October 15, 2017

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12th Annual Carle Honors | Pictures of the Week

The 2017 Carle Honor Award gala was held in New York City on September 28th.

These Teens Started a Sign Language Storytime and YouTube Channel

Members of the ASL Club at Maine West High School in Des Plaines, IL, lead storytimes for local preschoolers and others via YouTube.

The American Writers Museum | Pictures of the Week

A number of librarians made time during the ALA 2017 conference in Chicago last week to stop in at 180 Michigan Avenue, the home of the new American Writers Museum.

A Stellar Lineup of Authors at the AAP/SLJ Children’s Librarians’ Dinner | BookExpo 2017

This year’s AAP/SLJ Dinner included favorites Mo Willems, Mitali Perkins, Lesa Cline-Ransome and James E. Ransome, as well as debut authors Tochi Onyebuchi, Dusti Bowling, and Byron Pitts.

Jamming to Kwame Alexander’s “Solo” | BookExpo 2017

A group of booksellers, librarians, and publishing industry professionals were treated to a night of music and poetry at an event celebrating the Newbery Medalist’s latest work Solo, which took place at the Gibson Guitar Studio.

The Christopher Awards | Picture of the Week

Six winning books for young people were announced at the Christopher Awards gala in New York City on May 16.

A Little Library Grows in Brooklyn | Picture of the Week

Author Emily Jenkins and ‘Library Journal’ staffer Barbara Genco install a Little Free Library in their Brooklyn, New York, neighborhood.

A Huge Milestone for “The Outsiders” | Pictures of the Week

Fans gathered in New York City on April 25 to celebrate the golden anniversary of the publication of the classic by S.E. Hinton.

Pictures of the Week | Coming to You from the Space Station

It wasn’t all work for Kate Rubins up in space. The astronaut took time to host a read-aloud. Take a peek.

Cokie Roberts Captivates Kids at the Library of Congress | Pictures of the Week

Celebrating Women’s History Month, political commentator Cokie Roberts enthralled third graders while speaking about her children’s books, women, early American history, research, and writing.

Tor Authors, Latinx Superheroine Take Manhattan

Gabby Rivera debuted the first issue of Mavel’s “America” comics at Midtown Comics’s downtown location in New York City. A group of Tor and Tor Teen authors gathered at the Flatiron Building to celebrate their recent fantasy titles.

A Call to Action in Canada | Picture of the Week

A children’s librarian in Ontario used the poster by artist Calef Brown, included in the February issue of SLJ, as the centerpiece of a book display.

Pictures of the Week | #TakeYourChildToTheLibraryDay

On February 4, libraries across the country celebrated Take Your Child to the Library Day.

Pictures of the Week | Celebrating Chris Jackson, Editor & Publisher

Latinx in Publishing and POC & Natives in Publishing celebrated the legendary editor Chis Jackson on January 5 in New York City.

A New Library Card for Rep. John Lewis | Picture of the Week

Staff at the Fairfax County (VA) Library sent a new library card to “March” trilogy author John Lewis, who was denied one in 1956 because of his race.

Pictures of the Week | Hanging Out at NCTE

Friendships were forged at the National Conference of Teachers of English (NCTE) Conference in Atlanta. Author/illustrators Torben Kuhlmann and R. Gregory Christie met over dinner.

Pictures of the Week | Nandana Dev Sen at Books of Wonder

A reading, games, and a yummy cake were all part of the festivities at Books of Wonder on September 25 during the book launch of Nandana Dev Sen’s Kangaroo Kisses.

Pictures of the Week | Minnesota Children’s Book Festival

The 17th Annual Minnesota Children’s Book Festival featured a sterling line-up of authors and illustrators.

Pictures of the Week | Bank Street Literary Salon

A look at the Pratt Institute / Bank Street College of Education exhibit, “The Picture Book Re-imagined,” in New York City.

Pictures of the Week | 2016 ALA Annual

School Library Journal‘s Luann Toth’s first stop in Orlando, FL, at ALA Annual was the Disney-Hyperion booth.