Children's Book Week: May 12-18, 2014

Today marks the beginning of the 95th Children's Book Week - the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country. This annual celebration is administered by Every Child A Reader, and the Children's Book Council is an anchor sponsor.

The canonical image of children’s literature is the picturebook. Although RRHS students and faculty have long since moved on to more text-rich and challenging works, the picturebook still has much to offer even the seasoned reader . Picturebooks can be valuable tools for developing visual understanding at ALL levels.  Consequently, secondary educators can use them to introduce sophisticated concepts that students will later analyze in longer texts in a way that is more easily accessible while satisfying viewing and representation TEKS.

Each year, commemorative events are held nationwide at schools, libraries, bookstores, etc. Thus, in honor of this week, we invite dragons of all ages to peruse your library’s picturebook collection.

For more information about Children’s Book Week and its highlights click HERE.