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One World, Many Stories: Celebrating Children’s Book Week 2018

It’s Children’s Book Week (April 30 – May 6) this week and we’re excited to take part in the festivities! The kids and I are BIG readers and we love visiting our local library and the Detroit Public Library. For us, celebrating Children’s Book Week is just another great reason to share our love for books and reading.

If you’ve never heard of Children’s Book Week, you are in for a wonderful treat! There will be many bookstores, libraries, and schools across the country celebrating their love for books.

The literary celebration was first launched in 1919 to celebrate books for young people and the joy of reading. This year marks Children’s Book Week’s 99th year! It is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country.

There will be author readings, story times, and other special activities right here in Metro Detroit. Here are a few events I found online.

Southfield Public Library will host Storytime & Craft on May 2 at 7 p.m.

The Detroit Public Library is dedicating May 1 – 9 to celebrate Children’s Book Week.

Family Storytime at Romeo District Library-Kezar Branch on Thursday, May 3 at 11:30 a.m.

Nicola’s Books (Ann Arbor) will host a special costumed character story time with Clifford the Big Red Dog on Saturday, May 5 at 11 a.m.

You can find get more information about celebrations and events in your area by visiting the online map at

Children's Book Week 2018
Children’s Book Week poster by Jillian Tamaki. (PRNewsfoto/Children’s Book Council)


Other Fun Things for Children’s Book Week 2018:

A video featuring Abby Cadabby from Sesame Street wishing everyone a “Happy Children’s Book Week!”

11th annual voting for Children’s and Teen Choice Book Awards (ends May 6th)

A printable of the official Children’s Book Week poster.

Fun activities and printables

Free Children’s Book Week bookmarks created by talented artists.

Find more fun resources for celebrating Children’s Book Week here. I hope you get to celebrate Children’s Book Week this week with your family and children! 🙂


Also, check out 18 Inspiring Books Children’s Books About Strong Girls and Women and 5 Books We’re Reading Right Now.




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