Children’s Book Week began in 1919 and it is “the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country” according to their about page. Sponsored by Every Child a Reader and the Children’s Book Council the focus is on developing a child’s love of books and reading.
Looking around the web for online children’s books Ravenous uncovered a vast storehouse full of hours of reading, listening, and viewing. Check out the International Children’s Digital Library or the Rosetta Project from Children’s Books Online. We liked Barnes & Noble free online story-time page where authors read their animated stories and many children’s books publishers have YouTube Channels.
Virtual options are grand but don’t forget to walk into any library, including the Providence Athenaeum, to find wonderful children’s collections, especially this week.