By: Sarah Wilsman, Content Specialist

Children’s Book Week is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country. Running April 29 – May 5, this year’s celebration marks its centennial.

This year’s theme, Read Now, Read Forever, celebrates the past, present and future of children’s books. The official Children’s Book Week 2019 poster (right) was illustrated by the beloved Yuyi Morales, who wrote and illustrated Dreamers, winner of the 2019 Pura Belpré Illustrator Award. Every Child a Reader and the Children’s Book Council sponsor Children’s Book Week, and support popular year-round initiatives like Get Caught Reading and the Children’s & Teen’s Choice Book Awards.

Promote Children’s Book Week

There’s still time to promote and celebrate! Check out these printable bookmarks from Every Child A Reader. And we always have bookmarks to celebrate reading at the Resource Center.