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Virtual BOOK WEEK
May 4, 2020 - May 8, 2020
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 Visiting Author Sara Triana Mitchell be reading Every Day is Making Day as well as encouraging children to be creative and “make the thing” they were born to create. Sara is also the author of Love Love Bakery: A Wild Home for All. Both books are available for purchase at saratrianamitchell.com/shop and can also be ordered from Blue Willow Books in Houston.
—-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!
—-Wednesday, May 6
Virtual Author Visit with Susan Langlois 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. 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 https://www.susanklanglois.com/books.
—-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.
—-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!