Children’s Book Week is May 11 – 17

It’s Children’s Book Week from May 11 – 17, 2009.  It covers everything from picture books for very young readers to teen fiction.  As part of the celebration, the Children’s Book Council is going to list the Children’s Choice Book Awards on May 13.  The award is given to books selected by children as their favorites of the year.  You can print out the official Children’s Book Week bookmark.

This event has been celebrated since 1919 in schools, libraries, and bookstores.  You can celebrate at home by reading to young children each day of the week, buying your kids some wonderful new books, printing out posters for their walls, encouraging them to enter online writing contests, and just letting them know that time spent reading is worth much more than time spent watching television.