April children’s lit events

Art2-D2's Guide to Folding the

Spring has (finally) sprung! Along with April showers, the Boston area can expect lots of children’s literature events this month. Origami Yoda series author Tom Angleberger will lead origami activities from his latest book, Art2-D2′s Guide to Folding and Doodling, at several nearby locations this week: Wednesday, April 3rd, at 3:00 p.m., Brookline Public Library’s […]

Fostering Lifelong Learners conference timeline

"Julie Roach sure does know how to read a kids' book!" — @KeenePLibrary

On Thursday, April 25th, The Horn Book co-hosted the “Fostering Lifelong Learners: Prescribing Books for Early Childhood Education” conference with Reach Out and Read and the Cambridge Public Library. Unable to attend? Don’t worry; we’ve compiled the day’s highlights based on tweets by our staff and attendees. 9:52 am: “Fostering Lifelong Learners” conference opening remarks […]

March kids’ lit events

warriors sun trail

March is a busy month for children’s literature events! Here’s a selection of happenings in or near Boston: Tonight at 6:00 p.m., Warriors author Erin Hunter will celebrate latest series entry The Sun Trail at the Cambridge Public Library’s main branch. The free event is co-sponsored by Porter Square Books. For more info, see the […]

February children’s lit events

The Future of Us

A selection of children’s literature–related events coming up this month in Boston and beyond: The first of two events taking place tonight is the Brookline Booksmith’s YA Book Club at 5:00 p.m. The club is open to ages twelve to eighteen. This month’s meeting focuses on The Future of Us by Jay Asher and Carolyn […]

January children’s book events in Boston

children's book-a-day almanac

Children’s book–related events coming up in the greater Boston area: Former Horn Book editor in chief Anita Silvey will sign her latest book The Children’s Book-a-Day Almanac (a companion to her blog of the same name) at Porter Square Books on Thursday, January 10th, at 7:00 p.m. Ms. Silvey’s many books include The Essential Guide […]

December children’s book events in the greater Boston area

sky color

Some upcoming events of interest to children’s book people in Boston and beyond: Author/illustrator Peter H. Reynolds (Ish, The Dot, and Sky Color, among many others) will be signing his books and prints of his illustrations at The Blue Bunny bookstore in Dedham Square for the next three Saturdays. Stop in between 10 a.m. and […]

November Boston author events

marc brown

Some upcoming children’s author events in the Boston area: Leda Schubert, author of Monsieur Marceau: Actor without Words, will be signing at Porter Square Books in Cambridge on Wednesday, November 14th. The free event begins at 7:00 p.m.; see Porter Square Books’ website for details. Author/illustrator Marc Brown will speak at Lesley University’s Washburn Auditorium […]

Boston Teen Author Festival coming soon

BTAF logo

Boston Teen Author Festival is the first event of its kind to hit the streets of Boston. Hosted by Undergraduate Students for Publishing at Emerson College, fifteen local young adult authors will grace the halls of the Walker Building located on 120 Boylston Street. I’ve been planning this event all summer with co-founder Renee Combs, […]

May the Force be with you (and your reading!)

Star Wars Reads Day

[cue 20th Century Fox intro] [cue Star Wars theme song] Tomorrow, Saturday October 6, 2012 is the first National Star Wars Reads Day, designed to “celebrate reading and Star Wars.” While this may be an unusual pairing, I’m all for promoting events that encourage children to read. So in honor of the inaugural event, I’ve […]

Bookish Boston: upcoming children’s author events

The Diviners by Libba Bray

September is a good month for readers in the Boston area! Last week, Moonbird author Phillip Hoose signed at Porter Square Books in Cambridge. There’s lots more to come, so get out your calendar! Tomorrow,  September 21, Printz award winner Libba Bray will be speaking and signing at the Brookline Public Library. The event begins […]