Monday, May 12, 2014

Children's Book Week!

Happy Monday! My clippings all have to do with this being the start of Children's Book Week.



It's not too late to make it a big deal for your kids/students. How? Check out these websites:

What is Children's Book Week?  http://www.bookweekonline.com

From the Pennsylvania School Library Association – Top 10 Ideas for Celebrating Children's Book Week:  http://www.psla.org/assets/Documents/Advocacy/Top-Ten-List/Childrens-Book-Week.pdf

Fabulous ways to celebrate CBW from Smore.com:
https://www.smore.com/ef611-children-s-book-week

My favorite from the site above? Take a pic of yourself with your favorite children's book, then share it on Twitter using the hashtags #plaea #cbw14. Fun!

From Colorado Parent, 5 ways to celebrate CBW:
http://coloradoparent.com/article/5-ways-to-celebrate-childrens-book-week.html

And all the way from Australia, here are easy book-related costumes:
http://www.kidspot.com.au/kids-activities-and-games/book-week+47.htm

Enjoy!

Also, if you happen to be in a bookstore this week, my newest picture book debuts Thursday (we'll have a book giveaway sometime this fall). Keep your eyes peeled for I Am Cow, Hear Me Moo!




Or the Australia/New Zealand edition:



Jill Esbaum



8 comments:

LInda Baie said...

I think Children's Book Week would be nice if it were a little earlier. Being in the crazy final weeks of school makes it hard to do something else. But I'll share with our librarian, too, who may have some plans, Jill. Thanks for so many links! Your new book looks very fun-lots to 'moo' about! Congratulations!

Jill said...

Thanks, Linda! Yes, May is a tough time to squeeze in one. more. thing. Hope it serves as a launch for summer reading fun.

Esther Hershenhorn said...

Congrats on your newest book, Jill!
What a perfect week for your book to debut. :)
Your fan Esther

Jill said...

Thanks, Esther!

Margaret Simon said...

We are making the most of it being the last full week of school and celebrating with a Character Day. Students will rotate through games with book themes. Should be fun!

Jill said...

Sure sounds like fun, Margaret! And a great way to introduce kids to characters they'll want to know better.

Carmela Martino said...

Thanks for the "clippings" Jill. And your new book looks like such fun. What great covers! Congratulations!

Jill said...

Thanks, Marti. When I interview Gus, I'll ask about the differences in covers. :)