The national celebration of reading for youth, Children’s Book Week is May 7th through the 13th. The celebration (run by Every Child A Reader and sponsored by the Children’s Book Council) honors the life-changing potential of a book, especially during a young person’s formative years.
Pick out one of your (or one of your parents’) favorite books from childhood and introduce it to your kid at bedtime.
Pen your own children’s book to read to your kids. Have them also write their own to read to you, too!
Pick out 5 books, either from your own collection or from a book store, to donate to literacy campaigns throughout the world (Better World Books is a great example of one such outlet.)
Better World Books collects and sells books online to donate books and fund literacy initiatives worldwide. With more than 8 million new and used titles in stock, it’s a self-sustaining, triple-bottom-line company that creates social, economic and environmental value. To date, the company has raised over $11 million for libraries and literacy, and diverted millions of books from landfills.