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The Science of Reading: Phonics and Decodables (May 23, 2024) Whether you are an educator, school librarian, or expanding your collection for young readers, decodables are a great resource to promote learning, sharpen reading skills, and ignite interest. Join Booklist on Thursday, May 23 at 2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT for a free, one-hour webinar featuring upcoming decodable titles from Bellwether Media, DK, Cherry Lake Publishing, and Norwood House, an imprint of Rosen Publishing that will help educate and engage your readers! Register now!

Page-Turning Picture Books (May 21, 2024) Summer is just around the corner, and with the new season there are always fresh and riveting new picture books for young readers! Join us for a free one-hour webinar on Tuesday, May 21, to find out about some phenomenal new picture books soon to hit your shelves! We’ll hear representatives from Tundra Books, Macmillan, Simon & Schuster, Hachette Book Group, and Albatros as they present their upcoming titles! Register today!

Indie Press Showcase (May 9, 2024) Great books come from publishing houses of all sizes, and we are thrilled to spotlight upcoming adult titles during this free, one-hour Booklist webinar on Thursday, May 9 at 2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT. Join us to hear from author Robert Wintner and learn about new thrillers, memoirs, literary fiction, and more from CamCat Books and ECW Press that are must-haves for your bookshelves. Register now! Moderated by Booklist’s Adult Books editor Donna Seaman.

Exploring Social Justice Through Young Adult Books (May 8, 2024) Join Random House Children's Book authors Jumata Emill (WANDER IN THE DARK), Kim Johnson (THE COLOR OF A LIE), and LaDarrion Williams (BLOOD AT THE ROOT) in a discussion about their books that focus on social justice. During the discussion, the authors will delve into social issues such as inequity, inequality, and injustice - including gender inequality, poverty, racism, and LGBTQ+ issues - and explore how they can be portrayed through different genres. This free one-hour webinar is happening on Wednesday, May 8th at 2pm ET / 1pm CT, moderated by Ronny Khuri, Senior Editor for Books for Youth at Booklist. Register now!

Chilling Reads: Mysteries, Thrillers, and True Crime (May 7, 2024) Whether you are anxiously waiting for the next installment from your favorite sleuth or looking to fill your summer with terrifying thrillers, you can find it all during our Chilling Reads: Mysteries, Thrillers, and True Crime webinar on Tuesday, May 7 at 2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT. Discover new detectives and complex mysteries from Sourcebooks, Macmillan Library, Soho Press, and the Penguin Random House Library Marketing team during this free, one-hour Booklist webinar. Register now! Moderated by Booklist’s senior editor for Adult Books, Annie Bostrom.

Youth Social-Emotional Learning (April 30, 2024)  Social-emotional learning and mental wellness is important for all, but especially for children and teens in this ever-changing and complicated world. How can we continue to teach children about interpersonal skills, empathy, self-awareness, decision making and more in their day to day lives? Join us as representatives from Charlesbridge, Hachette Book Group, Usborne and Lorimer Children & Teens, provide a jumping off point, presenting forthcoming fiction and nonfiction titles for young readers that put SEL and mental wellness at the forefront. This free one-hour webinar is on Tuesday, April 30, at 1 p.m. CT.! Register now! Moderated by Maggie Reagan, Senior Editor, Books for Youth.

Manga Spotlight (April 25, 2024)  Expand your collection and reading list with Booklist’s Manga Spotlight! This free, one-hour webinar on Thursday, April 25 at 2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT will include title presentations of new and continuing series from Square Enix Manga & Books, Yen Press, and Viz Media. Plus, we’ll be joined by school librarian and author of the Manga Librarian blog, Ashley Hawkins, who will offer tips on how to build and utilize manga collections in your library. Register now! Moderated by Booklist’s Books for Youth and Graphic Novels editor Sarah Hunter.

Library Love for LibraryReads (April 23, 2024)  It’s that time of year again! Time to check out LibraryReads! LibraryReads is a librarian-driven venture that allows public library staff to vote on and spread the word about exciting new titles, connecting readers to tons of new books! Join us for this free, one-hour webinar on Tuesday, April 23, where attendees will get the latest scoop on all things LibraryReads from its executive director, Rebecca Vnuk. Plus, representatives from HarperCollins Publishers, Penguin Random House, and Simon & Schuster, will share forthcoming titles perfect for public libraries—and for LibraryReads nominations! Booklist’s Susan Maguire, Senior Editor, Collection Management and Library Outreach, will moderate.

Prepare for a Summer of Scares (April 10, 2024)  Discover spine-tingling books for middle-grade readers. Hear from Tehlor Kay Mejia (It Happened to Anna), Jennifer Killick (Dread Detention), Kiersten White (Haunted Holiday), and Amalie Howard (Bumps in the Night) during this free, one-hour Booklist webinar on Wednesday, April 10 at 2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT. Reading scary stories can be enjoyable, allows young readers to understand that feeling scared is okay, and helps them confront their fears in a secure environment. These stories can also help young readers develop bravery, learn about various cultures, and enhance their empathy. Register now! Moderated by Booklist's Books for Youth and Graphic Novels editor Sarah Hunter.

Homeschooling & Series Nonfiction (April 9, 2024)  Parents, students, and educators all need resources to help spark reading interests and inspire critical thinking. Join us on Tuesday, April 9th at 1 p.m. CT / 2 p.m. ET for a free, one-hour webinar where we’ll hear from Scholastic, Albatrose, National Geographic Kids, and the Creative Company. Discover some great new titles that will help your patrons find books that will boost students’ educational development. Moderated by Books for Youth senior editor Ronny Khuri. Register now!

Random House Children’s Books Summer 2024 Preview (April 1, 2024)  Mark your calendars for the Random House Children's Books Summer 2024 Preview event happening on Monday, April 1 at 2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT! Special guest speakers Hena Khan and Safiya Zerrougui (WE ARE BIG TIME) will discuss their upcoming graphic novel in a conversation moderated by Rotem Moscovich, Editorial Director at Alfred. A. Knopf Books for Young Readers. This 90-minute Booklist webinar will also feature presentations by the Random House Children's Books School & Library team who will introduce new and exciting titles coming in Summer 2024. The event is free of charge and open to everyone—register now!

Lee & Low Books Fall 2024 Showcase (March 27, 2024)  Join Lee & Low Books on Wednesday, March 27 at 2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT to discover what's new from your favorite independent, multicultural children's publisher! During this free, one-hour Booklist webinar, you'll also learn about Lee & Low's New Visions Writing Contest and hear from young adult authors Olivia Abtahi (Twin Flames) and Isabel Quintero (10th anniversary of Gabi, A Girl in Pieces). Register today! Moderated by Ronny Khuri, Books for Youth senior editor.
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Strong Women & Girls (3/26/24) Celebrate the strength and power of women and girls everywhere with our Strong Women and Girls webinar on Tuesday, March 26 at 2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT. Join us for this free, one-hour program where we’ll feature titles for both youth and adult readers that showcase the challenges, impacts, and achievements of all women and girls. Crooked Lane Books, Sourcebooks, Astra Books for Young Readers, and Entangled Publishing, will present, so register now and don’t miss these books that put important voices front and center! Moderated by Senior Editor for Adult Books, Annie Bostrom.

Summer Scares Adult (3/25/24) An abandoned house. A doppelgänger that won’t stop smiling. And was that person in the mirror real…or was that just your imagination? We’re celebrating all things horror with our third and final installment of the 2024 Summer Scares panel series on Monday, March 25 at 2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT. Author and 2024 Summer Scares spokesperson Clay McLeod Chapman will lead a conversation with Adult horror authors Erin E. Adams (Jackal), Rachel Harrison (Such Sharp Teeth), and Gus Moreno (This Thing Between Us) during this free, one-hour Booklist webinar. Register now…if you dare.

Summer Scares YA (3/21/24) Do you dare join us for the second installment of our 2024 Summer Scares panel series? Things are getting even spookier as we talk with the authors behind the YA horror novels chosen for this year’s Summer Scares Reading Program. Yaika Sabat, Manager of Reader Services at NoveList, will lead a conversation with Kendare Blake (All These Bodies) Sara Farizan (Dead Flip), and Gretchen McNeil (#MurderTrending) during this free, one-hour Booklist webinar on Thursday, March 21 at 2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT. Register now!

Beyond ELA: Digital books across your curriculum (3/20/24)Digital books might seem like a no-brainer for your English Language Arts classes--but did you know they can be used for so much more than that? Join digital content librarians from the Sora reading platform to learn how you can leverage ebooks and audiobooks beyond ELA, across different subjects and grade levels. Plus, discover how unique, high-interest formats like digital graphic novels and magazines can also come through as a key tool for curriculum. If you're looking for inspiration to add new reading dimensions to your lesson plans, you won't want to miss this free, one-hour Booklist webinar on Wednesday, March 20 at 2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT. Register now! Moderated by Booklist's audio editor Heather Booth.

Picture Books (3/19/24) It’s never too early to get young readers excited about books, and with titles like these, you won’t be able to keep them away! Join us Tuesday, March 19 at 2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT for a free, one-hour webinar where representatives from Charlesbridge, Abrams Books, Gnome Road Publishers, W. W. Norton and Co., and Sequioa Kids Media will tell us all about the best picture books coming soon to your shelves! Maggie Reagan, Senior Editor for Books for Youth will moderate. Register now!

Middle Grade Graphic Novel Debuts from Random House Children's Books (3/18/24) Join Random House Children’s Books as they introduce readers to four middle grade graphic novel creators making their debut in 2024! Hear from panelists Megan Brennan (Kira and the (Maybe) Space Princess), Debbie Fong (Next Stop), V.P. Anderson (Blood City Rollers) and Tatiana Hill (Blood City Rollers) as they discuss their new and upcoming books, the road to getting published, and what’s on the horizon with graphic novel veteran Judd Winick (Hilo series).

Readers' Advisory: Ideas and Practice: The Readers’ Advisory Conversation (3/14/24) Librarians Michelle Morris and Sheila Michaels will present a workshop on the RA conversation, offering practical tips and instructions on how to get the most out of your interactions with patrons. 

Readers' Advisory: Ideas and Practice: Swoons and Screams (3/14/24) Librarians Robin Bradford, Alex Brown, and Becky Spratford will dive deep into the appeal of horror and romance for teens and adults, and explore how they are both genres of intense feeling, how they intersect and diverge, and what makes each genre so appealing to readers. 

Readers' Advisory: Crafty & Concise Book Blurbs (3/14/24) Librarians and Booklist editors Heather Booth and Susan Maguire will present a workshop on writing annotations, focusing on how to hone in on a book’s appeal and present a concise description of a book that will entice patrons to read.

Spring Book Club Picks (3/12/24) Celebrity memoirs, literary fiction, graphic novels, mysteries, cookbooks—whatever your library’s book group interests, it’s important to have a wide selection of options available. Join Booklist on Tuesday, March 12 at 2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT for a free, one-hour webinar featuring new book club picks from your favorite publishers! We’ll be joined by Simon & Schuster, Penguin Random House Library Marketing, and Kensington Publishing. Plus, we’ll hear a special presentation from library branch manager Sara Martínez, who will be sharing tips on how to build a Spanish-language collection and expand Spanish book clubs at your library. Register now! Moderated by Booklist’s Susan Maguire, Senior Editor, Collection Management and Library Outreach.

Summer Scares Middle-Grade  (3/11/24) Summon your bravest to this gathering of the twisted minds behind the middle-grade horror novels chosen for the 2024 Summer Scares Reading Program—the first in a three-part webinar series, which will also feature discussions with the YA and Adult Summer Scares authors. This reading program is designed for libraries by the Horror Writers Association, in partnership with United for Libraries, Book Riot, and Booklist. Books for Youth Editor Sarah Hunter will lead a conversation with Summer Scares authors Justina Ireland (Ophie’s Ghost), Kenneth Oppel (The Nest), and Reimena Yee (My Aunt Is a Monster) about their books and all things horror. This free, one-hour webinar will take place on Monday, March 11th at 3 pm CT / 4 pm ET. It will be dreadfully fascinating—don’t miss it.

Matchmaking with Macmillan Library  (3/7/24) Join the Mac Lib team for a Spring 2024 Preview as they match Adult + YA books with new readers during this free, one-hour Booklist webinar on Thursday, March 7 at 2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT! Plus, we'll be joined by special guest Casey McQuiston, author of The Pairing--register now! Moderated by Booklist's Adult Books editor Donna Seaman.

New by Newbery! Spring into These New Middle Grade Reads by Newbery Authors! (2/29/24) The Newbery sticker is a constant in a young readers life. Usually in a classroom, library, or bookstore, the books touting these stickers tend to stay with young readers their whole lives. That’s why it’s especially exciting when a Newbery author has a BRAND. NEW. BOOK! And this is your chance to hear directly from these Newbery Honor-winning authors and get an early taste of their Spring 24 middle grade novels! Join Booklist and Penguin Young Readers for this one-hour long FREE webinar to discuss the Newbery on February 29th at 2:30 PM CT.

DK Summer 2024 School & Library Preview (2/28/24) RSVP now for DK’s Summer 2024 School & Library preview event on Wednesday, February 28, at 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT to get a glimpse of the publisher’s top children’s and adult title picks for the season. Get ready for summer reading with brand-new DECODABLE BOOKS and DK SUPER READERS, get cozy with OLD TIME HAWKEY’S RECIPES FROM THE CEDAR SWAMP, and get going on your next travel adventure with the latest from DK EYEWITNESS. Plus, hear from travel content creator and author of YOU DESERVE GOOD GELATO Kacie Rose in a Q&A with Booklist’s Annie Bostrom as they discuss reasons to travel the world, embrace failure, and do the stuff that scares you. After picking up her life in NYC and living in Florence for the past three years, Kacie covers everything from travel fails and homesickness to the joy of culture shocks. Register now for this free Booklist webinar!

Amazing Audio (2/27/24) Research shows that audiobooks are more popular than ever! But navigating the wide selection available can be difficult—that’s where we come in! Join Booklist on Tuesday, February 27 at 2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT for a free one, hour webinar featuring upcoming audiobooks sure to fit the needs and interests of your patrons! We’ll hear from CamCat Books, Dreamscape Publishing, and ECW Press. Plus, we’ll kick things off with a presentation from L.A. Theatre Works’s Audio Sales Director Michele Cobb who will give insightful data on industry trends plus, showcase some of the best performances available now from the L.A. Theatre Works catalog. From full-cast recordings to graphic novel adaptations, this webinar will have plenty of offerings to add to your shelf—register now! Moderated by Booklist’s Audio editor Heather Booth.

Summer 2024 Preview with HarperCollins Children’s Books (2/22/24) Join HarperCollins Children’s Books on Thursday, February 22nd at 12 PM ET/ 11 AM CT for a FREE Booklist webinar to learn about new picture books, middle grade, and YA titles coming in Summer 2024. Hear from award-winning and bestselling authors Patricia McCormick (The Bicycle), Naomi Shihab Nye (Grace Notes), and Maureen Johnson (Death At Morning House) on their forthcoming 2024 titles. The author talks will be followed by the HCCB library marketing team’s presentation of some exciting titles coming your way this summer. This is a can't-miss event—register now!  

Magnificent Middle Grade (2/20/24) What’s hot in middle grade right now? Join us to find out in this free, one-hour webinar showcasing the most magnificent middle-grade titles that are sure to captivate enthusiastic young readers everywhere. On Tuesday, February 20th at 1pm CT/2pm ET, we’ll hear representatives from Shadow Mountain Publishing, Yen Press, Charlesbridge, W. W. Norton & Co., and Disney Books talk about their fabulous up and coming middle grade titles! Moderated by Booklist’s senior editor of Books for Youth, Julia Smith.

MacKids School & Library Spring 2024 Preview Event (2/15/24) RSVP now for the MacKids School & Library Spring Preview Event on February 15 at 2:00pm ET / 11:00am PT where they'll preview upcoming picture books, middle grade, and young adult titles! You’ll hear from talented creators, including authors Scott Hoying and Mark Hoying (How Lucky Am I?), Hanh Bui (Ánh's New Word), Vera Brosgol (Plain Jane and the Mermaid), and Jas Hammonds (Thirsty: A Novel). Joining us for a special debut keynote is author and former collegiate athlete Elvira K. Gonzalez to talk about her moving young adult memoir, Hurdles in the Dark. Also, don’t miss live special guest Loren Long, New York Times bestselling author and illustrator, to talk about his new picture book  The Yellow Bus. Register now for this free, one-hour Booklist webinar to watch these exciting interviews and to hear about a selection of next season’s books!

Adult Faves (2/13/24) The year has only just begun, but that doesn’t mean there’s a shortage of hot new books to add to your TBR! Join us for this free, one-hour webinar to learn all about this latest batch of must-have adult books! We’ll hear presentations from Disney Books, Sourcebooks, Severn House, W. W. Norton & Company and Soho Press on Tuesday, February 13 and 1 PM CT/2 PM ET. Valentine’s Day will be right around the corner so find a new favorite to love! Annie Bostrom, Senior Editor of Adult Books, will moderate.

Disney Publishing Spring 2024 Preview​ (2/8/24) Join Disney Publishing for a preview of 2024 kids and YA titles from across our imprints, including National Geographic! During this free, one-hour Booklist webinar on Thursday, February 8 at 2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT, you'll hear from amazing authors Pablo Cartaya (Curveball), Ryan T. Higgins (Penelope Rex and the Problem with Pets), Lauren Ho (Bite Me, Royce Taslim), Julie Kagawa (Lightningborn), Jenna Lee-Yun (The Last Rhee Witch), Kirk Reedstrom (Duck Moves In!), Trudi Trueit (Explorer Academy Vela: The Sailor Cipher), and Frank Weber (More Dung!: A Beetle Tale). Plus, all attendees joining live will have a chance to win signed books from the authors during a fun trivia game at the end of the program! Register now! Moderated by Booklist's Books for Youth senior editor, Ronny Khuri.

Graphic Novels for Adults and Young Adults (February 6, 2024) Looking for the hottest Graphic Novels for adults and young adults alike? It’s all here in our graphic novels webinar on Tuesday, February 6 at 1 p.m. CT! Fantagraphics Books, IDW, Diamond Book Distributors, and Oni Press representatives will help you build your graphic novel selection and turn you into a readers' advisory expert! Whether you’re introducing graphic novels into your library or expanding your #ReadGraphic shelves, you won’t want to miss this free, one-hour webinar hosted by Graphic Novels and Books for Youth editor Sarah Hunter.

Meet the Artists! An Award-Winning Illustrator Webinar (January 29, 2024) JAn artist’s process is always fascinating! This is your opportunity to hear from acclaimed and award-winning illustrators who have new books in Spring 2024! Register to hear directly from Ekua Holmes (Black Girl You Are Atlas), Juana Medina (A Maleta Full of Treasures), Jessica Love (Gaga Mistake Day), and April Harrison (Go Forth and Tell). Join Booklist and the Penguin School & Library team for this free, one-hour webinar on Monday, January 29 at 2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT.

Black Voices in Celebration of Black History Month (January 16 2024) Join Booklist as we celebrate Black History Month with new and incredible titles by Black voices for your collections. This free, one-hour webinar is happening Tuesday, January 16, at 1pm CT/2pm ET, and representatives from The Quarto Group, Hachette Books, Macmillan and HarperCollins, will showcase award-winning front and backlist titles by Black creators! Just in time to stock in your collections for Black History Month and Juneteenth. Annie Bostrom, Senior Editor for Adult Books, will moderate. Register now!

New Year, Balanced Life (January 11, 2024) 2024 is a new year with all new books to inspire health, wellness, and balance. Join Penguin Random House Library Marketing along with North Atlantic Books, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Shambhala Publications, Hay House, and Parallax Press for a free, 75-minute Booklist webinar to hear about the essential titles necessary to make your library's collection in the new year complete. Register now for this spectacular event taking place on Thursday, January 11 at 2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m .CT. Moderated by Booklist's Adult Books editor Donna Seaman.

Spring Youth Preview (December 7, 2023) What new titles do your favorite publishers have in store this spring? Find out during Booklist’s Spring Youth Preview on Thursday, December 7 at 2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT. Learn about upcoming picture book, middle grade, and YA titles coming to a shelf near you from Bloomsbury, Norton Young Readers, and Abrams Children’s Books. Register now! Moderated by Booklist’s Books for Youth and Graphic Novels editor Sarah Hunter.


Adult Faves for Winter and Beyond (November 21, 2023) Year-end lists, book award season, dazzling debuts—that’s right, it’s officially reading season. What better way to pack your TBR list than with a preview of phenomenal adult books coming to a shelf near you this winter and spring. With presentations from W.W. Norton & Company, HarperCollins Publishers, and CamCat Books, these are the big titles your patrons will be asking for! Register now for this free, one-hour webinar on Tuesday, November 21 at 2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT. Moderated by Susan Maguire, Booklist’s Adult Books senior editor Collection Management and Library Outreach.

New and Notable Novels in Verse from Random House Children’s Books (November 13, 2023) Novels in verse are having a moment! This format has been slowly growing in popularity with both middle-grade and young adult readers. Novels in verse can help make narratives accessible for reluctant readers and the lyrical storytelling paints a vivid picture for readers of all ages and interests. Join Random House Children’s Books to celebrate four new and notable novels in verse and their creators. Booklist’s Books for Youth senior editor Ronny Khuri will talk with Mae Respicio (Isabel in Bloom); Andrea Beatriz Arango (Something Like Home); Kelly J. Baptist (Eb & Flow); and Olivia A. Cole (Ariel Crashes a Train) during this free, one-hour Booklist webinar on Monday, November 13 at 2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT. Register now!

DK School & Library Spring 2024 Preview (November 9, 2023) Get a glimpse of DK’s top children’s and adult titles coming in spring 2024—from picture books and brand-new reference to inspirational reads and gardening guides to hone your green thumb—including our newest Spanish-language offerings. Discover the latest in the A KIDS BOOK ABOUT series, delve into STEPHEN HAWKING: GENIUS AT WORK, and find inspiration in the garden with GARDENING THROUGH THE YEAR. Plus, hear from THE HISTORY OF INFORMATION author and illustrator—and Ezra Jack Keats Award winner—Chris Haughton in a Q&A with Booklist’s Books for Youth and Graphic Novels editor Sarah Hunter, as they discuss Haughton’s first nonfiction title—which has been years in the making—and the many ways information has been retained and passed down throughout the ages. Register now for this free, one-hour Booklist webinar on Thursday, November 9 at 2 p.m. ET.

Dazzling Debuts (November 7, 2023) From debut titles to debut authors, there’s so much to see and hear about in this Dazzling Debuts webinar! Join us Tuesday, November 7th at 1 PM CT to check out what’s news with debuts and find your next read! We’ll hear reps from Holiday House, and Charlesbridge buzz all about their upcoming debut titles, and we’ll also have a special author presentation from Random House Children’s Books debut author, Jumata Emill, discussing his YA debut The Black Queen! Webinar hosted by Adult Books editor Donna Seaman.

The Science of Reading: Phonics and Decodable Books (November 2, 2023) With many states passing science-based-reading legislation for classroom curricula, decodable readers are in higher demand—time to stock those shelves! Join Booklist on Thursday, November 2 at 2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT for a free, one-hour webinar featuring upcoming decodable titles from Norwood House Press, an imprint of Rosen Publishing, Orca Book Publishers, and The Child’s World that will help educate and engage your young readers! Register now! Moderated by Booklist’s Books for Youth senior editor Julia Smith.

Graphic Novels for All (October 31, 2023) Comics and manga have the ability to reach all communities, inspiring readers with their unique narrative style, engaging illustrations and powerful text. Join Booklist on Tuesday, October 31 at 2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT for a free, one hour webinar showcasing upcoming graphic novel and manga titles for all ages from Random House Children’s Books, Penguin Young Readers, Phoenix International Publications, Yen Press, and Viz Media. Register now! Moderated by Booklist’s Audio Editor Heather Booth.

MacKids School & Library Winter 2024 Preview Event (October 25, 2023) RSVP now for the MacKids School & Library Winter Preview Event on October 25 at 2:00pm ET / 11:00am PT where we’ll preview upcoming picture books, middle grade, and young adult titles! You’ll hear from talented creators, including author Zohreh Ghahremani and illustrator Susie Ghahremani (Memory Garden), E. L. Shen (Maybe It’s a Sign), and Amra Sabic-El-Rayess (Three Summers). Joining us for a special picture book debut interview is author Adam Pottle and illustrator Ziyue Chen in conversation with Editorial Director of Roaring Brook Press Connie Hsu to talk about Butterfly on the Wind. Also, don’t miss our live special guest Elisha Cooper, Caldecott honor author and illustrator, in conversation with Executive Editor of Roaring Brook Press Emily Feinberg to talk about his new picture book Emma Full of Wonders. Register now to watch these exciting interviews and to hear about a selection of next season’s books!

Thriller, Mystery & True Crime (October 24, 2023) Looking for all things creepy, spooky, and thrilling? Well have we got the webinar for you, and just in time for Halloween! Join us on Tuesday, October 24 for this free one-hour webinar, as we fill you in on all that spine-chilling fiction and true crime has to offer! We’ll hear from representatives from Yen Press, HarperCollins, SOHO Press, Oceanview and Severn House. Register today! Hosted by Annie Bostrom, Senior Editor for Adult Books at Booklist.

Winter 2024 Librarian Preview with HarperCollins Children’s Books featuring Brendan Wenzel, Katherine Applegate, and Tony Keith Jr. (October 20, 2023) Join HarperCollins Children’s Books on Friday, October 20th at 2 PM ET/ 1 PM CT for a FREE Booklist webinar to learn about new picture books, middle grade, and YA titles coming in early 2024. Hear from debut author Tony Keith, Jr. (How the Boogeyman Became a Poet), Caldecott Honoree Brendan Wenzel (Solar Bear), and Newbery Medalist Katherine Applegate (The One and Only series) on their forthcoming 2024 titles. The author talks will be followed by the HCCB library marketing team’s presentation of some exciting titles coming your way this fall. This is a can't-miss event—register now! Moderated by Booklist's Books for Youth and Graphic Novels editor Sarah Hunter.

Promos that pop: How to spread the word about your school library (October 18, 2023) Struggling to get the word out about your school’s digital library? Then this can’t-miss session is for you! Join OverDrive’s Library Media Specialist Shannon Hemmelgarn as she shares her secrets for efficiently promoting her school’s ebook and audiobook collection, including actionable ideas you can start using right away. Plus, hear from Sora Account Manager Ben Kowalczyk about the kinds of free resources and support you can expect from a vendor partner, including time saving tips that remove the guesswork. Attendees will walk away ready and excited to put what they’ve learned into practice in their own districts. You won’t want to skip this free, one-hour Booklist webinar on Wednesday, October 18 at 2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT--register now! 

Fall and Winter Picture Books (October 17, 2023) The weather may be cooling down, but picture book releases are just heating up! Join us Tuesday, October 17 to hear all about the latest picture books coming your way this Fall and Winter! Representatives from Random House Children’s Books, Charlesbridge, North South Books, Clavis Publishing and Astra Books for Young Readers will present their top titles for the coming season in this free, one-hour webinar. Featuring a conversation with Astra Illustrator Hadley Hooper! Books for Youth Senior Editor, Ronny Khuri, will host. 

Random House Children’s Books Spring 2024 Preview (October 11, 2023) Mark your calendars for the Random House Children's Books Spring 2024 Preview event happening on Wednesday, October 11 at 2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT. Special guest speakers Sophie Blackall (Ahoy!), Erin Kraan (Buffalo Fluffalo), and Sheetal Sheth (Bravo, Anjali!) will discuss their upcoming picture books that touch on various themes such as navigating relationships, being yourself, and having fun. This 90-minute Booklist webinar will also feature presentations by the Random House Children's Books School & Library team who will introduce new and exciting titles coming in Spring 2024. The event is free of charge and open to everyone—register now! Moderated by Booklist's Books for Youth and Graphic Novels editor, Sarah Hunter.

Fall in Love with Series Nonfiction (October 10, 2023) It’s finally fall but as the weather cools, new series nonfiction titles are heating up! Catch up with us and representatives from Rourke Educational Media, Bellwether Media, Child's World, Creative Company and Scholastic as they share their upcoming series nonfiction titles that you’ll be sure to fall in love with. This free, one-hour webinar will take place Tuesday, October 10, hosted by Julia Smith, Senior Editor for Books for Youth at Booklist! Register now. 

Rally for the Right to Read: A Banned Books Week Event (October 5, 2023) Join Penguin Random House, Booklist, and Unite Against Book Bans for a special Banned Books Week event as we premiere the video of Ibram X. Kendi’s motivating and moving speech from Rally for the Right to Read at the 2023 ALA Annual Conference. Introduced by Tracie D. Hall, Executive Director of the American Library Association, in conversation with Chris Jackson, EVP, Publisher, & Editor-in-Chief of One World—this hour-long webinar on Thursday, October 5 at 2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT will celebrate the right to read and librarians’ role in providing access for all. Representatives from Unite Against Book Bans will also join the webinar to share resources and offer a myriad of ways that viewers can join in the fight for the freedom to read. 

Library Love for LibraryReads (October 3, 2023) What are your colleagues recommending? Find out during Booklist’s free, one-hour webinar on Tuesday, October 3 at 2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT! Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from Rebecca Vnuk, Executive Director of LibraryReads—a monthly nationwide picks list for adult fiction and non-fiction titles that library staff from across the country have loved reading and cannot wait to share! Plus, you’ll get a sneak peek at some of these titles during presentations from Penguin Random House Library Marketing, W.W. Norton & Company, and HTP Books! Moderated by Booklist’s Susan Maguire, senior editor, Collection Management and Library Outreach.

Chapter Books & Early Readers (September 28, 2023) Outer space, social-emotional learning, STEAM, change, family traditions—it’s never too early to build comprehension skills, encourage mindful readers, and spark creative thinking! Join Booklist on Thursday, September 28 at 2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT for a free, one-hour webinar showcasing upcoming chapter and early reader titles from your favorite publishers! We’ll be joined by Teacher Created Materials, Simon & Schuster Children’s Books, Bellwether Media, and Little Bee Books--register now! Moderated by Booklist’s Books for Youth senior editor Julia Smith.

Building a Teen Book Club: Featuring Jen Ferguson, Brandy Colbert, Eliot Schrefer, and Elana K. Arnold! (September 27, 2023) Booklist is kicking off our yearlong Book Club with a special event on Wednesday, September 27 at 2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT! Join us and HarperCollins Children’s Books for a free, one-hour webinar essential for any library looking to build their youth programming and increase reader engagement! We’ll begin the event with a library expert sharing important tips and tricks about how to get your teen book club started. Following, Booklist’s Books for Youth senior editor Maggie Reagan will moderate an in-depth discussion with Eliot Schrefer (Charming Young Man), Elana K. Arnold (The Blood Years), Brandy Colbert (The Blackwoods), and Jen Ferguson (Those Pink Mountain Nights). Register now!

Eat. Read. Love. (September 26, 2023) What pairs nicely with a great book? How about a delicious four-course meal, complete with hors d'oeuvre, cocktails, and a rich dessert! You’ll find it all during our Eat. Read. Love. webinar happening on Tuesday, September 26 at 2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT! Our webinar will feature the latest cookbooks showcasing culinary recipes for all eaters—no matter what their taste! And once we’ve had our fill of food, we’ll hear about new romance titles riddled with meet-cutes, fake engagements, and everlasting love! Make it a date with Booklist for this free, one-hour webinar with top chefs from Hachette Book Group, Disney Publishing, Shadow Mountain Publishing, and Yen Press! From food pairings to people pairings, this event will have everything you could ever dream of! Moderated by Booklist’s Adult Books senior editor Annie Bostrom.

Lee & Low Books Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 Seasonal Showcase (September 20, 2023)  Join Lee & Low, the largest multicultural publisher in the country, on Wednesday, September 20 at 2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT! During this free, one-hour Booklist webinar, you'll learn about new picture books, chapter books & YA titles about everyone & for everyone. Then hear from beloved author Hena Khan about her forthcoming picture books: Zain's Super Friday (October 2023) and Behind My Doors (May 2024). Register today! Moderated by Booklist’s Books for Youth and Graphic Novel Editor Sarah Hunter. [please click the globe icon on the bottom right of corner of the Zoom video to activate ASL interpretation]

Middle Grade, Latest & Greatest (September 19, 2023) Looking for fresh and hot middle grade titles for your library collection? Well then you won’t wanna miss this free, one-hour webinar showcasing the latest and greatest in upcoming middle-grade titles! Join us Tuesday, September 19 at 1pm CT/2pm ET where representatives from Workman Publishing, Publishers Spotlight, Harlequin and Shadow Mountain Publishing tell us all about the newest middle-grade titles soon to hit your shelves! Julia Smith, Senior Editor of Books for Youth here at Booklist, will moderate. Register now!

Trending Titles for Back to School (September 13, 2023) Autumn is here, demand for digital content is up, and the new school year brings new adventures and new users to your digital library. How can you best support the kids and teens in your community? Join OverDrive's panel of experts in a roundtable discussion as they share content trends, showcase Kanopy streaming video titles you won't want to miss, and highlight favorite titles from our annual Back to School sale. This autumn, fall in love with savings while meeting demand and maximizing budget for readers of all ages. Join us Wednesday, September 13 at 2 PM ET / 1 PM CT. Booklist's Audio editor Heather Booth will moderate!

The Art of Illustration​ (August 30, 2023) Go behind the scenes with Random House Children's Books' picture book and graphic novel illustrators as they share insights into the process and craft of their upcoming and recently published projects. Featured creators include Vanessa Brantley-Newton (Nesting Dolls), Dan Thompson (Tig and Lily Series), and Emma Steinkellner (Nell of Gumbling). Register now for this free, one-hour Booklist webinar on Wednesday, August 30 at 2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT. Moderated by Booklist's Books for Youth and Graphic Novels editor Sarah Hunter.

Graphic Novels for All! (August 24, 2023) Graphic novels have become a necessity for any book collection, and we’re here to help you expand yours! Join us on Thursday, August 24 at 1 p.m. CT for a #ReadGraphic webinar that will help you build your graphic novel selection for all ages! We’ll hear representatives from Tuttle, Yen Press, and Wattpad Books Press tell us all about their upcoming titles for adult, teen, and young readers! Booklist’s Susan Maguire, Senior Editor, Collection Management and Library Outreach, will moderate.

Picture Book Party (August 22, 2023) It’s never too early to encourage kids to read, and with these fabulous picture books, you won’t have any trouble getting started! Join us Tuesday, August 22 at 2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT for a free, one-hour Booklist webinar where we’ll learn about upcoming titles from Teacher Created Materials, Gnome Road Publishing, The Collective Book Studio, and Owlkids. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to see beautiful illustrations, hear about terrific new authors, and inspire your young readers--register now! Moderated by Booklist’s Books for Youth senior editor Ronny Khuri.

Science Reads for Summer and Beyond: AW Presents Fun STEAM Reads for All Young Readers! (August 21, 2023) Summer is in full swing and nothing goes better with lemonade and beach trips than great reads! Join Booklist and Albert Whitman for a free, one-hour event on Monday, August 21 at 2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT when the AW team will present upcoming science reads for summer and beyond! Plus, we’ll hear from authors Sue Fliess and Andrea Loney! Register now! Moderated by Ronny Khuri, Booklist’s senior editor, Books for Youth.

YA Announcements (August 15, 2023) Are you looking to add some brand-new YA titles to your TBR list? Well have we got just the thing for you. Join us for a free one-hour webinar on Tuesday, August 15 at 1pm CT/2pm ET! We’ll hear representatives from Macmillan, Camcat Books and Skybound Comet tell us all about the hottest YA books that are soon to hit your shelves! Moderated by Maggie Reagan, Senior Editor of Books for Youth. Register now!

Celebrate Comics Victories! (August 10, 2023) Join members of ALA's Graphic Novels and Comics Round Table to acknowledge that even in times of challenges, we must also highlight our comics victories. Members of the Best Graphic Novels selection lists will celebrate this year's lists, while GNCRT board members will highlight events, webinars, upcoming projects, and opportunities on the horizon for any library workers interested in comics collections and advocacy. Happening Thursday, August 10 at 1pm CT / 2pm ET!

Fall Adult Faves (August 8, 2023) Summer may be in full swing, but fall is right around the corner. And there’s plenty of adult books to add to your TBR list. Join us for a free one-hour webinar where we’ll hear reps from Hachette Book Group, Macmillan, W. W. Norton & Co., ECW Press and Simon & Schuster tell us all about their upcoming fall adult titles! Fall Adult Faves is happening Tuesday, August 8th at 1pm CT/2pm ET. Hosted by Annie Bostrom, Senior Editor for Adult Books at Booklist.

Great Graphic Novels! Graphic Novel Book Buzz, Part II (August 1, 2023) We are keeping the graphic novel vibes going through August with the second webinar in our two-part #ReadGraphic series! Join us on Tuesday, August 1 at 2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT for a free, one-hour Booklist event featuring representatives from Fantagraphics Books, Diamond Book Distributors, Image Comics, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, and Quarto Kids showcasing GN titles perfect for readers of all ages. Plus, we’ll hear a special presentation from Susie Yi, creator of A Sky of Paper Stars from Roaring Brook Press. Don’t miss this chance to boost your collection and inspire readers everywhere—register now! Moderated by Booklist’s Adult Books editor Donna Seaman.

PICTURE THIS: Three Illustrators Discuss the Art Behind Storytelling (July 24, 2023) Join Booklist on Monday, July 24 at 2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT for a special event showcasing the artists behind recent and upcoming releases from Bloomsbury. We'll be joined by Shadra Strickland (Jump In); Andy Harkness (Wolfboy is Scared); and Adrian Teal (Plague-busters). Register now for this exciting webinar moderated by Booklist's Maggie Reagan.

Fall Series Nonfiction (July 18, 2023) What fantastic titles do series nonfiction publishers have to share with readers this fall? Join us for a free one-hour webinar featuring Jump! Library, Bearport Publishing, Rosen Publishing and Nomad Press as representatives from those fabulous publishers will tell us all about their fantastic upcoming series nonfiction! Hosted by Booklist Books for Youth senior editor Julia Smith. Hope to see you Tuesday, July 18 at 1 p.m. CT/2 p.m. ET!

DK School & Library Fall 2023 Preview (July 17, 2023) Get a glimpse of DK’s top children’s and adult titles coming in fall 2023—from decodable books and brand-new reference to inspirational reads and cookbooks from well-known chefs—including our newest Spanish-language offerings. Discover Rebel Girls Dear Rebel, delve into Eyewitness Encyclopedia Of Everything, and find inspiration in the kitchen with Joshua Weissman’s Texture Over Taste. Plus, hear from A Kids Book About Racism author and A Kids Co. founder Jelani Memory in a Q&A with Booklist Books for Youth editor Sarah Hunter, as they discuss all Jelani has built around the idea that kids are ready to talk about the important stuff of life and that books are a magical way to open these conversations.

MacKids School & Library Fall 2023 Preview Event​ (July 12, 2023) RSVP now for the MacKids School & Library Fall Preview Event on July 12 at 2:00pm ET / 11:00am PT where we’ll preview upcoming picture books, middle grade, and young adult titles! You’ll hear from talented authors Carole Lindstrom (Autumn Peltier, Water Warrior), Claribel Ortega and Jasminne Mendez (Rizos - Frizzy, Spanish Edition), and Jamison Shea (I Feed Her to the Beast and the Beast is Me). Also, joining us live is special guest Christina Wyman, teacher, writer, and author of Jawbreaker. Christina will discuss the inspiration behind her debut middle grade novel with Joy Peskin, Executive Editorial Director of Farrar Straus Giroux Books for Young Readers. Plus, don’t miss a special preview of Doña Quixote: Rise of the Knight, a hilarious, magical middle grade graphic novel by Rey Terciero (pen name Rex Ogle) and illustrated by Monica M. Magaña. Register now to see Rey and Monica’s Q&A with Brian Geffen, Senior Editor at Henry Holt Books for Young Readers!

Great Graphic Novels: Graphic Novel Book Buzz Part 1 (July 11, 2023) July is Graphic Novels in Libraries Month! And here at Booklist we are devoted to providing librarians with the tools they need to select, curate, and promote graphic titles for patrons of all ages, starting with part 1 of a 2-part series of #ReadGraphic webinars! In this webinar, we’ll hear from representatives from Tundra Books, Holiday House, Simon & Schuster, Yen Press, and Papercutz! Join us on Tuesday, July 11 at 1 PM CT / 2 PM ET for a free one-hour webinar. Hosted by Sarah Hunter, Editor for Graphic Novels and Books for Youth.

Random House Children’s Books Fall 2023 Preview (June 15, 2023) Join Random House Children’s Books on Thursday, June 15th at 2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT to hear from special guest speakers and staff as they tell you about their Fall 2023 list! This free, 90-minute Booklist webinar will kick-off with special guest speaker Carl Hiaasen discussing his new middle-grade novel WRECKER with Senior Executive Editor Nancy Siscoe. Following, the RHCB School & Library team will present new and exciting titles coming in Fall 2023. From picture books to Middle Grade and YA, this is a can't-miss event—register now! Moderated by Booklist's Books for Youth senior editor, Maggie Reagan.

Leaders Like Us: A Conversation About Representative Biographies with Authors Kaitlyn Duling and Dr. Karen Su! (June 14, 2023) Join Kaitlyn Duling and Dr. Karen Su, members of the Leaders Like Us author team, as they discuss how they bring complex biographies to life for middle elementary readers. The Leaders Like Us series from Rourke consists of over 20 titles featuring diverse, brilliant, and courageous leaders. Moderated by Booklist's Books for Youth senior editor, Julia Smith, this free, one-hour webinar on Wednesday, June 14 at 2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT is a can't-miss event for any school librarian, educator, or staff that work with young readers. Register now!

Big Picks from International & Indie Presses (June 13, 2023) Discover a world of exciting and diverse books from every corner of the globe. IPG (Independent Publishers Group) in partnership with Booklist, is delighted to showcase representatives from 11 of their best international and independent publishers offering up their forthcoming highlights and beloved backlist to fill your shelves with unique books to delight your patrons. The publishers presenting include Chicago Review Press, Triumph Books, Head of Zeus, The History Press UK, Orenda Books, NBM Graphic Novels, Cardinal Rule Press, Michael O'Mara, Spanish language publisher Editorial Alma, Oceanview Publishing, plus titles from The Indigo Press, Larrikin House, and The British Library. Register now for this free, one-hour webinar on Tuesday, June 13 at 2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT. Moderated by Booklist's Adult Books editor Donna Seaman.

Summer Scares Adult Panel (June 9, 2023) Make sure your cabin in the woods has Wi-Fi, because you won’t want to miss the discussion of this year’s Adult horror selections for the Summer Scares Reading Program, a program designed for libraries by the Horror Writers Association, in partnership with United for Libraries, Book Riot, and Booklist. Moderator Yaika Sabat, Manager of Reader Services at NoveList, will sit down with Summer Scares authors P. Djèlí Clark (Ring Shout), Daniel M. Lavery (The Merry Spinster), and Elisabeth Thomas (Catherine House) to discuss their books and all things horror. This free, one-hour Booklist webinar will take place on Friday, June 9 at 2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT. Register now—or else.


Rainbow Round Table Golden Anniversary Retrospective (June 8, 2023) Explore the rich history and significance of the Rainbow Round Table of the American Library Association, the oldest professional association for LGBTQIA+ people in the United States during a free, one-hour Booklist webinar on Thursday, June 8 at 2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT. Panelists will participate in a moderated discussion about the origins of the Rainbow Round Table, its evolution over the years, and its role in promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion in libraries. They will also highlight some of the most helpful resources that the round table has developed, including booklists and programming ideas, and touch on some of the great queer books of the last 50 years. This webinar is a must-attend for anyone interested in the history of LGBTQIA+ advocacy in libraries and the ongoing efforts to create safe, including spaces for all patrons and staff.

Join the Joy Revolution! (June 7, 2023) Introducing Joy Revolution, a new imprint focused on love stories staring and authored by people of color. Joy Revolution editor Bria Ragin will moderate a conversation between Nicola & David Yoon, Amalie Howard, and justin a. reynolds covering the imprints creation, the editorial process, and the inaugural list. Join us, Wednesday, June 7th at 1 PM CT/ 2 PM ET! Hosted by Booklist's Senior Editor, Maggie Reagan.

Fall Book Club Picks (May 30, 2023) Book clubs bring communities together, encourage thoughtful conversation, and open readers’ minds up to new authors, experiences, and cultures. From fiction to memoir, thrillers to social commentary, these titles will be perfect additions to any reading group! Join us Tuesday, May 30 at 2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT for a free, one hour webinar featuring presentations from Macmillan Library Marketing, Dudurn Press, Crooked Lane Books, Sourcebooks, and Kensington Publishing. Moderated by Booklist’s senior editor, Collection Management and Library Outreach, Susan Maguire.

Summer Scares YA Panel​ (May 24, 2023) Make sure your cabin in the woods has Wi-Fi, because you won’t want to miss the discussion of this year’s YA horror selections for the Summer Scares Reading Program, a program designed for libraries by the Horror Writers Association, in partnership with United for Libraries, Book Riot, and Booklist. Moderator Emily Vinci, Librarian and Chair HWA Library Advisory Council, will sit down with Summer Scares creators Maggie Tokuda-Hall and Lisa Sterle (SQUAD), Suzanne Walker (MOONCAKES), and Cat Winters (IN THE SHADOW OF BLACKBIRDS) to discuss their books and all things horror. This free, one-hour Booklist webinar will take place on Wednesday, May 24 at 2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT. Register now—or else.

Page-Turning Picture Books​ (May 16, 2023) Springtime is upon us and with the incoming warmer weather also comes new and exciting picture books! Join us for a free one-hour webinar on Tuesday, May 16, moderated by Sarah Hunter, Editor for Books for Youth and Graphic Novels to hear about some phenomenal new picture books. We’ll hear representatives from Tundra Books, Albert Whitman, Simon & Schuster, and Phoenix International Publications as they present their upcoming titles!

Summer Scares Middle-Grade Panel (May 12, 2023) Gather ‘round the campfire for a spine-tingling discussion of this year’s middle-grade horror selections for the Summer Scares Reading Program, a program designed for libraries by the Horror Writers Association, in partnership with United for Libraries, Book Riot, and Booklist. Books for Youth senior editor Julia Smith will gab with Summer Scares authors Katherine Arden (Small Spaces), K. G. Campbell (A Small Zombie Problem), and Dan SaSuWeh Jones (Living Ghosts & Mischievous Monsters) about all things horror and why scary stories belong on children’s shelves, both at home and at the library. This free, one-hour webinar will take place on Friday, May 12th at 1 pm CT / 2 pm ET. Register now, or the banshees will haunt you forever.


Fall 2023 Librarian Preview with HarperCollins Children’s Books featuring Joanna Ho, Mac Barnett & Shawn Harris, and Elana K. Arnold (May 11, 2023) Join HarperCollins Children’s Books on Thursday, May 11 at 12 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. CT for a FREE Booklist webinar to learn about new picture books, middle grade, and YA titles coming in fall 2023. Hear from award-winning authors Joanna Ho (Say My Name), Mac Barnett & Shawn Harris (The First Cat in Space and the Soup of Doom), and Elana K. Arnold (The Blood Years) on their forthcoming fall titles. The author talks will be followed by the HCCB library marketing team’s presentation of some exciting titles coming your way this fall. This is a can't-miss event—register now! Moderated by Booklist’s Books for Youth senior editor Ronny Khuri.

Thrillers, True Crime, and Mysteries, Oh My! (May 2, 2023) Love a surprising twist, a cozy whodunit, or a fast-paced thriller? Well we have exactly what you need! Join us for a free one-hour webinar on Tuesday, May 2 at 1 p.m. CT! You’ll hear representatives from Macmillan Library, Crooked Lane, ECW Press, CamCat Books and Dreamscape Audio tell you all about their upcoming mysteries, thrillers, crime fiction, and more! Moderated by Annie Bostrom, Booklist’s Senior Editor of Adult Books.

New & Notable Nonfiction Picture Books from Random House Children’s Books (April 24, 2023) Join Charnelle Pinkney Barlow (Little Rosetta and the Talking Guitar), Rachel Ignotofsky (What’s Inside a Caterpillar Cocoon), Liz Montague (Jackie Ormes Draws the Future), and Melissa Stewart (Whale Fall) as they discuss their new and upcoming nonfiction picture books and biographies. Register now for this one-hour free webinar on Monday, April 24 at 1 PM CT/2 PM ET! Sarah Hunter, Editor for Books for Youth and Graphic Novels, will moderate.

Authors & ARCs (April 13, 2023) Authors, free eARcs, lots of book love—it’s the next best thing to a conference! Join us on Thursday, April 13 at 2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT for the next installment of our Authors & ARCs program! Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from some incredibly talented authors and download free eARCs of their books. We’ll be joined by P. Djèlí Clark (Starscape); Kristen Simmons (Tor Teen); Stephen Bramucci (Bloomsbury); and Emery Lord (Bloomsbury). Register now for this free, one-hour webinar moderated by Booklist’s Books for Youth senior editor Maggie Reagan.

Library Love for LibraryReads (April 11, 2023) Stunning debuts, moving memoirs, escapist fiction—you’ll find your next great read at our free, one-hour webinar on Tuesday, April 11 at 2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT. Panelists from HarperCollins Publishers, Simon & Schuster, HTP Books, and Union Square & Company will showcase adult titles hitting the shelves this summer that are bound for success with your patrons and perfect for LibraryReads nominations! LibraryReads is a librarian-driven venture where public library staff can help build word-of-mouth for new books. We’ll hear from Executive Director Rebecca Vnuk about the latest happenings in the library world and the important role libraries play in creating audiences for all kinds of authors. Register now! Moderated by Susan Maguire, Booklist’s Senior Editor, Collection Management and Library Outreach.

Homeschooling and Series Nonfiction (April 4, 2023) Whether they are navigating hybrid learning or looking for additional materials to supplement school, parents, students, and educators all need resources to help spark reading interests and inspire critical thinking. Join Booklist on Tuesday, April 4 at 11 a.m. PST / 1 p.m. CT / 2 p.m. ET for a free, one-hour webinar that will help your patrons find books that will boost students’ educational development. We’ll hear from Rourke Educational Media, Scholastic, Holiday House, National Geographic Kids, and the Creative Company. Moderated by Books for Youth senior editor Julia Smith. Register now!

YA Announcements (March 30, 2023) As the weather turns warmer there’s so much to look forward to, including gorgeous new YA books! Join us on Thursday, March 30th at 1pm CT/2pm ET for a free one-hour webinar showcasing amazing YA titles that are soon to come! We’ll hear representatives from Disney Publishing, Soho Press, Sourcebooks and North Star Editions! Senior Editor of Books for Youth, Ronny Khuri, will moderate. Register now!

Random House Children’s Books Summer 2023 Preview (March 29, 2023) Join Random House Children’s Books on Wednesday, March 29 at 2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT to hear from special guest speakers and staff as they tell you about their Summer 2023 list! This free, 90-minute Booklist webinar will kick-off with special guest speaker Kim Johnson discussing her sophomore novel Invisible Son with Associate Publisher of Random House Children’s Books, Caroline Abbey. Following, the RHCB School & Library team will present new and exciting titles coming in Summer 2023. From picture books to Middle Grade and YA, this is a can't-miss event—register now! Moderated by Booklist's Books for Youth senior editor Maggie Reagan.

Keys to Reaching Every Reader (March 22, 2023) The school year may be more than half over, but there’s still time for you to draw students into your school’s digital collection and set them up for summer reading success! Learn how from expert librarians from OverDrive, who will guide you through recommended reads that can help you reach learners across your entire school community.

Whether your students are learning to read or reading to learn, digital offers a little something for everyone. Looking for phonics books? Awesome audio titles? Hi-Lo adventures? Magazines? Books for language learners? We’ll cover all of this – and more. Don’t miss out! Join us Wednesday, March 22 at 1 PM CT/2 PM ET! Audiobooks editor Heather Booth, will moderate.

Picture Book Parade (March 21, 2023) Riveting nonfiction, imaginative stories, and insightful biographies, picture books provide layers of rich reading that spark imagination and celebrate new perspectives. Join Booklist on Tuesday, March 21 at 2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT for a free, one-hour webinar showcasing upcoming picture books from Capstone Publishing, Publishers Spotlight, Pajama Press, Charlesbridge Publishing, and North Star Editions. Register now! Moderated by Booklist’s Books for Youth senior editor Ronny Khuri.

Lee & Low Spring-Summer 2023 Showcase​ (March 15, 2023) Discover what's new for Spring-Summer 2023 at Lee & Low on Wednesday, March 15 at 2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT! During this free, one-hour webinar, you'll learn about new picture books, chapter books & YA titles about everyone & for everyone from the largest multicultural children's book publisher in the country. Then hear from the creative team behind the picture book, I Can Be...Me!: Lesléa Newman & Maya Gonzalez. Register today! Moderated by Booklist's Books for Youth editor Sarah Hunter.

Spring Book Club Picks (March 14, 2023) Are you looking for the next great title for your book club? Then you must come check out our free one hour-webinar for titles will ignite lively discussion for any reading group! Join us Tuesday, March 14 at 1 PM CT/ 2 PM ET for the hottest upcoming titles that your book club is sure to love! We’ll hear title presentations from Bloomsbury Publishing, Penguin Random House Library Marketing, and Simon and Schuster! You won’t wanna miss it, register now! Moderated by Booklist’s senior Editor, Collection Management and Library Outreach, Susan Maguire.

DK School & Library Summer 2023 Preview (March 9, 2023) Get a glimpse of DK’s top children’s and adult titles coming in summer 2023—from decodable books and brand-new reference to inspirational reads and cookbooks from well-known chefs. Discover Rebel Girls Growing Up Powerful, delve into The Met Degas, and find inspiration in the kitchen with Nick DiGiovanni’s Knife Drop. Plus, hear from The T Guide authors and transgender icons Gigi Gorgeous and Gottmik in a Q&A with Booklist’s Annie Bostrom, as they discuss their forthcoming adult book, a guide to all things gender expression in which they share their unique stories and valuable insight. Register now for this free, one-hour webinar on Thursday, March 9 at 2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT.

HarperCollins Children’s Books Spring 2023 Librarian Preview with Corey Tabor, Jerry Craft, and E.L. Shen (March 1, 2023) Join HarperCollins Children’s Books on Wednesday, March 1st at 12PM ET/11AM CT for a FREE Booklist webinar to learn about new picture books, middle grade, and YA titles coming in spring/summer 2023. Hear from Geisel Medalist and Caldecott Honoree Corey Tabor (Simon and the Better Bone), Newbery Medalist Jerry Craft (School Trip), and acclaimed author E.L. Chen (The Queens of New York) on their forthcoming titles. The author talks will be followed by the HCCB library marketing team’s presentation of some exciting titles coming your way this spring. This is a can't-miss event—register now!

Amazing Audiobooks (February 28, 2023) Year after year, audiobooks prove to be among the most widely circulated collections at libraries across the country! From picture book read-alongs that combine the audio and visual into one smoothly connected reading experience to full cast performances to celebrity memoirs, audiobooks appeal to all readers and should have a prominent place in your library! Join us on Tuesday, February 28 at 2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT for a free, one hour webinar showcasing upcoming titles from LATW, Dreamscape Media, Penguin Random House Library Marketing/Books on Tape, and Yen Press! Treat your earbuds to something special and register now! Moderated by Booklist’s Audio Editor Heather Booth.

Matchmaking with Macmillan (February 23, 2023) Join the Macmillan Library Marketing team for a Spring 2023 Preview as we match Adult + YA books with new readers! We’ll hear from panelists Amanda Crimarco, Library Marketing Senior Manager, Emily Day, Library Marketing Associate Manager and Samantha Slavin, Library Marketing Coordinator! Adult Books Editor Donna Seaman will moderate. Join us on Thursday, February 23, 1pm CT/ 2pm ET!

Magnificent Middle Grade (February 21, 2023) It’s rare to find books that can cover a wide range of subjects and still produce fresh, heartfelt writing relatable to all readers. From kids coming to the rescue, to magical adventures, to STEAM-driven stories, middle-grade continues to showcase the best of literature. Join us Tuesday, February 21 at 12:00 p.m. MST / 1:00 p.m. CT / 2:00 p.m. ET for a free, one-hour webinar featuring the best of upcoming MG titles from Norton Young Readers, Shadow Mountain Publishing, Disney Publishing, Charlesbridge Publishing, and Albert Whitman. Register now! Moderated by Books for Youth senior editor Julia Smith.

Terrific Teen and Dazzling Debuts: Four 2023 Debuts from Bloomsbury (February 16, 2023) Join Booklist and Bloomsbury on Thursday, February 16 at 2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT for a special event showcasing new titles from new voices! We'll be joined by Trang Thanh Tran (She Is a Haunting); Gabi Burton (Sing Me to Sleep); Jen St. Jude (If Tomorrow Doesn't Come); and debut duo David Bowles and Guadalupe García McCall (Secret of the Moon Conch). Register now for this exciting webinar moderated by Booklist's Annie Bostrom.

MacKids School & Library Spring 2023 Preview Event (February 15, 2023) RSVP now for the MacKids School & Library Spring Preview Event on February 15th at 2:00pm ET / 11am PT. We will preview upcoming picture books, middle grade, and young adult titles. Our special guest is New York Times-bestselling author Dashka Slater 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. This free, 75-minute Booklist event is free and will be moderated by Booklist's Books for Youth and Graphic Novels editor Sarah Hunter. Register now!

Adult Faves (February 14, 2023) Book awards season might be coming to a close but that doesn’t mean there’s a shortage of hot new books to add to your TBR! To learn all about this latest batch of must-have adult books, join us for this free, one-hour webinar! We’ll hear presentations from Disney Books, Sourcebooks, Hachette Book Group, W. W. Norton & Company and Soho Press on Tuesday, February 14 and 1 PM CT/2 PM ET. Spend your Valentine’s Day with us and find a new favorite to love! Booklist’s Susan Maguire, Senior Editor, Collection Management and Library Outreach, will moderate.

Disney Publishing Preview (February 13, 2023) Join Disney Publishing for a preview of 2023 kids and YA titles from across Disney Publishing, including National Geographic! During this free, one-hour Booklist webinar on Monday, February 13 at 2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT, you'll hear from some amazing authors including Jade Adia (There Goes the Neighborhood), Crispin Boyer (Zeus the Mighty: The Voyage on the Oddest Sea), Leah Johnson (Ellie Engle Saves Herself), Stacey Lee (Winston Chu vs. the Whimsies), Mark Oshiro (The Sun and the Star), and Gretchen McNeil (Three Drops of Blood). You’ll also get a sneak peek of 2023 titles from the School & Library Marketing team! Register now! Moderated by Booklist's Books for Youth senior editor Ronny Khuri.

Discover 2023 YA Debuts (February 8, 2023) Hear all about the new voices in YA literature, directly from the authors themselves. From historical fiction to romance to books about identity and family secrets, these debuts provide something for every reader! Discover the new voices and books your teens will be asking for in 2023! Join Penguin Young Readers and Booklist on Wednesday, February 8th, 2023 at 1PM CT/2PM ET for this free, hour-long discussion where YA debut authors Krystal Marquis (The Davenports), Mae Coyiuto (Chloe and the Kaishao Boys), and Lila Riesen (Free Radicals) will discuss their debut novels with Booklist's Books for Youth senior editor, Maggie Reagan. Register now!

Graphic Novels for Adults and Young Adults (February 7, 2023) Looking for the hottest Graphic Novels for adults and young adults alike? It’s all here in our #ReadGraphic webinar on Tuesday, February 7 at 1 p.m. CT! Featuring Fantagraphics Books, Yen Press, Diamond Book Distributors, and Image Comics, attendees will hear about the best thought-provoking, educational, and adventurous titles for you or the graphic novel reader in your life! Whether you’re introducing graphic novels into your library or expanding your #ReadGraphic shelves, you won’t want to miss this free, one-hour webinar hosted by Graphic Novels and Books for Youth editor Sarah Hunter.

Me and You: Celebrating the Importance of Relationships with Albert Whitman & Company​ (January 24, 2023) Join Albert Whitman authors to discuss new picture books that celebrate the importance of building strong relationships, from family to friends. Booklist's Books for Youth Senior Editor Julia Smith will talk with Moni Ritchie Hadley (Anzu and the Art of Friendship); Betty Tekle (The Coolest Beard); and Frances Park and Ginger Park (Grandpa's Scroll) during this free, one-hour webinar on Tuesday, January 24 at 2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT. Register now!

Authors & ARCs (January 19, 2023) Ring in the new year with a celebration of four fantastic authors! Our Authors & ARCs series is back, and we can’t wait to share these wonderful new books that will inspire young readers everywhere! Join us Thursday, January 19 at 2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT when we hear from Andrew Varga (Imbrifex Books); Erin Bow (Disney Publishing Worldwide); Gillian McDunn (Bloomsbury); and Tracey Hecht (Fabled Films Press) as they introduce their new titles and talk with Booklist’s Books for Youth and Graphic Novels editor Sarah Hunter. Register for this free, one-hour webinar now!

New Year, Balanced Life (January 10, 2023) Join Penguin Random House Library Marketing along with their distribution partners, North Atlantic Books, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Shambhala Publications, Hay House, Watkins Publishing, and Parallax Press for a New Year, Balanced Life webinar as they kick off 2023 with the perfect selection of titles to enhance health, wellness, and balance in the new year. Register now for this free, 75-minute webinar on Tuesday, January 10 at 2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT. Moderated by Booklist’s Adult Books editor, Donna Seaman.

Persevering in the Face of Book Challenges (Nov 17, 2022) The increase in book challenges at school and public libraries has left many library workers stunned, weary, and worried about what comes next. But our important work must continue! Join our panel of boots-on-the-ground library workers including Cindy Hohl, Director of Branch Operations at Kansas City Public Library; Olathe East High School Librarian Shelly McNerney; and Gavin Downing, Kent School District librarian and winner of the Candace Morgan Intellectual Freedom Award, for a frank and inclusive conversation about how we press on to do the best for our patrons and communities, for intellectual freedom, and for ourselves in these difficult circumstances. Register now for this free, one-hour webinar on Thursday, November 17 at 5 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. CT moderated by Booklist editor Heather Booth.

DK School & Library Spring 2023 Preview (Nov 10, 2022) Get a glimpse of DK’s top children’s and adult titles coming in spring 2023—from picture books and leveled readers to the best picks for history buffs, lifestyle gurus, and avid and armchair travelers. Discover the new DK SUPER READERS, delve into THE SCIENCE OF GARDENING, explore new horizons with UNFORGETTABLE JOURNEYS EUROPE, and so much more. Plus, hear from 1000 Hours Outside author Ginny Yurich in a Q&A with Booklist's senior editor, Books for Youth, Maggie Reagan, as they discuss Ginny's forthcoming book and the importance of the 1000 Hours Outside movement she founded, which strives to match kids’ annual outdoor time with their screen time and encourages families to get out into nature together. Join DK and Booklist on Thursday, November 10, from 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET, for this one-hour webinar moderated by DK assistant director of marketing Kristen Pozzuoli. Register now!

Meet Booklist Reader (Nov 9, 2022) For the first time ever, bring Booklist's expertise directly to patrons! Our new magazine, Booklist Reader, features recommendations for readers and listeners of all ages and interests, along with content from our partner, LibraryReads. Join us for a free webinar on Wednesday, November 9 at 2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT to learn how you can use Booklist Reader as a patron resource and readers' advisory tool. Featuring Booklist editors, LibraryReads Executive Director Rebecca Vnuk; Special Collections Librarian at the Indianapolis Public Library, Montoya Barker; and Kaite Stover, Director of Readers’ Services at Kansas City Public Library, attendees will receive expert tips about how to use both the print and digital issues of Booklist Reader to expand readership, increase circulation, and train library staff. Plus, all registrants will be entered to win a free three-month trial of Booklist Reader in print for their library. Register now!

Revise. Refocus. Reshape. A Candid Conversation on Collection Development. (Nov 2, 2022) What collection is always in high demand, is rich in genre and topical diversity, brings accessibility to all patrons without added tech, and is reaching new audiences by the day? In this free webinar, three librarians will discuss how they have repositioned large print in their collections to change public perceptions, accentuate all the format has to offer, increase circulation, and satisfy community demand.

Librarians Monique Franklin of Fort Bend, TX; Jill Haile of Jacksonville, FL; and Emily Vinci of Schaumburg, IL will discuss their collection strategies, communities, and more. The panel will be moderated by Booklist audio editor Heather Booth.

What's News in Debuts? (Nov 1, 2022) There’s not much that's more exciting than reading an incredible debut novel. And in the book world, we’re always excited to celebrate new voices, new characters, and new stories! Join representatives from HarperCollins, Macmillan, and Simon & Schuster on Tuesday, November 1 at 1PM CT/2PM ET for this free, one-hour webinar, where publishers will be featuring exciting new upcoming debuts titles for you to add to your ever growing TBR list! Moderated by Annie Bostrom, Senior Editor for Adult Books.

Winter 2023 Librarian Preview with HarperCollins Children’s Books featuring Lois Lowry, Loren Long, and Ibi Zoboi​ (Oct 27, 2022) Join HarperCollins Children’s Books on Thursday, October 27th at 2 PM ET/1 PM CT for a FREE Booklist webinar to learn about new picture books, middle grade, and YA titles coming in early 2023. Hear from Newbery Medalist Lois Lowry (The Windeby Puzzle), bestselling illustrator Loren Long (Never Forget Eleanor), and award-winning author Ibi Zoboi (Nigeria Jones) on their forthcoming titles. The author talks will be followed by the HCCB library marketing team’s presentation of some exciting titles coming your way next year. This is a can't-miss event—register now!

Big Reads from Small Presses (Oct 26, 2022) Unique styles, powerful subjects, and incredible authors, these sophisticated books will enlighten and challenge all readers. Join Penguin Random House Library Marketing along with their distribution partners, Seven Stories Press, Steerforth Press, Catapult Books, Beacon Press, Melville House, The Library of America, Astra House, and Verso Books, as they showcase forthcoming adult fiction and nonfiction titles in this free, 75-minute webinar on Wednesday, October 26 at 2 p.m. ET /1 p.m. CT. Moderated by Booklist’s Adult Books editor Donna Seaman.

Graphic Novels for All! (Oct 25, 2022) Through their accessible format, imaginative illustrations, and wide-ranging subject matter, graphic novels have become a necessity for any book collection, and we’re here to help you expand! Join us on Tuesday, October 25 at 1 p.m. CT for a #ReadGraphic webinar that will help you build your graphic novel selection and turn you into a readers' advisory expert! We’ll hear from Diamond Book Distributors, TKO Presents, Quarto Kids, Yen Press, Image Comics and Viz Media about upcoming titles for adult, teen, and young readers! Moderated by Sarah Hunter, Editor for Graphic Novels and Books for Youth at Booklist.

MacKids School & Library Winter 2023 Preview Event ​(Oct 19, 2022) RSVP now for the MacKids School & Library Winter Preview Event on October 19 at 2:00pm ET / 11:00am PT where they'll preview upcoming picture books, middle grade, and young adult titles in this free, 75-minute Booklist webinar! You’ll hear from talented authors Zeena M. Plisk (Egyptian Lullaby), Zach Weinersmith (Bea Wolf), Katherine Marsh (The Lost Year), and Deb JJ Lee (In Limbo: A Graphic Memoir).

Also, joining live is special guest Nick Brooks, award-winning filmmaker and author of Promise Boys, who will discuss the inspiration behind his debut young adult novel with Brian Geffen, Senior Editor at Henry Holt Books for Young Readers. Plus, don’t miss an exclusive first look at You Will Do Great Things, a lyrical and magical picture book from Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter and author Amerie and illustrator Raissa Figueroa. Register now to see Amerie’s Q&A with Editorial Director of Roaring Brook Press, Connie Hsu

The Books are Afoot (Oct 18, 2022) Spooky woods, haunted houses, a suspicious note left at your door---it’s not Halloween, it’s Booklist’s mystery webinar! Join us Tuesday, October 18 at 2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT when we hear from HarperCollins Publishers, Soho Press, Severn House, and Oceanview Publishing about upcoming thrillers and mystery titles that are sure to leave your patrons guessing (and looking over their shoulder). True crime, cozy mysteries, or a chilling thriller, we’ll have it all during this free, one-hour webinar. Moderated by Booklist’s Adult Books senior editor Annie Bostrom.
 

How To Bring Digital Content to the Forefront of Your District (Oct 14, 2022) When it comes to meeting your students’ literacy needs, digital books might seem like a no-brainer – and they are! But in order to truly prioritize digital content in your district, it takes a little bit of organization.


Join Bill Bass, Innovation Coordinator at Parkway Schools (MO) and Quinn Sobieszczanski, Account Manager from OverDrive Education, for this discussion on how his district adopted strategies make ebook and audiobooks a focal point for Parkway. You’ll learn:

  • How to use Class Sets, title assignments and more to get more from your collection for less
  • Why pairing a shared digital collection with individual school-level collections can help you save budget and better meet your students unique reading requirements

If you’re an educator seeking real-world strategies to bring digital books to the forefront in your own district, you won’t want to miss it! Join us Friday, October 14 at 2 PM ET/ 1PM CT! Booklist Audio Editor, Heather Booth, will moderate.

Random House Children’s Books Spring 2023 Preview (Oct 12, 2022) Join Random House Children’s Books on Wednesday, October 12 at 2:00 p.m. ET / 1:00 p.m. CT to hear from special guest speakers and staff as they tell you about their Spring 2023 list! This free, 90-minute webinar will kick-off with Joy Harjo, the 23rd Poet Laureate of the United States, in conversation with illustrator Michaela Goade about their upcoming picture book Remember. The conversation will be moderated by their editor, Lee Wade who is the VP & Publisher of Random House Studio. Following, the RHCB School & Library team will present new and exciting titles coming in Spring 2023. From picture books to Middle Grade and YA, this is a can't-miss event—register now!

Fall and Winter Picture Books (Oct 11, 2022) The turn of the weather is just around the corner, and with the seasons changing come new and fabulous picture books! Join us for a free webinar on Tuesday, October 11th at 1pm CT/2pm ET to hear about incredible upcoming Fall and Winter Picture Books! We’ll hear from representatives from Charlesbridge, Tundra Books, Clavis, Random House Children’s Books, and Publishers Spotlight. Senior editor of Books for Youth, Maggie Reagan will moderate.

Fall in Love with Series Nonfiction (Oct 6, 2022) Fall is here and school is in full swing. It’s time to use your library’s collection to enhance young patrons’ learning experience with these new series nonfiction titles! Join us Thursday, October 6 at 2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT for a free, one-hour webinar featuring Reference Point Press and the Creative Company presenting their upcoming SNF list. Plus, librarian Kathleen McBroom will discuss the importance of a strong series nonfiction collection in your library. Perfect for supplementing school texts or for STEM and SEL learning, these fun and informative books will engage young readers and renew their curiosity about the world! Register now! Moderated by Booklist’s Books for Youth senior editor Julia Smith.

Library Love for LibraryReads (Oct 4, 2022) LibraryReads is a librarian-driven venture that allows public library staff to vote on and spread the word about exciting new titles, connecting readers to as many books as possible. Join us for this free, one-hour webinar on Tuesday, October 4, where representatives from HarperCollins Publishers, Sourcebooks, Simon & Schuster, and W.W. Norton & Company will share forthcoming titles perfect for public libraries—and for LibraryReads nominations. Plus, attendees will get the latest scoop on all things LibraryReads from its executive director, Rebecca Vnuk. Booklist’s Susan Maguire, Senior Editor, Collection Management and Library Outreach, will moderate.

Educate, Empower, Engage: Building Empathy & Supporting Youth with Paw Prints Publishing (by Baker & Taylor) (Sept 29, 2022) Join Baker & Taylor’s CATS and their new publishing arm, Paw Prints Publishing, as they discuss future titles and how to build impact through storytelling and programming in this free, one-hour Booklist webinar on Thursday, September 29 at 2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT.

Educate: Bobbie Bensur (CATS) will share the publishing mission of Paw Prints Publishing and highlight a few titles from their fall 2022 and spring 2023 list that all aim highlight social-emotional development, empathy-building, as well as diverse groups of people and life experiences.

Empower: Paw Prints Publishing author, Jesse Byrd, will discuss his nonprofit Each Story Matters and the writing workshop paradigm that supports it. Learn how your library can host your own Each Story Matters workshop and empower your young patrons through the act of writing and storytelling. Paw Prints Publishing will publish that workshop’s title for their portfolio!

Engage: Listen to author, Misty Lee Coolidge, as she talks about her upcoming picture book about volunteering at your local food pantry, and encourage your patrons to get involved.

Celebrating Indigenous Stories and Storytellers (Sept 28, 2022) Native American Heritage Month is every November, but we should celebrate Indigenous stories and storytellers year-round. This panel discussion, hosted by Penguin Young Readers and Booklist, intends to do just that. With incredible indigenous authors who are intentionally uplifting nonfiction and fiction stories from their communities, this event is not to be missed.

Join Penguin Young Readers and Booklist on Wednesday, September 28th at 1PM CT/2PM ET for this free, hour-long discussion where Indigenous authors Traci Sorell, David Treuer, and Ria Thundercloud will discuss their new books. The panel will be moderated by Cindy Hohl (Santee Sioux Nation), director of branch operations at the Kansas City Public Library and past president of the American Indian Library Association. Register now!

What's Cooking: 2022 (Sept 27, 2022) Craving great recipes, amazing food photography, or a cookbook for a special diet? You’re bound to find it all in this mouthwatering webinar starring Workman Publishing and the Penguin Random House Library Marketing team. Plus, we'll be joined by librarian and author Bobbi Newman who will discuss her new book, Fostering Wellness in the Workplace: A Handbook for Libraries. For wellness tips and a delectable batch of cookbooks focusing on various cuisines, star chefs, and more, join us on Tuesday, September 27 at 2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT for a free, one-hour webinar. Booklist Adult Books senior editor Annie Bostrom will moderate. Bon appetit!

Breaking Bans: A Celebration of Challenged Books (Sept 21, 2022) Join Penguin Random House and Booklist for a special Banned Books Week event to hear from authors Nikole Hannah-Jones (The 1619 Project), Renée Watson (The 1619 Project: Born on the Water), Kim Johnson (This is My America), and Kyle Lukoff (Different Kind of Fruit and Too Bright to See), who have all experienced first-hand having their work censored—sharing stories of how librarians and communities fought back, their personal experiences with bans, as well as how their books impacted individual readers at schools and libraries across the country.

Moderated by Dr. Emily Knox— associate professor in the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and author of Book Banning in 21st Century America—this hour-long webinar will celebrate the right to read and librarians’ role in providing access for all. Ten lucky LIVE webinar attendees will win a prize pack of challenged books and Banned Book Week resources for their library. Register now for this important event on Wednesday, September 21 at 2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT.

Middle Grade, Latest and Greatest (Sept 20, 2022) What’s hottest in middle grade right now? Join us to find out in this free, one-hour webinar showcasing the most magnificent middle-grade titles that are sure to captivate enthusiastic young readers everywhere. On Tuesday September 20th at 1pm CT/2pm ET, we’ll hear representatives from Shadow Mountain Publishing, Yen Press, Annick Press and Pajama Press, talk about their latest and greatest! Register now to add these sophisticated reads to your collection! Moderated by Booklist’s senior editor of Books for Youth, Ronny Khuri.

Trending Titles for Back to School (Sept 14, 2022) Autumn is a time for change, from leaves on trees to the start of the school year and the new experiences it can bring. OverDrive's annual Back to School sale is the perfect time to fall in love with savings while you find titles to meet the changing needs of juvenile and young adult readers in your community. Join three of OverDrive's Digital Content Librarians in a roundtable discussion as they discuss current content trends, highlight their favorite titles from the sale, and share best practices for increasing user engagement of your digital collection. Register now for this free, one-hour Booklist webinar on Wednesday, September 14 at 2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT. Moderator by Heather Booth.

Romance and Love Stories for All Ages (Sept 6, 2022) Dry wit, swoon-worthy banter, and heartwarming happily-ever-afters? That’s right, it’s time for our romance and love stories webinar! Prepare to feast your heart eyes on must-have upcoming romance novels for all ages from Sourcebooks, Shadow Mountain Publishing and Bethany House. Donna Seaman, editor for Adult Books at Booklist, will moderate. Mark your calendars for Tuesday, September 6 at 1 PM CT; it’s a date!

Early Readers & Picture Books (Aug 30, 2022) It’s never too early to get young readers excited about books, and with titles like these, you won’t be able to keep them away! Join us Tuesday, August 30 at 2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT for a free, one-hour webinar featuring early reader titles from Charlesbridge, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, Capstone Publishing, Shell Education, and Owlkids Books. Plus, we'll be joined by Macmillian Children's Publishing Group author Remy Lai who will introduce attendees to the Surviving the Wild series! Register now to help your young readers achieve success by jumpstarting their passion for reading! Moderated by Books for Youth senior editor Julia Smith.

Riveting and Page-Turning YA (Aug 25, 2022) Strong heroines, heart-stopping action, thrilling twists—it’s all here in our free, one-hour webinar on Thursday, August 25 at 2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT. Join Booklist’s Books for Youth editor Sarah Hunter as she talks with Random House Children’s Books authors Gina Chen (Violet Made of Thorns); E. Lockhart (Family of Liars); and Karen M. McManus (Nothing More to Tell) about their new titles that are sure to give your patrons the thrills and chills. Register now!

YA Announcements (Aug 23, 2022) Looking to add the best upcoming YA books to your TBR list? Come check out our free one-hour webinar, as presenting publishers talk about the best new YA books that are about to hit your shelves! Join us Tuesday, August 23, where we’ll hear representatives from Macmillan, Algonquin Young Readers, Disney Publishing Worldwide, CamCat Books, and Skybound talk about their awesome upcoming titles! Moderated by Books for Youth senior editor Maggie Reagan.

Fall Adult Faves (Aug 16, 2022) What pairs nicely with autumn sweaters and pumpkin spice lattes? New fall books! Whether you are looking for your next great read, searching for a great book club pick, or doing your holiday shopping early, you’ll want to make sure these upcoming adult titles are on your radar. Join us Tuesday, August 16 at 2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT when we hear from Macmillan Publishers, Workman Publishing, Bloomsbury, HarperCollins Publishers, and W.W. Norton & Company in this free, one -hour Booklist webinar. Register now! Moderated by Adult Books editor Donna Seaman.
 

Celebrate Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month with Random House Children’s Books (Aug 15, 2022) Kick off National Hispanic Heritage Month, which takes place from September 15 through October 15—and celebrates the history and culture of Latinx and Hispanic communities in the U.S.—early! In this special panel-style program hosted by Booklist and Random House Children’s Books, attendees will hear from Christina Diaz Gonzalez, author of The Bluest Sky; Stephen Briseño, author of The Notebook Keeper; and Jose Pimienta, author of Twin Cities. Each author will discuss their latest releases and participate in a Q&A led by a Booklist editor. Register now for this free, one-hour webinar on Monday, August 15 at 2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT !

Graphic Jam!: Graphic Novel Book Buzz Part 2 (Aug 2, 2022) July is Graphic Novels month at Booklist, and we’re celebrating with a special two-part series. Join us Tuesday, August 2nd at 1 p.m. CT as we close out our series with “Graphic Jam!” a free, one-hour webinar showcasing upcoming #ReadGraphic titles from Fantagraphics, Penguin Young Readers, IDW, Random House Children’s Books and HarperCollins Children’s Books! Hosted by Sarah Hunter, Booklist’s Books for Youth editor.

New Worlds, New Books: Upcoming Fantasy and Adventure Titles ​ (July 29, 2022) Dragons, fairytales, outer-space—books can take readers anywhere! Making the ordinary extraordinary, these fantasy and adventure titles will offer your patrons the chance to escape into another world while also provoking thoughtful insights into human nature. Join Booklist for a free, one-hour webinar on Friday, July 29 at 2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT when we hear from Tor and the MIT Press about upcoming fantasy and adventure titles that are a must for your shelves. Plus, we’ll be joined by author Margi Preus to talk about her forthcoming middle grade fantasy from Amulet Books, an imprint of ABRAMS: Windswept. Register now! Moderated by Books for Youth senior editor, Maggie Reagan.

Fall Series Nonfiction (July 26, 2022) Summer may have just started, but there’s still lots to look forward to for fall, including new up and coming series nonfiction titles! Catch up with us and representatives from Rourke Educational Media, Child's World, and Bellwether as they present their fall series nonfiction titles in a free, one-hour webinar on Tuesday July 26th at 1pm C.T.! Moderated by Booklist Books for Youth senior editor Julia Smith.

Be Prepared! The GNCRT Guide to Addressing Comic Book Bans, Censorship, and Challenges (July 21, 2022) In the last few years schools and libraries have experienced some of the highest number of bans to comics since the 1950s. To meet this challenge, GNCRT’s newest committee has created a Toolkit on Preparing For & Addressing Comic Book Bans, Censorship, and Challenges in Libraries. During this webinar, Amie Wright, Julia Lanter, Gabriel Lopez, and Ryan Grant will participate in a lively discussion moderated by Robin Brenner presenting their Toolkit and findings from their recent survey of 100+ schools and libraries on comics censorship. Register now for this free, one-hour Booklist webinar on Thursday, July 21 at 2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT.

MacKids School & Library Fall 2022 Preview Event ​ (July 13, 2022) Join Booklist for the MacKids School & Library Fall 2022 Preview Event on July 13 at 2:00 p.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. PT where they'll preview upcoming picture books, middle grade, and young adult titles in this free, 75-minute webinar! You’ll hear from well-loved authors like Tae Keller (Mihi Ever After), Carole Boston Weatherford and Rob Sanders (A Song for the Unsung: Bayard Rustin, the Man Behind the 1963 March on Washington), and Aiden Thomas (The Sunbearer Trials).

Also, joining us live is special guest Jas Hammonds, author of We Deserve Monuments, who will discuss the inspiration behind their debut young adult novel with Mekisha Telfer, Editor at Roaring Brook Press. Plus, don’t miss an exclusive first look at The Midnight Children, a warm and magical middle-grade mystery from acclaimed author and former teacher-librarian Dan Gemeinhart. Register now to see Dan’s Q&A with Senior Editor of Holt Books for Young Readers, Brian Geffen, and be the first to receive a digital review copy of The Midnight Children!

Get Down with Graphic Novels!: Graphic Novel Book Buzz Part 1 (July 12, 2022) July is Graphic Novels month at Booklist, and we’re celebrating with a special two-part series. Join us Tuesday, July 12 at 1 p.m. CT as we kick off our series with “Get Down with Graphic Novels!” a free, one-hour webinar showcasing upcoming #ReadGraphic titles from Simon & Schuster, Scholastic Press, Yen Press; Little, Brown and Company; and Tuttle Publishing! Hosted by Sarah Hunter, Booklist’s Books for Youth editor.

Audio for All (June 30, 2022) Audiobooks continue to grow in popularity at record rates, expanding their audience of library users across the country. With the rapid shift to a digital world, readers of all ages are entering the audio realm in new ways: through podcasts, audio-original titles, graphic novels, and stunning full-cast performances. Join us Thursday, June 30 at 2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT for a free, one-hour webinar featuring upcoming audiobooks from L.A. Theatre Works, ECW Press, and Graphic Audio. Plus, we’ll hear from special guest, Leah Kleynhans, Senior Producer and Chief Operating Officer at Deyan Audio, who works to enhance books’ enjoyment and assure their accessibility for all listeners. Tune in to learn more about that behind-the-scenes process and what to look for to find audiobook excellence for your patrons. Register now! Moderated by Booklist’s audio editor Heather Booth.

Must-Read Mysteries (June 16, 2022) The clues are coming together. The puzzle is nearly complete. But—twist! Was the whole thing a dream? Join us Thursday, June 16 at 2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT for a free, one-hour webinar featuring upcoming mystery, thriller, and true crime titles from Dundurn Press, Oceanview Publishing, Severn House, and Soho Press that will leave your patrons guessing with every turn of the page. Register now! Moderated by Adult Books associate editor Annie Bostrom.

Random House Children's Books Fall 2022 Librarian Preview (June 15, 2022) Join Random House Children’s Books on Wednesday, June 15 at 2:00 p.m. ET / 1:00 p.m. CT to hear from a special author guest and staff as they tell you about their Fall 2022 list! This free, 90-minute webinar will begin with Carole Boston Weatherford, author of Standing in the Need of Prayer in conversation with Booklist's Books for Youth associate editor Ronny Khuri. Following, the RHCB library team will present new and exciting titles coming in Fall 2022. From picture books to Middle Grade and YA, this is a can't-miss event—register now!

Amazing Picture Books (June 14, 2022) The sun is finally gracing us with warmer weather and with the changing of the seasons comes new and amazing picture books! Join us for a free, one-hour webinar on Tuesday, June 14 at 2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT, where we’ll hear from representatives from Phoenix International Publications, Owlkids, Creative Company, Second Story Press, Greystone Kids and Scribble Kids Books about their exciting and engaging upcoming picture books for summer and fall. Moderated by Julia Smith, Senior Editor, Books for Youth.

Queer Peers and Graphic Novels: Creating Space for LGBTQ+ Readers (June 3, 2022) Moderator Jonathan Khan facilitates conversation between Graphic Novel Librarian Amanda Toth and some of the most prominent queer voices in the graphic novel community. Join us to hear more about how these creators make fantastical worlds for LGBTQ+ readers to immerse themselves in as well as how librarians can find queer graphic novel and manga content and position them in their libraries. Join us Friday, June 3 at 2:00 PM ET/1:00 PM CT for this free 1 hour webinar, introduced by Susan Maguire, Senior Editor, Collection Management & Library Outreach at Booklist.

Authors & ARCs ​ (May 20, 2022) Authors, free eARcs, lots of book love—it’s the next best thing to a conference! Join us on Friday, May 20 at 2 p.m. ET/1 p.m. CT for the next installment of our Authors & ARCs program! Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from some incredibly talented Adult authors and download free eARCs of their books. We’ll be joined by Lydia Millet (W.W. Norton & Company); Michael Paul Kozlowsky (Imbrifex Books); and Anastasia Zadeik (SWP Press). Register now for this free, 75-minute webinar moderated by Booklist’s Adult Books editor Donna Seaman.

Knowledge is Power: Authors Celebrating Inquisitive Characters ​ (May 18, 2022) Join authors Stacia Deutsch (The Jessie Files), Gillian King-Cargile (Vaccines Change the World), and Andrea J. Loney (Abby in Orbit) as they share characters and stories that spark curiosity from their upcoming chapter and middle-grade books. Meet the super Sleuths from the first Boxcar Children middle-grade series, a plucky space explorer who is always looking for her next adventure, and learn about the scientists who preserved in order to discover lifesaving vaccines as Albert Whitman & Company celebrates stories that show readers the importance of staying curious. Register for this free, one-hour Booklist webinar on Wednesday, May 18 at 2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT now! Moderated by Books for Youth associate editor Ronny Khuri.

Picture Books (May 17, 2022) Looking for the hottest upcoming summer/fall picture books? Look no further. With their wit, whimsy, and ability to spark the imagination, picture books remain a constant source of inspiration for readers of all ages. Join Booklist’s Books for Youth senior editor Julia Smith in this free, hour-long webinar on Tuesday, May 17 at 2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT. We'll hear from representatives from Charlesbridge, Clavis Publishing, Penguin Random House Library Marketing, and Holiday House, as well as featuring ABRAMS Children’s Books author Thyra Heder, who will be discussing her forthcoming picture book SAL BOAT(Aug 2022)!

Fall 2022 Librarian Preview with HarperCollins Children’s Books with ERIC VELASQUEZ, COLIN MELOY, and JODI LYNN ANDERSON with a special message from Dr. Ibram X. Kendi (May 12, 2022) Join us at a FREE WEBINAR on Thursday, May 12th at 12:00 PM ET/11:00 AM CT for a sneak peek at new picture, middle grade, and YA books coming in 2022 from HarperCollins Children’s Books. You will hear directly from special guests, including award-winning illustrator, ERIC VELASQUEZ (Going Places: Victor Hugo Green and His Glorious Book), bestselling author and The Decemberists’ frontman, COLIN MELOY (The Stars Did Wander Darkling), New York Times bestselling author JODI LYNN ANDERSON (Each Night Was Illuminated)! Plus catch a special message from Dr. Ibram X. Kendi on his remarkable new project honoring the works of Zora Neale Hurston. Don't miss out on your chance to learn about great new books coming in Fall 2022 from HarperCollins Children’s Books. Register now! Moderated by Booklist's Books for Youth senior editor Maggie Reagan.

Windows & Mirrors (May 10, 2022) We live in unprecedented and ever-changing times, but there is one constant throughout it all: books continue to have the power to inspire and to change. Books can be both a reflection of personal experiences, but also a gateway to experiences and mindsets that differ from our own. And those mindset shifts can open up worlds we might never have known or experienced otherwise. Join us Tuesday, May 10 at 1p.m. central where we will hear from Annick Press, Salaam Reads and Denene Millner Books, imprints of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, Tundra Books, and Second Story Press about titles that can inspire self-reflection and build an awareness of new perspectives, inspired by Dr. Bishop's research. Moderated by Ronny Khuri, Associate Editor, Books for Youth.

Notable and New Nonfiction from Astra Books for Young Readers: Why We Love Nonfiction -- And You Should, Too! (May 5, 2022) What are the elements of a great nonfiction book for young readers? What are the trends and timely topics? And how does research and original writing pair up to make a nonfiction book kids really want to read?

Join Booklist and Astra Books for Young Readers for answers to these questions, along with an engaging book buzz and author panel that's all about nonfiction. Carolyn Yoder, Editorial Director of the award-winning imprint Calkins Creek, will talk about upcoming titles she's particularly excited about, and will be joined in conversation by YALSA Nonfiction winner Gail Jarrow as well as noted author Beth Anderson. And help celebrate the 30th anniversary of Kane Press with Publisher Juliana Lauletta as she discusses an exciting new nonfiction series and the benefits and challenges of incorporating nonfiction content into fiction stories. Register now for this free, one-hour webinar on Thursday, May 5 at 2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT.

True Crime, Thrillers and Mysteries, Oh My!​  (May 3, 2022) Love a good cozy whodunit, true crime or thriller title? We’ve got just the thing for you. Join us for a free one-hour webinar on Tuesday, May 3 at 1 p.m. central! You’ll hear representatives from Macmillan Library, HarperCollins Publishers, Sourcebooks, Tor, and Simon & Schuster tell you all about upcoming mysteries, thrillers, crime fiction, and more, helmed by Annie Bostrom, Booklist’s Associate Editor of Adult Books.

Youth Authors & ARCs  (April 22, 2022) Authors, free eARcs, lots of book love—it’s the next best thing to a conference! Join us on Friday, April 22 at 2 p.m. ET/1 p.m. CT for the next installment of our Authors & ARCs program! Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from some incredibly talented Youth authors and download free eARCs of their books. We’ll be joined by Stephanie Kuehn (Disney Publishing Worldwide); J. Elle (Bloomsbury); Tasha Spillett-Sumner (Owlkids); Hallee Adelman (Albert Whitman); and Ken Niimura (Yen Press). Register now for this free, 75-minute webinar moderated by Booklist’s Books for Youth editor Sarah Hunter.

Talking to Tweens: Middle Grade Authors You Need to Know  (April 20, 2022) Big feelings, big concepts and big conversations. Booklist and Tundra Books present an engaging author panel featuring authors Susan Juby (Me Three), Salma Hussain (The Secret Diary of Mona Hasan) and David A. Robertson (The Misewa Saga: The Stone Child) as they discuss navigating tough topics for tweens in their upcoming middle grade novels. Register now for this free, one-hour webinar on Wednesday, April 20 at 2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT moderated by Books for Youth associate editor Ronny Khuri.

Youth Social-Emotional Learning (April 19, 2022) As children and teens everywhere continue to deal with constant changes in their routines, schooling, and socialization due to the ongoing pandemic, social-emotional learning—and mental wellness—remain of utmost importance. But how can we continue to teach children about interpersonal skills, self-awareness, decision making and more in their day to day lives? In this free, hour-long webinar, representatives from Charlesbridge, Tundra Books, New Harbinger Press, Lorimer Children & Teens, will provide a jumping off point, presenting forthcoming fiction and nonfiction titles for young readers that put SEL and mental wellness at the forefront. Join us on Tuesday, April 19, at 1 p.m. CT to hear all about them. Moderated by Maggie Reagan, Senior Editor, Books for Youth, Booklist and Book Links.

Shake Up Your Shelves: Examining AAPI Representation in Library Collections and Classrooms (April 14, 2022) Now more than ever, it is important for teachers and librarians to include culturally authentic books in curricula and library collections that uplift and center Asian-American and Pacific Islander voices. Join NEWBERY MEDALIST LINDA SUE PARK as she leads a discussion on how we can Shake Up Our Shelves by examining AAPI representation in our current collections and asking what to consider when adding new books by or about AAPI community members. You’ll also hear from NEWBERY MEDALIST ERIN ENTRADA KELLY, NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR JOANNA HO, 2022 NEWBERY HONOR AUTHOR RAJANI LAROCCA, and DEBUT AUTHOR XIXI TIAN as they share what it means to be part of the AAPI community and the process of writing those lived experiences for children today. Please join HarperCollins Children's Books and Booklist for this free, 75-minute webinar on April 14th at 12 PM ET.

Library Love for LibraryReads (April 12, 2022) Stunning debuts, moving memoirs, escapist fiction—you’ll find your next great read at our free, one-hour webinar on Tuesday, April 12 at 2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT. Panelists from HarperCollins Publishers and Sourcebooks will showcase adult titles hitting the shelves this summer that are bound for success with your patrons and perfect for LibraryReads nominations!

LibraryReads is a librarian-driven venture where public library staff can help build word-of-mouth for new books. We’ll hear from Executive Director Rebecca Vnuk about the latest happenings in the library world and the important role libraries play in creating audiences for all kinds of authors. Plus, we’ll talk about our newest publication, Booklist Reader, a digital, patron-friendly magazine featuring diverse readers’ advisory content and created in partnership with our friends at LibraryReads. Moderated by Annie Bostrom, Adult Books associate editor.

Homeschooling and Upcoming Series Nonfiction (April 5, 2022) Homeschooling is still a large part of many parents’ and educators’ lives. As the pandemic continues and many schools are working through hybrid learning, this everchanging environment has prompted many parents to take on a more direct role in their children’s education. But where can parents find the resources to help bridge the gap during these difficult times? Join Booklist on April 5, 2022 at 1 PM CT for a free, one hour webinar that will help your patrons find books that will help boost students’ educational development. We’ll also learn what series nonfiction publishers have in store for readers this summer. We’ll hear from Rourke Educational Media, Scholastic, Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, Jump!, and Bearport. Moderated by Books for Youth senior editor Julia Smith.

Random House Children’s Books Summer 2022 Librarian Preview  (March 30, 2022) Join Random House Children’s Books on Wednesday, March 30 at 2:00 p.m. ET / 1:00 p.m. CT to hear from authors and staff as they tell you about their Summer 2022 list! This free, 75-minute webinar will begin with Stephen Briseño and Magdalena Mora (creators of The Notebook Keeper) in conversation with Charnelle Pinkney Barlow and Pauline David-Sax (creators of Everything in Its Place), followed by the RHCB library team’s presentation about new and exciting titles coming in Summer 2022. From pictures books to Middle Grade and YA, this is a can't-miss event—register now! Moderated by Booklist's Books for Youth editor Sarah Hunter.

Strong Women and Girls (March 17, 2022) Celebrate the strength and power of women and girls everywhere with our annual Strong Women and Girls webinar on Thursday, March 17 at 2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT. This free, one-hour program will feature titles for both youth and adult readers that showcase the contributions, accomplishments, and challenges of all women and girls. With presentations from Crooked Lane Books, Sourcebooks, Astra Books for Young Readers, and Chicago Review Press, you won’t want to miss these books that put important voices front and center. Plus, we’ll hear from Kate Kelly, author of Ordinary Equality: The Fearless Women and Queer People Who Shaped the U.S. Constitution and the Equal Rights Amendment from Gibbs Smith and Kate Hannigan, author of Nellie vs. Elizabeth and A Lady Has the Floor from Astra Books for Young Readers.  Moderated by Booklist’s Adult Books editor Donna Seaman.

Spring Picture Books (March 15, 2022) With their wit, whimsy, and ability to spark the imagination, picture books remain a constant source of inspiration for readers of all ages. And what better time than now to peruse upcoming picture-book releases for the spring and summer? Please join Booklist’s Books for Youth senior editor Julia Smith in this free, hour-long webinar on Tuesday, March 15 at 2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT featuring representatives from Owlkids, Charlesbridge, Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, Zonderkidz, and Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group.

From learning to read to reading to learn: Building literacy in your emergent readers (March 14, 2022) For kids in grades K-2, much of the time they spend in the classroom is dedicated to establishing critical foundational skills to prepare them for the next level of education. That’s why consistency is key — and why learning interruptions can have disproportionate impact on this age group in particular.

However, with the right digital reading resources, educators can begin to bridge these gaps and meet their youngest learners where they are on their road to reading. In this must-see webinar on Monday, March 14 at 2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT, led by expert librarians from OverDrive, you’ll discover high-interest ebooks and audiobooks that can spark kids’ interest and encourage them to initiate their own independent reading practice.

Attendees will also learn how to leverage content like graphic novels, world language books, Read-Alongs to teach students the fundamentals of reading comprehension, give them tools to help prepare for digital testing and provide a scaffolding for lifelong reading success.

How to Lock in ESSER Funds for Literacy (March 11, 2022) Not sure how to get ESSER funding? Looking for a step-by-step guide that walks you through the process of providing evidence that there is need? Get all of your questions answered during this one-hour webinar on Friday, March 11 at 2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT.

Julie A. Evans, Ed.D. and CEO of Project Tomorrow, will demonstrate how the results of her year-long, nationwide study on the efficacy of large print can give you more than enough T2 and T3 Evidence to obtain the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funding your school needs. Plus, Christina T. Shepard Norman, Ed.D, a textbook and library coordinator from Birmingham City Schools (AL), will join the discussion to share her experiences with large print and how she successfully accessed grant funding to support student literacy. All attendees will get a detailed guide explaining how to obtain ESSER funds so you can begin building, or enhancing, your school’s large print collection.

Why should I consider large print? Schools who offer large print support equitable access to all students. Large print is a simple and proven way to build confidence, stamina, and literacy outcomes for struggling readers as well as avid and at-grade-level readers. During the webinar, author Jeff Kinney will speak more to the question “Why Large Print?” in a never-before-seen pre-recorded video. If you can’t make the webinar, be sure to watch it on demand!

HarperCollins Children's Books Summer 2022 Librarian Preview (March 9, 2022) Join us at a FREE WEBINAR on Wednesday, March 9th at 12:00 PM ET/11:00 AM CT for a sneak peek at new picture, middle grade, and YA books coming in 2022 from HarperCollins Children’s Books. You will hear directly from special guests, including author-illustrator, Lindsay Moore (Yoshi and the Ocean), graphic novelist, Johnnie Christmas (Swim Team), and Stonewall Honor author Eliot Schrefer (Queer Ducks)! With a special video message from Mac Barnett and Shawn Harris! Don't miss out on your chance to learn about great new books coming in Summer 2022 from HarperCollins Children’s Books. Register now!

Spring Book Club Picks (March 8, 2022) Looking for your book club’s next great read? Look no further. From fiction to memoir, thrillers to social commentary, these titles will ignite lively discussion for any reading group! Join us Tuesday, March 8 at 1 p.m. CT for a free, one hour webinar featuring Penguin Young Readers, CamCat Books, and Europa Editions to hear about upcoming adult and YA titles destined to be group favorites. Whether your group is meeting virtually or in person, these picks will be sure to spice up conversation and invoke thoughtful responses from all readers! Moderated by Booklist’s senior Editor, Collection Management and Library Outreach, Susan Maguire.

Magnificent Middle Grade Books from Random House Children’s Books (March 2, 2022) Join Booklist and Random House Children’s Books on Wednesday, March 2 at 2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT for this special middle-grade program starring Emma Otheguy (Sofía Acosta Makes a Scene), Tae Keller (Jennifer Chan is Not Alone), Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich (Operation Sisterhood) and Lisa Yee (Maizy Chen’s Last Chance). Each author will discuss their latest release (all of which published—or are publishing—this year!) and participate in a brief Q&A led by Books for Youth editor Sarah Hunter. These emotional, accessible, deeply heartfelt stories may be categorized as “middle grade,” but these reads—and this webinar—are for every reader. We can’t wait to see you there!

Global Citizenship (March 1, 2022) Fueled by human activity, the effects of global warming extend beyond environmental decay, causing disruptions to cities’ infrastructures and society as a whole. It’s important to bring environmental awareness to readers of all ages and encourage reliable research, sustainability, and activism. Join us Tuesday, March 1 at 1 p.m. CT to learn about upcoming books that spotlight this pressing issue and promote a greener future. Featuring titles from Penguin Young Readers, Charlesbridge Publishing, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, Timber Press, and Albert Whitman, this is a can’t-miss free, one-hour webinar. Plus, we'll hear from Stacy McAnulty, author of Our Planet! There's No Place Like Earth. Moderated by Books for Youth associate editor Ronny Khuri.

Amazing Audiobooks (February 25, 2022) Audiobooks continue to grow in popularity at record rates, flying off the virtual shelves and into the earbuds of your patrons. From read alongs to graphic novels to stunning full cast performances, the listening world has exploded in recent years and you’ll want to make sure your library has a diverse and expansive collection to meet the needs of your community. Join Booklist, Penguin Random House/Books on Tape, Dreamscape Media, and Harper Audio on Friday, February 25 at 1 p.m. CT for a free, one-hour webinar featuring upcoming audiobook titles that are sure to be a hit! Plus, we’ll hear from María del Carmen Cifuentes from the Addison Public Library in Addison, Illinois, who will offer some tips of the trade for finding non-English audiobooks for your collection! Register now! Moderated by Booklist’s Audio Editor, Heather Booth.

Freedom to Read Roundtable (February 24, 2022) Join the Texas Library Association on Thursday, February 24th at 5:00 p.m. ET / 4:00 p.m. CT for a crucial roundtable discussion of censorship and tangible steps to protect the freedom to read. Voices from every aspect of this ongoing and constantly evolving issue will weigh in, including a teacher, librarian, parent, legislator, author, and student, using the recent book bannings in Texas and the response from teachers, librarians, and the community at large as an example of a way forward in protecting the first amendment nationwide. The ALA Office of Intellectual Freedom will close out the program and all attendees will receive resources following the event. This 75-minute event is sponsored by Booklist and Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group and is free to attend and open to all.

Magnificent Middle Grade  (February 15, 2022) From inspiring literary characters to powerful narratives that offer a window into another experience, middle-grade books have a history of reaching the heart of all readers, and there can never be enough on your library’s shelves! Join Booklist on Tuesday, February 15 at 1 p.m. CT for a free, one-hour webinar showcasing upcoming middle-grade titles that are sure to captivate enthusiastic young readers everywhere. We’ll hear from Norton Young Readers, Workman Publishing, Disney Publishing Worldwide, Albert Whitman, and special guest Sheela Chari, author of KARTHIK DELIVERS from Amulet Books, an imprint of Abrams Books. Register now to add these sophisticated reads to your collection! Moderated by Booklist’s associate editor Books for Youth, Ronny Khuri.

MacKids School & Library Spring 2022 Preview Event (February 14, 2022) Join Booklist and the Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group School and Library team on Monday, February 14 at 2:00 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT for a free, one-hour webinar previewing upcoming picture books, middle grade, and young adult titles. Also, hear from special guests Jeannette Arroyo and Ren Graham, creators of Blackwater, in conversation about the inspiration behind their young adult graphic novel. Plus, don’t miss an exclusive first look at The Marvellers, a magical middle-grade debut from bestselling author and former school librarian Dhonielle Clayton.

New Homes, New Stories: An Illustrator Panel about Home and Family (February 11, 2022) While home can exist in many different locations and its physical appearance may vary across the globe, one thing is for certain: home is more than just a place. In these three picture books, home is defined not by a building but by the relationships, love, and personal growth each of the protagonists experience. Join Booklist and Bloomsbury Children’s Publishing on Friday, February 11 at 1 p.m. CT for a special panel featuring three illustrators discussing their upcoming picture books that showcase home and family in their own unique and creative way.

In this free, one-hour webinar we’ll talk with Frank Morrison, author and illustrator of Kick Push; Tracy Subisak, illustrator of Amah Faraway; and Zahra Marwan, author and illustrator of Where the Butterflies Fill the Sky, A Story of Immigration, Family, and Finding a Home. Register now to get a sneak peek into the illustrators’ processes, inspiration, and to find out what home means to them. Moderated by Books for Youth editor, Sarah Hunter.
 

STEMinist Reads: a PreK-12 Feminist Reading List (February 9, 2022) Women have been involved in science from the beginning of time, but women are still underrepresented in STEM fields. Join Booklist and Penguin Young Readers for this free, hour-long discussion on Wednesday, February 9 at 2 p.m. ET to learn about what it means to be a STEMINIST with this curated reading list for all little feminists out there.

This webinar will also feature guest author Chelsea Clinton who will be in attendance to talk about She Persisted in Science, the newest picture book in the She Persisted series, that focuses on incredible women in STEM. Moderated by Booklist editor Sarah Hunter, Chelsea and Sarah will talk about the ground-breaking picture book and chapter book series, why it’s so important to bring more women and girls into STEM fields, and some of the incredible women who have persisted in the arena.

Adult Faves (February 8, 2022) Year-end lists, book award season, dazzling 2022 debuts—that’s right, it’s officially reading season. What better way to pack your TBR list than with a preview of phenomenal adult books coming to a shelf near you this winter and spring. With title presentations from Workman Publishing, Bloomsbury, W.W. Norton & Company, National Geographic, and ECW Press, these are the big titles your patrons will be asking for! Register now for this free, one-hour webinar on Tuesday, February 8 at 1 p.m. CT. Moderated by Adult Books editor Donna Seaman.
 

Matchmaking with Macmillan Library (February 4, 2022) Join the Mac Lib team for a Spring 2022 Preview as we match Adult + YA books with new readers! Register now for this free, one-hour webinar on Friday, February 4 at 1 p.m. CT. Moderated by Booklist's Senior Editor, Collection Management and Library Outreach, Susan Maguire.
 

Graphic Novels for All (February 1, 2022) Biographies, adventures, history, romances, superheroes—it’s all here in our #ReadGraphic webinar on Tuesday, February 1 at 1 p.m. CT! Featuring Fantagraphics Books, Diamond Book Distributors, Image Comics, Yen Press, and Oni Press, attendees will hear about thought-provoking, educational, and adventurous titles ranging from young to adult readers. Whether you’re introducing graphic novels into your library or expanding your #ReadGraphic shelves, you won’t want to miss this free, one-hour webinar hosted by Adult Books associate editor Annie Bostrom.
 

Authors & ARCs, Part II  (January 20, 2022) Inspiring authors, free e-ARCs, a riveting panel—it’s a conference without the crowds! Join Booklist on Thursday, January 20 for our second Authors & ARCs program of 2022! In part two of our webinar series, we’re focusing on youth authors whose books have the power to inspire all readers! We’ll hear from Gillian McDunn (Bloomsbury); Ellen Hagan (Bloomsbury); Jas Hammonds (Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group); Julie C. Dao (Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group); Leonarda Carranza (Annick Press); KC Oster (Annick Press); Monique Polak (Owlkids); Jennifer Ziegler (Holiday House); and Crystal Maldonado (Holiday House). Register now for this free, 75-minute webinar moderated by Booklist’s Books for Youth associate editor Ronny Khuri.
 

Authors & ARCs, Part I  (January 18, 2022) Inspiring authors, free e-ARCs, a riveting panel—it’s a conference without the crowds! Join Booklist on Tuesday, January 18 for the premiere of our 2022 Authors & ARCs program! In part one of our two-part series, this adult-focused webinar will feature Megan Edwards (Imbrifex Books); Toni Shiloh (Bethany House Publishers); Erin Bartels (Revell); Mecca Jamilah Sullivan (W.W. Norton & Company); and Shelby Van Pelt (Ecco/HarperCollins Publishers). Plus, we’ll also hear about upcoming spring titles that will pair perfectly with these fantastic books! Register now for this free, 75-minute webinar moderated by Booklist’s Adult Books editor Donna Seaman.

Newbery on Newbery: Celebrate 100 years of the Newbery with four award-winning authors!  (January 12, 2022) They are classroom and library favorites. Once the call is made, the announcement revealed, and the sticker placed, these books become perennial reads for young readers throughout the years. Celebrate 100 years of the Newbery with four Newbery award-winning authors: Tae Keller, Rebecca Stead, Veera Hiranandani, and Matt de la Peña as they discuss their Newbery titles, reminisce about the call, and how receiving a Newbery has enhanced and furthered the reach of their books and connected them with readers. Have your class or library join to ask questions of the authors about their Newbery and classroom favorite books! Join Booklist, Penguin Young Readers, and Random House Children’s Books for this one-hour long FREE webinar to discuss the Newbery on Wednesday January 12th at 2 PM CT, moderated by Kirby McCurtis. Director of Location Services, Multnomah County Library and ALSC Past President.

New Year, New Books: A First Look at 2022 (January 11, 2022) New year, new goals, new books! It’s time to turn the page on 2021 and start a new chapter full of fresh beginnings—and TBR lists! Join Penguin Random House Library Marketing along with their distribution partners Seven Stories Press, Archipelago Books, Catapult Books, Beacon Press, The Library of America, Verso Books, and North Atlantic Books talking the latest and greatest in adult fiction and nonfiction. Mark your calendars for Tuesday, January 11 at 1 p.m. CT for this free, 75-minute webinar and ring in the new year with these titles sure to fly off your shelves in 2022! Moderated by Booklist’s Adult Books associate editor Annie Bostrom.

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