Since 1919, Children’s Book Week has been celebrated across the United States. The longest-running literacy initiative in the country, it is not only a celebration of books but of connection.
At its core, Children’s Book Week is a vehicle to unite kids and adults with books, authors, and illustrators in order to foster a love of reading. It gives teachers, librarians, booksellers, and parents/caregivers a structured but fun twice-a-year occasion to celebrate books and their importance. There is an immediate sense of connection in knowing that kids from coast to coast are celebrating books all at the same time.
Celebrating Children’s Book Week this fall is one of many ways adults can encourage a sense of community and connection. The activities and tools in this kit can be utilized for at-home and in-person learning by teachers and parents.
This year’s Book Week slogan is Read Books. Spark Change. The activities in this kit are divided into three sections—Hunt, Read, Make—which encourage young readers to think about books as a spark for positive change, whether in themselves or their communities, and share it with others.
What is Children’s Book Week and how can you join in the celebrations?
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