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Celebration of Children’s Book Week

May 2, 2019

This week is the 100th anniversary of Children’s Book Week.

CBW 2019 Yuyi Morales poster

 

Take to heart what these famous people had to say. Then open a book and read to a child!

“Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.” — Frederick Douglass

“There are many little ways to enlarge your world.  Love of books is the best of all.” – Jacqueline Kennedy

“There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island.” – Walt Disney

“To learn to read is to light a fire” — Victor Hugo

 

Check out this article from The New York Times:  In Classic Children’s Books, a Window to Childhood in Past Centuries.

The Rocket Book by Peter Newell is mentioned in the article. This delightful 1912 edition is part of my book collection.

Rocket Book

Inside Rocket Book

Remember:

“A book is a gift you can open again and again.” –  Garrison Keillor

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Read Books! Read Books!

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