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Posted on: May 1, 2020

5 ways to celebrate Children's Book Week

childrens book week 2020 logo

Children’s Book Week celebrates books for young readers across the book world. This year’s Children’s Book Week, celebrated May 4-10, invites you to "Read. Dream. Share." the love of reading across your community. 

To help celebrate from home, we’ve gathered some activities and books from featured children’s book authors and illustrators. These activities can be downloaded and completed at home and shared online with the hashtag #BookWeek2020atHome.

Activity 1: Children’s Book Week Reading Challenge 

Challenge yourself, your friends, and your family to read during Children’s Book Week and all year long. Download this checklist to see how many boxes you can check off! 

Need suggestions? Get creative by using Your Next Read for a book recommendation, “swap” an eBook with a friend or neighbor, or read a book over video chat with a loved one!

Activity 2: Children’s Book Week in Translations

Practice your language skills and learn about a new country or culture. Complete a multilingual crossword puzzle or color a picture. Share what you created and learned with #BookWeek2020atHome.

Activity 3: Children’s Book Week Coloring Pages

Download and print coloring book pages with illustrations by 20+ amazing artists who are part of Children’s Book Week. Share your finished pictures with #BookWeek2020atHome. 

Activity 4: Illustrated Bookmarks

Print and enjoy the six exclusive 2020 bookmarks and activities, embodying this year’s theme, Read. Dream. Share.

Activity 5: Reading Without Walls

Expand your reading horizons! Read outside your comfort zone with these three book challenges! Use the hashtag #ReadingWithoutWalls to post a photo of the book you read. Check out for more.

Children’s Book Week Recommended Reads

CBW carin bergerCarin Berger is the illustrator for this year’s Children’s Book Week poster and activity sheets. Some of her popular titles are: 

CBW author covers

There are also several authors who designed bookmarks for Children’s Book Week. You can find their titles in our catalog too:

Looking for other children’s book recommendations? Fill out our Your Next Read for to get a list of suggested titles or chat with a Washington County librarians to get some ideas. Happy reading!    

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