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Children's Book Week is from May 2-May 8 this year. What's Children's Book Week, you ask?

Well, according to the Children's Book Council,

"It all began with the idea that children's books can change lives. In 1913, Franklin K. Matthiews, the librarian of the Boy Scouts of America, began touring the country to promote higher standards in children's books. He proposed creating a Children's Book Week, which would be supported by all interested groups: publishers, booksellers, and librarians.


Mathiews enlisted two important allies: Frederic G. Melcher, the visionary editor of Publishers Weekly, and Anne Carroll Moore, the Superintendent of Children's Works at the New York Public Library and a major figure in the library world. With the help of Melcher and Moore, in 1916 the American Booksellers Association and the American Library Association cooperated with the Boy Scouts in sponsoring a Good Book Week.

In 1944, the newly-established Children's Book Council assumed responsibility for administering Children's Book Week..."

So, what does this mean for us? How can we celebrate Children's Book Week?

For the link to the above information and more, click here.
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Comments

Lisa Brown said…
Did you hit 100 yet? Been hitting your link this week....reading the girls "My Side of the Mountain" at the moment....love that book....sometimes I wish I could run away and live in a tree :) But, only for a day or two :)

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