Children's Book Week has been around since 1919, and this year the celebration runs from May 10-16. I love these posters for the week:
The Children's Book Week website is a great resource for parents and young readers themselves. You can. . .
- Watch three of the nominees for the Children’s Choice Book Awards read from their books—Paulette Bogan reads Lulu the Big Little Chick, Linda Urban reads Mouse Was Mad and Tony Lee reads an excerpt from Outlaw: The Legend of Robin Hood.
- Complete crossword puzzles and word searches that have book and author themes.
- Host a Children's Book Week party!
- Go to a Children's Book Week event. One of my favorites is the Read Off Your Fines event at the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library. Kids and teens up to 17 years old can pay off fines at a rate of 15 minutes of reading time for every $2 in library card fines. Check here for more local events.
At BookPage, we're celebrating by launching a children's e-newsletter: Reading Corner. The newsletter will come out twice a month—on 2nd and 4th Wednesdays—and will feature news about teen, middle-grade and picture books; reviews; interviews with authors; and more. I love blogging about kids books, so this new project is really exciting!
If you've been looking for a fun and easy way to get comprehensive info about books for kids and teens, this is it. Our first issue will come out May 26, but you can sign up now.
As our launch date gets closer, I'll post more about the newsletter, including info on how to enter a stellar kids book giveaway.
What is your family, library, school or bookstore doing to celebrate Children's Book Week? Let us know in the comments section, and share some ideas for other readers. . .