Read, Dream, Share
Children’s Book Week is the annual celebration of sharing books and the joy of reading with children.
Established in 1919, it is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the United States.

Every year The Woodlands Children’s Museum recognizes this special week through daily events and special guests.
This year is no different; we’re just doing it “virtually”! Join us in this special celebration of children’s books and authors!

—-Monday, May 4
Virtual Author Visit with Sara Triana Mitchell who will read her book “Every Day Is Making Day”.Children are encouraged to be creative every day and “just make the thing” by creating, dreaming things up, and inventing! 📙📘📗📕 Sara is also the author of Love Love Bakery: A Wild Home for All. Both books are available for purchase at and can also be ordered from Blue Willow Books in Houston. Sara Triana Mitchell writes poetry and picture books. She lives in The Woodlands with her husband, Mitch, and their three daughters, two cats, and one Airedale Terrier. Sara is the author of ‘Love Love Bakery: A Wild Home for All’ (2018) and ‘Every Day Is Making Day’ (2019). She can be found making art with her kids at the kitchen table, writing at the nearest coffee shop, or on a family adventure. Click here to see Sara reading and click here to see her creating this great project using items found at home.

—-Tuesday, May 5 🐉🌶️🌮
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Miss Jan’s reading of “Dragons Love Tacos” by Adam Rubin. Dragons absolutely LOVE tacos; and with tacos, there is also salsa…which might be too spicy and could lead to some problems! This is the perfect story for getting in the mood for celebrating Cinco de Mayo! Click here to view the video.

—-Wednesday, May 6
Virtual Author Visit with Susan Langlois, Author who will read her book “Dolly Does Her Job” 📙📘📗📕 This is the heartwarming true story of Dolly, who goes from rescue dog to service dog and shares her love by helping children at an elementary school. Susan will be reading Dolly Does Her Job, and the real-life Dolly will also be making an appearance! This is a great opportunity to learn about the importance and value of service animals and the comfort and love they bring to humans. Click here to see Dolly Does her job.

Susan is also the author of another children’s book, Everything Is Going to Be All Right (about Hurricane Harvey), and an adult book, Out of My World, Into Theirs: A Memoir on Overcoming Deafness.
All of Susan’s books can be purchased at
A formerly deaf woman who now hears with a cochlear implant, Susan Langlois writes stories of overcoming adversity and the power of hope. Susan is a retired teacher, having taught for 30 years collectively in Pasadena ISD, Livingston ISD, Bryan ISD, Conroe ISD and Spring ISD. Along the way, Susan was honored to receive FIVE Spring Education Foundation grants to facilitate student learning. Susan also was honored by the Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce for saving the life of a motorist and was a finalist in the prestigious HEB Excellence in Education Lifetime Achievement Award. Susan has lived in The Woodlands for 17 years. When she is not writing, Susan enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking, working with children and watching Houston Astros Baseball

—-Thursday, May 7
Recorded Shadow Puppet Theatre presents “Where the Wild Things Are” by Maurice Sendak.  This is one of Miss Jan’s favorite classic picture books and is perfect for Children’s Book Week!  Join Max and his wonderful imagination on this “wild rumpus” journey. Click here to see this Shadow Puppet Theatre classic.

—-Friday, May 8
Recorded Storybook Theatre presents “Bread and Honey” by Frank Asch.  We are closing out Children’s Book Week and also honoring Mother’s Day with a classic story that pays tribute to the love and encouragement that children receive from their mothers. Bear paints a special portrait of his mother at school. As he walks home with this special present, each of his friends offers advice on how he can make his picture even better. Mama Bear’s reaction is heartwarming! Click here to see.