Next week is Children's Book Week. If you've been following me for any length of time, you know that my first love is children's books. So
When and What is Children's Book Week?
Children’s Book Week has traditionally been celebrated the week before Thanksgiving. However, after the 2007 celebration, Children's Book Week will be held in May (May 10-16, 2010; May 2-8, 2011; May 7-13, 2012). It is an annual event that began in 1919. In 1944, the Children's Book Council was established, and it has administered the celebration ever since. During Children’s Book Week, public libraries, school libraries, and bookstores generally have special activities for children that are designed to encourage a love of books.
According to the Children’s Book Council,A celebration of the written word, Children's Book Week introduces young people to new authors and ideas in schools, libraries, homes and bookstores. Through Children's Book Week, the Children's Book Council encourages young people and their caregivers to discover the complexity of the world beyond their own experience through books.(taken from About.com)
There is more information available here.
So, how am I going to celebrate? Funny you should ask! It's going to be a week full of children's book reviews, guest posts, and great giveaways. I have some wonderful things in store for you!
I have some wonderful people who have already committed to helping me celebrate:
- Clara Gillow Clark
- Cindy Hudson
- Lm Preston
- Suzi Katz
- Martha Ciske
- Suzanne Lieurance
- Pamela Ehrenberg
- Jenni Bowring
- and others!
The celebration begins on Monday; see you then!!