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 […]

Phillip Hoose at Porter Square Books

phillip hoose

Tomorrow evening, September 12, Moonbird: A Year on the Wind with the Great Survivor B95 author Phillip Hoose will be speaking and signing at Porter Square Books in Cambridge, MA. The event begins at 7pm; more details available at the bookstore’s website. The evening will include a performance of original song “The Delaware Bay Blues” […]

ChLA at Simmons

ChLA 2012 logo by David Macaulay

This year I attended the Children’s Literature Association‘s annual conference for the first time — an exciting rite of passage for a children’s lit graduate student! Scholars from all over the world came to Simmons College, my home university, from June 14-16, 2012, to talk about children’s literature. And Gregory Maguire serenaded everyone. It was […]

Live Five at ALA Schedule

July/August 2012 Horn Book Magazine

At ALA this weekend, Horn Book editor in chief Roger Sutton will put the 2012 winners and honorees on the spot with a live version of our “Five Questions” feature at the Library Journals booth (#2234). The star-studded line-up: Saturday, June 23 10:00 AM Thanhha Lai, Newbery honoree for Inside Out and Back Again 11:00 […]