ALSC Virtual Institute 2020 Resources

ALSC National Institute (October 2-3) is a biennial intensive learning opportunity and one of the only conferences devoted solely to children’s librarianship, literature, and technology. Register now to hear from our authors + more!

Keep reading to download a free activity kit and an art print for We Are Water Protectors, read a Q&A with Carole Lindstrom & Michaela Goade, discover more #NativeVoices books and more resources for librarians & educators.

DON’T MISS THIS ALSC PROGRAM!

GENERAL SESSION – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2
11:45 AM – 1:00 PM CDT

Tune in to hear author Carole Lindstrom and illustrator Michaela Goade talk about their picture book We Are Water Protectors! ALSC member Clair Dunlap will also moderate a Q&A with the authors.

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2020 School & Library Webinars & Digital Events

We’re ready and eager to spread the word about upcoming books, from our computers to yours! Check back here as more upcoming events will be added soon. Plus, watch archived videos from author events, webinars, book buzzes, and more!

October 1-October 31st: ILA Next
ILA Next is the International Literacy Association’s immersive, interactive professional learning experience designed exclusively for an online setting. Visit Macmillan Children’s in the virtual exhibit hall! Don’t miss Keynote Speaker Caldecott Medal-winning illustrator Dan Santat on Saturday, October 3rd!

October 2-3: ALSC Virtual Institute
ALSC National Institute is a biennial intensive learning opportunity and one of the only conferences devoted solely to children’s librarianship, literature, and technology. Don’t miss General Session Speakers We Are Water Protectors author Carole Lindstrom and illustrator Michaela Goade on October 2nd!

October 15, 2020: School Library Journal Fall Day of Dialog (FREE!)
Join us for a daylong program of author panels, in-depth conversations, and keynote talks that will keep you informed, inspired, and entertained. All sessions and author chats will be available for viewing on-demand until December 15, 2020. Hear from Randi Pink, author of Angel of Greenwood & more! Plus visit Macmillan Children’s in the virtual exhibit hall for a Q&A with Hafsah Faizal, author of We Free the Stars!

October 24, 2020: School Library Journal Virtual Summit (FREE!) Join us for a daylong event, where you’ll gain skills, ideas, and support in leading the change you want to see in your library, school, and community. Hear from Aiden Thomas, author of Cemetery Boys and Ngozi Ukazu, author of Check, Please!

November 5: LJ & SLJ LibraryCon Live (FREE!)
Join Library Journal and School Library Journal for a day-long celebration of fandom-beloved stories and characters, featuring the creators behind mind-bending speculative fiction, innovative comics, and fan-favorite graphic novels. Don’t miss panels with Hafsah Faizal (author of We Free the Stars) and Daniel Kraus (author of They Threw Us Away) and more!

November 6-8: YALSA YA Services Symposium
Join YALSA for their virtual Symposium as they discuss literature, activities, and programs needed to serve and inspire today’s teens.​ Don’t miss author panels with April Henry (Playing with Fire), Aiden Thomas (Cemetery Boys), George M. Johnson (All Boys Aren’t Blue), Adalyn Grace (All the Stars and Teeth), Anna-Marie McLemore (The Mirror Season), and more! Plus, tune in for the Margaret A. Edwards Award speech from winner Steve Sheinkin!

November 19-22: NCTE Virtual Annual Convention
Join us for the National Council for the Teachers of English Virtual Convention! Stay tuned for our full roster of author speakers, our NCTE Virtual Booth, and more resources!

December 4-6: NCSS Virtual Conference
Join us for the National Council for the Social Studies Virtual Conference! Stay tuned for our full roster of author speakers, our NCSS Virtual Booth, and more resources!

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.

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 for 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.

Plus, mark your calendar for their final live events on August 4, featuring a Q&A with New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu about her new YA fantasy, Skyhunter!

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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 →