Sunday, May 11, 2008

Children's Book Week 2008

Children’s Book Week, which used to be observed in November, will now be observed in the month of May. This year it will begin on May 12th and run through the 18th.

Here Are Some Links for Children’s Book Week

Book Week Online from the Children’s Book Council: Includes links to a printable bookmark, a 2008 Activity Guide, 25 Ideas for Celebrating Children’s Book Week…and lots more.

A Classroom Activity from Read Write Think

Book Week Lesson Plans, Projects, and Resources from Education World

Author Activities for National Children’s Book Week from Education World

Book Lists for Children’s Book Week

ALSC 2008 Notable Children’s Books

Booklist Editor’s Choice: Books for Youth 2007

Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books: 2007 Blue Ribbons

Caldecott Medal Winners and Honor Books, 1938-Present

Charlotte Zolotow Award Books

Cooperative Children’s Book Center: CCBC Choices 2008

Horn Book Fanfare: Best Books of 2007

Kirkus Reviews: Best Children’s Books of 2007

NCTE Children’s Literature Assembly: 2007 Notable Children’s Books in the English Language Arts

Newbery Medal and Honor Books, 1922-Present

New York Public Library’s Children’s Books 2007: 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing

The New York Times: Best Illustrated Children’s Books 2007

Outstanding International Books 2007 (Kathleen Isaacs—School Library Journal, 2/1/2007)

Publishers Weekly: Best Children’s Books of 2007

School Library Journal Best Books of 2007


Saints and Spinners said...

I'm glad to know about the change in month for Children's Book Week. November is a bit rainy and dismal around here (Seattle), and it's harder to get enthusiastic about anything.

I remember hearing about the "Year of the Child" when I was a little girl (1979), and for a brief time was excited. I thoguht, "Finally, children will be respected and grownups will listen to what we have to say." I was 7, and it did not happen! I didn't know that it was supposed to draw attention to the bigger, basic survival problems in the world that children faced.

Elaine Magliaro said...


When I was teaching, I felt November wasn't the best month to observe Children's Book Week. National Education Week also was scheduled for the same month. Teachers were usually busy with report cards and classroom art activities and other projects for Thanksgiving. I hope May will be a better month.

Vivian Mahoney said...

These are great links. Thanks for organizing this!

Hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day!

Elaine Magliaro said...


I hope you have a grand Mother's Day, too! And Happy Children's Book Week!!!

Jules at 7-Imp said...

What a great resource! And congrats again on getting Janet Wong as a speaker. Excellent.