Tuesday, May 5, 2015

This Week Is Children's Book Week! #ChildrensBookWeek

It's Children's Book Week! This year marks the 96th year this event has been happening. You can find out a lot more about the event here. Check out this year's adorable poster made by Grace Lee. You can also get it from here ( you can also purchase the poster here). 

Did you know that Children's Book Week is the longest running national literacy initiative in the country? How amazing is that?! What is Children's Book Week? It's an annual celebration of books for young people and the joy of reading (read more about it here). It just so happenings the bi-yearly Scholastic Book Fair I run, is running this week, this year. Which is just perfect considering it's Children's Book Week. Trust me, you can't go wrong with a great children's book. 

Also part of the event, is a vote. Readers have the chance to vote for their favorite reads here. This year over 1 million readers voted! Check out the complete list of winners and finalists here. Congratulations to ALL the WINNERS!

Be sure to join in the fun, and help spread the word! Everything you'll need is featured on the website here

Per International Literacy Association, they've created a list of Children’s, Teachers’ and Young Adults’ Choices reading lists. The lists are used in classrooms, libraries and homes to help readers find awesome books! Check out the list below (quoted from International Literacy Association):

·      Children's Choices (cosponsored by the Children's Book Council and includes 100 books selected by children around the country)
·      Teachers' Choices (books rated by teams of teachers, librarians, and reading specialists as outstanding for curriculum use)
·      Young Adults' Choices (30 books selected by teenage reviewers)

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I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. ~ Anna Quindlen

Good children's literature appeals not only to
the child in the adult, but to the adult in the child.
~ Anonymous ~