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!

Sign Up to Participate This Spring

We invite classrooms and schools, public and school libraries, bookstores, other organizations, and individuals to sign-up to participate. You will receive 2 free copies of Sophie Blackall’s amazing poster while supplies last.

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.


Slogan, Artists, and Free Resources

Each year a slogan is created to shape materials and celebration ideas, and a beloved artist is chosen to exemplify that slogan in our official Children’s Book Week poster.

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.

Award-winning author and illustrator Sophie Blackall is the poster art creator and this year’s Children’s Book Week Spokesperson!

The poster is now available for viewing and will be mailed out in March.

More free resources will be available in March, including:

  • Exclusive new bookmarks and activity pages by children’s book superstars, in English and Spanish.
  • New promotional materials for locations hosting events
  • A new social media campaign to follow along and be a part of
  • Resources to celebrate the third annual Floyd Cooper Day on Friday, May 10.
  • And more!

Participation Inspiration – Coming Soon

Stay tuned for participation ideas created for the various groups and individuals who want to celebrate Children’s Book Week. Ideas will be available for:

  • Locations hosting public events
  • Locations hosting events with students
  • Individuals and families
  • Book creators
  • Publishers
  • Participating on social media
  • Joining our No Rules. Just Read. Nationwide Read Along and Silent Read Day.

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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