Children's Book Week 2018
Once Upon A Time is Proud to Be a 99th Anniversary Children’s Book Week Event Host
America's Oldest Children's Bookstore is proud to partner with Every Child A Reader to be an event host for the longest-running national celebration of books for young people and the joy of reading, over 700 schools, libraries, and bookstores will host official Children’s Book Week events between April 30 - May 6 from coast to coast in all 50 states.
This May marks the 99th anniversary of Children’s Book Week; the theme for this year’s celebration is “One World, Many Stories.”
Voting for the 11th Annual Children’s & Teen Choice Book Awards, the only book award voted on solely by kids & teens, has been in progress since March 1, and many locations will hold group voting in the class, store, or library from April 30 - May 6, when voting ends.
We are proud to be hosting the following events in celebration of Children’s Book Week:
- Twice daily storytimes at 11 am and 2 pm
- Newbery Award Winning author, Katherine Applegate signing her new book Endling: The Last at the Downtown Central Library on Tuesday, May 1st at 7 pm in partnership with the Friends of the Glendale Library
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For fantasy fans who want a more historical tale, or historical fiction buffs who want something a little more fantastical this genre-bending book is the perfect choice! It follows Lee Westfall, a young woman living in 19th century Georgia who has a secret: she is a gold diviner. When tragedy strikes her family, her only option for escape and opportunity seems to be joining a wagon trail west to strike it rich in California’s gold rush. But the journey is more harrowing than she can imagine… she must disguise herself as a boy and face all manner of tribulations on the trail. This book is incredibly engrossing… not only is the story suspenseful, but the characters and fantastical elements are portrayed in such an intimate way it feels almost like reading real history. - Linnea