Book Week May 5th-8th

The Woodlands Children’s Museum will host its annual Children’s Book Week celebration during May 5-8, 2021 with a variety of events and activities to foster a joy of reading.  Established in 1919, Children’s Book Week is administered by the Children’s Book Council and is the longest running national literacy initiative in the United States.  Each year, events are held nationwide at schools, museums, bookstores, and libraries in the belief that children’s books and literacy are life-changing.

“Children who are introduced to reading at an early age tend to read earlier and excel in school,” stated Angela Colton, Executive Director of The Woodlands Children’s Museum.  “Reading, rhyming, singing, and talking are an important part of language development and we are excited to offer a week of programming that encourages families to connect and share the magic of books.”

During Children’s Book Week, museum guests will also have a chance to win one of three picture book gift baskets to celebrate the joy of reading.

 

Wednesday, May 5th

• 11:30am Picture Book Bingo

• 10:45am Special Cinco de Mayo reading: Miss Jan will read Cinco De Mouse-O!, Judy Cox

Mini Masteminds-Colorful Mexico and book display of Cinco de Mayo, bilingual, and Spanish books

Thursday, May 6th

• 10:00am- Noon Montgomery County Memorial Library System Table: A library representative (Children’s Librarian Shelly Lane) will hand out bags filled with library information.

• 11:00am-12:30pm Author Visit: Susan Langlois and her dog Dolly will read “Dolly Does Her Job” immediately followed by a meet and greet, where she will sell and sign her books.
Susan Langlois is a hiker, biker, thinker, and writer! Before starting her writing career, Susan spent 34 years in education. She was named Outstanding Houston Citizen by the North Houston Chamber of Commerce, was a finalist for the H-E-B Excellence in Education Lifetime Achievement Award, and was the recipient of the Points of Pride award.
Susan now focuses on her passion for writing children’s stories. Her books have themes of hope, kindness, and friendship — with some chuckles sprinkled in the mix. Susan’s ideas are inspired by children, animals, community, and real-life events. She enjoys bringing out the best in people through her book characters and storylines.
Susan is a bilateral cochlear implant recipient, meaning she is a deaf woman who can hear. She is inspired every single day by new sounds, music, and voices that she never could have imagined! For this reason, Susan feels a sense of hope in every single day and wants to share it with others.
Susan’s mantra? Have hope. Give hope. Repeat.

Friday, May 7th

• Visit from Llama Llama Meet and greets at 10:30am and 11:30am

• 11:00am Storybook Theatre: Llama Llama Loves to Read, Anna Dewdney

• 11:45am Picture Book Boogie Bash – Miss Jan will lead children in creative movement activities and songs based on classic children’s books.

• A Literacy Advocate with Usborne Books & More. Books will be available for purchase and can also be ordered on-site.  For over 30 years, Usborne Books & More provides over 1,800 engaging books on a wide variety of topics including activity books, picture books, science fiction, history, multicultural stories, early readers, and award-winning fiction series for older readers.

Saturday, May 8th

Llama Llama Pajama Party – Guests are invited to wear their favorite pj’s to the museum today!

• 10:30am Special Storybook Theatre: Llama Llama Red Pajama, Anna Dewdney

• Visit from Llama Llama– Meet and greets at 10:45am and Noon

• 11:30am-1:00pm Author Visit: Carmen Ortega and Landon Medina will read their newly published book, Operation Twins—The Roaring Giant, immediately followed by a meet and greet, where they will sell and sign their book.
Carmen, Educational Coordinator at the museum, and her 8-year-old son Landon, a student at Conroe Adventist Academy, were inspired to share their love of reading and books by creating their own Christian children’s book after attending an author event at the museum. The book that was presented that day featured illustrations created by children. Landon was curious as to how the children’s pictures got into the book, and that sparked the idea of following their dream of writing their own book together! The resulting story is about twins who travel back in time to a Bible story, where they work together to solve a problem and then return home.
They intend for this book to be the first of a series. Carmen and Landon hope that they are able to inspire children and adults to also follow their dreams just like they did!
Format: Hardcover, Cost: $16.00. Method of payment: Cash and all major credit cards

• A Literacy Advocate with Usborne Books & More.  Books will be available for purchase and can also be ordered on-site.  For over 30 years, Usborne Books & More provides over 1,800 engaging books on a wide variety of topics including activity books, picture books, science fiction, history, multicultural stories, early readers, and award-winning fiction series for older readers.

Events are included in the price of admission, which is $7 for adults and children 1 year and older. Free for members.

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