Children’s Book Week
April 30 – May 6, 2018
Children’s Book Week is an annual celebration of books for young people and the joy of reading.Established in 1919, Children’s Book Week is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country. Every year, events are held nationwide at schools, libraries, bookstores, homes — wherever young readers and books connect!
- Official poster, with activities, illustrated by award-winner Jillian Tamaki and inspired by the 2018 slogan, “One World, Many Stories.” Free posters will be available at all events!
- Exclusive new bookmarks by five prominent children’s book illustrators.
- An original (and free) Children’s Book Week Comic featuring short stories from some of the biggest children’s graphic novel creators.
- The Anna Dewdney Read Together Award, a picture book prize in honor of the late author and illustrator.
- Reformatted Children’s and Teen Choice Book Awards and voting through Book Week.
- Downloadable event and voting kits, press release templates, and more Media Tools.
- Check back for more details to come as we unveil them!
CalicoKidz.com and Multicultural Children’s Book Day!
Earlier this month, CalicoKidz participated as a reviewer for the 5th annual Multicultural Children’s Book Day by reviewing a diverse book. As a supporter of this annual celebration that promotes diverse children’s books, CalicoKidz.com hopes that more parents, educators and kidlit lovers also participate! Just learning about the celebration? No problem! You can participate in tomorrow’s #MCBD2018 Twitter chat! Here are the details :
TWITTER PARTY Sponsored by Scholastic Book Clubs: MCBD’s popular and fun annual Twitter Party will be held 1/27/18 at 9:00pm.
Join the conversation and win one of 12-5 book bundles and one Grand Prize Book Bundle (12 books) that will be given away at the party! http://multiculturalchildrensbookday.com/twitter-party-great-conversations-fun-prizes-chance-readyourworld-1-27-18/
Multicultural Children’s Book Day Resources for Educators and Parents
Free Multicultural Books for Teachers: http://bit.ly/1kGZrta
Free Empathy Classroom Kit for Homeschoolers, Organizations, Librarians and Educators: http://multiculturalchildrensbookday.com/teacher-classroom-empathy-kit/
Book Buzz 4 Kids is now Calico Kidz!
To showcase the vibrant theme of our blog, and so that the name is more representative of our mission of diversity, this website is now Calico Kidz!
Why Calico? Calico is an all-cotton fabric, printed with simple designs in one or more colors. Like calico fabric, our blog is diverse and represents various cultures and communities. Learn more about the origins of the word calico, which originated in Calicut, India at britannica.com.
What’s Next on Calico Kidz
October: Later this month find reviews on books about bullying awareness in recognition of National Bullying Prevention Month.
November: Look out for reviews of books about Veteran’s Day and Thanksgiving.
December: Find posts about cultural and religious celebrations throughout the month.