Children’s Book Week, established in 1919, is not only a celebration of books, but of connection. This beloved program continues to grow and adapt each year with new resources and celebration ideas. We invite classrooms and schools, public and school libraries, bookstores, and other organizations to host events during the week while also encouraging young people and families to celebrate at home. All are welcome to sign-up to participate and will receive five free Book Week posters by the amazing Raúl The Third.
Celebrate with us November 7-13 in school, at your local library or bookstore, at home, online, and in whatever setting is appropriate for your community.
Make plans to highlight children’s books with the kids in your care sometime during the week. You can plan an event or activity, do a special story time, participate in the How Do You Book? challenge, tune into a virtual event, and more. Get some ideas and explore all our resources. Just released: our fall Educator Kit with even more ideas!
Locations around the country are hosting in-person and virtual events this fall. See if there is an event near you!
Hosting an event? Use this form to tell us the details!
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 2022 slogan is How Do You Book? The theme asks participants to think about what they read, where they read, and how they read.
Award-winning author and illustrator Raúl The Third is the poster art creator!
The poster is now available for viewing and will be mailed out in October.
Materials available include:
What do you read? Where do you read? How do you read?
Kids of all ages can participate on their own, with adults, or in groups to explore all the different ways they “book.” By completing activities in three categories, readers of all ages can pinpoint their reading preferences. Do you like to read inside or outside? In a chair or laying in bed? While listening to music or in silence? Do you love historical fiction or fantasy, memoir or STEAM books?
Materials will include a certificate and badge, some examples of how beloved book creators and public figures “book” and themed booklists. Kids who complete activities and create a visual representation of their discoveries (drawing, poem, short story, comic strip, song) can submit their finished project and receive a special message from a literary icon.
We cannot wait to see how kids book!
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