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We welcome all families and kids to celebrate Children’s Book Week (May 2-8 and Nov. 7-13) at home!

Children’s Book Week is not only a celebration of books, but of connection. It is a vehicle to unite kids and adults with books, authors, and illustrators in order to foster a love of reading in all.

Start making your plans now with our free resources and suggestions!



Free Resources

2022 CBW Poster

  • Official Poster, by Raúl The Third, with activities in English and Spanish.
  • Exclusive bookmarks with activities by children’s book superstars Vincent Chin, Mercè Galí, Kathrin Honesta, Zachariah OHora, Roozeboos, and Loveis Wise.
  • Step-by-Step drawing instructions. No printer needed for these fun drawing lessons by amazing book creators. .
  • How Do You Book? Challenge. Kids of all ages can participate on their own, with adults, or in groups to explore all the different ways they “book.”
  • Educator Kit. The activities in this kit are divided into three sections which invite kids to discover What, Where, and How they Book, and share it with their communities.



Celebrate At Home and Online

We encourage young people and families to do whatever they are able to celebrate leading up to and during the week. Need some inspiration? Check out these ideas!

BookWeek2020atHomeJoin in the Children’s Book Week fun from Home



Using Social Media

We would love to see how to celebrate via social media. Make sure to use #HowDoYouBook in your posts and tag The Children’s Book Council.


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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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