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Celebrate Children’s Book Week

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May 3, 2021 @ 12:00 pm May 9, 2021 @ 12:00 pm

You’re invited to celebrate Children’s Book Week with Woo! Jr.- an event that includes a Books & Crafts Bundle giveaway.

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Join us as we engage your children in fun activities inspired by books!

Launched in 1919, Children’s Book Week originated in the belief that children’s books and literacy are life-changers. This year Children’s Book Week will commemorate its 102nd anniversary – the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country. It is not only a celebration of books, but of connection. It is a vehicle to unite kids and adults with books, authors, and illustrators in order to foster a love of reading. Join us as we celebrate children’s books and the joy of reading!

Pledge to Participate – AND WIN!

You are invited to pledge to participate in our week-long celebration. We have partnered with DragonFruit Books for Kids and together we will be hosting tons of free activities to encourage reading, discussing books, connect with book creators, draw-along with illustrators and more.

What does it mean to pledge? It means that together, we will generate excitement about books amongst our youth! Your pledge is to participate by sprinkling books, reading and fun activities with your children or students throughout the week as you can. The sky is the limit on how you can be involved in encouraging a life-long love of books and reading.

To take the pledge, enter to win a Books & Crafts Bundle below!

Screen-free Creativity Pack
(valued at over $150)

* Contest is open to U.S. residents ages 18 and older only. Entry deadline is Sunday, May 9, 2021 at 11:59pm CT. Three winners will be randomly selected on Monday, May 10 and contacted within 48 hours via email.

There will be THREE lucky winners!
Following our social channels gives you multiple entries to win!


Children’s Book Week Calendar of Events & Activities

Join us daily for virtual events, including story times with guided crafts and activities on Facebook and Instagram. Also follow DragonFruit Books for Kids on Instagram, as they will be posting fun stuff all week as well!

Here’s the calendar of activities, click to download as a PDF!

Sign up HERE to receive our weekly newsletter with FREE kids activities, lesson plans, crafts and so much more to cultivate your child’s creativity! (We will not share your information.)


Rhoda the Alligator

Level One I Can Read book. Rhoda the Alligator is the debut read-out-loud children’s book by former U.S. Senator (Florida) Bob Graham. The book tells the story of Rhoda, a uniquely colored alligator who is trying to find her place in the wild world of the Florida Everglades National Park. Filled with beautiful illustrations, Rhoda the Alligator teaches pre-school and kindergarten children about the beauty of our differences and the hurt that bullying can inflict.

Teach your 4-6 year-old the importance of diversity and the environment. Rhoda is born with a distinct color unlike any other alligator in the Everglades. She is blue and orange, shining with colors. Rhoda’s parents celebrate her brightness. However, when Rhoda meets the other young gators in the Everglades she is bullied because of her appearance. Using powerful lessons from her environment, Rhoda is able to overcome the hurt and hardship, embrace her true colors, and educate and transform her bullies.


Dino Dana

Dino Field Guide (Dinosaurs for Kids, Science Book for Kids, Fossils, Prehistoric)

Fun facts about dinosaurs for kids. Did you know that the brachiosaurus was the tallest dinosaur that we know of today? That the kosmoceratops had fifteen horns and hooks on its head? That the spinosaurus is the only known dinosaur to spend most of its time swimming? Discover this and much more in Dino Dana: Dino Field Guide.

Dino Dana’s field guide for your child. Fans of the Amazon Prime TV show Dino Dana will be so excited to have a Dino Field Guide of their own, put together by the incredible show’s creator and executive producer, J. J. Johnson. Full of colorful illustrations and fascinating science facts, this dinosaur book is sure to amaze any young dino enthusiast.


Dino Dana (Book 2)

Pterosaurs and Other Prehistoric Creatures!

An introduction to dinosaur fossils for kids. Everyone’s favorite Emmy-award winning paleontologist returns─this time, exploring all sorts of prehistoric marine animals, mammals, and insects. With stunning illustrations, fascinating facts, and thought-provoking experiments, this second Dino Dana field guide offers a creative, inside look into the world of paleontology for kids.

For readers of books about dinosaurs for kids. A prehistoric animal encyclopedia for kids like no other, Dino Dana: Dino Field Guide, Volume 2 offers endless facts about dinosaurs, fossils, and prehistoric times. Complete with a photo glossary, size comparisons, and tons of DIY activities, Dino Dana’s second volume makes a wonderful addition to any collection of dinosaur books or Dino Dana toys. Inside this interactive dinosaur encyclopedia, kids will learn which dinosaur was:

  • The first bird
  • The largest fish to have ever existed
  • Named after the whale in Moby Dick


A Cat Named Sam

Friendship Is for Adventure

Why is Sam Afraid of Christmas? Let’s have some fun as we figure out why a cat named Sam is afraid of Christmas.

On this journey, we’ll learn about what makes this talking cat afraid. Sam the Cat knows something is getting cooked for dinner but who’s doing the cooking? We learn about all the different feelings we can feel, and we learn about how important it is to listen closely.

If you love kittens, then you’ll love the adorable Sam who takes us on a journey throughout his house. Read this book with your favorite pet over the holidays, and the kids will surely love to interact with this book!


Coyote Peterson’s Brave Adventures

Wild Animals in a Wild World by Coyote Peterson

Animal Stories for Kids: Coyote Peterson’s Brave Adventures: Wild Animals in a Wild World chronicles some of the wildest encounters Coyote Peterson has had over the course of his travels. The stories begin with his first snapping turtle catch as a kid and lead down a trail of incredible moments he and his camera crew have had while filming their Brave Wilderness shows. From a giant alligator that nearly caught Coyote in its bone crushing jaws, to an 800 pound Grizzly Bear that helped him teach the audience what to do and NOT do if you ever encounter one of these enormous predators in the wild, every tale is laced with fast paced action and daring adventure. With the presence of danger often looming for Coyote, each story reminds the reader that animals rule the wild places of this planet, and if we respect them from a safe distance, even the most frightening creatures are more likely to be afraid of us than we should ever be of them.

Exciting animal stories for kids of all ages: This collection of short stories aims to give the reader a first-person perspective into some of Coyote’s most harrowing and heartwarming adventures.

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