Children's Book Week Is the National Celebration of Books and Reading for Youth
Established in 1919, Children's Book Week is the longest-running literacy initiative in the country. Each year, books for young people and the joy of reading are feted for a full week with author and illustrator appearances, storytelling, parties, and other book-related events at schools, libraries, bookstores, museums, and homes from coast to coast!
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 40 cities are hosting author and illustrator events during Book Week (May 7-13, 2012).
- Each year, the Children's Book
Council enlists illustrators to design a commemorative Children's Book
Week Poster and Bookmark. Download the 2012 Book Week bookmark by Lane Smith and order your 2012 Poster by David Wiesner!
- 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 7, 2012)!