2013 Children's Book Week Poster by Brian Selznick!
Brian Selznick's official poster commemorates the 94th annual celebration of Children's Book Week (May 13-19, 2013), the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country.
Brian Selznick – Caldecott winner, 2012 Children's Choice Book Awards Illustrator of the Year, and creator of The Invention of Hugo Cabret and Wonderstruck – has created a commemorative masterpiece that beautifully illustrates the idea that books can take you anywhere. The poster pays homage to two of children’s literature’s legends: Remy Charlip, author and illustrator of more than 38 books, including modern classics like Hooray for Me, I Love You, Arm in Arm, Mother Mother I Feel Sick, A Perfect Day, and Fortunately, the latter of which has been in print continuously for over 48 years; and Maurice Sendak, Caldecott Medal winner for Where the Wild Things Are, creator of children’s classics including In the Night Kitchen, Chicken Soup with Rice, Alligators All Around, and illustrator of the Little Bear books.
Celebrate books and reading with us by ordering your free copy!
The poster will be distributed free of charge to schools and libraries during April and May.
Posters are available from the Children's Book Council and Every Child a Reader at no cost beyond shipping.
To receive a free poster(s) with activity guide, please send a 9 x 12 self-addressed envelope (for 1 or 10 posters) or a 10 x 13 self-addressed envelope (for 25 posters) with appropriate postage affixed.
Please include a note stating how many posters you are requesting.
Note that Postal regulations have changed. Please use the USPS Postage Price Calculator to determine postage cost, or ask for help at your local post office.
Weight of posters and an envelope:
1 poster and envelope: 1.2oz.
10 posters and envelope: 14oz.
25 posters and envelope: 2lb 6oz.
Mail envelopes with postage affixed to:
Children's Book Council
ATTN: 2013 Poster Order
54 West 39th Street, 14th floor
New York, NY 10018
Please note: There is a 25 poster maximum per person.
Due to the volume of poster requests, we cannot process any poster orders that do not include a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
About Brian Selznick
Acclaimed New York Times-bestselling author/illustrator Brian Selznick graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with the intention of becoming a set designer for the theater. However, after spending three years selling books and designing window displays for a children's bookstore in Manhattan, he was inspired to create children's books of his own. His books have received many awards and distinctions, including a Caldecott Medal for The Invention of Hugo Cabret, a Caldecott Honor for The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins and a Robert F. Sibert Honor for When Marian Sang. Brian divides his time between Brooklyn, New York, and San Diego, California. Learn more about Brian Selznick at mediaroom.scholastic.com/brianselznick