Spooky Reading for Boys and Girls!

The most recent NCBLA events, Heroines in Fact and Fiction and Getting and Keeping Boys Reading, were a spook-tacular success!  We hope children taught, mentored, or parented by the attendees, as well as those lucky young people who were present at the events, are reading our featured authors’ books left and right!  Let’s also envision … Continued

Tickets Go Quick! Broadcast Tickets Available Sept. 27th at 5:30!

Yesterday, within thirty (30) minutes from the registration opening, floor seating to NCBLA’s upcoming event “Getting Boys to Read”  flew out the door! While floor seating is now full, YOU can still attend in person! Join the NCBLA on October 5th at The Unlikely Story Bookstore in Plainville, Massachusetts and hear acclaimed male children’s book … Continued

NCBLA Event Guide is a Resource In Itself!

The National Children’s Book Literacy Alliance is sponsoring another major reading event in October – a beautiful time to visit Plainville, Massachusetts and the enchanting bookstore (our sponsor and locale), An Unlikely Story!  The event, How to Get and Keep Boys Reading, is the counterpart to last spring’s event, Celebrating Heroines in Fact and Fiction. … Continued

The American Writers’ Museum – Chicago, Illinois

At the recent American Library Association conference, one highlighted “outside” event included a trip to the newly operational American Writers’ Museum, the first and only museum in the country honoring the collective body of American authors and their literature!!  This museum operates in collaboration with the major home sites of authors from across the country, … Continued

NEED EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES FOR JULY 4TH? NCBLA IS THE KEY!

Searching for educational resources perfect for helping children, students, or young patrons enjoy, and read/learn more about, a certain upcoming Holiday known for its Boom-‘n-Bang?  Search no further.  NCBLA, and its accompanying website, Our White House:  Looking In, Looking Out,  is an historical treasure trove, replete in information, guides, and resources pertinent to our Nation’s finest … Continued

ADVOCACY ALERT! CALL, TWEET, OR WRITE YOUR SENATOR TO SAVE LIBRARIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY!!

The President’s budget proposal for FY2018, if passed, would defund the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)  as well as Innovative Approaches to Literacy (IAL).  WE CANNOT ALLOW such an ill-advised and destructive elimination of library services to occur!! Over the past twenty years, the IMLS has provided library services to all 50 states and every US territory.  It … Continued

OUR WHITE HOUSE: LOOKING IN, LOOKING OUT – STOCK FULL OF POETRY!!

April is National Poetry Month!  Rich in language, symbology, imagery, and meaning, we certainly want to share this genre with students and our children, for poetry is the dessert of literature! Never fear; the NCBLA has poetry for sharing, discussion, and educational activity facilitation right at your fingertips! Within the pages of Our White House:  Looking … Continued

Honoring Patricia McKissack, NCBLA Board Member

  On behalf of The National Children’s Book and Literacy Alliance, I would like to share our sorrow concerning the passing of beloved children’s book author and storyteller, Patricia McKissack. Pat, and her husband Fred, were longstanding board members of the NCBLA. They were also cherished friends, enlivening every meeting and event they participated in, … Continued