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)!