In Celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Children’s Book Week and Beyond
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
New York, NY – March 25, 2019 – KidLit TV, an award winning producer of resources for parents, teachers and librarians, announces a partnership with the Children’s Book Council and Every Child a Reader to produce 100 book creator videos for teachers, parents, librarians, and educators across the country to share with their students. This campaign commemorates the 100th anniversary of Children’s Book Week, and the three-to-five minute long videos feature well-known and popular children’s book authors and illustrators speaking about their favorite character creations.
The videos will be housed at KidLitTV.com and feature an opening celebratory image of the 100th anniversary of Children’s Book Week, and will run throughout 2019. Starting in 2020, the videos will remain up for classroom, library and home use.
Julie Gribble, KitLit TV Founder, said: “Our production team is proud to help create these historic snapshots of the stories behind the characters we love! We learned and laughed a lot with our kid lit friends during the filming. We’re certain kids will have fun learning and laughing along with them, too.”
Shaina Birkhead, Associate Executive Director for Children’s Book Council and Every Child a Reader, added: “This has been a major undertaking, but with the professionalism of Julie and her team and the generous spirit of these awesome book creators, we have a celebration of children’s books for this year and a legacy of enjoyment for years to come.”
About KidLit TV
KidLit TV is a winner of the Parents’ Choice Gold Award, the Norton Juster Award for Devotion to Literacy, and one of the American Library Association’s Great Websites For Kids. We’re a trusted resource for parents, teachers, and librarians! KLTV is available in over 600,000 schools worldwide via our website and video distribution partners. We’re a diverse group of parents, educators, librarians, kid lit creators, and award-winning filmmakers working together to create fun new ways to reinforce an appreciation of reading that children will carry with them for the rest of their lives.
About Every Child a Reader & the Children’s Book Council
Every Child a Reader is a 501(c)(3) literacy charity dedicated to inspiring a lifelong love of reading in children and teens. Every Child a Reader’s national programs include Children’s Book Week (celebrating its 100th anniversary this year), Get Caught Reading, the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature program (in conjunction with the Library of Congress), and the Children’s & Teen Choice Book Awards. Every Child a Reader is managed by the Children’s Book Council, the nonprofit trade association for children’s book publishers in North America, partnering with national organizations on reading lists, educational programming, and diversity initiatives.