“A celebration of the written word, Children’s Book Week introduces young people to new authors and ideas in schools, libraries, homes and bookstores. Through Children’s Book Week, the Children’s Book Council encourages young people and their caregivers to discover the complexity of the world beyond their own experience through books.”
Throughout the week, there are celebrations planned in major cities across the U.S.A, and your local libraries and schools may be planning celebrations as well.
In children’s literature, there are classic books – a canon of sorts – that have stood the test of time and find a place in nearly every child’s library. Timeless treasures like Goodnight, Moon, The Runaway Bunny, Guess How Much I Love You, Where the Wild Things Are, and Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do See? are some of the standards most every child knows and loves.
Yet browsing the shelves at your local library or bookstore proves there are hundreds of other wonderfully illustrated, charming stories that your children will find delightful. How to choose?
If you have a few minutes, would you share with us your unsung favorite of children’s literature? What is the book that has captivated your family but not many others seem to be familiar with?
Of course, you can share more than one if you would like. Sometime next week, I’ll choose from among the comments a person to send a copy of our family’s unsung favorite to – a book I’ll be telling a little more about next week.
I can’t wait to hear more about your family’s favorite children’s books!