Children's Day at BEA 2013
BEA is shining a spotlight on Children's Publishing on Friday, May 31:
Children’s conference sessions
The 2013 BEA Conference Program will feature a number of sessions focused on Children’s Publishing. Sessions include:
- BEA Middle Grade Editors Buzz
- BEA Young Adult Editors Buzz
- Common Core: Insight From Industry Touchpoints
- New Insights & Trends In The 2013 Children’s Book Market
- The Journey Of A Young Adult Book - From Writer To Reader
Children’s Art Auction and Reception
The Children's Art Auction and Reception at BEA features original artwork from children's books—everything from sketches and studies to finished paintings and limited edition prints—and proceeds benefit the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression's defense of the First Amendment rights of young readers.
This year’s auction will be hosted by bestselling authors Jack Gantos, a Newbery Medal winner, and Lauren Myracle, whose books top the list of the country’s most challenged titles. View the press release.
The auction will be held on Wednesday, May 29 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm in the River Pavilion at the Javits Center.
Light refreshments, beer, wine, and non-alcoholic drinks will be served. Tickets are $99 and can be purchased here. There is no charge for bookseller members of the ABC Children’s Group at the American Booksellers Association.
For the first time this year, people around the world will be able to participate in the excitement of the BEA auction by bidding in an online auction to be held the week before the Javits event. ABFFE has created an auction Web site where details of the coming events, including a preview of the art in both auctions, will be posted.