There are some people out there who don’t pay attention to children’s books, and I pity them. Some of the most beautiful books being published (in appearance and in message) are books for kids. Every year there are one or two which I find so wonderful, I have to buy them for my personal library. One of those is featured on this years’ poster: Zen Ties, by Jon Muth. (The panda’s name is Stillwater, and his nephew is Koo.)
A couple more to delight your heart and your eyes: SkippyJon Jones, by Judith Schachner; and If you give a Mouse a Cookie, by Laura Joffe Numeroff. Oh, and don’t miss Knuffle Bunny, by Mo Willems. And then there’s….oh, just browse! Browsing is such a lost art.
And if you really want to celebrate Children’s Book Week, you know what to do: find a child, and read together.