Established in 1919, Children’s Book Week is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country. We're honoring it this month with a variety of virtual author events, panels, and more!
Children's Book Week is administered by Every Child A Reader, a 501(c)(3) literacy organization dedicated to instilling a lifelong love of reading in children. The Children's Book Council, the national non-profit trade association for children's book publishers, is an anchor sponsor.
SCHEDULE OF VIRTUAL EVENTS
- SATURDAY, MAY 1
- 2PM (4PM ET) • Live on Zoom • Club Read: • Calling all tweens! We'll be discussing The Cathedral of Bones by A.J. Steiger, for May's virtual Club Read meeting. Members from both our Tempe and Phoenix groups will come together online to discuss our May pick. It's BYOP (bring your own pizza -- or any snacks you like). We'll also talk about our favorite quarantine reads from the past months and reveal June's Club Read selection!
- MONDAY, MAY 3
- WEDNESDAY, MAY 5
- 5PM (8PM ET) • Live on Zoom • Angie Bullaro with Manon Rhéaume: Breaking the Ice • Join us as we celebrate Children's Book Week with Angie Bullaro and Manon Rhéaume for a virtual conversation as they present Breaking the Ice, the inspiring true story of Manon Rhéaume, the first and only woman to play a game in the National Hockey League. Bonus! Purchase a copy of Breaking the Ice from Changing Hands to receive a bookplate signed by author Angie Bullaro and Ice Hockey Trailblazer, Manon Rhéaume.
- SATURDAY, MAY 8
- 2PM (5PM ET) • Live on Zoom • Reading-Go-Round with Amy Bearce, Melissa Hope, Terri Libenson, Graci Kim, Kwame Mbalia, Prince Joel Makonnen, Dusti Bowling, and Justin A. Reynolds • It's time to play the 2021 Summer Reading Bingo! Join us for our virtual kickoff party at the Reading-Go-Round with Amy Bearce, Melissa Hope, Terri Libenson, Graci Kim, Kwame Mbalia, Prince Joel Makonnen, Dusti Bowling, and Justin A. Reynolds. You'll rotate through a variety of Zoom rooms to meet the authors one at a time for 15 minutes of Q&A before moving into the next room. The authors will be challenged to answer as many questions as they can, as fast as they can! It's a quick-paced Q&A blitz!
- TUESDAYS, MAY 11, 18, 28, AND JUNE 1