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

MacKids School & Library Spring 2021 Preview
April 12, 3:30-4:30pm ET
Register for this free event 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!


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

Register for this free event here!
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.

Watch archived videos from past events →

MacKids Book Buzz: A Talk with the Author and Illustrator of I Dream of Popo

Watch our Book Buzz event, first featured at ALA Midwinter 2021! Author Livia Blackburne and illustrator Julia Kuo introduce their latest book, I Dream of Popo.

Check out more about this title by clicking on the image linked below!

MacKids Book Buzz: Mark Siegel Interviews Nidhi Chanani, Faith Erin Hicks, and Kate Reed Petty

Watch our Book Buzz event, first featured at ALA Midwinter 2021! First Second Editorial Director Mark Siegel interviews Nidhi Chanani, Faith Erin Hicks, and Kate Reed Petty.

Important Timestamps:
2:50 – Comics answer the question: What’s it like to be creative during the pandemic?
6:52 – Mark Siegel asks how stress levels impact the creative life.
9:10 – Mark Siegel talks about the demand for entertainment during the pandemic and the switch to remote working.
12:57 – Kate Reed Petty on The Leak
16:48 – Nidhi Chanani on Jukebox
20:35 – Faith Hicks on her works, including the new full-color edition of Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong

Check out more information on these titles by clicking on their covers linked below!

MacKids Book Buzz: Author Talk with Lydia Sigwarth, Juliet Menéndez, and Randi Pink

Watch our Book Buzz event, first featured at ALA Midwinter 2021! Authors Lydia Sigwarth, Juliet Menéndez, and Randi Pink talk about their new books: Dear Librarian, Latinitas: Celebrating 40 Big Dreamers, and Angel of Greenwood.

Important Timestamps:
1:05 – Dear Librarian Intro
1:35 – Author Lidia Sigwarth speaks
8:30 – Latinitas Intro
9:10 – Author Juliet Menéndez speaks
15:56 – Angel of Greenwood Intro
16:15 – Author Randi Pink speaks

Check out more information on these titles by clicking on their covers linked below!

MacKids Book Buzz: Angeline Boulley, Author of Firekeeper’s Daughter

Watch our Book Buzz event, first featured at ALA Midwinter 2021! Tiffany Liao, Senior Editor at Henry Holt Books for Young Readers, interviews Angeline Boulley, author of Firekeeper’s Daughter.

Check out more information on this title by clicking on the cover linked below!

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.

Check out more information on this title by clicking on the cover linked below!

Watch our Winter 2021 School & Library Preview, featuring author Katherine Applegate!

Discover your next favorite book with the MacKids School & Library Winter 2021 Preview! Hear from our team as they present some of our wonderful upcoming titles, including picture books, middle grade, and young adult titles!

Plus, New York Times bestselling author Katherine Applegate joins us to reveal the cover of her new middle grade novel WILLODEEN (available in September 2021!)

Timestamps:
2:35
– Picture Books
16:20 – Middle Grade Books
33:36 – Katherine Applegate reveals the cover of WILLODEEN!
42:50 – Young Adult Books