Happy Children’s Book Week! Children’s Book Week is the longest-running literacy initiative in the country. Since 1919, each year for one week in May, children’s books and literacy are celebrated all across the country with author and illustrator appearances, bookstore events and more! Check your local library and bookstore web sites for celebrations, or check out the list of events around the country at http://www.bookweekonline.com/official.
What will you be doing to celebrate? In the Boston area, you can check out the event below:
Saturday, May 12 – 3pm - Wellesley, MA Wellesley Books – Children’s Book Week Author Panel on Getting Published and a Young Writer’s Workshop featuring Lynda Mullaly Hunt (One for the Murphys), Sarvenaz Tash (The Mapmaker and the Ghost), AC Gaughen (Scarlet), and Patrice Lyle (Lethally Blonde)
Other events around the country include:
Monday, May 7 - 6pm - New York City Children’s Choice Book Awards Gala
Tuesday, May 8 - 4pm – Jackson, MS Lemuria Books – Event with Robin Bridges (The Gathering Storm)
Tuesday, May 8 - 4:15pm – Larchmont, NY The Voracious Reader – Author visit with Tommy Greenwald (Charlie Joe Jackson’s Guide to Not Reading)
Wednesday, May 9 – Salt Lake City, UT The King’s English Bookshop – Children’s Book Week Author Night featuring Matthew J. Kirby (Icefall), Jennifer A. Nielsen (The False Prince)
Wednesday, May 9th – 7pm – Beaverton, OR Powell’s Books at Cedar Hills Crossing – Event with Deborah Hopkinson author of Titanic: Voices from the Disaster
Thursday, May 10 – 7pm – Asheville, NC Malprop’s Bookstore/Café – Children’s Book Week Celebration & Author Signings
Thursday, May 10 - 7pm – Decatur, GA The Little Shop of Stories – Event with Sarah Pennypacker (Summer of the Gypsy Moths) and Christopher Healy (The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom)
Thursday, May 10 - 4pm – Haverford, PA Children’s Book World – Event with Jarrett J. Krosoczka author and illustrator of the Lunch Lady series
Saturday, May 12 - 2pm – Omaha, NE The Bookworm – Pulitzer Prize winning poet Ted Kooser event (House Held Up by Trees)
Saturday, May 12 - 12-5pm – Provo, UT Provo City Library – Provo Children’s Book Festival featuring Judy Schachner (Skippyjon Jones series)
Saturday, May 12 – 11am – Bal Harbour, FL Books & Books – Event with Doreen Cronin, author of Duck for President
Saturday, May 12 - 10:30am – Denver, CO Tattered Cover (Highlands Ranch location) – Picture book panel featuring Jeanne Kaufman, Cathy Morrison, Linda Osmundson, Kathleen Pelley, Jean Reidy, and Alexandra Sity
Monday, May 14 - 7pm – Tempe, AZ Changing Hands Bokstore – Event with Tony DiTerlizzi (The Search for Wondla)
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