Resources At Home

Fun and free at home resources 

Looking for fun and educational activities, discussion guides, teacher guides, author and illustrator videos, and more to share with children of all ages? 

Here is your one-stop shop for lots of free print and video resources created by The Children’s Book Council, Every Child a Reader and children’s book publishers. 

Come back often as we continue to add more resources!

Children’s Book Council Resources

Check out our directory of Children’s Book Publisher-Created Educator and Activity Kits and videos.

The CBC also has dozens of online book lists to help you discover tried and true educator-chosen books, basics for a home library, YA picks, and much more. Here are some of the CBC recommendations and awards lists you’ll find:

  • Hot Off the Press
  • CBC Showcase
  • Reading Beyond
  • Diverse Kids and YA Lit
  • Build a Home Library
  • Children’s Choices
  • Notable Social Studies Trade Books
  • Outstanding Science Trade Books
  • Best STEM Books

To keep up-to-date with any resources or relevant news please check out our blog!

Children’s Book Week

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Read Challenge2020 Poster by Carin Berger Activity: Take up the reading challenge (disponible en Español)
Coloring 2020 Poster2020 Poster by Carin Berger Activity: Color Carin Berger’s amazing poster (disponible en Español).
Share Book2020 Poster by Carin Berger Activity: Share a book you love (disponible en Español)
Coloring Book PagesDownload and print the Coloring Book Pages with illustrations by 20+ amazing artists.
BookmarksPrint and enjoy the six exclusive 2020 bookmarks and activities, embodying this year’s theme, Read. Dream. Share.
Educator KitCheck out the 100th anniversary Children’s Book Week Educator Kit for fun activities with your kids!
Creator CornerGet your kids excited with Creator Corner! 100 three-to-five minute videos of children’s book authors and illustrators speaking about their favorite character creations.
Past Book WeeksNeed more? Join in the fun with Children’s Book Week activities from year’s past!

Platform of past National Ambassadors

Jacqueline Woodson, over the course of her two-year term, discussed her theme, READING = HOPE x CHANGE (What’s Your Equation?), which encouraged young people to think about – and beyond – the moment we’re living in, the power they possess, and the impact reading can have on showing them ways in which they can create the hope and the change they want to see in the world.

Woodson KitJacqueline Woodson’s READING = HOPE x CHANGE (What’s Your Equation?) kit.

Gene Luen Yang’s official platform, Reading Without Walls, looks to: “Reading breaks down the walls that divide us. By reading, we get to know people outside of our own communities. We gain knowledge others don’t expect us to have. We discover new and surprising passions.”

Educator KitGene Luen Yang’s READING WITHOUT WALLS activities!

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More Resources and FAQs

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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