Children’s Book Week

CBW_Poster-240It’s Children’s Book Week this week – the annual celebration of books for young readers and the joy of reading. Established way back in 1919, Children’s Book Week is the longest running national literacy celebration in our country. Every year events are held across the country – at schools, libraries, bookstores, people’s homes…anywhere that brings books and young readers together. Our own independent community book store The Winchester Book Gallery is holding special story hours every day during Children’s Book Week. Click here to find out more details.


The Children’s Choice Book Awards are announced every year during Children’s Book Week. Past winners have included…

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Voting is open until the end of today and you can cast your vote by clicking here. There are many great titles to choose from…I suspect it will be hard to pick just one!

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The Children’s Book Week website is packed full of great information on books, reading and ways to celebrate Book Week. There’s also plenty of downloadable activities and souvenirs…like the official 2014 Children’s Book Week Bookmark, designed by the amazing writer and illustrator of fantastic non-fiction books for children, Steve Jenkins.

( The Children’s Book Council Facebook page is also a great resource for information, activities and fun book week videos.)


One of the easiest ways to celebrate Children’s Book Week is to pay a visit to the library. Our community is served by three wonderful libraries and we love nothing better than helping support and encourage the development of young readers in our community.

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I’ll leave you with a message from Babymouse and Squish…they are super excited about Children’s Book Week…we hope you are too!



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