Celebrate in 2024

Children’s Book Week, established in 1919, is a celebration of books and the connection they bring. This beloved program continues to grow and adapt each year with new resources and ideas for joining in. Read on for everything you need to celebrate with us May 6-12!

Looking for a virtual event or an in-person event near you? See our public event listings.

Free Resources

Each year a slogan is created to shape materials and celebration ideas.

The 2024 slogan is No Rules. Just Read. This year’s theme speaks to the joy and pride that come with reading what you want, when you want, and how you want. It is an affirmation that there is not a right way or thing to read.

This year’s amazing resources include:

Participation Inspiration

Use these participation ideas, created for the various groups and individuals who want to celebrate Children’s Book Week.

Participate This Spring

Sign up for our spring celebration is now closed. But you can still participate in Children’s Book Week using all the free materials and ideas on this website!

Participation does not need to be elaborate. Locations that are able are encouraged to host a free event during the week for their community. Participation ideas for individuals, families, and locations can be found below.

Celebrate with us May 6-12 in school, at your local library or bookstore, at home, online, and in whatever setting is appropriate for your community. Look for events in your area here.

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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