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 Winter 2022 Preview
Monday, September 13th at 2pm ET

Register for this free webinar here!
RSVP for our Winter 2022 Preview to hear about our upcoming must-read picture books, middle grade, and YA books! Plus, hear from special guests Lizz Huerta, author of the YA fantasy debut THE LOST DREAMER, and Gary Paulsen, three-time Newbery Honor winner & author of the upcoming middle grade novel NORTHWIND!

Watch archived videos from past events →

Join us for a free webinar on Anti-Racist Education: Building Your Inclusive Collection & Curriculum!

Anti-Racist Education: 
Building Your Inclusive Collection & Curriculum

Join us for this FREE Booklist webinar on Wednesday, September 8 at 2pm ET / 1pm CT! Librarians and educators will learn how to use both nonfiction and fiction books in their anti-racist collections and classroom curriculums. Julia Torres, a teacher librarian in Denver Public Schools and a co-founder of #DisruptTexts, will lead a conversation with authors Dr. Crystal M. Fleming (Rise Up: How You Can Join the Fight Against White Supremacy), Bethany C. Morrow (So Many Beginnings: A Little Women Remix), and Aminah Mae Safi (Travelers Along the Way: A Robin Hood Remix). 

This conversation will address how educators can create more inclusive, representative and equitable curriculums by incorporating newly published works into school and library collections. Attendees will hear authors discuss ways to empower young people through literature with actionable steps to foster anti-racism in their communities. 

Learn more about the featured authors & request digital ARCs here →

Watch our ALA New Voices in YA Panel!

Join five young adult authors for a conversation about their debut or sophomore titles moderated by Candice Mack, President of the 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).

Learn more about these books here!

WATCH OUR FALL 2021 SCHOOL & LIBRARY PREVIEW, FEATURING AUTHORS ARIEL HENLEY AND PHILIP AND ERIN STEAD!

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

Ariel Henley, debut author of A Face for Picasso, joins us to talk about her debut novel available September 2021. Plus, Philip C. Stead and Erin E. Stead joing us to give a special preview of their upcoming book, Amos McGee Misses the Bus!

Timestamps:
2:21 – Ariel Henley and Grace Kendall in conversation
13:53 – Young Adult Books
27:54 – Middle Grade Books
44:24 – Picture Books
58:23 – Philip C. Stead and Erin E. Stead

Visit our ALA Annual 2021 Virtual Booth!

Greetings, librarians! While we’re sorry we can’t celebrate together at ALA Annual, you don’t have to miss out on all the resources available in our virtual booth! Enter for your chance to win ALA award winners, request digital ARCs of upcoming releases, get an exclusive look at our fall picture books, download our interactive Fall 2021 catalog featuring audio clips from our authors, view our full schedule of author programming, and more!

Visit our ALA Virtual Booth here →

WATCH OUR SPRING 2021 SCHOOL & LIBRARY PREVIEW, FEATURING AUTHOR ADRIANNA CUEVAS!

Discover your next favorite book with the MacKids School & Library Spring 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, Adrianna Cuevas, author of Pura Belpré Honor Book The Total Eclipse of Nestor Lopez, joins us to talk about her newest book Cuba in My Pocket (available in September 2021!)

Timestamps:
3:40 – Adrianna Cuevas in conversation with editor, Trisha de Guzman
15:38 – Picture Books
29:57 – Middle Grade Books
47:27 – Young Adult Books

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!