Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Celebrating Books!

Children's Book Week 2010
May 10-16

Mother and children (3-4) reading book, smiling

At GUWB, we celebrate books and children EVERY day and are behind Frederic Melcher when he declared, "A great nation is a reading nation." This week we would like to take a
moment to focus on Children's Book Week.

This tradition began way back in 1919 and was originally celebrated the week before Thanksgiving, being moved to May in 2008. Children's Book Council was in charge of the week from 1944-2008. In 2008, Every Child a
Reader began to hold the responsibility of this special week. Every Child a Reader is a philanthropic piece to the Children’s Book Council.

From The Children’s Book Council... “Through Children's Book Week, the Children's Book Council encourages young people and their caregivers to discover the complexity of the world beyond their own experience through books."

As a part of this week, Children's Choice Book Awards are given. In honor of this, we'd like to highlight a winner from each of our categories at GUWB...Seed (0-2 yo), Sprout (3-4 yo), Sapling (5-8 yo), and Young Tree (9-12 yo). You may be unfamiliar with some of these titles, but they are sure to be winners with your children. Check them out!

Look & See: Let's Count by La Coccinella

I Spy by Jean Marzollo

Andrew Lost #1: On the Dog by J.C. Greenburg

by Jody Feldman

To celebrate this week, check the CBC's website for fantastic posters, bookmarks, puzzles and other ideas to explore. There are even official events in which you can participate. Check it out and see what looks like a fit for your family. Visit the GUWB website and see what books you might like to have sent to you. Consider sharing some of your ideas for celebrating books with us. By sharing, you may inspire others to celebrate books in a special way!

Happy reading and celebrating!
The GUWB Team
submitted by Lara

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