2019Poster 2019 Children's Book Week (November) poster by Yuyi Morales!

2019 Highlights & Resources

Highlights, resources, and more from Children’s Book Week 2019!

The 100th anniversary of Children’s Book Week took place on April 29 – May 5, 2019 and on November 4 – 10, 2019.

2019 Children’s Book Week Highlights:

  • Official poster, with activities, illustrated by award-winner Yuyi Morales and inspired by the 2019 slogan, Read Now ● Read Forever. Free posters will be available at all events!
  • Exclusive new bookmarks by six prominent children’s book illustrators.
  • A new Children’s Book Week Graphic Novel Activity Kit featuring art from amazing children’s graphic novel creators.
  • The Anna Dewdney Read Together Award, a picture book prize in honor of the late author and illustrator.
  • Downloadable event and voting kits, press release templates, and more Media Tools.
  • See all the amazing locations that participated in our Spring week of events, April 29-May 5.

100th Anniversary Children’s Book Week Exclusives:

  • An original twelve-artist collaborative poster, to be revealed in stages throughout 2019, with some of the biggest children’s books illustrators.
  • KidLit TV’s new CREATOR CORNER – are 100 three-to-five minute videos of children’s book authors and illustrators speaking about their favorite character creations to be released throughout 2019.
  • Spokesperson for the 100th anniversary of Children’s Book Week, Ayesha Curry.
  • A second week of celebrations, November 4-10, which focuses on engaging students at schools, libraries, and after-school programs. 2019 is the first year that two celebrations have been held with a special Educator Kit created just for this week!
  • Our partners created books and reading lists for young people to celebrate 100 Years, 100 Lists.

2019 Resources and Online Tools:

For the current Children’s Book Week Celebration go here.

For archived materials and information from past celebrations go here.

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

Tons of downloadable bookmarks, activities, and more for 2019 Book Week events! 2020 resources coming soon!

Press release templates, logos, and more for promoting 2019 Children's Book Week. 2020 resources coming soon!

Discover information and resources for our year-long 2019 celebration!

Information about our partners.

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