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For Schools 2017

Resources, Contests, Good Causes and more to make your Children’s Book Week a success!

Thanks for Joining in the Fun for Children’s Book Week — May 1-7, 2017

We are grateful to you for the time and energy you put into connecting kids with books every day . . . and especially thank you for the extra work you are putting into Children’s Book Week this year!

Hosting events

Children’s Book Week can be celebrated in a multitude of ways. From special story times and activity based events to author visits and more. The sky really is the limit when it comes to planning events that will connect kids with books. We know this is something you are already doing in your classrooms every day, and we hope you will use Children’s Book Week as a time to highlight programs you already have in place.

Looking to do even more for your celebration and need some ideas? Take a look at these event suggestions from teachers and school librarians just like you!

Fun Printable Resources for your students

Download and print the full Children’s Book Week Event Kit here!

BookmarksTake a look at four cool and colorful bookmarks and activities, embodying this year’s theme, “One World, Many Stories”
Voting Event KitGet your kids excited about voting for the Children’s & Teen Choice Book Awards with our awesome Voting Event Kit!

Download our first ever Children’s Book Week Graphic Novel, with contributions from some of the biggest children’s graphic novel creators!

Promoting events

Get the word out about your events at school and with local media.

Download our press release template, fill in your details, and send to your local media. Invite them to come cover your private events with students.

Christian Robinson Flyer
An eye-catching event flyer is sure to get the attention of your students. You can even send this flyer home with students if the event is open to their families. Use this one created especially for Children’s Book Week, featuring Christian Robinson’s awesome poster art.

Check out our media tool kit for badges, email signatures, logos and more to add to your websites, newsletters and email communications.

And, remember to promote your events and Children’s Book Week on all of your social media platforms. Here are some ready-to-use templates to get you started!

  • Happy Children’s Book Week! Here’s how I’ll be celebrating children’s books and reading: @CBCBook #CBW17
  • Yipee! The free @CBCBook Children’s Book Week poster by Christian Robinson is up at! @randomhousekids #CBW17

Display contest

Enter this year’s Children’s Book Week Display Contest. A winner will be selected in each state! See all the details here!

Book donation

Become a part of our national book donation when you participate fully in Children’s Book Week.

We are partnering with First Book to donate books to underserved children as part of Children’s Book Week.

What do you have to do to be a part of this national donation?

  • Already be registered as an official event
  • Send us your event details
  • Complete the Children’s Book Week participation survey after your celebration is over

Each location that completes these steps will contribute to the number of books donated to underserved children in different regions of the country. A survey link will be shared with all official event contacts by mid-May.

Children’s & Teen Choice Book Awards

The Children’s & Teen Choice Book Awards are the only national book awards voted on only by kids and teens. Launched in 2008 by the Children’s Book Council and Every Child a Reader, the awards provide young readers with an opportunity to voice their opinions about the books being written for them.

Learn about this year’s finalists and turn your school into a polling station for young readers.

You can create a voting booth in your classroom or media center and use our printable ballots to collect votes from your kids. Tally and enter these votes in our group ballot here.

Join our community

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

Sign up for our newsletter to get information on all of our exciting programs, Children’s Book Week, the Children’s & Teen Choice Book Awards, 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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