Children's Book Week is the annual celebration of books for young people and the joy of reading.
HELP PROMOTE LITERACY BY READING 20 MINUTES A DAY -- As part of our Children's Book Week Celebration, we will be competing in a national book display competition and we need your help! Please sign up to participate in our live mannequin display to run all Saturday, May 18th beginning at 9 a.m. Participants will sit in the display window at Square Books, Jr. for 20 minute intervals throughout the day. E-mail email@example.com or come by the store to sign up.
This year, Square Books, Jr. is an official event host site for the 94th annual celebration of Children's Book Week. On Saturday, May 18th at 10 am, come to a special storytime and meet the infamous Bad Kitty, live and in person! Cat food will be served.
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, librarie, bookstores, homes -- wherever young readers and books connect!
Children's Book Week is administered by Every Child A Reader, a literacy organization dedicated to instilling a lifelong love of reading in children. The Children's Book Council, the national non-profit trade association for children's book publishers, is an anchor sponsor.
To Learn more about Children's Book Week, visit http://www.bookweekonline.com
Square Books' current # 1 bestseller is the new book by John Hailman, From Midnight to Guntown, a collection of fascinating and often hilarious true crime stories based on the author's 34 years of experience as a federal prosecutor.
Hailman, a one-time journalist with a nationally syndicated wine column and the author of Thomas Jefferson on Wine, and presently an Overby Fellow at the Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics at the University of Mississippi, applies his excellent writing skills to this marvelous new book. Check out this fun fifteen minute interview with Steve Yates of the University Press of Mississippi https://vimeo.com/65233654 -- and call Square Books for your copy, signed or inscribed, as you wish. A great gift in this season for grads, moms, or dads, so don't forget to ask for our free gift wrapping.
Turn off your laptops and Ipads and cozy up next to a reading lamp with a good book. Across the USA people are participating in Screen Free Week (April 29-May 5) by Unplugging and Reading a book, out loud or to yourself. Just read already.
Then on Thursday, May 2, Ben Greenman will read from The Slippage (Harper Perennial, $14.99), a romantic novel about mid-life marriage that Karen Russell calls "relentlessly funny." Greenman is an editor at The New Yorker and has written three story collections and two previous novels, Superworse and Please Step Back.
A reception was held at Off Square Books on Friday for the volunteers to meet one another and share their plans for giving away their books. A big thank you to everyone who participated and to all the authors who waived royalties as well as the many companies who paid for printing costs to make World Book Night a success. We look forward to an even bigger WBN next year! AL
Through Thursday, May 9, 2013, kids & teens can vote for their favorite author, illustrator, and book of the year at Square Books, Jr. or online at bookweekonline.com.
Last year, almost 1,000,000 votes were cast by young readers! Visit bookweekonline.com to see the finalists, and encourage kids & teens to vote for their favorites now through May 9!