One of my very favorite teacher gifts is here! The 2017 Children’s Book Week poster, and all the fun accompanying gifts. Each year, this is one of my go-to gifts for the special teachers or librarians who have fostered a love of reading in my kids.

And I couldn’t be more excited that one of my very favorite illustrators, Christian Robinson (whose work you may know from Last Stop on Market Street or Josephine or Gaston), designed this year’s poster. Yay!

I love knowing that my purchase of these gifts each year helps support Every Child a Reader, the non-profit who organizes Children’s Book Week (which is May 1–7 this year) and helps promote literacy in kids every week of the year.

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Related: Great gifts featuring past Children’s Book Week posters

2017 Children's Book Week poster by Christian Robinson

Related: The best teacher gift ideas from people who know: actual teachers.

What is especially notable this year, is that the 2017 poster celebrates minority kids in literature — which, as you probably know, are vastly underrepresented in our kids’ books.

So go grab a mug, tote bag, t-shirt or any other gift for those special teachers you love, and grab one for yourself while you’re at it. Because, supporting kids’ reading is a great excuse to spend a little more any time of the year.

You can find the 2017 Children’s Book Week poster and gifts at Zazzle.

Updated to add: I’ve been really happy with the t-shirts and other gifts I’ve ordered from Zazzle in the past, but the Children’s Book Week tote bags I just purchased for my kids’ teachers were a real disappointment — the thin cotton fabric made it look more like a freebie than a relatively expensive gift. Check the materials closer than I did before you order.

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