Here’s an excerpt from the official website:
Children's Book Week is the national celebration of books and reading for youth.
Since 1919, Children's Book Week has been celebrated countrywide with author and illustrator appearances, parties, storytelling, and other book-related events in schools, libraries, bookstores, clubs -- anywhere where kids and books connect.
Click here to learn more.
And check out the free bookmark they're offering:
We also ordered two copies of the official Children’s Book Week 2012 Poster by David Wiesner:
And you can’t celebrate this exciting event without picking up a few new books, right? Here's what arrived today:
If all the animals came inside, bears would run down the stairs, kangaroos would bounce on the couch, and hippos would play hide-and-seek through the halls! Join one family's wild romp as animals of all shapes and sizes burst through the front door and make themselves right at home.
Stuck at home with her mom and her new sibling, Sally heads for the swamp with her fishing pole and bike. What she discovers, in the form of a slimy, slithery Some-Thing, is a new best friend. Mud pies, burping contests, snail racing--and sensational, eerily beautiful artwork deliver plenty of kid appeal.
Cherry Sullivan prefers reading books to playing with the other children in her class. They make fun of her for being plump, and they are not nearly as entertaining as the adventures she reads about. Though she's shy and keeps to herself, Cherry secretly longs for a friend.
When she discovers a stray dog at her father's animal shelter that is also plump and shy (and a bit wrinkly), she names her Olive and they become fast friends. Cherry finds the courage within herself to stand up for the dog and protect her--something she has not been able to do for herself.
This is what I call having a good time!