What's New in Children's Books
In partnership with Lesley University

Check back this summer for details of next November's conference. Read below to learn more about the program we offered.

Our most recent conference was held on NOVEMBER 4, 2017 at LESLEY UNIVERSITY.

Jump In: Agency and Grit in Children's Literature

Our conference once again provided an opportunity to dive deep into the world of What's New in Children's Books! Through their engaging presentations the authors and illustrators gave us the chance to peek inside their creative minds and the process of completing a book project. 

Featured speakers included:

Break out sessions included:

  • Illustration Workshop with Matt Tavares: how to be an illustrator and support students who want to be illustrators­
  • Writing Workshop with Mitali Perkins: how to be a writer and support students who want to be writers
  • Using Children's Literature with a Growth Mindset with, Summer Clark (Lesley professor) and Jessica Della Calce (Cambridge Public Schools Early Literacy Interventionist), and Grace Enriquez (Lesley professor) 
  • Classroom Bookshelf with Lesley professors and SLJ bloggers: Mary Ann Cappiello, Erika Dawes, and Grace Enriquez: teaching with children’s and young adult literature in the 21st century
  • Literature with a Focus on Culturally and Linguistically Sustaining Practices with BPS librarian Maura O'Toole and Park School librarian Elyse Seltzer
  • Agency and Grit in Biographies with author and Lesley professor Susan Goodman [click here for Susan's list of biographies as presented during here session]