The longest-running national literacy initiative in the country, Children’s Book Week began in 1919 and continues to reach out to kids around the country annually. This year’s Children’s Book Week (May 13–19), promoted with a poster by Brian Selznick and bookmarks by Grace Lin, was celebrated in more than 50 cities. Here’s a snapshot of the many events hosted by bookstores from Massachusetts to Oregon, which range from story times with guest readers, including customers at Idaho’s BookPeople of Moscow to a battle of illustrators at Greenlight Bookstore in Brooklyn, N.Y. Perhaps Angie Tally, manager of the children’s department at Country Bookshop in Southern Pines, N.C., summed up the week best: “We had a wonderful slate of events with fantastic authors this year. It is incredibly energizing to watch readers connect with authors and show unbridled enthusiasm about books.”