Celebrate with us April 30th – May 6th!
As part of the longest-running national celebration of books for young people and the joy of reading, over 750 schools, libraries, and bookstores will celebrate Children’s Book Week from April 30 to May 6 from coast to coast in all 50 states. This May marks the 99th anniversary of Children’s Book Week; the theme for this year’s celebration is “One World, Many Stories.”
Here's how The Bookloft is celebrating:
- Bookmark Design Contest
- 10th Annual Children’s & Teen Choice Book Awards Voting station
- Prizes for Book Reviews
We will have free activity sheets available (while supplies last), and kids from home can have access to original bookmarks created by five of today’s most innovative children’s book illustrators at Every Child a Reader!
BOOKMARK DESIGN CONTEST
Here's how you can design our next official Bookloft bookmark!
Come to The Bookloft Sunday, May 6, between 2-4pm and create your bookmark design.
Or, here's how to make it at home:
- Get a Bookmark Template: Download it here to print, or stop by the store to pick one up.
- Draw your original artwork inside the box on the template.
- Turn it back in to The Bookloft by Sunday, May 7.
We will select our favorite and make that our next official Bookloft bookmark!
VOTE FOR THE CHILDREN'S & TEEN BOOK AWARDS
Voting for the 11th Annual Children’s & Teen Choice Book Awards, the only national book award voted on solely by kids & teens, has been in progress since March 1, and you can be a part of it! Stop by The Bookloft and cast your vote before May 6, or use either of the buttons below to vote online now!
REVIEW A BOOK AND EARN A PRIZE
Write a review for a book you've read recently, bring it to The Bookloft, and we'll give you a free prize! Make sure to include your first name, your age, and the title of the book you read, along with your review.
Children’s Book Week is a cornerstone program of Every Child a Reader, a 501(c)(3) literacy charity dedicated to inspiring a lifelong love of reading in children and teens across America. Other national programs include the Children’s and Teen Choice Book Awards, Reading Without Walls, the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, in partnership with the Library of Congress, and new to us this year, Get Caught Reading.