• April 4 to 10, 2021 – National Library Week is the perfect time to say thanks to the staff at your  local library.

  • April 19, 2021 – I I will be part of a Science Writing Panel hosted by Western Washington Chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators. The panel begins at 7 p.m. (PT) and pre-registration is required. For details click here

  • May 3 to 9, 2021 – Children’s Book Week, established in 1919, is the United States’ longest-running national literacy initiative. Every year, events are held nationwide at schools, libraries, bookstores, and in homes — wherever young readers and books connect! A second week of celebration is scheduled for November 8 to 14, 2021.

  • August 9, 2021 – Book Lovers’ Day is a time when book lovers are encouraged to find their favorite reading spot, grab a good book, and read the day away.

  • September 8, 2921 – International Literacy Day was established by UNESCO in 1966. Its aim is to highlight the importance of literacy to individuals, communities, and societies.

  • November 2021 – Picture Book Month. This month-long international literacy initiative celebrates the print picture book.

  • November 1, 2021 – National Author Day. A terrific day to celebrate authors and the books that they write.

  • November 15 to 19, 2021 – National Young Readers Week is an annual event that was co-founded in 1989 by Pizza Hut and the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. It challenges literacy to grow throughout schools everywhere.

  • December 24, 2021 - Jolabokaflod, which translates roughly to "Christmas book flood" in English, is the Icelandic tradition of giving and receiving books on Christmas. What a fantastic idea!

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