Children's Book Week, November 15 - 21, 2004
Since 1919, educators, librarians, booksellers, and families have celebrated Children's Book Week during the week before Thanksgiving. Children's books and the love of reading are celebrated with storytelling, parties, author and illustrator appearances, and other book related events.
...The need for Children's Book Week today is as essential as it was in 1919, and the task remains the realization of Frederic Melcher's crucial goal: "Book Week brings us together to talk about books and reading and, out of our knowledge and love of books, to put the cause of children's reading squarely before the whole community and, community by community, across the whole nation. For a great nation is a reading nation."