Monday, April 8, 2013

Celebrate Children's Book Week!

It's Children’s Book Week -- yay!  Of course, we at Teaching Authors celebrate all year long, but this week is truly a coast-to-coast party.  If you're a teacher or librarian, you may already be planning to stage a read-in, have a poster contest, or dress like a Hoo. Find more resources and tips here.

In equally exciting news, students can vote for the Children’s Book Award.  This is  the only national book awards program where the winning titles are selected by young readers of all ages. Voting is open from 3/19—5/3/2013. Check out the finalists, listed by reader age group, and then tally your class vote!

If you're a writer, you can spread the word, too! 

My daughter turned 8 yesterday, and the only thing she wanted for her birthday?  Books!  Thus, here's how the Fords heralded the start of Children's Book Week (along with the belated appearance of spring):

Charlotte's Web, Phineas and Ferb, and a side of fruit salad.  Bliss!  - Jeanne Marie


Carmela Martino said...

Love the photo, JM. Thanks for sharing it!

Linda at teacherdance said...

Great to get the finalists list & happy birthday to your daughter. Looks as if it was a terrific day! Happy book week!

Jeanne Marie Grunwell Ford said...

Thank you, Linda. Happy book week to you, too!