2023 Poster 2023 Children's Book Week poster by Rilla Alexander!

2023 Children’s Book Week Recap

The 104th anniversary of Children’s Book Week took place on May 1-7 and on November 6-12, 2023.

2023 Highlights & Resources:

  • Official Poster — poster and activities by award-winning artist, author, and illustrator Rilla Alexander and inspired by the 2023 slogan, Read Books. Spark Change.
  • Bookmarks — Exclusive bookmarks by six prominent children’s book illustrators.
  • Find Your Spark Challenge — a new challenge where kids can discover and share the spark a book can make.
  • Draw Characters — new Children’s Book Week drawing pages featuring characters from your favorite children’s book illustrators.
  • Educator Kit — activities that encourage young readers to think about books as a spark for positive change, whether in themselves or their communities.
  • Resources For Publishers — resources for publishers and book creators.
  • Resources For Locations — resources for schools, libraries, and bookstores.
  • Resources For Home — activities for kids and readers at home.
  • Spring Preparations – all the Spring Children’s Book Week resources.
  • Fall Preparations – all the Fall Children’s Book Week resources.
  • Floyd Cooper Day — Keep his legacy alive with book read-alouds of Floyd-illustrated books on Memorial Day, the Tulsa Race Massacre, and Juneteenth.
  • Anna Dewdney Read Together Award — picture book prize in honor of the late author and illustrator.

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

For archived materials and information from past celebrations, go here.

Everything you need to know about our upcoming celebration!

Downloadable bookmarks, activities, and more for 2024 Book Week events coming soon.

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

Explore the amazing themes, materials, and events of the past.

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