Children’s Book Week is the annual celebration of books for young people and the joy of reading. Established in 1919, Children’s Book Week is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country. Every year, young people across the country participate by attending events at schools, libraries, bookstores, celebrating at home, and engaging with book creators both online and in person. The 2023 Children’s Book Week will take place during two dedicated weeks of celebration, May 1-7 and November 6-12!
Find Your Spark Challenge Readers of all ages can join in the fun of Children’s Book Week with this year’s Find Your Spark Challenge. The 2023 theme, Read Books. Spark Change. encourages you to think about books as a spark for positive change. This change can take place inside yourself and/or within your community (ex: your family unit, your classroom, school, neighbourhood, town, city).
Follow the steps in the Challenge guide below to find your/their newest spark!
How it Works How to facilitate the challenge for children:
Share the scavenger hunt options with children and ask them to find books that spark something in them. Join them in different places where books can be found and the search can be fun together! Help children read one (or more) of the books they found. Help them take the spark they found and turn it into something they can share — a story, video, drawing, sculpture, poster, or whatever else they can think of. Did they discover a few different sparks in the books read? Think of ways to connect them.
Please follow this link https://everychildareader.net/cbw/for-home-2023/ for home resources to join in with the fun. Thank you