Children’s Book Week, May 3-9, is marking its 101st year of celebrating kids and reading. Since 1944, the Children’s Book Council (CBC) has lead the celebration, with an online home at EveryChildAReader.net. The CBC has created some super resources to get kids involved in reading. Mims House Books (MimsHouseBooks.com) is thrilled that six of our books are included in the celebration.
2021 Theme: READING IS A SUPERPOWER!
“Because they grow into the books they read.”
We need to encourage kids to read new genres of books, to read widely!
Why? Research suggests that we develop a life-long preference for certain genres by 5th grade!
As an adult, will your child read mysteries, historical, thrillers, romance, or nonfiction? The genres they read in elementary school will affect their lifetime of reading.
Mims Books Children's Book Week Challenge #1: Explore the Characters
Draw Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte
The CBC asked 18 illustrators to develop a drawing sheet for kids. Mims House illustrator Peter Willis brought Napoleon to life in his illustrations for CLANG: Ernst Chladni’s Sound Experiments. Now, he’s created a simple drawing activity so kids can draw Napoleon, too.
What if an Emperor invited you to perform science experiments for his family? German scientist Ernst Chladni WAS invited to show his sound experiments to the French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte.
DOWNLOAD THE 49-PAGE PACKET OF CHILDREN’S BOOK WEEK ACTIVITIES (Includes the Napoleon drawing sheet.)
25% Off MIMS HOUSE 6-Book Set of SuperPower Books - bit.ly/MimsBookWeek
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(Links go live throughout the week.)