Children's Book Week -- May 12-18, 2014
A Nationwide Celebration of Books and Reading Since 1919
From May 12-18, 2014, official Children's Book Week events will be hosted in all 50 states for the first time in the initiative's history! Each event will feature multiple authors and illustrators and all are open to the public. Attendees received complimentary Children’s Book Week posters and tote bags (while supplies last).
View images of some of the fabulous literacy celebrations held during Children's Book Week 2013 on the CBC's Facebook page.
Official Events 2014
Event venues are listed in alphabetical order by state.
May 17: Indies First Storytime Day for Children's Book Week: Children's book authors and illustrators will be appearing at local indie bookstores nationwide to read stories aloud to patrons!
Page and Palette
Changing Hands Bookstore
May 10, 10 AM: Join us for a storytime focusing on stories about kids with food allergies!
May 10, 5 PM: Jenny Han (To All the Boys I've Lovd Before) and Morgan Matson (Second Chance Summer)
May 11, 1 PM: Sign language class for teens and adults
May 12, 6 PM: Jason Fry (LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary, Updated and Expanded)
May 14, 7 PM: First Loves tour with Jillian Cantor (Searching for Sky), Lindsey Leavitt (Chapel Wars), and Emery Lord (Open Road Summer)
May 15, 10:15 AM: YA author Tom Leveen visits to host a special puppet storytime. This is one storytime you won't want to miss!
May 15, 3 PM: Scott Craven (Dead Jed)
May 17, 10 AM: Indies First Storytime Day
May 17, 3 PM: Turning Pages, our teen book club, meets to discuss a collection of books from the YA authors on the Blink Tour.
May 17, 4 PM: Blink Tour with YA authors Lorie Ann Grover (Firstborn), Jill Williamson (Outcasts), Jonathan Freisen (Aquifier), and Lisa T. Bergen (Remnants)
That Bookstore in Blytheville
Children's Book World
The Yellow Book Road
May 13: Family Book Discussion for the book Born to Fly by Michael Ferrari.
May 15: Bookworms storytime and book-themed craft project!
May 17: Storytime Saturday for families, featuring our favorite books, rhymes, and songs.
Bethany Beach Books
Books & Books
Little Shop of Stories
May 10, 4 PM: Kick-off Book Week with a visit from Anna Dewdney (Llama Llama and The Bully Goat)!
May 11, 4 PM: Kick-off Book Week with a visit from Tony Diterlizzi (The Battle for Wondla)!
May 15, 7 PM: Fierce Reads Panel with YA authors Marie Rutkoski, Lindsay Smith, Katie Finn, and Anna Banks.
May 16, 4:30 PM: Summer Reading Kick Off Party with games, trivia and book giveaways!
May 17, 11 AM: Indies First Storytime Day
Bookpeople of Moscow
Magic Tree Bookstore
The Bookstall at Chestnut Court
4 Kids Books
Blue Marble Books
Gaithersburg Book Festival
May 17, 10 AM-6 PM: Award-winning children’s and teen authors will speak about their recent books and interact with audiences in the Jim Henson and Willa Cather Pavilions throughout the day. Each presentation will be followed by a book signing. In the GBF Children’s Village, you will also find a literary sea of activities, workshops and performances brought to us by multiple sponsors. They are designed to engage and stimulate your child’s book curiosity and interest in reading and writing.
Free Children's Workshops
Schuler's Books and Music
May 15, 4 PM: Special story time featuring everyone's favorite literally-minded maid, Amelia Bedelia!
St. Louis County Library
Fact & Fiction
Water Street Books
White Birch Books
The Clinton Book Shop
May 10: Book Week kick-off party with Steve Light (Have You Seen my Dragon).
May 16, 6:30 PM: Pajama Book Party with Richard T. Morris (This Is A Moose).
May 17: Indies First Storytime Day (with craft activity)
May 16, 7:30 PM: Panel discussion featuring Sophie Blackall, Doreen Cronin, Chris Raschka, and Dan Yaccarino; moderated by children’s librarian Allie Jane Bruce.
May 17: Staff story time featuring readings from autographed copies of authors’ books, plus prizes and giveaways.
The Voracious Reader
New York City
Eloise at the Plaza
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Blue Ridge Books
Main St. Books
Best of Books
Full Circle Bookstore
Brace Books & More
Children's Book World
Lansdowne Public Library
May 12, 3 PM: Children's Book Week After School Kick-Off Party featuring readings, signings, drawing demos, cupcakes provided by Sweet Addiction in Barrington, and a grand prize goodie bag giveaway! Guests Authors include Adam Lehraupt, Melissa Guion, Jen Corace, Zoe B. Alley, R.W. Alley, Mary Jane Begin, Jamie Michalak, and Christopher and Anika Denise!
May 14, 6 PM: Hosted at the Barrington Public Library, join us for Voice. Heart. Connection. A Panel Discussion with Five Extraordinary Authors of YA Fiction, with Katie Davis, Tara Sullivan, Annie Cardi, Bianca Turetsky, and Katie Cotungo with moderator Alyisha Foley.
May 15, 10 AM: Story Hour with Special Guest Reader, Author Kara LaReau (Otto, The Boy Who Loved Cars).
Books on the Square
May 12, 10:30 AM: Special storytime for babies, featuring Chris Byrnes!
May 13, 10:30 AM: Storytime with Chris Byrnes, for kids of all ages.
May 13, 4 PM: Bill Harley (Charlie Bumpers vs. the Really Nice Gnome)
May 14, 10:30 AM: All-ages storytime and sing-along with Andrea.
May 17, 10:30 AM: Storytime with Chris Byrnes, for kids of all ages.
May 17, 4 PM: Padma Venkatraman (A Time to Dance)
Blue Bicycle Books
The Booksellers at Laurelwood
Blue Willow Bookshop
Salt Lake City
King's English Bookshop
May 13, 7 PM: What is Hidden launch party with author Lauren Skidmore
May 15, 7 PM: Ann Dee Ellis (The End or Something Like It)
May 17, 7 PM: Carol Lynch Williams (The Haven)
Hooray For Books
One More Page Books
Secret Garden Books
Politics & Prose
May 14, 10:30 AM: Kwame Alexander (Crossover)
May 15, 10:30 AM: Chris Van Dusen (President Taft is Stuck in the Bath!)
May 17, 7 PM: Jillian Tamaki and Mariko Tamaki (This One Summer)
Boswell Book Company