March 1, 2023
Hoping to ignite the flame that inspires young readers to make a difference, the Children’s Book Council and Every Child a Reader have released the slogan for this year’s Children’s Book Week, “Read Books. Spark Change.” The 2023 event, which will be held May 1–7 and November 6–12, marks the fifth year of hosting two weeklong celebrations, with a special educator kit offered in the fall.
Each Book Week participant is eligible to receive two free posters, which will be distributed to libraries, schools, and homes, amounting to an estimated 15,000 posters. (The poster and accompanying activities can be viewed on the event’s website.) Bookmarks will be available in early March and will feature activities designed by K. O’Neill, Alfreda Beartrack-Algeo, Briana Mukodiri Uchendu, Lian Cho, and Jey Odin. Online registration for Book Week is currently under way.