SAVE THE DATE for this year’s Children’s Book Week celebration: November 4-10, 2024

Join DIEEC for Children’s Book Week, the nation’s oldest and most celebrated literacy initiative. From November 4th to 10th, 2024, we invite you to join us in exploring this year’s theme: No Rules, Just Read.

In 2023, DIEEC organized visits from volunteer readers to early childhood education programs across Delaware. Our volunteers read to the children and brought books to donate to their programs.

By the numbers:

  • Volunteers: 29
  • Programs visited: 56
  • Classrooms read to: 218
  • Books delivered: 220

Our 2023 theme was “Connecting Children with Nature.” We believe in the power of stories to inspire love and respect for our planet. Through carefully selected books, engaging resources, and fun activities, we aimed to foster a sense of environmental care and appreciation in young hearts and minds.

Abraham Keys is the author of “When Donkey the Chicken had Baby Ducks,” a book featured in our Children’s Book Week collection.

Volunteer Readers and Book Donations:

DIEEC is excited to have volunteer readers visiting early childhood education programs across the state during this week. They read a book with the children and donate books to their libraries. This is a meaningful way to make reading a fun and engaging experience for young readers.

Thank you notes received from Children’s Book Week 2023

Diverse Book Collection:

DIEEC believes in inclusivity, and we strive to ensure that every child can find stories that resonate with them. In 2023, DIEEC was fortunate to connect with local author Abraham Keys, whose “When Donkey the Chicken had Baby Ducks” was described by Delmarva Life magazine as a story of “unconditional and unconventional love.” Watch Abraham’s interview here..

Discover Helpful Resources

Use these resources and tools to enhance your reading experience all year round:

Tips for reading to different age groups

While these sheets may be labeled for “parents,” they contain excellent hints for anyone who reads with children.

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