2020 School & Library Webinars & Digital Events

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! Scroll to the bottom for archived videos and recordings of past events you can watch on demand!

Upcoming Events:

July 7: TLA Summer of Learning
New live events & author programs available, including panels with Echo Brown, Anna-Marie McLemore, and Karen Blumenthal.

July 21: Booklist’s Fall Young Adult Preview Webinar, 2PM ET (FREE!)
Already breezed through your TBRs? Why don’t you try some YA?! We have the scoop on some show stopping titles coming to a bookshelf near you! Join us to get the dets on these fab books! Moderated by Books for Youth senior editor Maggie Reagan.

July 24: Booklist’s Graphic Novel Panel, 2PM ET (FREE) Join Booklist editor Sarah Hunter as she talks with four graphic novelists, including Displacement creator Kiku Hughes and Flamer creator Mike Curato, about their current works and inspirations. 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!

August 4: TLA Summer of Learning
New live events & author programs available!

August 5: School Library Journal’s SLJ Teen Live, All Day (FREE) Join us and SLJ for this day-long event featuring YA authors talking about their latest titles for teens. Librarians and educators also have the chance to get advice from innovative librarians tackling timely issues relevant to their teen readers.

Past Event Archive:

June 23-25: MacKids Streaming Schoolhouse, 1 PM ET [Free Archive TK]
June 23: English Class with Mahogany Browne, author of Woke, and Dashka Slater, author of A Book for Escargot
June 24: Science Class with Stacy McAnulty, author of the Our Universe series, and Lily Williams, author of the If Animals Disappeared series
June 25: Art Class with Heather Fox, illustrator of Llama Unleashes the Alpacalypse, and Jason Tharp, It’s Okay to Be a Unicorn

June 23: Macmillan Fall Preview with Macmillan Adult and Tor (FREE ARCHIVE TK) 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!

June 19: Booklist’s Middle-Grade Author Panel (FREE ARCHIVE)
Booklist’s Middle Grade celebration culminates with this middle-grade panel, featuring authors in conversation with Booklist Senior Editor Julia Smith. Attendees will have the pleasure of hearing from Renée Watson (Ways to Make Sunshine, published by Bloomsbury), Jake Burt (Cleo Porter & the Body Electric, published by Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group), Tony DiTerlizzi (Kenny & the Book of Beasts, published by Simon & Schuster), and Kelly J. Baptist (Isaiah Dunn in My Hero, published by Random House). The authors will discuss their upcoming titles and offer insight into the process of writing for a middle-grade audience.

June 6: Comics Relief: A First Second Festival (FREE ARCHIVE TK)
Are you a total comics nerd? Join us for Comics Relief: June 2020 taking place on Saturday, June 6th from 12 – 4pm ET (9am – 1pm PT). This free virtual festival will cover some of First Second’s most innovative comics, from Maker Comics to The Adventure Zone. Don’t miss the chance to hear from some of your favorite graphic novel creators from the comfort of your home!

June 1-4: MacKids Streaming Schoolhouse: The Picture Book Edition, 1 PM EDT (Free Archive & Rescheduled Programming TK)
Join us at MacKids Streaming Schoolhouse! From June 1–4, you can tune in every day at 1pm ET / 10am PT to hear from bestselling and award-winning authors as they give lessons in your favorite school subjects. Featuring Mahogany L. Browne, Carole Lindstrom, Tracy Nelson Maurer, Stacy McAnulty, Dashka Slater, Jason Tharp, and Lily Williams!

May 12-June 2: FRtbr, 6 PM EDT (FREE ARCHIVE)
Join Fierce Reads for #FRtbr, an author event series featuring YA books you may have missed! Find more event details and archived videos here.

May 27: School Library Journal’s Day of Dialog Festival (FREE ARCHIVE)
Join us for the most anticipated librarian gathering of the year—now fully virtual and free to attend! 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.

May 26: Booklist’s Book Buzz, Jr., 12:30PM EDT (FREE ARCHIVE)
Make collection development your priority this May with our first ever virtual Book Buzz Jr. event! In this free, 75-minute webinar you’ll hear from Sourcebooks, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, HarperCollins Children’s Books, and NorthSouth Books about upcoming titles perfect for young readers! Moderated by Books for Youth Senior Editor, Maggie Reagan.

April 27-30: MacKids Streaming Schoolhouse, 1PM ET (FREE ARCHIVE) School is now in session! Hear from bestselling and award-winning authors as they give lessons in your favorite school subjects. Watch archived videos from authors Nick Bruel, John Patrick Green, Angela Dominguez, Maris Wicks, Deborah Heiligman, Karen Blumenthal, Remy Lai, and Christian McKay Heidicker! Don’t miss our next #StreamingSchoolhouse Picture Book Edition virtual event June 1-4! Click here for more details.

April 18: Comics Relief: A First Second Festival 11AM-5PM ET (FREE ARCHIVE) 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.

April 14: Booklist’s Must-Have Middle Grade Webinar, 1PM CT/ 2PM ET (FREE ARCHIVE) 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 8: School Library Journal’s Magical Middle Grade Virtual Event, 9AM-5PM ET (FREE ARCHIVE) Explore a day’s-worth 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 in middle grade. 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!