Children’s Book Week celebrated May 2-8

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – This week is Children’s Book Week from May 2–8. Established in 1919, Children’s Book Week is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country. Children everywhere participate by attending events at schools, libraries, and bookstores, and celebrating at home with some reading.  

Sharon Anderson, youth services coordinator at Cape Girardeau Public Library, says books are way into a different world for children.  

“Children’s books have come a long way from the little gold books many of us remember when we were growing up,” said Anderson. “And they are pieces of art in many ways but they’re also Rudine Sims Bishop called windows and mirrors and sliding glass doors

because they show kids a bigger world in the world that I know.” 

Children’s Book Week takes place during two dedicated weeks of celebration, May 2-8 and November 7-13.  

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