In 2019, Children’s Book Week will celebrates its 100th anniversary. This year-long celebration will be highlighted by two specific weeks of events across the country, April 29 to May 5 and November 4 to 10. Children’s Book Week, an annual celebration of books for kids and teens, was launched in 1919 and is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country. In 2018, the 99th anniversary, over 700 libraries, bookstores, and schools hosted Book Week story times, activity hours, and more. 2019 will mark the 100th anniversary of this celebration with celebration moments happening through-out the year. Learn more about Children’s Book Week here.
Currently, registration is closed for our spring week of celebrations. More details about the fall week can be seen here!
Sign up online with a simple form and you will be registered as an official Children’s Book Week event. Begin planning your event for some time during the week of April 29 – May 5 and publicize that event with your local media. We will provide you with a local media press release template and some great resources to help you plan. Feel free to host as simple or as elaborate a celebration as you would like.
Why Should You Sign Up?
How to Participate
Due to the cost of shipping materials, we ask that community organizations partner with their local bookstore, school, or library to host an event. Email us at Shaina.firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Authors and illustrators across the country are invited to participate in Children’s Book Week by being a part of an event. You can do that by one of two ways.
Make sure that the event location registers online so they receive free posters and access to other exclusive resources and support.
We ask all participants to contact a local author or illustrator to participate in your Children’s Book Week event(s).
Every Child a Reader has created some great resources to aid you in your event planning and promotion. For Children’s Book Week explore them here and here. For Children’s & Teen Choice Book Awards explore them here and here. Resources include:
Launched in 2008, the Children’s and Teen Choice Book Awards are the only national book awards voted on only by kids and teens. The 2018 awards feature four categories:
Both the finalists and winners are chosen by kids across the country. The 2018 winners were announced this May. Finalists for 2019 will be announced in February 2019!
What is Children’s Book Week and how can you join in the celebrations?
Discover information and resources for our year long celebration!
Tons of downloadable bookmarks, activities, and more for 2019 Book Week events!
Press release templates, logos, and more for promoting 2019 Children's Book Week and the Book Awards
Information about our partners.