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DECEMBER 2014

Dec. 7

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day (Dec. 7, 1941)

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Dec. 10

Mercer Mayer’s Birthday (b. 1943) - About the Author

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Dec. 16

E B Lewis’ Birthday (Earl Bradley Lewis) (b. 1956) - About the Author

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December 2014

7 - National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day (Dec. 7, 1941)

10 - Mercer Mayer’s Birthday (b. 1943) - About the Author

16 - E B Lewis’ Birthday (Earl Bradley Lewis) (b. 1956) - About the Author

23 - Avi’s Birthday (Edward Irving Wortis) (b. 1937) - About the Author

24 - Juan Ramón Jiménez’s Birthday (b. 1881) - (d. May 29, 1958) - About the Author

25 - Pam Muñoz Ryan’s Birthday (b. 1951) - About the Author

26 - Boxing Day

31 - New Year's Eve

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January 2015

1 - Happy New Year

3 - Alma Flor Ada’s Birthday (b. 1938) - About the Author

3 - J.R.R. Tolkien’s Birthday (b. 1892) - (d. September 2, 1973) - About the Author

4 - Phyllis Reynolds Naylor’s Birthday (b. 1933) - About the Author

6 - Wendelin Van Draanen’s Birthday (b. 1965) - About the Author

15 - Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday (b. 1929) - (d. April 4, 1968)

17 - John Bellairs’ Birthday (b. 1938) - (d. 1991) - About the Author

17 - Robert Cormier’s Birthday (b. 1925) - (d. November 2, 2000) - About the Author

19 - Pat Mora’s Birthday (b. 1942) - About the Author

19 - Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday - Observed

30- February 3 - ALA Midwinter Meeting 2015 - Chicago, IL

29 - Bill Peet’s Birthday (b. 1915) - (d. May 11, 2002) - About the Author

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February 2015

Black History Month

Library Lovers' Month

1 - Jerry Spinelli’s Birthday (b. 1941) - About the Author

1 - Meg Cabot’s Birthday (b. 1967) - About the Author

2 - Groundhog Day

2 - ALA Youth Media Awards

4 - Digital Learning Day

5 - 8 - National Title I Conference 2015 - Salt Lake City, UT

7 - Charles Dickens’ Birthday (b. 1812) - (d. June 9, 1870) - About the Author

7 - Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Birthday (b. 1867) - (d. February 10, 1957) - About the Author

11 - Jane Yolen’s Birthday (b. 1939) - About the Author

12 - Judy Blume’s Birthday (b. 1938) - About the Author

12 - Jacqueline Woodson’s Birthday (b. 1963) - About the Author

12 - 14 - NABE (National Association for Bilingual Education) Conferennce 2015 - San Diego, CA

14 - Valentine's Day

15 - Art Spiegelman’s Birthday (b. 1948) - About the Author

21 - President’s Day - Observance of George Washington’s and Abraham Lincoln’s birthdays
        George Washington (b. February 22, 1732) - (d. December 14, 1799)
        Abraham Lincoln (b. February 12, 1809) - (d. April 15, 1865)

28 - Daniel Handler’s Birthday (b. 1970) - About the Author

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March 2015

Women’s History Month

National Middle Level Education Month

2 - Dr. Seuss’ Birthday (Theodor Seuss Geisel) (b. 1904) - (d. Sept. 24, 1991) - About the Author

3 - Read Across America 2015

5 - World Book Day 2015

5 - 7 - NABE (National Association for Bilingual Education) Conference 2015 - Las Vegas, NV

6 - Gabriel "Gabo" José García Márquez (b. 1928) - About the Author

8 - Robert Sabuda’s Birthday (b. 1965) - Children’s Pop-Up Book Artist - About the Artist

8 - 14 - Teen Tech Week

11 - Ezra Jack Keats’ Birthday (b. 1916) - (d. May 6, 1983) - About the Author

12 - Carl Hiaasen’s Birthday (b. 1953) - About the Author

16 - Freedom of Information Day

16 - 18 - CoSN’s 19th Annual K-12 School Networking Conference - Atlanta, GA

17 - St. Patrick’s Day

20 - Louis Sachar’s Birthday (b. 1954) - About the Author

20 - Lois Lowry’s Birthday (b. 1937) - About the Author

21 - 23 - Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development Annual Conference 2014 - Houston, TX

25 - Kate DiCamillo’s Birthday (b. 1964) - About the Author

27 - Julia Álvarez’s Birthday (b. 1950) - About the Author

28 - Mario Vargas Llosa’s Birthday (b. 1936) - About the Author

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April 2015

National Poetry Month

School Library Media Month

1 - April Fool’s Day

3 - 6 - National Science Teachers Association National Conference - Boston, MA

9 - Margaret Peterson Haddix’s Birthday (b. 1964) - About the Author

9 - 12 - Council for Exceptional Children 2014 Convention & Expo - Philadelphia, PA

11 - Sharon Draper’s Birthday (b. 1952) - About the Author

12 - Gary Soto’s Birthday (b. 1952) - About the Author

12 - Beverly Cleary’s Birthday (b. 1916) - About the Author

12 - D.E.A.R. Day - National Drop Everything and Read Day

13 - 19 - National Library Week

15 - National Library Workers Day

17 - Support Teen Literature Day

18 - 20 - WonderCon 2014 - Anaheim, CA

21 - Barbara Park’s Birthday (b. 1949) - (d. November 15, 2013) - About the Author

22 - Earth Day

27 - Coretta Scott King’s Birthday (b. 1927) - (d. January 30, 2006) - About CSK

28 - Terry Pratchett’s Birthday (b. 1948) - About the Author

30 - El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day)

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May 2015

National Asian Pacific Heritage Month

Latino Books Month

Get Caught Reading Month

4 - 10 - Children’s Book Week

5 - Cinco de Mayo

5 - Leo Lionni’s Birthday (b. 1910) - (d. October 12, 1999) - About the Author

5 - National Teacher’s Day

5 - National Library Legislative Day

10 - Christopher Paul Curtis’ Birthday (b. 1953) - About the Author

17 - Gary Paulsen’s Birthday (b. 1939) - About the Author

24 - Mo Willems’ Birthday (b. 1962) - About the Author

27 - 29 - 2015 BookExpo America - New York City, NY

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June 2015

11 - Robert Munsch’s Birthday (b. 1945) - About the Author

16 - Jennifer L. Holm’s Birthday (b. 1968) - About the Author

18 - Chris Van Allsburg’s Birthday (b. 1949) - About the Author

22 - Dan Brown’s Birthday (b. 1964) - About the Author

25 - Eric Carle’s Birthday (b. 1929) - About the Author

25 - 30 - American Library Association Annual Conference 2015 - San Francisco, CA

26 - 28 - ASCD (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) Conference on Teaching Excellence - Nashville, TN

28 - July 1 - ISTE 2015/National Education Computing Conference - Philadelphia, PA

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July 2015

1 - Canada Day

2 - Jean Craighead George’s Birthday (b. 1919) - (d. May 18, 2012) - About the Author

2 - Cynthia Kadohata’s Birthday (b. 1956) - About the Author

7 - 12 - National Association of Elementary School Principals National Convention and Exposition - Nashville, TN

8 - Raffi’s Birthday (b. 1948) - About the Author

11 - Patricia Polacco’s Birthday (b. 1944) - About the Author

11 - E.B. White’s Birthday (Elwyn Brooks White) (b. 1899) - (d. October 1, 1985) - About the Author

17 - Chris Crutcher’s Birthday (b. 1946) - About the Author

17 - 20 - International Reading Association 60th Annual Conference - St. Louis, MO

22 - S.E. Hinton’s Birthday (b. 1948) - About the Author

24 - 27 - Comic-Con International - San Diego, CA

26 - Ana María Matute’s Birthday (b. 1926) - About the Author

28 - Beatrix Potter’s Birthday (b. 1866) - (d. December 22, 1943) - About the Author

29 - Sharon Creech’s Birthday (b. 1945) - About the Author

31 - J.K. Rowling’s Birthday (b. 1965) - About the Author

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August 2015

2 - Isabel Allende Llona’s Birthday (b. 1942) - About the Author

9 - Patricia C. McKissack’s Birthday (b. 1944) - About the Author

12 - Walter Dean Myers’ Birthday (b. 1937) - About the Author

24 - Paulo Coelho’s Birthday (b. 1947) - About the Author

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September 2015

National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 - October 15)

Classical Music Month

Library Card Sign-Up Month

1 - Labor Day

6 - Tony DiTerlizzi’s Birthday (b. 1969) - About the Author

8 - International Literacy Day

8 - Jon Scieszka’s Birthday (b. 1954) - About the Author

8 - Jack Prelutsky’s Birthday (b. 1940) - About the Author

13 - Roald Dahl’s Birthday (b. 1916) - (d. November 23, 1990) About the Author

13 - Mildred D. Taylor’s Birthday (b. 1943) - About the Author

15 - Tomie dePaola’s Birthday (b. 1934) - About the Author

21 - International Day of Peace

22 - First Day of Autumn

25 - Shel Silverstein’s Birthday (b. 1930) - (d. May 10, 1999) - About the Author

28 - 2015 National Book Festival (U.S.)

28 - Maple Leaf Day

30 - Laura Esquivel’s Birthday (b. 1950) - About the Author

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October 2015

National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 - October 15)

National Book Month

7 - Sherman Alexie’s Birthday (b. 1966) - About the Author

8 - Faith Ringgold’s Birthday (b. 1930) - About the Author

10 - National Book Award Finalists Announced

12 - 18 - Teen Read Week

14 - Columbus Day

14 - Lois Lenski’s Birthday (b. 1893) - (d. 1974) - About the Author

15 - International Games Day

19 - 25 - National Friends of Libraries Week

20 - 26 - National Character Counts Week

28- 30 - Internet Librarian 2015 - Monterey, CA

28 - International School Library Day

28 - Thanksgiving

29 - Internet Created Anniversary (c. 1969)

31 - Katherine Paterson’s Birthday (b. 1932) - About the Author

31 - Halloween

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November 2015

National American Indian Heritage Month

Picture Book Month

1 - National Author’s Day

1 - National Family Literacy Day

4 - 8 - 2015 AECT (Association for Educational Communications and Technology) International Convention, Jacksonville, FL

7 - 11 - National Young Reader’s Week

10 - Neil Gaiman’s Birthday (b. 1964) - About the Author

11 - Carlos Fuentes Macías’ Birthday (b. 1928) - About the Author

11 - Remembrance Day

12 - Kevin Henkes’ Birthday (b. 1960) - About the Author

13 - 15 - National Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference - New Orleans, LA

15 - International Games Day

17 - Christopher Paolini’s Birthday (b. 1983) - About the Author

17 - 21 - American Education Week

18 - 21 - 2015 National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Annual Conference and Expo - Los Angeles, CA

19 - National Education Support Professionals Day

19 - 22 - 2015 National Council of Teacher’s of English (NCTE) Annual Convention - Minneapolis, MN

25 - P.D. Eastman’s Birthday (b. 1909) - (d. January 7, 1986) - About the Author

28 - December 5 - Guadalajara International Book Fair

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