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

Booklist Picture Books Webinar
March 2, 1pm CT
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Join us to hear about this spring’s must-read picture books!

SLJ Middle Grade Magic
March 9, 9am-5pm ET
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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!

Fall 2021 Macmillan Family Preview
March 31, 12:00-2:30pm ET
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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)!

MacKids School & Library Spring 2021 Preview
April 12, 3:30-4:30pm ET
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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!

Watch archived videos from past events →

Storytime: Jason Tharp Reads IT’S OKAY TO BE A UNICORN

In honor of this week’s #BookBirthday of Jason Tharp’s new picture book, It’s Okay to Smell Good!, listen to Jason read from It’s Okay to be a Unicorn!

An inspiring picture book, Jason Tharp’s It’s Okay To Be A Unicorn! features a unicorn pretending to be a horse—until he learns to embrace his true self.

“Tharp’s good-natured fable is bright and rainbow-y… will resonate with any who have felt ‘other.’” —Kirkus Reviews


It’s Okay to Smell Good, the follow-up to his hit picture book It’s Okay to Be a Unicorn, introduces the new, hilarious character: Panda Cat, who lives in a world where smelling bad is a good thing!


Watch more virtual author storytime videos here!

MacKids Book Buzz: Author LeUyen Pham Introduces Outside, Inside

Watch our Book Buzz event, first featured at ALA Midwinter 2021! Connie Hsu, Executive Editor at Roaring Book Press, interviews author LeUyen Phan about her latest release, Outside, Inside.

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