Children’s Book Week: May 13-19
Children’s Book Week is a national initiative to promote literacy across the country. Every spring, events are held to celebrate reading in bookstores, libraries, schools, homes—anywhere and everywhere! For more information about Children’s Book Week, and to find out what events may be happening in your area, visit www.bookweekonline.com.
You can also celebrate this reading-fueled extravaganza with Charlesbridge! From May 13-17 we’re hosting the 2nd Annual Original Art Illustration Exhibit here at our offices in Watertown, Massachusetts. Free and open to the public!
Check out the exhibit’s website for more information, including special events scheduled throughout the week, such as:
From the Heart: Illustrating Across Race and Culture
On Tuesday, May 14th, author/illustrator Anne Sibley O’Brien will explore questions of racial and cultural diversity in children's books: What does it mean to be a writer or illustrator creating images of children of other races, and to be an educator sharing them? What constitutes an authentic and respectful portrayal across race and culture? How can we better ensure that all of our children see themselves reflected in, and gain a sense of the wideness of their world from, the books we share with them?
Free to attend! Event will take place at the Watertown Public Library. Kindly RSVP to email@example.com.
Headed to BookExpo America?
So are we! Stop by booth #828 and say hello.
PLUS! The first 25 booksellers to stop by the Charlesbridge booth each morning of the show will receive a free copy of Frosty the Snowman, a new picture book with CD performed by Kenny Loggins. This new book of the classic wintertime song officially releases in November 2013.
Author of the Month
Contact Jim Averbeck: send him an email.
The school year will be coming to an end next month. For a chance to win a copy of Last Day Blues by Julie Danneberg, answer the following question:
Last Day Blues is one of four books in a series about a teacher and her very special class. What is the name of the teacher?
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your answer, name, and mailing address for a chance to win.
Three winners will be chosen.