May 1-7, 2017


Children's Book Week -- May 1-7, 2017

Join us in celebrating children’s books and sharing the joy of reading during Children's Book Week and throughout the year!

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Promote the Children's Choice Book Awards & Children's Book Week!

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One hallmark of Children's Book Week is the announcement of the winners of the Children's and Teen Choice Book Awards, the only national book awards program where the winning titles are selected by young readers of all ages. Voting will be open from Tuesday, March 8 through Monday, April 25 at

  • Each year, we offer a digital toolkit, containing everything you need to get the word out about Children's Book Week and the Children's Choice Book Awards.
  • This year, we've partnered with DOGO Books to offer a voting widget that can be embedded directly on your house's site or your finalist author or illustrator's. Stay tuned!

Be sure your authors and illustrators (especially your finalists!) post these resources on their sites and social media! There is a marked increase in votes for those who do.

Winners will be announced during Children's Book Week.

Children's Book Week Children's Book Week is the annual celebration of books for young people and the joy of reading.
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Robbin Gourley and fans at an official CBW event at Politics & Prose

Established in 1919, Children's Book Week is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country. Every year, commemorative events are held nationwide at schools, libraries, bookstores, homes -- wherever young readers and books connect!

Promote the official and local events that your authors and illustrators will be appearing at through local media (check out our local media letter template here). Our Children’s Book Week Digital Toolkit, including logos, e-mail signatures, sample tweets, and more, is here.

Children's Book Week is administered by Every Child a Reader, a 501(c)(3) literacy organization dedicated to instilling a lifelong love of reading in children. The Children's Book Council, the national non-profit trade association for children's book publishers, is an anchor sponsor.

Join us at the Children's Choice Book Awards Gala

Join us for celebrations all week long, including the Children's Choice Book Awards Gala, the Academy Awards of Children's Literature.
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2011 Gala Host Jarrett Krosoczka (back left) and LeVar Burton (right)
flank the evening's Reading-Rainbow-theme-song band!

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Catalog Copy

The Children's Book Council works year-round to promote books and reading. Announce your membership in the Children's Book Council in your seasonal catalogs!

For catalogs in use in the spring, we suggest you use the Children's Book Week logo above and promotional copy found below. Year-round, we suggest the CBC logo and copy below:

[Publisher] is a member of the Children's Book Council (CBC), the nonprofit trade organization for children's book publishers. The CBC supports and informs the industry and fosters literacy. The CBC examination library is one of the best sources for browsing contemporary children’s books. The library is located at 54 W 39th St, 14th floor, New York, NY 10018, and is open to the public from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday.

If you need higher-resolution images, please E-mail Shaina

Membership information

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The Children’s Book Council is the nonprofit trade association of children’s book publishers in North America. The CBC offers children’s publishers the opportunity to work together on issues of importance to the industry at large, including educational programming, literacy advocacy through Every Child a Reader, and collaborations with other national organizations.

Membership benefits

For more information about the CBC, please visit or call us at 212.966.1990.