96th Annual Children’s Book Week Poster Unveiled

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The Children’s Book Council and Every Child a Reader have unveiled the official 2015 Children’s Book Week poster, commemorating the 96th annual celebration, which runs from May 4 to 10.

The poster, which features two children reading alongside favorite children’s book characters inside a cardboard castle, was designed by Grace Lee, a storybook artist for Disney Publishing Worldwide.

Booksellers can request up to 25 copies of the poster at no cost other than shipping.

The official 2015 Children’s Book Week bookmark has also been revealed and is available for printing at home. The bookmarks were designed by Raúl Colón, illustrator of Angela and the Baby Jesus by Frank McCourt, Susanna Reich’s José! Born to Dance, and Jill Biden’s Don’t Forget, God Bless Our Troops.

Once again this year, the CBC is partnering with the ABC Children’s Group at ABA to launch the Children’s Book Week window display contest. Bonus points will be awarded to booksellers who craft window displays featuring the 2015 Children’s Book Week poster and the titles it references. View last year’s submissions here, and stay tuned to Bookselling This Week for more details about the contest.

Established in 1919, Children’s Book Week is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country. Official and local events this year will be held at bookstores, schools, and libraries in all 50 states. Booksellers can watch for Children’s Book Week updates on Twitter, Facebook, and Bookweekonline.com, as well as in BTW.