Children’s Book Week
May 1-7, 2017
Children’s Book Week is the annual celebration of children’s books and reading. Established in 1919, it is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country. The program is administered by Every Child a Reader and the Children’s Book Council (CBC) is a proud sponsor.
In 2014, Official Events — which gave kids the opportunity to connect with their favorite authors and illustrators in person — were hosted in all 50 states for the first time in the initiative’s history. These events are open to the public, and attendees receive complimentary Children’s Book Week posters and tote bags (while supplies last). Innumerable Local Events will also be held.
Children’s Book Week at Octavia Books in New Orleans, LA