May 4-10, 2015

Press

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

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Children's Book Week 2014 Coverage

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." - CNN.com (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." - TODAY.com (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. - Parade.com (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." - CNN.com (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)

Examiner.com 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)

"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

"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)