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Boston-area children’s lit events for March

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Today is World Book Day, celebrating authors/illustrators, books, and reading in over one hundred countries around the globe. Are you participating? There are also plenty of fantastic events happening right here in Boston this month! Here’s a small sampling; check out our event calendar for all details and even more great events in the Boston […]

“Winners, Losers, and Something in Between” awards panel recap

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What makes a book award-worthy? Who decides, and how? These questions were the focus of “Winners, Losers, and Something in Between: An Inside Look at Book Awards,” a panel sponsored by Children’s Books Boston that met at Simmons College on Tuesday. The panelists and moderator had years of experience choosing book award winners among them. […]

January children’s lit events in the Boston area

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Boston is starting 2016 off with a bang. There are a ton of children’s literature related events coming up this month in and around Boston — including ALA Midwinter this weekend! Here are just a few highlights; see our calendar for even more events. ALA’s 2016 Midwinter Meeting begins Friday, January 8th, and runs through […]

Jacqueline Woodson, why are you so poet?

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When the Cambridge Public Library announced that Brown Girl Dreaming would be this year’s Cambridge Reads book I was beyond thrilled. Now Jacqueline Woodson and I would be best friends! I’d say, Jacqueline, you are my hero, thank you for your perspective, your advocacy and for creating windows and mirrors for my students! Then she […]

November Boston-area children’s lit events

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November is absolutely packed with children’s literature related events in and near Boston. Here are just a few highlights; see our calendar for even more events. It’s National Novel Writing Month! Check the calendar for write-in events throughout the month in various venues. Tonight, November 5th at 7:00 pm, author Mike Lupica will be signing […]

2015 Boston Book Festival highlights

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The annual Boston Book Festival took place over the weekend, and we had a blast seeing some familiar faces (and lots of new ones!) at the Horn Book booth and attending programming. Here are some highlights from events staff attended. Elissa: My family attended several Story Time sessions in the newly renovated, amazingly beautiful, perfectly […]

An embarrassment of riches

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I adore the Boston Book Festival. It’s a place to discover new authors. It’s a place to fawn over authors you already know all about. It’s a showcase of how books can be many things to many people, set against the backdrop of Copley Square in the fall. What’s not to love? When this year’s […]

Boston Book Fest and other October Boston-area events

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Somehow it’s almost halfway through October already (how did that happen?!), but we want to make sure that you’ve got the Boston Book Fest and other upcoming book events on your calendar. Here are just a few highlights; check out our events calendar for more details and additional events. On Wednesday, October 14th, at 6:00pm, […]

This monstrous book launch

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Having never been to any book launch parties before, I can say with 100% certainty that last week’s launch party for This Monstrous Thing by Mackenzi Lee (my friend and Simmons ChLit grad program classmate) was unquestionably the best I’ve ever experienced. There was kinderpunsch, a coloring contest, Mackenzi’s NPR-approved cookies, a steampunk photo booth, […]

Middle-Grade Greats panel recap

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To Jeanne Birdsall, middle grade means a series that follows a large family through its ups and downs. To Bruce Coville, it means a funny fantasy series. To Alice Hoffman, it means magical realism. To R. J. Palacio, it means a novel about someone who has trouble fitting in. To Rebecca Stead, it means a […]