by abby on December 2, 2011 | Comment
There are a couple of fantastic events happening this month in the world of children’s publishing.
Tomorrow, Saturday December 3rd, is Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day! This is the second year that this event has taken place and now over 250 bookstores in 45 states, Canada, England, and Australia are celebrating the day. Participating bookstores are offering door prizes, refreshments, special guests, and great discounts on books and toys.
A map of participating bookstore is available on their website. Don’t be shy, go and visit your local bookstore tomorrow!
Also this month is an art auction by the Children’s Book Council. From now until December 15th the CBC is offering an online auction of historic art pieces from their own collection of works created by illustrators to celebrate Children’s Book Week.
There are 5 works of art available to purchase on the CharityBuzz auction website. The works of art were produced from the 1950s to the 1970s by Ellen Raskin, Don Freeman, William Pene du Bois, Ray Cruz, and Jose Aruego. All the proceeds from the auction will be donated to Every Child a Reader, which is the literacy foundation created by the CBC. To find out more about how these 5 works of art were selected you can read the full article on the CBC auction here.