TLA 2023 Conference Resource Center

TLA 2023 Conference Resource Center


We’re so excited to see our librarian friends in Austin, TX on April 19-22! Make sure to visit us at booth 2126 to discover our latest titles and for special giveaways! And, don’t miss our incredible author events and autograph area signings!

What’s inside

What’s inside

What’s inside

What’s inside our TLA Resource Center:
  • Make the most of your TLA experience + meet your favorite authors & illustrators!
    Check our TLA schedule for a full list of in-person author programs and book signings.
  • We’ve collected our digital resources for you in this handy resource center!
    Download our digital catalogs, request digital preview copies, and fill out our checklist survey for your chance to win a collection of free books for your library!
  • Not attending TLA?
    You can still download digital resources, request preview copies, and more!

MacKids TLA 2023 Schedule:
Author Programs & Book Signings

Download our flyer for a full list of MCPG author signings at TLA 2023!

View our full schedule of authors events below,
including programs with Tae Keller, Dan Santat, Amber McBride, Cynthia Levinson, Deborah Heiligman, Ann Bausam, Angeline Boulley, Carole Lindstrom, Steve Sheinkin, Nick Bertozzi
Adrianna Cuevas, Chris Baron, Thien Pham, Nick Brooks, and Dashka Slater

Click to expand: View our full schedule of MCPG author events here!




Wednesday April 19th

Warrior Girl Wednesday
To celebrate Warrior Girl Unearthed while supplies last we are giving an advance copy of Warrior Girl Unearthed, a Tote Bag, and an art print! It is first come first serve!
Location: MCPG Booth #2126

12:15pm – 1:15pm
How Teachers, Authors, & Librarians Can Fight Book and Protect Inclusive Curricula
Featuring Dashka Slater (Accountable: The True Story of a Racist Social Media Account and the Teenagers Whose Lives It Changed, on sale 8/22/23)
Location: 18AB (ACC), Level 4

2:45 –  3:45 pm
You Do You, Boo: Helping Kids Embrace Their Authentic Selves

Featuring Tae Keller (Mihi Ever After: A Giant Problem, on sale 5/16/23)
Location: 16B (ACC), Level 4

6:00 –  7:00 pm
Ultimate Children’s Illustrator Sketch Off

Featuring Dan Santat (A First Time for Everything)
Location: Ballroom B (ACC), Level 1

Thursday, April 20th

10:00am – 11:00pm
Teen Mental Health – Stop(ping) the Stigma

Featuring Amber McBride (We Are All So Good at Smiling)
Location: Room 17B (ACC), Level 4

10:00 – 11:00am
Framing America’s Difficult Conversations: The Literary Legacy of Karen Blumenthal
Featuring Cynthia Levinson, Deborah Heiligman, & Ann Bausum
Location: Ballroom B (ACC), Level 1

11:30 – 12:30 pm
Ruta and Angeline: Interpreting Craft in YA Lit

Featuring Angeline Boulley (Warrior Girl Unearthed, on sale 5/02/23)
Location: Room 8AC (ACC), Level 3 

Friday, April 21st

8:30 – 9:30am
Be The Change You Wish to See
Featuring Carole Lindstrom (Autumn Peltier, Water Warrior, on sale 9/19/23)
Location: 16B (ACC), Level 4

11:30 – 12:30pm
Finding Unity in Middle Grade: Stories that Show Differences Bring Young Readers Together

Featuring Chris Baron (The Gray, on sale 6/13/2023) & Adrianna Cuevas (The Ghosts of Rancho Espanto)
Location: 8AC (ACC), Level 3

11:30 – 12:30pm
Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List Author Panel

Featuring Steve Sheinkin & Nick Bertozzi, (Bomb: Graphic Novel)
Location: Room 18AB (ACC), Level 4

11:30 – 12:30pm
This is Life: Memoirs & Memories in YA Lit

Featuring Thien Pham (Family Style: Memories of an American from Vietnam, on sale 6/20/23) & Dan Santat (A First Time for Everything)
Location: Rm 6AB (ACC), Level 3

1:30 – 2:30pm
Whodunnit? YA Mysteries, Thrillers & Suspense

Featuring Nick Brooks (Promise Boys)
Location: 18AB (ACC), Level 4

1:45 pm – 3:45 pm
Featuring Chris Baron (The Gray, on sale 6/13/2023) & Adrianna Cuevas (The Ghosts of Rancho Espanto)
Location: Hilton Austin, Salon G
Green Room Location: Room 602 (behind Salon G)

4:15 pm – 5:30 pm
Angeline Boulley and Cynthia Leitich Smith Keynote Conversation
Featuring Angeline Boulley (Firekeeper’s Daugther, now in paperback)
Location: Ballroom D, 4th Floor

Saturday, April 22nd

8:30am – 9:30am
Building Bridges: Transition Books for Tweens

Featuring Dan Santat, author of, A First Time for Everything
Location: 16A (ACC), Level 4

Click the covers below to learn more about these books and authors you can meet at TLA!

TLA Book List + MacKids Digital Catalogs

Download a title spreadsheet of books available in our TLA booth, including links to request digital preview copies and links to download educator/discussion guides.

Celebrate BIPOC Voices and expand your inclusive collection!
Download our Latinx Voices catalog, Black Voices catalog, and our Asian and Asian American Voices catalog here!

Visit our digital catalog page to find our Edelweiss digital catalogs.

Want to learn even more about our new spring books?
Watch our Spring 2023 Preview here, featuring special guest is Dashka Slater, the New York Times-bestselling author of THE 57 BUS: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives, the Escargot books, the Feylawn Chronicles, and more. Dashka will be in conversation with Executive Editorial Director of Farrar Straus Giroux Books for Young Readers, Joy Peskin, talking about the research and journalist storytelling behind Dashka’s newest young adult narrative nonfiction novel, ACCOUNTABLE: The True Story of a Racist Social Media Account and the Teenagers Whose Lives It Changed.


2023 Stars You Can’t Miss!

Does your collection include the top-reviewed books of 2023?
Browse our round-up of starred reviews!

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Read & Share Frequently Challenged Books

Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group stands against censorship, and in support of the librarians and teachers who are doing their part to share a love of reading with their students. We believe that all readers deserve access to an inclusive selection of titles and we are committed to working with our authors to reach readers with their stories. Click here to find more resources for sharing challenged books + fighting censorship in your community from the ALA’s Office of Intellectual Freedom.


More Educator Resources

Click the covers below to download discussion guides and activity kits. Find more guides here!