Category Archives: Holidays and Celebrations

Recommended books and activities for holidays and celebrations throughout the year.

TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK GIVEAWAY: Enter Today!

Asset with the words "Teacher Appreciation Giveaway" (repeated four times) large over a light background with books, as well as "Enter by May 12 for a chance to win a Bebop Books library of 700+ books!" and the covers of Juicy Peach, Everybody Wears Braids, Laundry Day, and the Bebop Books logo.

We see all you hard-working educators out there.

THANK YOU for everything you do to instill a love of learning and reading in young people.

In anticipation and celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week, we’re giving away a library of 700+ paperbacks from our exclusive Bebop Books imprint.

Bebop Books are delightful, child-centered stories that support literacy learning. Appealing texts and pictures by outstanding authors and illustrators from diverse backgrounds engage children as they begin their journeys to becoming successful, independent readers.

Six (6) lucky winners will be randomly selected. The giveaway is open to residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia, who are 18 years of age or older at time of entry. All federal, state, and local regulations apply. Limit one (1) entry per person.

See Official Rules for complete details.

Celebrate Libraries, Library Workers & the Right to Read

It’s National Library Week. Join us in honoring librarians and library workers for all they do for readers and our communities every day. Visit your local library today to learn all that it has to offer.

As part of this week-long celebration, today, Monday, April 8 is Right to Read Day. Read on to learn how to participate in this national day of action and protect our freedom to read.

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6 Titles to Celebrate Black Women’s History

Six Black women walk the runway in gowns as audiences look on from both sides with the words "Celebrate Black Women's History" at the top of the image

With both Black History Month and Women’s History Month approaching, what better way to celebrate than by honoring the contributions of Black women? These titles introduce young readers to influential Black women who made their mark in a variety of fields, including fashion, music, literature, sports, and activism.

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Five Questions for Five Stars for Breaking to the Beat!

To celebrate a brilliant ⭐ FIVE STARS FOR BREAKING TO THE BEAT! ⭐ we chatted with debut author Linda J. Acevedo about her reaction to the news, the gorgeous art, her writing process, and more!

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6 Books for Native American Heritage Month 2023

Happy Native American Heritage Month! We encourage everyone to seek out books written by Indigenous creators to celebrate this month and beyond.

Head over to Indigenous Reads Rising for a variety of best practices articles and suggestions on where to find more books by Native authors and illustrators.

Check out our recommendations by Native storytellers for readers of every age.

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Teaching Native American Heritage Month: In Conversation with Editor Elise McMullen-Ciotti (Cherokee Nation)

Throughout American history, Native people have been intentionally silenced; their stories set aside, hidden, or drowned out. That’s why it’s critical to read stories about Indigenous characters, told by Indigenous voices. Teaching Indigenous history is essential all year-round.

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THE MOONLIT VINE and SPECULATION Selected for Read Across America 2023–2024

We’re thrilled to share that The Moonlit Vine & Claro de luna by Elizabeth Santiago and Speculation by Nisi Shawl were selected as featured titles for the National Education Association’s Read Across America 2023–2024!

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Support Latine/Hispanic Heritage Month

Latine/Hispanic Heritage Month takes place September 15 to October 15. We have many ways to support Latine creators, including exciting new titles, an array of books now available in Spanish, and four creator programs at the 2023 Latinx Kidlit Book Festival. Check them all out below!

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