Past Events

April 2022

  • April 6th, 2022: Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival at the University of Southern Mississippi

    • "The Littlest Learners: Exploring Our World through Preschool Storytime" with Abi Cushman, Carol Gordon Ekster, Isabella Kung, Rajani LaRocca, Julie Rowan-Zoch, and Candy Wellins.
      In this session, the authors and illustrators of recently published picture books will discuss how their stories were crafted to engage young readers.  Each presenter will share potential activities to use with their book, along with several other picture book titles that would work well for a themed storytime. Attendees will come away with several ready-to-go programming ideas to add to their preschool storytime repertoire.

February 2022

January 2022

  • January 13th, 2022: Intro to Writing Picture Books online class with CVU Access (register here), 7:00PM EST

  • January 21st, 2022: Virtual Bedtime Story reading of Penguin Journey with Wellesley Books, 7:00PM EST

October 2021

  • October 7th, 2021: Author Talk at Russell Sage College, Bush Memorial/Troy Campus, 6:00 pm

  • October 11th, 2021: Américas Award 2021 Panel, "A Celebration of Children’s and YA Latin American and Latinx Literature at the Library of Congress" with authors Yamile Saied Méndez, Aida Salazar, and Raúl the Third.

  • October 27th, 2021: Virtual Zoo Storytime reading of Penguin Journey with The Alaska Zoo, 10:30AM AK

  • October 28th, 2021: Virtual Bedtime Storytime reading of Penguin Journey with Belmont Books, 6:30PM EST 

 

August 2021

  • August 9th, 2021: End Book Deserts 2021, "How Authors Support Book Access for All" with Monica Brown, Anika Aldamuy Denise, Uma Krishnaswami, Jarrett Lerner, Miranda Paul, and Margriet Ruurs.

July 2021

June 2021

April 2021

  • April 12th-16th 2021: Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival , University of Southern Mississippi, "Practicing Perseverance with Picture Book Biographies" with authors Kirsten W. Larson, Lindsay H. Metcalf, Saira Mir, and Candy Wellins.

  • April 22nd, 2021: "Celebrating the Power of Libraries" with author Anika Aldamuy Denise and Junior Library Guild, 3:00 EST. Click here to register.

  • April 27th, 2021: Picture Book Club with Brookline Booksmith, 4:00 EST.

March 2021

February 2021

January 2021

  • January 31st, 2021: WEMTA Bedtime Storytime, 7:20 PM CST

December 2020

  • December 4th & 5th, 2020: New Jersey Association of School Librarians Virtual Event: Lean Into Leadership. "Practicing Perseverance with Picture Book Biographies" with authors Elisa Boxer, Kirsten W. Larson, Saira Mir, Lindsay H. Metcalf, and Anna Crowley Redding.

  • December 9th, 2020: Author Visit with the Ridgefield Public LibraryA reading and discussion about the writing process, collaboration with illustrator Paola Escobar, and publication of Digging for Words. Children, families and adults are welcome to join this Zoom program. Attendees can purchase books through the Books on the Common Bookshop site. Registration required.

November 2020

  •  November 7th, 2020: Virtual Picture Book Workshop with the Bixby Free Memorial Library. An hour-long introduction to the ins and outs of writing picture books for children, covering the basic rules of the form, tips and tricks for writing and revision, and both free and paid resources to help you with your craft. From 11:00-12:00 EST.

  • November 19th-22nd, 2020: NCTE Annual Convention Roundtable Session: "Puzzling Together the Truth: Author-Tested Tricks for Sifting through Sources in the Digital Age" with authors Kirsten W. Larson, Jen Malia, Lindsay H. Metcalf, Saira Mir, and Colleen Paeff.

October 2020

  • October 17th, 2020: Virtual Storytime with Belmont Books on Instagram Live at 11:00 am EST.

September 2020

  • September 22nd, 2020: NESCWBI Virtual ShopTalk: "Soaring into Marketing with a Debut Group" with Soaring 20s authors Elisa Boxer, Kelly Carey, Mary Wagley Copp, Abi Cushman, Carrie Finison, and Rajani LaRocca. 7-8 pm EST.

  • September 26th, 2020: Virtual Author Visit (read-aloud and Q&A) with the Essex Free Library at 10:30 am EST.

July 2020

  • July 16th: nErDcampPA, Educator Session Panels: 

    • "Creating Nonfiction Picture Books/ Compelling True Stories: Debut Nonfiction Picture Books" with authors Lindsay Metcalf, Elisa Boxer, Kirsten W. Larson, Anna Crowley Redding, Keila Dawson, and Nadine Poper.​

    • "Book Access and Representation: Libraries as a Place to Establish Equity and Inclusivity" with authors Nadine Poper, Simran Singh, Ernesto Cisneros, and Alexandra Diaz.

June 2020

May 2020