Pledge to Participate

For Locations 2023

Resources and Information to Make Your Celebrations a Success

We welcome all schools, libraries, bookstores, and other locations working with young people, to join in the fun during Children’s Book Week (May 1-7 and Nov. 6-12). 

Over the past four years, we have greatly expanded participation to include kids and families celebrating at home, virtual events, and more. The ways that communities have developed to connect has inspired and astounded us. With that in mind, we continue to encourage anyone to sign-up to participate in whatever way they can.

Free Resources for 2023

  • Official Poster, by Rilla Alexander, with activities in English and Spanish.
  • Exclusive bookmarks with activities by children’s book superstars Alfreda Beartrack-Algeo, Lian Cho, K. O’Neill, JeyOdin, and Briana Mukodiri Uchendu.
  • Drawing along instructions. No printer is needed for these fun drawing lessons by amazing book creators.
  • Find Your Spark Challenge. Kids of all ages can participate on their own, with adults, or in groups to explore their spark.
  • Educator Kit (coming fall 2023).

Virtual Events and Connecting with Community

Need some inspiration? Check out these ideas for virtual and in-person community engagement events. 

Celebrate Children’s Book Week events

Join our community via social media

Participate in the Find Your Spark Challenge and share your Sparks with us using #ReadBooksSparkChange in your post and tag The Children’s Book Council. Promote your virtual and in-person events with your network and share with us to help amplify through our channels. 

Follow us on social media to see updates and pictures from #ReadBooksSparkChange celebrations across the country.

More Resources & FAQs

  • Sign up for our newsletter to get information on all of our exciting programs, Children’s Book Week, the Kids’ Book Choice Awards, Get Caught Reading, and the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature.

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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