Celebrate Children’s Book Week!

What is Children’s Book Week?

May 4-10, 2015 — the 96th anniversary!

Children’s Book Week is the annual celebration of books for young people and the joy of reading.

Established in 1919, Children’s Book Week is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country. Every year, commemorative events are held nationwide at schools, libraries, bookstores, homes — wherever young readers and books connect!

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.

Click here for more information on Children’s Book Week

I have several favorite children’s books! Here are a few books I loved when I was little.

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

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Where the Wild Things Are is fifty years old! Let the wild rumpus with Max and all the wild things continue as this classic comes to life as never before with new reproductions of Maurice Sendak’s artwork. Astonishing state-of-the-art technology faithfully captures the color and detail of the original illustrations. Sendak himself enthusiastically endorsed this impressive new interpretation of his art before his death in May 2012. Winner of the 1964 Caldecott Medal for the Most Distinguished Picture Book of the Year, Where the Wild Things Are became an iconic book that has inspired a movie, an opera, and the imagination of generations. It continues to be one of the best loved books of all time the world over, by the one and only Maurice Sendak.

Where the Wild Things Are was one of my favorite books as a kid!  I loved it then and I love it now.

Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans

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Madeline truly needs no introduction. An enduring classic, Madeline continues to enchant readers more than seventy years after its first publication.

Nothing frightens Madeline—not tigers, not mice, not even getting sick. To Madeline, a trip to the hospital is a grand adventure.

Madeline made me so happy when I was little.  I loved her so much! 

Corduroy by Don Freeman

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Don Freeman’s classic character, Corduroy, is even more popular today then he was when he first came on the scene in 1968. This story of a small teddy bear waiting on a department store shelf for a child’s friendship has appealed to young readers generation after generation.

Corduroy was one of my favorites. This book is endearing and his adventure is classic. 

The Poky Little Puppy (A Little Golden Book)

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One of the original 12 Little Golden Books, The Poky Little Puppy has sold nearly 15 million copies since 1942, making it one of the most popular children’s books of all time. Now this curious little puppy is ready to win the hearts and minds of a new generation of kids.

I remember my mother reading all of these books to me but The Poky Little Puppy always sticks out in my head.  I wanted a poky little puppy 🙂

A Beatrix Potter Treasury by Beatrix Potter

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Ten of Beatrix Potter?s most popular tales are brought together in this beautiful jacketed hardcover treasury. The tales trace the life of Beatrix Potter from her first publication in of The Tale of Peter Rabbit 1902 to her later tales set around her farm, Hill Top. A wonderful illustrated introduction provides background on Beatrix Potter and the people and places that inspired her writing.

I was lucky, my mother read to us all the time.  My love of books and reading comes from my parents.  I am grateful for them.  I read with my boys and hope they find pleasure in it as well.

Read Everyday!  

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