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Enjoy Some New Books on Children’s Book Week

Enjoy Some New Books on Children’s Book Week

The Children’s Book Council, along we all the children’s book lovers out there, is celebrating children’s literature this week. Here is a special message from them:

“Thank you to all of the librarians, booksellers, teachers, book creators and publishers who have continued to be beacons of light in their communities and for the creative ways they have decided to celebrate this spring.

And thank you to all the parents and kids out there who are celebrating with us this week. Use #BookWeek2020atHome to let us know what fun things you are doing to join in the Book Week fun!”

Here are a few amazing videos, partnerships, and resources The Children’s Book Council has for book lovers everywhere.

  • Watch past and present National Ambassadors for Young People’s Literature invite us all to celebrate Children’s Book Week from home May 4-10, 2020 with these awesome videos.
  • Epic! is offering an amazing collection of ebooks, audiobooks, and videos that kids can access for free. Through Epic’s Remote Student Access Promotion their entire collection of 40,000 books is currently free for kids to access by teacher invitation until June 30. Parents can register for a free 30-day trial.
  • The 2020 Anna Dewdney Award Winner was announced on Friday. Join the Facebook live read-aloud of Thank You, Omu! with author/illustrator Oge Mora on Friday, May 8 at 3pm EST.
  • Looking for ways to connect with book creators online this week? Check out this blog post highlighting live events, videos, and more.
  • Stay tuned for another post featuring digital programming offered by bookstores around the country. Don’t forget that many local Indies are doing curbside pickup and order delivery! #ShopLocal #SaveIndieBookstores
  • You can see at-home celebration ideas and lots of printable and video resources online at

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