The official 2024 Children’s Book Week poster was created by Sophie Blackall, beloved and award-winning illustrator and author. The poster features this year’s Children’s Book Week slogan, No Rules. Just Read. which speaks to the joy of reading what you want, when you want, and however you want.
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SOPHIE BLACKALL is the New York Times bestselling and award-winning illustrator of over 50 books for children, including the Caldecott Medal-winning Finding Winnie and Hello, Lighthouse, and the Ivy and Bean series. Her most recent picture book, Farmhouse, was a New York Times Best Illustrated Book and her forthcoming picture book Ahoy! (April 2024), which celebrates imaginative play and features a fresh, new illustration style, will surely grab the attention of fans and reviewers alike. Sophie grew up on the beach in Australia, but now lives far from the coast, in upstate New York. When she gets restless on dry land, she imagines herself at sea, which is how Ahoy! came about.
“I feel extremely honored to be the official spokesperson and illustrator for this year’s Children’s Book Week poster,” says Blackall. “To read is one of the most liberating pursuits available to us as human beings. It can open our minds and change our perspectives. It is a delight and an adventure. I wholeheartedly support children being able to select their own books and read them however, wherever they choose. On the bus or upside down or in a tree. I am excited to follow in the footsteps of so many of my children’s book heroes to help promote the joy of reading, to celebrate the power of storytelling, and to applaud the boundless imagination that resides within every child.”
About Children’s Book Week
Launched in 1919, Children’s Book Week will commemorate its 105th anniversary in 2024. It is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
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