Happy Children’s Book Week!

2015 Children's Book Week Poster (Art by Grace Lee).

(Art by Grace Lee).

In addition to being Star Wars Day (May the 4th Be With You!), today kicks off Children’s Book Week. Children’s Book Week began in 1919 and is a celebration of reading and children’s literature. From their site:

“Established in 1919, Children’s Book Week is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country. Every year, commemorative events are held nationwide at schools, libraries, bookstores, homes — wherever young readers and books connect!

Children’s Book Week is administered by Every Child A Reader, a 501(c)(3) literacy organization dedicated to instilling a lifelong love of reading in children.”

If you have a minute, visit their site http://www.bookweekonline.com/ where they’ve posted a ton of local and online events, as well as links to digital tool kits for parents, educators, and librarians. Also, check the hashtag #CBW15 on Twitter for more activities, events, and information.

P.S. I love these adorable bookmark kits from the folks at Sesame Street.