Celebrate Children’s Book Week!

Children’s Book Week has been celebrated through the United States since 1919 with appearances by authors and illustrators, parties, storytelling, and other book-related events in schools, libraries, bookstores, etc., and this year it takes place May 2-8!

Don’t you just love that poster (above) created by the talented Peter Brown? I do! You can order one for yourself right here.

Here are some of my favorite ways you can celebrate (this week–or anytime!):

Locally, Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park has some fun events scheduled, including book talks with Mark Kurlansky and his daughter Talia  (WORLD WITHOUT FISH) and Sean Beaudoin (YOU KILLED WESLEY PAYNE) tonight (May 3rd) at 7:00 p.m. and Carmela D’Amico (SUKI THE VERY LOUD BUNNY) on Sunday, May 8th, at 4:00 p.m. They’ll also have a craft table set up all week for kids to make bookmarks and will be offering grab bag coupons.

So, no excuses–it’s time to celebrate!

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