Children’s Book Week November 2022
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Children’s Book Week, observed in May and November each year, is a celebration of children’s books and the joy of reading. Established in 1919, this is the longest running national literacy initiative in the United States. Its beginnings go back to 1913 when the Boy Scouts of America librarian, Franklin K. Matthiews, traveled around the country promoting higher standards in children’s books. His efforts, along with Frederic G. Melcher, editor of Publishers Weekly, and Anne Carroll Moore, Superintendent of Children’s Works at the New York Public Library, led to the American Booksellers Association and the American Library Association sponsoring a Good Book Week with Boy Scouts of America in 1916. This led to the creation of Children’s Book Week three years later.

Tuesday, November 8
• 11:00am Boogie Bash: “Picture Book Boogie”- Miss Jan will lead children in creative movement activities and songs based on classic children’s books, including the Where’s Waldo series. Waldo himself will be joining us!
• Noon: Picture Book Bingo
• Book Basket Drawing Table

Wednesday, November 9
• 11:00am-12:15pm Author Visit: Author/United Airlines pilot Eric Gaffney will read Airick Flies High. Author Eric Gaffney will be our special guest for Storybook Theatre on Wednesday, November 9, at 11:00 a.m.  Eric will read Airick Flies High on stage at 11:00 a.m.  The reading will be immediately followed by a meet-and-greet, where Eric will sell and sign his book until 12:15 p.m. 
Eric Gaffney, a Broken Arrow, Oklahoma native, was born without his right hand.  He attended the University of Oklahoma, where he graduated with a professional pilot degree. The challenges that Airick faces in Airick Flies High represent the challenges Eric had to overcome in his career. Through constant perseverance, Eric is now a 737 pilot for United Airlines.  
He lives in The Woodlands with his wife, Natalie, their two children, Cameron and Austin, and their dog, Daisy.
Contact Eric Gaffney at Book format:  Paperback. Cost: $15 (includes tax). Methods of payment accepted:  Cash, checks payable to Surefly Writing, all credit cards
• Book Basket Drawing Table

Thursday, November 10
• 10:30am-2:00pm Discovery Toys
• Visit from Skippyjon Jones. Meet-and-greets at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., & 12:30 p.m.
• 11:00am Special Storytime: Skippyjon Jones by Judy Schachner
• Book Basket Drawing Table

Friday, November 11
• 10:00am-2:00pm Usborne Books & More
• 10:30am & 11:30am Janet’s Planet Science Presentation
• 11:00am Storybook Theatre: Sun! One in a Billion by Stacy McAnulty
• Book Basket Drawing Table