Established in 1919, Children’s Book Week, administered by Every Child a Reader and the Children’s Book Council, it’s the longest running national literacy initiative in the country. It sparks events nationwide each year at schools, libraries, bookstores, and homes to nurture the connection of young readers and books.
The poster this year features the art of Christian Robinson, illustrator and winner of the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor and a Caldecott Honor for his work in Matt de la Pena’s marvelous “Last Stop on Market Street.”
The slogan this year depicted on the poster is…”One World, Many Stories.” And it’s the perfect time to introduce your young reader to some classic and timeless tales whether it be fables from Aesop, fairy tales from the Brothers Grimm, American Tall Tales, A. A. Milne’s “Winnie the Pooh”, Carlo Collodi’s Pinocchio, Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s “The Little Prince,” L. M. Montgomery’s Canadian classic “Anne of Anne Green Gables” or any number of others from world’s away.
There’s a feast of reading awaiting a place at your young reader’s table.
Here’s is a link to a list of 18 Classic Children’s Books from Around the World.
Please start to dig in this week!
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