Children's Book Week
Children's Book Week 2012 took place from 1-7 October
Who’s your hero? Perhaps one of the sporting champions we’ve watched going gold recently, the Queen who celebrated her Diamond Jubilee, someone in your community who looks out for others or a member of your own family who has overcome adversity? And what attributes make someone heroic? Are there differences between an unsung hero and someone who has found fame? Who are your favourite heroic characters in fiction and throughout history? These are just some of the issues we considered in Children’s Book Week this year, with the theme of Heroes and Heroines.
Children’s Book Week is an annual celebration of reading for pleasure for children of primary school age that has been running for the past 80 years. This year's Children's Book Week took place on 1-7 October. During Children’s Book Week, schools, libraries and other venues all over the UK hold events and activities aimed at encouraging children to enjoy reading for pleasure, explore libraries and bookshops, and even start writing themselves. Each year Booktrust makes available a range of resources available to teachers and librarians, including fun activity ideas and book recommendations, to help schools and libraries to plan their own celebrations of reading for pleasure.
This year's resources are all free and can be downloaded directly from our website; there are no printed resources available for Children’s Book Week 2012.
Browse and download our new 2012 Children's Book Week resources for teachers, librarians, booksellers and parents
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Download this year's Children's Book Week poster, illustrated by Rebecca Cobb (A3 size)
Download the 2012 Booktrust Best Book Guide, which brings together reviews of some of our favourite books published in the last year
Discover a range of Children's Book Week resources to help you plan a celebration of reading for pleasure in your school, library or bookshop. Resources include themed teachers' packs, activity ideas, posters and useful information.
Find more information and background to Children's Book Week, including how the week has been celebrated in schools, libraries and venues across the country in recent years.