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Children's Book Week

A whole week to celebrate children's books!Children's Book Week at Red Balloon

Started in 1919, Children's Book Week is a national literacy initiative to celebrate reading and books for young people. It begins the week after Independent Bookstore Day and is administered by the Children's Book Council and Every Child a Reader.

We celebrate Children's Book Week at Red Balloon with special events!
Click on the images below to learn more:

Sarah J Maas (Authorless) Book Release Party May the Fourth Be with You Star Wars PartySpot Costume Character Storytime


The Great Red Balloon Read-Aloud! Every day of Children's Book Week, we will also have daily afternoon storytimes at 4:30pm to read from Doreen Cronin's The Trouble with Chickens.

Daily storytime from The Trouble with Chickens
Can't make it to one of the days of the Great Red Balloon Read-Aloud? We'll be streaming each installment live on Facebook and then making the videos available here. Watch now and follow along at home! 
Monday (Chapters 1-5)  Tuesday (Chapters 6-11)  Wednesday (Chapters 12-15)


During Children's Book Week, you can help choose this year's winners of the Children's and Teen Choice Book AwardsVoting will be open through May 6th.