Monday, May 2, 2011

Celebrate Children's Book Week!

Children's Book Week Is the National Celebration of Books and Reading for Youth.
Since 1919, Children's Book Week has been celebrated countrywide with author & illustrator appearances, parties, storytelling, and other book-related events in schools, libraries, bookstores, clubs -- anywhere where kids and books connect.

Children's Book Week Highlights
Children's Book Week is a truly national celebration, with events happening from coast to coast throughout the week.
  • Check out the line-up of official book week events! Over 25 cities are hosting author and illustrator events during Book Week (May 2-8, 2011).
  • Each year, the Children's Book Council enlists illustrators to design a commemorative Children's Book Week Poster and Bookmark. Download the 2011 Book Week bookmark by Jeff Kinney and order your 2011 Poster by Peter Brown!
  • Children's Choice Book Awards Gala. In 2008, the Children's Book Council created the Children's Choice Book Awards, the only national child-chosen book awards program, giving young readers a powerful voice in their own reading choices. Each year, the award winners are announced live at the highly-anticipated Children's Choice Book Awards Gala during Book Week (May 2, 2011)!