Library of Congress Releases 100 Free Books Online

Library of Congress Releases 100 Free Books Online

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Children’s Book Week might have ended, but on May 5th, to mark of the end of its 100th anniversary, the Library of Congress released 100 British and American titles. Thankfully, all of these books are still available for free.   Image Via Good News Network The history of Children’s Book Week starts back in 1919, now a hundred years ago, as a means of celebrating childhood literacy. However, Good New Network makes note of how difficult this was. Simply put, why print colored illustrations when printing in black and white is far cheaper?   Image Via Library of Congress However several literary advocates stepped …

Children’s Book Week Kicks off April 29th for Its 100th Anniversary!

Children’s Book Week Kicks off April 29th for Its 100th Anniversary!

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Children’s Book Week kicks off this year on April 29th! According to this article from the American Booksellers Association, the event will commence on April 29th (Monday) and continue onto May 5th. In service of the 100th anniversary of the event, the year’s theme will be “Read Now, Read Forever’, trying to encourage kids to read more while also looking to the history of children’s books as an overall experience. Bookstores around the country will be helping to host the event, with over 25,000 independent bookstores, libraries, and schools helping to promote it. Image Via Every Child a Reader Established in 1919, …