May 4-10, 2015

Official Events

Children's Book Week -- May 4-10, 2015

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][1] 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][2].

Official Events 2014



Event venues are listed in alphabetical order by state.

Nationwide

Little Reader Snapshot Contest with Pubslush
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April 14-May 18, online: Capture the joy of reading! Parents/caregivers are invited to submit cute photos of their child or children reading their favorite books (classroom pics welcome) on Instagram and Twitter using the hashtags #LITTLEREADER and #CBW14 and [here][4] on Facebook.

In addition to other prizes, we’re offering the winner (by popular vote) a complete set of the Children’s Choice Book Awards finalists for 2014. We’ll also donate a complete set of the books in the name of the winner to CBC partner [LitWorld][5].

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May 17: Children's book authors and illustrators will be appearing at local indie bookstores nationwide to read stories aloud to patrons in celebration of Children's Book Week! [Find a storytime near you][7].

Alabama

Fairhope
[Page and Palette][8]
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Alaska

Juneau
[Juneau Public Libraries][10]
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May 15, 5:30 PM: Family Time at the Mendenhall Valley Library. Join in the fun and celebrate Children’s Book Week as we present skits of some of the most beloved children’s books including I’m A Frog by Mo Willems and Rhyming Dust Bunnies by Jan Thomas. There will also be a light supper and craft.
May 17, 11 AM: Community Day at the University of Alaska Southeast Campus. Visit the Juneau Public Libraries booth at Community Day and receive a free Children’s Book Week poster, share in special story times, and experience the “Flotsom” photo booth. Also learn all about the fun events scheduled for the Summer Reading Program.



Ketchikan
[Parnassus Books][12]
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May 17, 1 PM: Alaska Stories for Children with Charlotte Glover!


Arizona

Tempe
[Changing Hands Bookstore][14]
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May 10, 10 AM: Join us for a storytime focusing on stories about kids with food allergies!
May 10, 5 PM: [Jenny Han][16] (To All the Boys I've Lovd Before) and [Morgan Matson][17] (Second Chance Summer)
May 11, 1 PM: Sign language class for teens and adults
May 12, 6 PM: [Jason Fry][18] (LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary, Updated and Expanded)
May 14, 7 PM: First Loves tour with [Jillian Cantor][19] (Searching for Sky), [Lindsey Leavitt][20] (*Cha