Children’s Book Week: Reading is a Superpower

What better way to inspire children than by fostering a lifetime love of reading? Barnes & Noble is thrilled to be celebrating Children’s Book Week – an annual literary event that’s not only a celebration of books, but also of connection – a way to unite children (and their grown-ups) with books, authors, and illustrators to showcase the wonder and joy of reading.

Take the Superpower Challenge! Discover a new passion or reaffirm a current interest by exploring books and activities across various categories. And we have the perfect book recommendations to get you started. Let’s find your superpower! 

STEM and Science: Dive into science and STEM with activities and books that highlight technology, engineering, math, natural science, and more. 

Social ActivismExplore all the ways you can make positive change in society and find a cause you want to fight for. 

The ArtsExplore the arts including theater, dance, visual art, crafts, and writing. 

Community EngagementConnect with your community and the people in it. 

Identity and Culture: Learn about your own culture and the cultures of others as well as exploring who you are as a person and what is important to you. 

Fitness and Sports: Get up and get moving!

Environment and the ClimateFocus on learning about and making positive change for the earth.

The Humanities: From literature to history, anthropology to archeology.

Mental Health and WellnessFocusing on wellness of mind and spirit, identify and express emotions and explore your own thoughts and feelings. 

Follow along in the fun with the official hashtag for Children’s Book Week #BookWeekSuperpower and join in the conversation wherever you are!

Virtual Events: Here’s a look at what’s coming to a screen near you this week.

Tuesday, May 4th at 7PM ET
Live on B&N Facebook & YouTube and on Channing Tatum’s Facebook & YouTube – 
Join Channing Tatum as he reads and discusses THE ONE AND ONLY SPARKELLA . BONUS: Purchase the book on and get an exclusive Sparkella print, while supplies last!

Saturday, May 8th at 3PM ET **Ticketed Event**
Live on Zoom Webinar, Tickets via Eventbrite – Join us as we welcome Goosebumps creator and bestselling author, R.L. Stine for a live virtual event to discuss THRILLS AND CHILLS. You must purchase a ticket on Eventbrite to join this event at

Virtual Storytimes: Always available on our Barnes & Noble YouTube channel.

Saturday, May 8th Join us as we read Because of You, Mom written by Kobi Yamada and illustrated by Natalie Russell. Download activities here and follow along with #BNStorytime

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