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.

Watch archived videos from past events →

Check out TLA’s Summer of Learning, featuring author panels and more resources!

Texas librarians! You can keep learning all summer long with new sessions & resources from the Texas Library Association. TLA launched its first-ever Summer of Learning – an extension of the TLA 2020 Virtual Conference on June 2. Mark your calendar for their upcoming live events on July 7 and August 4!

Don’t miss author panels with Anna-Marie McLemore, Ngozi Ukazu, Christian McKay Heidicker, Echo Brown, and Karen Blumenthal. These pre-recorded sessions will be available to registrants to watch on demand through August 31. These sessions are free to those who already registered for the TLA Virtual Conference. Register or log-in here.

Find more event details here →

FRtbr: Move these books to the top of your Young Adult TBR list!

Don’t miss these four virtual author events!

Everyone knows hindsight is 20/20 and since it is 2020 AND the year of social distancing, our friends at Fierce Reads are taking this extra time indoors to reorganize their TBR list and revisit some of our favorite books! Find some YA books you may have missed here + join the authors for a virtual visit during BookCon Virtual!

Find YA books you may have missed + more author event details here →

Watch Macmillan’s TLA 2020 Publishers Preview!

Hear about Macmillan’s upcoming books for kids, teens, and adults! Marketing representatives from MacKids School & Library, Macmillan Library Marketing, and Tom Doherty Associates share upcoming books you shouldn’t miss!

Visit our TXLA Virtual Booth
to watch more videos from our authors and request digital ARCs of our upcoming books!

Keep reading to learn more about the Macmillan Children’s books featured in our preview!

Learn more about our preview titles here →

Rethink Your Junk, Join the Scrapkins Builder Club!

Join Brian Yanish, author of Scrapkins: Junk Re-Thunk, for a special earth day edition of the Scrapkins Builder Club!

This Wednesday at 12:30pm EDT on Facebook Live, Brain will show us how to build a Monster Truck from a juice carton!

Here’s what you’ll need: 

  • 1 clean milk or juice carton
  • 3 drinking straws
  • some thicker cardboard from a box
  • colored scrap paper
  • a pencil
  • Tape
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Stapler
  • markers

Download the Monster Truck Patterns here: https://cutt.ly/iywaSdE

For more, check out the Scrapkins Builder Club videos on Youtube and tune in every Wednesday at 12:30pm EDT on Facebook for a new activity!