2021 Fall Children’s Book Week
Happy Children’s Book Week! November 8-14
Every Child a Reader is celebrating its second annual Children’s Book Week with its 2021 slogan, Reading is a Superpower. Book creators, publishers, librarians, booksellers, and teachers across the country come together for seven days to rejoice in the love of reading and explore their superpowers and those of young readers. Every Child a Reader encourages kids of all ages to join the fun with multiple free resources available on their site, including bookmarks, step-by-step drawing activities, and a Superpower Challenge. They’re also encouraging the kid lit community to engage with the 2021 Children’s Book Week Fall campaign partners on November 8-14 and beyond!
Superpower Inspiration — Six new book creators have contributed their superpowers to our ever-growing library of quotes, videos, and art for kids to draw inspiration from. This week, the superpowers of Kacen Callender, Marie Lu, Stacey Lee, Maggie Tokuda-Hall, Matthew Cody, and Chad Thomas will be featured thanks to NaNoWriMo and Epic!
NaNoWriMo — This year, Every Child a Reader is partnering with the nonprofit organization behind the popular National Novel Writing Month that happens every November. They provide resources for those young writers who wish to take up the challenge of creating their own stories, and this year these writers can explore the 2021 Children’s Book Week theme Reading is a Superpower.
Epic! — Every Child a Reader partners with Epic! for the third time to provide a digital library for kids to read and explore multiple audiobook and ebook titles related to the superpower theme. Epic! is also hosting a digital library for the Kids’ Book Choice Awards.
Kids’ Book Choice Awards — The newly revamped Book Awards are still open, and kids can vote until November 14 for their favorite books in many exciting new categories. The winners will be announced in December.
The Book of Life — Every Child a Reader has sponsored a new episode of “The Book of Life” podcast in which E. Lockhart, author of the YA graphic novel Whistle: A New Gotham City Hero, is interviewed about superpowers and Jewish kidlit.
Educator Kit — A new 2021 Educator Kit is available for educators at schools, libraries, or at home to engage with their kids and students. It is focused on the theme Reading is a Superpower and explores three questions: i) what are real-life superpowers? ii) how can kids find their own superpower? and iii) how can they use their superpowers in real life?
Come and celebrate with Every Child a Reader and the Children’s Book Council on social media using #BookWeekSuperpower. Have a fantastic Children’s Book Week!