Children’s Book Week 2016



Children’s Book Week is a national celebration of books and reading that was founded in 1919. Libraries and bookstores around the United States hold all kinds of events in honor of Children’s Book Week. To find out more, visit

Here are a couple events in Massachusetts:

Wellesley Books

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May 7, 10:30am:
Heather Lang (Fearless Flyer), Cheryl Lawton Malone (Dario and the Whale), Deborah Sosin (Charlotte and the Quiet Place), and Jane Sutcliffe (Will’s Words)

Eight Cousins Bookstore

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May 5, 5pm: What the Kids Are Reading! panel featuring local librarians and teachers.

Read Across America Coming on March 2nd!

 Read Across America is sponsored by the National Education Association (NEA). This annual event seeks to bring children, teenagers and books together. March 2nd is also the birthday of the famous children’s author, Theodore Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss).

We live in a town that used to be part of Springfield, Massachusetts, Gisel’s birthplace. At the Quadrangle in Springfield, there is a Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden. Bright Nights, an annual holiday display of lights, also has a series of displays dedicated Geisel, called Seuss Land.

Schools, libraries, and other organizations are planning events across the country to celebrate this year’s Read Across America Day campaign. You can learn more and find tips on how to create a great event at the NEA’s Read Across America site

You can become a fan of Read Across America by visiting their Facebook fan page.

What events are you planning to help celebrate this year’s Read Across America Day?

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