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Lend your eyes to this week’s noteworthy stories! (Please remember to submit your news as well.)

Planning a trip to Portland, Maine this June? Make sure the Maine Comics Arts Festival is on your itinerary.


Scholastic News Kids Press Corps Now Accepting Applications for 2016-2017 School Year

Kids with “a nose for news’ are encouraged to apply. Find out the details and the application here.


From the Chicago Tribune:
BookExpo comes to Chicago with some new faces


(Children’s) BookNotes, May 4, 2016

Below, a sampling of this week’s news in the world of children’s books.

Got news you want to share? Contact me in the “Submit” tag at the top of the page.


It’s the 97th annual Children’s Book Week! 

ALA and The Harry Potter Alliance Launch ‘Spark’ Advocacy Video Series

The American Library Association (ALA) joined the Harry Potter Alliance in launching “Spark,”
an eight-part video series developed to support and guide first-time
advocates who are interested in advocating at the federal level for
issues that matter to them. The series, targeted to viewers aged 13–22,
will be hosted on the YouTube page of the Harry Potter Alliance, while
librarians and educators are encouraged to use the videos to engage
young people or first time advocates. The video series was launched
today during the 42nd annual National Library Legislative Day in Washington, D.C.


Watch the first “Spark” video below:


(Children’s) BookNotes, March 23, 2016

A classic turns 75, The Pigeon gets a retrospective, and Brightly.com offers bedtime story prompts. Read on, and get your kids to vote in the 9th Annual CBC Children’s Choice Awards!http://www.cbcbooks.org/ccba/

On March 29, Viking will release a 75th-anniversary edition of Robert McCloskey’s classic Make Way for Ducklings.


Mo Willems Exhibit Opens at New-York Historical Society


Bedtime Story Prompts for Parents Who Can’t Think of Any
Stories to