We hope you’re doing well and staying safe. As you and your readers transit to working and learning from home, just know that we’re here to help!For official read-aloud guidelines + more info about our virtual resources, keep reading →
We may be sheltering at home, but we’re still ready and eager to spread the word on what we’re excited about this summer and fall, from our computers to yours. See below for a webinar or event for whichever type of book you’re looking for, and be sure to watch this space as more info and events are added!
April 8: School Library Journal‘s Magical Middle Grade Virtual Event, 9AM-5PM EST (FREE). A day-long program of author panels, in-depth conversations, and keynote talks will keep you informed, inspired, and entertained. Attendees will hear about the latest and most exciting forthcoming titles for children, tweens, and teens, ranging from picture books and nonfiction to graphic novels and YA, and engage in Q&A sessions with authors and illustrators. Visit the virtual exhibits hall to network with leading publishers, enjoy additional author chats, and download digital galleys and other free resources. Featuring Snapdragon author, Kat Leyh!
April 14: Booklist‘s Must-Have Middle Grade Webinar, 1PM CST/ 2PM EST (FREE). Mad about middle grade? Then join us for this free, hour-long presentation and see what must-have MG titles are heading your way from Algonquin Young Readers, Disney Publishing Worldwide, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, Random House Children’s Books, and Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing. Middle-grade enthusiasts, unite! Moderated by Booklist Books for Youth senior editor Julia Smith.
April 18: Comics Relief: A First Second Festival 11AM-5PM EST (FREE). Join us for Comics Relief: A First Second Festival—our first ever virtual festival—taking place on Saturday, April 18th from 11am – 5pm ET (8am – 2pm PT). Have you always wondered how your favorite comics are made? This free virtual festival will give comics fans an in-depth look at the key moments in comic creation, and you’ll hear from many beloved graphic novel creators.
May 26: Booklist’s Rant ‘n’ Rave Webinar: Virtual Book Galley & Author Buzz Expo (FREE). Come listen as we present some of our favorite upcoming spring and fall titles. More info and details to come!
June 23: Macmillan Fall Preview with Macmillan Adult and Tor! (FREE). Join us for this 90-minute presentation and see what must-have titles are heading your way from Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group; Macmillan Adult (including Wednesday and Flatiron Books); and Tor Teen/Starscape. More info and details to come!
July 21: Booklist’s Fall Young Adult Preview Webinar (FREE). Join us for this hour-long presentation to see what young adult titles are headed your way this fall. More info and details to come!
August 4: Booklist‘s Graphic Novel Webinar (FREE). Join us for this hour-long presentation to see what graphic novels are headed your way this fall. More info and details to come!
Looking for authors to participate in virtual events? Check out the Edelweiss links below to find authors who are available for virtual/live-streaming events.
Email Melissa.Campion@macmillan.com for more information or to request an author for your virtual event or an author visit.
Download our new National Poetry Month poster, featuring WOKE written by Mahogany L. Browne with Elizabeth Acevedo and Olivia Gatwood; illustrated by Theodore Taylor III; foreword by Jason Reynolds
Historically poets have been on the forefront of social movements. Woke is a collection of poems by women that reflects the joy and passion in the fight for social justice, tackling topics from discrimination to empathy, and acceptance to speaking out.
We’re celebrating all month long on social media with our favorite poems and poets–follow along at #mackidspoetry!
Inspired by the many Indigenous-led movements across North America, We Are Water Protectors is a bold and lyrical picture book by Carole Lindstrom and illustrated by Michaela Goade. It issues an urgent rallying cry to safeguard the Earth’s water from harm and corruption.
In the spirit of this stunning book, we want you to take the Protector’s Pledge this Earth Day!Download the Kit Here →
We missed seeing your friendly faces in Houston this year, but you don’t have to miss out on scoring digital ARCs on NetGalley, watching video messages from our authors, or discovering Texas State Reading List books and more resources! Visit our virtual booth below!Visit our TLA virtual booth here →
With TinkerActive Workbooks, learning leaps off the page and into the real world! Each workbook covers essential math and science concepts while encouraging your child to tinker, make, and engineer. All books are aligned to Common Core State Standards.For more resources and to download the full activity guide click here →
Mark your calendars! Join author Dan Gemeinhart for the #CoyoteSunriseBookClub on March 31 at 10am PT! Read the book, then join Dan for this discussion and Q&A.
Watch Dashka Slater read her hilarious and magnifique picture book starring a very handsome and charming French snail, Escargot!
Download the Escargot storytime kit for activity ideas and fun facts about snails.