Children’s Book Week (CBW), the longest-running national literacy celebration commemorates 101 years of books for children and teens. There have been children’s stories and folklore passed down in the oral tradition since the dawn of speaking man. However, it is only in the 18th century that John Newbery, the “Father of Children’s Literature,” as an English publisher, created a profitable market for children’s books. The annual American Library Association Newbery Award was established in 1922, in his honor, to recognize authors of the most distinguished contributions to American literature for children.

Here are 4 ways you and your child can celebrate #BookWeek2020atHome:

  1. Have fun coloring with the 2020 CBW coloring book

  2. Get creative and customize a 2020 CBW bookmark

  3. Complete the Children’s Book Week activity sheet and challenges

  4. Read, listen, and learn with resources from the MCCS Library’s Digital Portal

Here are some of the resources for children and teens available through the MCCS Library Digital Portal:

  • Scholastic BookFLix
  • Scholastic Freedomflix
  • Scholastic TrueFlix
  • EBSCO Cricket Media
  • EBSCO Public Library eBook Collection
  • GALE eBooks
  • GALE National Geographic Kids
  • RB Digital eBooks and Audiobooks

At this time, more important than ever, families can travel to faraway places and other worlds through books while confined to home. The MCCS Library Digital portal provides a variety of eBooks for children and teens. If you require access logins, please email usmclibraries@usmc.mil.