Children’s Book Day 2020

We continue to update this post as more publishers provide free resources for those impacted by COVID-19 and local stay-at-home guidance.

We are living in a worldwide period of school and library closures, social distancing, and the search for activities to keep kids engaged and as active as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic. AND we’re celebrating Children’s Book Day this year by featuring how and where our partner publishers are sharing ways you can access their books, audiobooks, and related activities to help everyone stay engaged.

Children’s Book Day, sponsored by the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) is celebrated  internationally on Hans Christian Andersen’s birthday, April 2. This year, we know, it will be a good idea to extend the celebration well beyond just one day of sharing new children’s book ideas. Click on each of the links below to discover lots of possibilities to brighten your stay at home. It’s a very good year to be grateful for all children’s publishers do for readers and their families every day!

AudioFile Magazine April/May 2020 issue with annual Great Audiobooks for Kids and Teens Listen-alike Lists

Barefoot Books Activities and Resources for Kids

Child’s Play Activities

Cicada Books Earth-shattering Events

Floris Books Features for Teachers Online

Gecko Press Offers Those Staying at Home

Inhabit Media for Educators

Inhabit Media Inuktut Learning Resources

Karadi Tales Free Books and Audiobooks

Live Oak Media COVID-19 Student Support

Lonely Planet Kids Activities

Manga Classics Sample Lesson Plans

NubeOcho Free Picture Book I Will Be Patient

Pajama Press Resources

Peachtree Publishing Downloadables

Tiger Tales Teaching Guides

Tilbury House Classroom Guides

Tiny Owl Teacher Resources

Toon Books Cartoon Makers and Craft Activities

What on Earth Books Educator Resources

Most recently updated with new resources 24 April 2020

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