CBW2021 Poster

Have you Pledged to Participate for Children’s Book Week 2022? Click the poster and learn more about our May 2-8 celebration.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Children’s Book Week and when does it take place?

In 2022, Children’s Book Week will celebrate its 103rd anniversary. We will continue to celebrate with two weeks of events: May 2 to 8 and November 7 to 13. Both of 2022’s celebrations will offer resources and celebration ideas to support educators, librarians, booksellers, and caregivers as they continue to work with kids and lift up their communities. Free resources, downloadable materials, and creative ideas will specifically encourage young people to become actively involved in celebrating Children’s Book Week and connecting with their communities in whatever ways are safe.

Children’s Book Week was launched in 1919 and is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country. In 2019, the 100th anniversary, over 2,000 libraries, bookstores, and schools hosted Book Week story times, activity hours, and more. Learn more about Children’s Book Week here.

What are your updated plans for 2022 participation of schools, libraries, and bookstores, in response to world events?

Children’s Book Week is not only a celebration of books, but of connection. It is a vehicle to unite kids and adults with books, authors, and illustrators in order to foster a love of reading. As the world has transformed in the past few years, we are adjusting and expanding our celebration plans to allow individuals, small groups, and whole communities to take part in ways that are safe for them. See all of our free resources.

How can schools, libraries, and bookstores participate in this national celebration?

This year, we invite classrooms and schools, public and school libraries, bookstores, and other organizations to host events during the week while also encouraging young people and families to celebrate at home. All are welcome to sign-up to participate and will receive two free Book Week posters by the amazing Raúl The Third. We will continue to offer celebration ideas that can be tailored to any sized group and adjusted for your unique needs.

How can authors and illustrators get involved?

We invite all book creators to join in on their social media channels during the week. You can post videos, do a live stream story time, answer fan questions, and more. Tag your posts with #HowDoYouBook so readers everywhere can find the special things you are doing during the week. You can also set up virtual visits with schools, bookstores, and libraries. See all our participation ideas.

What resources are available to me and where can I find them?

Every Child a Reader has created some great resources to use and share (all being released in February and March):

  • Official Children’s Book Week poster & activities
  • Official Children’s Book Week printable bookmarks
  • Step-by-step drawing instructions
  • The How Do You Book? Challenge
  • An Educator Kit for the fall
  • And more on our Fun Stuff page

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More Resources

What is Children’s Book Week and how can you join in the celebrations?

Tons of downloadable bookmarks, activities, and more for 2022 Book Week events.

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Information about our partners.

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