Concord Bookshop,
65 Main St.
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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from the Concord Bookshop’s website: Join us all day at the Concord Bookshop on Saturday, April 30th for the Concord Middle School Book Fair. We have staff wish lists, suggestions for both adult and younger readers, jigsaw puzzles, greeting cards, coloring books, gift certificates… the list goes on and on! Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, graduations, birthdays, and “just because” — books are always in season! A percentage of *every* purchase from the day will benefit the Concord Middle School PTG.

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Wendell Minor and Florence Minor at The Blue Bunny

April 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The Blue Bunny Books and Toys,
577 High St.
Dedham, MA 02026 United States
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The Blue Bunny is thrilled to welcome artist and author Wendell Minor and his talented wife Florence Minor for a special Independent Bookstore Day event on Saturday April 30th at 2 p.m. Wendell Minor is nationally known for the artwork he has created for over fifty award-winning children’s books. His many collaborators include Jean Craighead George, Robert Burleigh, Buzz Aldrin, Tony Johnston, Mary Higgins Clark, and last but not least, his wife Florence. Wendell is also the cover artist and…

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May 2016

Rick Riordan at Back Bay Events Center

May 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Back Bay Events Center,
180 Berkeley St.
Boston, 02116
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from the Harvard Book Store’s website: Harvard Book Store welcomes back bestselling author Rick Riordan — dubbed “Storyteller of the Gods” by Publishers Weekly — for his return to both Greek mythology and the world of Camp Half-Blood! Join us in Boston on publication date for a presentation of the first book in a new series, The Trials of Apollo, Book One: The Hidden Oracle. This event will be the only Rick Riordan event in the country for The Hidden…

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Big Sur at Cape Cod Conference with Andrea Brown Literary Agency

May 13 @ 8:00 am - May 15 @ 5:00 pm
Sea Crest Beach Hotel,
350 Quaker Rd.
North Falmouth, MA 02556 United States
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big sur at cape cod

Long known as one of the top international children’s writer’s agencies, Andrea Brown Literary Agency (ABLA) brings top tier professionals together with both beginner and seasoned writers. This workshop, popular in Big Sur, California, is proudly being offered here on the east coast in picturesque Cape Cod. Two industry professionals will mentor you in very small group sessions where one-on-one feedback is provided. Writers will get the chance to mingle and discuss their works with editors, agents and published authors…

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Mo Willems: We Are in an Exhibition! exhibit opens at The Carle Museum

May 15
R. Michelson Galleries,
132 Main St.
Northampton, MA 01060 United States
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from the R. Michelson Galleries website: Is it possible that The Thank You Book is the 25th and final book for Elephant and Piggie? It is. And R. Michelson Galleries would like to thank Mo Willems for this amazing young reader series. We are celebrating with a retrospective of sketches and final drawings from each book. And we invite you to come and give Mo a big thank-you yourselves. Join us! Exhibit runs May 15th to June 30th, 2016 Opening…

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June 2016

21st Century Children’s Nonfiction Conference at Iona College

June 10 - June 12
Iona College,
715 North Ave.
New Rochelle, NY 10801 United States
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21st century children's nonfiction conference

A unique conference that highlights What’s new in children’s nonfiction publishing How educators are using trade books to support literacy and promote avid, lifelong readers How you can use your talent to create books, e-books, apps, and other marketable materials How to get ideas for school and library nonfiction presentations How to sell and market yourself and your nonfiction ideas with digital technology and social media How to apply your expertise in fiction to a new genre: nonfiction The Common…

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September 2016

Plum Creek Adult Conference at Concordia University

September 24 @ 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Concordia University,
800 N. Columbia
Seward, NE 68434 United States
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The 21st annual Plum Creek Adult Conference (part of the Plum Creek Children’s Literacy Festival) will be held on Saturday, September 24, on Concordia University’s campus in Seward, Nebraska. Teachers, administrators, media specialists and book lovers are invited to hear visiting authors and illustrators, as well as additional literacy experts. Featured authors and illustrators this year are: Peter Brown, David Carter, Matt de la Pena, Brian Floca, Loren Long, Linda Sue Park, Sara Pennypacker, Trent Reedy, Aaron Reynolds, Louis Sachar,…

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