National Children’s Book Week in USA
National Children’s Book Week in USA is held on April 24. Starts on the last Monday of April. This event in the third decade of the month April is annual. Help us
Most of us have a favourite story, or selection of stories, from our childhood. According to a recent survey, the worst parent in fiction is the mom of the ten little monkeys jumping on the bed.
Some of the earliest “books” that combined both words and pictures, and that were read by younger people, are the Japanese illustrated scrolls of the 12th and 13th centuries. The typical number of pages in picture books (illustrated books, usually for younger children) is just over thirty.
Before jumping to books and TV and Happy Meals, Strawberry Shortcake and the Care Bears were just designs on greeting cards.
In 1929, author J.M. Barrie gave the rights to Peter Pan to the Great Ormond Street children’s hospital in London. The copyright expired in 2007, but a deal was worked out where the hospital continues to collect royalties from stage performances of Peter Pan in the U.K.
Similar holidays and events, festivals and interesting facts
Public School Volunteer Week in USA on April 24 (it provides a yearly opportunity for schools and families to honor and highlight the powerful contributions parents and caregivers provide at school and home to support student success. Held from Monday of the last full week of April);
School Nutrition Employee Appreciation Week in USA on April 30 (Begins on the last Sunday of April);
Teacher Appreciation Week in USA on May 1 (Begins on the first Monday of May);
National Teacher Appreciation Day in USA on May 2 (Celebrated annually on Tuesday of the first full week of May)