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Children’s Book Week (Autumn)

November 8, 2021 - November 14, 2021

from Publishers Weekly:

Closing out the second leg of this year’s Children’s Book Week, the Children’s Book Council and Every Child a Reader are gearing up for the fall celebration. Scheduled for November 8–14, the week-long literacy event has already attracted more than 750 schools, libraries, and bookstores to engage in activities centered on this year’s “Reading Is a Superpower” theme.

The fall festivities build upon the offerings that took place this past May, when much of the programming had shifted to a virtual format because of the pandemic. “We were so excited to see the response to this year’s theme during our spring celebration,” said Shaina Birkhead, associate executive director of the Children’s Book Council and Every Child a Reader. “We got a lot of positive feedback from adults and kids who had fun discovering things about themselves and their communities. Participants felt empowered and it was a great way for people to connect with and uplift each other. We hope that the fall celebration encourages young readers to know that self-discovery is a constant process.”

Here are some of the highlights of the 2021 Fall CBW campaign.

  • This year marks the debut partnership with NaNoWriMo, a nonprofit group that supports writing fluency and education.  
  • For the third consecutive year, the Epic! digital library for kids will offer an assortment of audio books and e-books featuring superpowers and superheroes. 
  • To further enhance the Superpower Creator Campaign, six new authors and illustrators have been added to the existing line-up (Kacen Callender, Marie Lu, Stacey Lee, Maggie Tokuda-Hall, Matthew Cody and Chad Thomas).
  • Every Child a Reader will sponsor a new episode ofThe Book of Life,” a podcast centered on Jewish kidlit.
  • A downloadable educator kit  is available to teachers, librarians and parents.  It will focus on this year’s theme in three ways – what real-life superpowers are, how kids can find their own superpower and how to use it in real life. 

For more information, visit the Every Child A Reader website.


Other websites that may help:


The Canadian Children’s Book Centre



National Non-Fiction November


Book Trust

The Children’s Book Council of Australia



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