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For Schools


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

Thanks for joining in the fun for the 2020 Children’s Book Week celebrations — May 4-10 and November 9-15.

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

For hi-res images please download them from our Dropbox here. If you need even higher-res please e-mail us.

Activity Pages and more!

BookWeek2020 LetterJoin in the 100th anniversary of Children’s Book Week fun, letter designed by Carin Berger (disponible en Español)
Read ChallengeTake up the reading challenge (disponible en Español)
Coloring 2020 PosterColor Carin Berger’s amazing poster.
Share BookShare a book you love (disponible en Español)
BookmarksPrint and enjoy the six exclusive 2020 bookmarks and activities, embodying this year’s theme, Read. Dream. Share.
Coloring Book PagesDownload and print the Coloring Book Pages with illustrations by 20+ amazing artists.
Educator KitCheck out the Children’s Book Week Educator Kit for fun activities with your students! (Coming in fall 2020)
Voting Event KitGet your kids excited about voting for the Children’s & Teen Choice Book Awards with our awesome Voting Event Kit! (Coming in fall 2020)

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.

Yuyi Morales 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 Carin Berger’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 in 2020: [LINK TO YOUR EVENT HERE] @EveryChildRead #BookWeek2020
  • Hurrah! The free @EveryChildRead Children’s Book Week poster by @CarinBerger is up at everychildareader.net! @HarperCollinsCh #BookWeek2020

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 (announced in fall of 2020) and turn your school library into a polling station for young readers:

You can create a voting booth in your classroom or media center and use our printable ballots (K-2nd Grade, 3rd-4th Grade, 5th-6th Grade, Teen) to collect votes from your kids. Tally and enter these votes in our group ballot here. Also, create a display or highlight these titles on the shelf with these shelftalker/slitcards for each category (K-2nd Grade, 3rd-4th Grade, 5th-6th Grade, Teen) and much more…

Find all Voting Tools here! (Coming Fall 2020)


Join our community

Follow us on social media to see updates and pictures from #BookWeek2020 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.


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 2020 Book Week events.

Press release templates, logos, and more for promoting 2020 Children's Book Week.

All the amazing locations participating in our 2020 Spring week of events. --Coming soon!

Information about our partners.

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