May 1-7, 2017


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

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Please direct all press inquires to Emma Kantor, Communications Coordinator.

2016 Press Highlights

Publishers Weekly shares the "2016 Children's Choice Book Award Winners." (5.6.2016)

"Children's Choice Book Awards Finalists Share Their Favorite Young Adult Books." - Bookish (5.3.2016)

"Enthusiasm is running high this year for the ninth annual Children’s Choice Book Awards...School Library Journal reached out to folks from around the country to get a pulse on the voting." - (4.18.2016)

For the second consecutive year, esteemed Evanston Public Library collection development manager Betsy Bird shared an exclusive reveal of the Children's Book Week bookmark designed by Cece Bell. - Fuse #8 (3.14.16)

All the Wonders brings you a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the 2016 Children's Book Week poster by Brian Won. (2.25.16)

For the fourth consecutive year, USA Today shared an exclusive reveal of the Children's Book Week poster. (2.25.16)

2015 Press Highlights

“This year was the biggest celebration of Children’s Book Week in its 96-year history. More than 250 official events – double last year’s number – were held in all 50 states.” Publishers Weekly shares photos from the 2015 Children's Book Week celebrations. (5.11.15) invites you to "Meet the Children's Choice Book Award winners." (5.4.15)

Founder of the unPrison Project Deborah Jiang-Stein speaks with MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry about partnering with the CBC to create prison nursery libraries in 10 states. (5.9.15)

Bookish shares "5 Reasons Why the Children’s Choice Book Awards Are Better than the Oscars (and All Other Awards Shows)." (5.5.15)

"If you’re into comics, you already know that this is like Christmas morning for you. If you’re not into comics, what better day could there be to try them out for free?" Bustle on Free Comic Book Day, the official Children's Book Week kickoff event. (5.1.15)

For the third consecutive year, USA Today shared an exclusive reveal of the Children's Book Week poster. (2.26.15)

Esteemed NYPL librarian Betsy Bird shared an exclusive reveal of the 2015 Children's Book Week bookmark designed by Raúl Colón. - Fuse #8 (2.26.15)

2014 Press Highlights

Publishers Weekly shared photographs from last year's nationwide celebration: "For the first time in the initiative’s history, Children’s Book Week events were hosted in all 50 states." (5.22.14)

"More than 120 independent bookstores across the country participated in the inaugural Indies First Storytime Day on Saturday, May 17. Storytime Day, author Kate DiCamillo's kids-oriented riff on Sherman Alexie's Indies First initiative, featured children's book authors and illustrators hosting storytime sessions at their local indies." - Shelf Awareness (5.19.14)

"These are the only awards chosen by children and teens in support of their favorite books...Each year, about 13,000 children across the United States read newly published children and young adult books within their classes through the International Reading Association, in partnership with the Children's Book Council." - (5.15.14)

"in honor of Children’s Book Week, we tracked down some of our favorite kids’ book writers to ask them what makes a hero who is super between the pages." - (5.15.14)

"Cultivating a love of the written word in our young readers is crucial to our future... as publishers and as citizens. This connection between books and their readers is exactly what Children's Book Week celebrates." - Huffington Post (5.15.14)

In a ceremony timed with Children's Book Week, East 88th Street and the building at number 421 were deemed literary landmarks in honor of Bernard Waber, author and creator of Lyle the Crocodile. - Publishers Weekly (5.15.14)

May 17, 2014 was "the inaugural Indies First Storytime Day, an initiative spearheaded by Kate DiCamillo that will be celebrated at independent bookstores nationwide in conjunction with Children's Book Week." - Shelf Awareness (5.16.14)

Actor, producer, and former host of the popular children's program 'Reading Rainbow,' LeVar Burton talks about his continued commitment to literacy. - (5.16.14)

"LeVar Burton [was] recognized with the Impact Award for his efforts to instill 'a lifelong love of reading in children' at the seventh Children’s Book Week Gala hosted by the Children’s Book Council and Every Child a Reader." - (5.13.14)

Brooklyn's Greenlight Bookstore joined the Children's Book Week celebration, hosting panel discussions, readings and other events. - Time Out New York Kids (4.23.14)

Time Out New York Kids calls the Children's Book Week Gala the "Academy Awards of children's literature." (4.21.14)

CBW 2014 was the program's largest celebration to date! - Publishers Weekly (4.15.14)

"Book crowdfunding site Pubslush [ran] a contest to support Children’s Book Week, encouraging parents to submit photos of their children reading their favorite books." - Mediabistro's GalleyCat (4.15.14)

"Sure, the American Library Association's Newbery and Caldecott Medals are as big as it gets when it comes to children's book accolades—congrats...but the truth is, there are prizes that may mean even more to authors and illustrators than those: the annual Children's Choice Book Awards." - Time Out New York Kids (3.25.14) gave a profile of The Children’s & Teen Choice Book Awards, "the only national award voted on by children and teens." (3.24.14)

Shelf Awareness announced the finalists for the seventh annual Children's Choice Book Awards. (3.13.14)

With the Children's Choice Book Awards, "Your blossoming readers have the power to voice their opinions on the best authors, illustrators and books created just for them." - Time Out New York Kids (3.4.14)

For the second consecutive year, USA Today shared an exclusive reveal of the Children's Book Week poster. (2.27.14).

Mediabistro's GalleyCat revealed the official 2014 Children's Book Week Poster, created by illustrator Robin Preiss Glasser: "Every year, the Children’s Book Council tasks a talented children’s book illustrator to create an official Children’s Book Week poster." (2.27.14)

More Highlights

"Across the country, kids, parents, teachers, librarians, and booksellers are joining together for readings, parties, and other events, united by the idea that when it comes to children’s books, children themselves should have the final word." - New Yorker Book Bench (5.5.11)

"All right, kids. If there’s a holiday for children’s literature out there, the closest possible equivalent would have to be Children’s Book Week, am I right?" - Fuse #8 (Esteemed NYPL librarian Betsy Bird) (3.15.11)