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Children’s Book Week Spring 2021

The 102nd annual Children’s Book Week takes place for two weeks of 2021. The first week takes place in Spring between May 3rd – 9th and the second in November, 8th – 14th. This year’s theme is Reading is a Superpower!

Originating from the belief that children’s books and literacy are life changing, the Children’s Book Week is the longest running national literacy initiative in the country. Having been established in 1919, the 100th  anniversary in 2019 saw over 2000 libraries, bookstores and schools host story times, activity hours and much more.

This year, you can get involved in Children’s Book Week by taking part in a range of activities, including;

  • Become a book illustrator! Download a step by step guide and draw a character with the help from published book illustrators.
  • Find the perfect bookmark. Download and print a new bookmark, created by an esteemed children’s book illustrator.
  • Download the official 2021 Children’s Book Week poster and supporting activities.

Discover what the full range of activities are at: Every Child A Reader.

Children’s Book Week, although targeted towards children, is not just for young readers. It’s also a celebration of connection, it’s a way to unite children and adults with books, authors and illustrators in order to promote a love of reading. Visit Every Child A Reader Spring 2021 for more information on the history and activities that happen every year.

Here at Love Paper, we love all things print and paper. We even have some great blogs that focus on the positive aspects of books and reading. If you enjoy reading but find it hard to get back into, then our 15 tips to get back into reading may be what you need to kick start that reading habit again. Reading can also be fully immersive and greatly relaxing, but did you know that reading can also improve your mental wellbeing? Check out 6 ways reading can improve your mental wellbeing . If you really enjoy reading and have thought about writing your own book, then Becoming a writer: An authors insight, may give you the nudge to start writing.

Not only do we love books and reading, but it also seems like a lot of people have felt the urge to get more into reading during the global pandemic. Two Sides article The Rise and Rise of Print Books, finds that more than 200 million print books were sold in the UK during 2020. That’s the most amount of books sold in a year since 2012!