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We welcome all schools, libraries, bookstores, and other locations working with young people, to join in the fun during Children’s Book Week (May 3-9 and Nov. 8-14). 

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.

There are many ways that groups can join in the fun. Start making your plans now with our free resources and suggestions!



Virtual Events and Connecting with Community

We encourage all locations to do whatever they are able to celebrate with their communities. Need some inspiration? Check out these ideas for virtual events and community engagement.

BookWeek2020atHome LocationCelebrate Children’s Book Week virtually as a location



Free Resources

2021 CBW Poster

  • Official Poster, by Bryan Collier, with activity pages in English and Spanish
  • Bookmarks with activities by Angela Dominguez, Paola Escobar, Ebony Glenn, Oliver Jeffers, and Aram Kim.
  • Step-by-Step drawing instructions — No printer needed for these fun drawing lessons by amazing book creators. Also includes some videos!
  • Superpower Challenge — Activities to help kids discover their own superpowers. Includes a certificate, badge, and information on how to include superpowers on our national map.
  • Superpower Inspiration — Discover the superpowers of your favorite authors and illustrators!
  • Educator Kit — Help kids and students discover thei superpowers and how to use and share them.
  • The Book Of Life podcast — November’s Every Child a Reader sponsored podcast features the book Whistle: A New Gotham City Hero.



Using Social Media

Adults can get in on the action too by sharing superpowers and promoting public virtual events. What is your school’s, library’s, or bookstore’s superpower? What about the principal, children’s librarian, or bookstore owner/employees.  We would love to see via social media. Make sure to use #BookWeekSuperpower in your post and tag The Children’s Book Council.


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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. Coming Soon

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

Participate in the new Superpower Challenge! Coming soon

Information about our partners.

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