Fall Book Week 2022

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.

Sign up to participate

Register now to receive 5 free posters!

Schools, libraries, bookstores, community centers, and folks at home can register now to participate in Children’s Book Week this November. Complete this google form and you will receive five free posters created by the amazing Raúl The Third.

Not sure what it means to participate? Just plan 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. We will release our fall Educator Kit in October!

Events

Let us know about your Book Week programs!

Do you plan to host an in-person or virtual event during Children’s Book Week? In the lead up to our fall celebration we would love to promote all public events. We are also happy to share photos, quotes, and video from your events after Children’s Book Week, especially those that are not open to the wider community.

Sign up to participate and receive more details on how to share your events with us.

Slogan, Artists, and Materials

2021 CBW Poster.

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.

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Materials available include:

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How Do You Book? Challenge

What do you read? Where do you read? How do you read?

2022 Challenge ActivityKids 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!

Learn more and see materials.

More Resources and FAQs

What is Children’s Book Week and how can you join in the celebrations?

Tons of downloadable bookmarks, activities, and more for 2022 Book Week events.

Promote your 2022 Children's Book Week celebration with these tools.

Explore how you "book" with this new challenge!

Information about our partners.

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