Picture book conference at Yale

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I got to take a road trip to Connecticut a week ago to attend a picture book conference at Yale. Sorry to say, I was not able to get to all of the sessions, but Roger asked me to write up what I could. The event was a fundraiser for the Edith B. Jackson Child […]

Conferences and Events

April 2012 Presented by the JFK Presidential Library and Museum, A Sense of Wonder: Stories of Nature, Science & History is a one-day conference to be held on Thursday, April 5, for teachers and school librarians. Speakers will include Sy Montgomery, Wendell Minor, Anita Silvey and Catherine Thimmesh. For more information, see the professional development […]

An exquisite event

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This past Saturday I had the pleasure of attending “The Exquisite Conversation: An Adventure in Creating Books,” a program at MIT’s Kresge Auditorium co-sponsored by MIT, the Cambridge Public Library, and the National Children’s Book and Literacy Alliance. The panel, consisting of several of the contributors to The Exquisite Corpse Adventure (published in print by […]

“What’s New in Children’s Books” event this Saturday

Pine Manor College’s Solstice MFA in Creative Writing Program has teamed up with The Foundation for Children’s Books (FCB) to present biannual children’s literature events. The first in the series, “What’s New in Children’s Books,”  will be held this Saturday, November 5th, from 8 a.m. to noon on the Pine Manor College campus. Special guests […]

Patricia Lee Gauch at the Carle Museum

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Speaking on ”The Picture Book as an Act of Mischief,” editor and writer Patricia L. Gauch will deliver the first annual Barbara Elleman Research Library Lecture at the Eric Carle Museum on October 22, 2011. To whet your appetites, read Patti’s essay, “What Makes a Good Newbery Novel,” from the July/August 2011 Magazine. It’s adapted from a speech she delivered at the […]

Kadir Nelson at the Cambridge Library

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Kadir Nelson, who receives a starred review for Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans in the November/December Magazine, will be speaking and signing at the Cambridge Public Library’s main branch next Friday, October 14. The event (recommended for ages 9 and up) begins at 3:30 pm. For more details, see the […]

Save the date—BGHB Awards and Horn Book at Simmons

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The office is starting to buzz about the Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards taking place Friday, September 30, and the Horn Book at Simmons Colloquium, happening Saturday, October 1. On Friday night, BGHB judges Jennifer Brabander, Robin Brenner, and Dean Schneider will present the awards to this year’s winners and honorees: Fiction Winner: Blink & Caution […]

New voices speak up

YA librarian and current Boston Globe–Horn Book Award judge Robin Brenner hosts a panel of “New Voices in YA and Children’s Literature” tonight, July 20th. The up-and-coming authors—all recent grads of the Simmons MFA in Writing for Children program, including HB freelancers Natasha Gilmore and Shara Hardeson—will read from their work, then discuss their process […]

The one, the only

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Eric Carle will appear at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, MA the weekend of July 15th and 16th. On Saturday, July 15th, at 5 p.m., Mr. Carle will host a ceremony to honor his mentor Leo Lionni and unveil Mr. Lionni’s bronze sculpture Imaginary Garden. A reception with Mr. Carle […]

Change of plans

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Unfortunately, and contrary to yesterday’s post, Horn Book editors Roger Sutton and Martha Parravano will not be speaking at the Eric Carle Museum on May 21st.  The event has been postponed, with the new date to be announced. Fortunately, tonight Roger will indeed moderate a star-studded panel of YA authors discussing “Diversity in Young Adult […]