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Children’s Book Week is Here!

14 May

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May 13-19, 2013

Children’s Book Week is the annual celebration of books for young people and the joy of reading.

Established in 1919, Children’s Book Week is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country. Every year, commemorative events are held nationwide at schools, libraries, bookstores, homes — wherever young readers and books connect!

Children’s Book Week is administered by Every Child A Reader, a 501(c)(3) literacy organization dedicated to instilling a lifelong love of reading in children. The Children’s Book Council, the national non-profit trade association for children’s book publishers, is an anchor sponsor.

Even though you celebrate reading and children;s books every day, there are some great ideas and tools you can use on the Children;s Book Week website.

The Digital Toolkit is an excellent place to start.

You can booktalk the finalists for the Children’s Choice Ward Book of the Year for the age group you work with and then let the kids watch the announcement of the WINNERS!

The Educators’ Page offers lots of ways to celebrate.

I’d love to hear how you decide to celebrate.

 

Randy Ribay

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