National Children’s Book Week in USA
National Children’s Book Week in USA is held on April 29. Starts on the last Monday of April. This event in the third decade of the month April is annual. Help us
Most of us have a favourite story, or selection of stories, from our childhood. According to a recent survey, the worst parent in fiction is the mom of the ten little monkeys jumping on the bed.
Some of the earliest “books” that combined both words and pictures, and that were read by younger people, are the Japanese illustrated scrolls of the 12th and 13th centuries. The typical number of pages in picture books (illustrated books, usually for younger children) is just over thirty.
Before jumping to books and TV and Happy Meals, Strawberry Shortcake and the Care Bears were just designs on greeting cards.
In 1929, author J.M. Barrie gave the rights to Peter Pan to the Great Ormond Street children’s hospital in London. The copyright expired in 2007, but a deal was worked out where the hospital continues to collect royalties from stage performances of Peter Pan in the U.K.
Similar holidays and events, festivals and interesting facts
School Nutrition Employee Appreciation Week in USA on April 28 (Begins on the last Sunday of April);
Teachers' Day in Jamaica on May 1 (the first Wednesday in May);
School Lunch Hero Day in USA on May 3 (Between preparing healthy meals for America’s students, adhering to strict nutrition standards, navigating student food allergies, and offering service with a smile, school nutrition professionals are true heroes);
Teacher Appreciation Week in USA on May 6 (Begins on the first Monday of May)