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. Each year the Children’s Book Council enlists beloved children’s literature illustrators to design the commemorative Children’s Book Week Poster. The poster for Children’s Book Week 2016 (May 2–8) was designed by Brian Won, an author, illustrator, former animation artist, and “2015 Children’s Choice Illustrator of the Year Award” finalist for his debut picture book, Hooray for Hat! The book stars Elephant and his animal friends, who appear on this year’s Book Week poster. The poster and free activity guide are available from the Children’s Book Council and Every Child a Reader at no cost beyond shipping.
Enter the magical world of Peekaville. myPeekaville is a digital learning game that extends Peekapak’s award-winning social–emotional learning (SEL) curriculum to give students an engaging and personalized learning experience.
The National Parent Teacher Association (PTA) and its sponsors are offering more than $600,000 in funding for PTAs/PTSAs interested in implementing an engaging National PTA program focused on STEM, literacy, digital citizenship, mental health, healthy lifestyles, or the arts.
The Emily Dickinson Museum’s Annual Tell It Slant Poetry Festival is an event with international reach that celebrates Emily Dickinson’s poetic legacy and the contemporary creativity she and her work continue to inspire from the place she called home.