We don’t really need an official day or week or month to celebrate books, because around here, we LOVE books!
This week is Children’s Book Week, so we’ve come up with some great ideas for you and your family to come together and share children’s books-whether they are new, old, or somewhere in between:
- Take turns picking favorite bedtime stories to read to each other, a new one every night.
- Look at the past years’ Newbery and Caldecott award books and pick one you haven’t read before (the winners usually get lots of acclaim, but the honor books are really great, too!).
- Pick a day to dress up as your favorite book characters and act out stories.
- Read in unusual places or ways like outside on a blanket, at the park, at the grocery store, on the bus, or to your dog. Take a picture and share it with your family and friends!
- Pick a favorite story to use as a theme for a meal. For example, read the classic Pancakes, Pancakes! by favorite author/illustrator Eric Carle or the newer Tyler Makes Pancakes! by star chef Tyler Florence, then make pancakes for your family.
- Read a book by an Australian children’s author like Mem Fox, Jackie French, or Graeme Base. Did you know that the Burnside Library in Adelaide, South Australia is our sister library? Join our sister library Facebook page and help us choose which book to read in our One Book-Two Continents Program to be held later this summer.
More From the Web
- Learn more about Children’s Book Week and enjoy some great ideas for celebrating
- Print your own bookmark illustrated by Grace Lin
- Beginning May 14th, see this year’s Children’s Choice Book Award winners and finalists for books of the year (with separate awards for K-2nd, 3rd-4th, 5th-6th, and teen), author of the year, and illustrator of the year
- Catch up on all book-related news for children and teens from The Children’s Book Council