2021 MacKids School & Library Virtual Events

Join us and our authors at these upcoming virtual events, including book buzzes, webinars, conferences, and more! Check back for updates, as more upcoming events will be added soon. Plus, ICYMI: watch archived videos from our past events here!

Upcoming Events

ALA – New Voices in YA Panel
Thursday, June 17,
6:00pm ET / 3pm PT
Register for this FREE event here!

Join five young adult authors for an evening of conversation about their debut or sophomore titles moderated by Candice Mack, President, Asian Pacific American Librarians Association. Participating authors include Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé (Ace of Spades), Cory Anderson (What Beauty There Is), Angeline Boulley (Firekeeper’s Daughter), Cassandra Hartt (The Sea is Salt and So Am I), and Joan He (The Ones We’re Meant to Find).

Archived Events

MacKids School and Library Fall 2021 Preview
Thursday, June 3, 3:30 – 4:30pm ET

Recording coming soon!
RSVP now to save your spot at our Fall 2021 Preview Event scheduled for Thursday, June 3rd at 3:30 pm ET where we’ll be buzzing about our upcoming picture books, middle grade, and young adult titles! We’ll be joined by April Henley, author of A Face for Picasso. Philip and Erin Stead will be joining us at the end of our event to preview their upcoming title Amos McGee Misses the Bus.


School Library Journal Day of Dialog
May 20, 9:00am-6:00pm ET

Event archive available from SLJ.
Don’t miss this day-long virtual event featuring author panels with LeUyen Pham (Outside, Inside), Steve Sheinkin (Fallout), and Angeline Boulley (Firekeeper’s Daughter)! Plus, visit Macmillan Children’s in the virtual exhibit hall to request digital ARCs and more.


A Celebration of Illustration
May 14, 10:30-5:00pm ET

Recorded session available from ALSC here.
Join ALSC and key children’s book creators, leaders in children’s librarianship, and others as we celebrate illustration in children’s literature. Don’t miss Caldecott Medal Winner Michaela Goade (We Are Water Protectors) at the Opening Session!


ILA Children’s Literature Intensive: Creating a Culturally Responsive Classroom Through Books
May 11, 5-8pm ET

Recorded session available from ILA here.
Don’t miss Bethany C. Morrow (So Many Beginnings: A Little Women Remix) and C.B. Lee (A Clash of Steel: A Treasure Island Remix) in conversation about the new Remixed Classic series.


Introducing “Outdoor School” from Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group
May 10, 1pm CT / 2pm ET
Watch a free recording of the webinar here!

Amidst a global pandemic that has forced the world indoors and online, many young readers are unable to experience outdoor learning. And with summer just around the corner, it’s critical now, more than ever, to help young students embrace the outdoors—wherever that may be! This April, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group and Odd Dot are introducing OUTDOOR SCHOOL, an immersive, eight title series from some of the most-recognized names in the outdoor community, encouraging kids to put away the screens and head outside. Join us to learn about this exciting new series!


April 12: MacKids School & Library Spring 2021 Preview
Watch the captioned recording here!
Join us to hear about our must-read Spring books! Plus, we’ll be joined by special guest Adrianna Cuevas, author of the 2021 Pura Belpré Honor Book, The Total Eclipse of Nestor Lopez. Adrianna will also talk about her new book Cuba in My Pocket, coming September 21, 2021!

March 31: Fall 2021 Macmillan Family Preview
Recording Coming Soon!
Join Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group , Macmillan Adult Library Marketing, and Tor/Forge to hear about our must-read Fall 2021 books! Plus, we’ll be joined by three author guests: Dr. Crystal Fleming (Rise Up! How You Can Join the Fight Against White Supremacy); Amanda Foody and Christine Lynn Herman (All Of Us Villains); and Ashley C. Ford (Somebody’s Daughter)!

March 9: SLJ Middle Grade Magic
Event Archive Available!

Don’t miss panel’s featuring Kate Reed Petty (The Leak) and Juliet Menéndez (Latinitas). Plus, visit our booth in SLJ’s virtual exhibit hall to chat with us, score digital ARCs, and more!

March 2: Booklist Picture Books Webinar
Archived Webinar Available!
Join us to hear about this spring’s must-read picture books!

February 16: Booklist Graphic Novel Showcase webinar
Archived Webinar Available!
Join us to hear about this year’s not-to-be-missed graphic novels!

January 22-26: ALA Midwinter Virtual Meeting
Visit our virtual booth here!
Visit our booth to watch free On Demand recordings of our author programs and book buzzes, score digital ARCs of upcoming titles, and more!

January 13: MacKids School & Library Winter 2021 Preview featuring Katherine Applegate!
Watch the captioned recording here!
Join the School and Library team to hear us buzz about our Winter 2021 releases, including picture books, middle grade, and young adult titles. Plus, Katherine Applegate joined us to reveal the cover of WILLODEEN and talk more about this new book!