The Children's Book Week is, since 1955, an annual event for the promotion of Dutch children's books. It's also organised by 'Collectieve Propaganda van het Nederlandse Boek' (CPNB). Dutch booksellers give their customers the children's book week gift for free during the Children's Book Week when they buy children's books for a minimum amount of money. In recent years this amount is 10 euros. The picture book (in Dutch: prentenboek) can be bought for 7.25 euros.
In 2007, 2008 and 2009 children (up to and including 11 years) could travel for free during the Children's Book Week on all trains of Nederlandse Spoorwegen on presentation of the childrens' book week gift.
In 2019 the topic of the Children's Book Week was "Travel along" (Dutch: "Reis mee"). Children could travel for free on Syntus buses in the Twente region on presentation of the childrens' book week gift or the picture book. Up to 4 children could travel per one book.
|3 - 13 October 2007||Nederlandse Spoorwegen||trains|
|1 - 11 October 2008||Nederlandse Spoorwegen||trains|
|7 - 17 October 2009||Nederlandse Spoorwegen||trains|
|2 - 13 October 2019||Syntus (Twente region only)||buses|
|2007||Lydia Rood||Kaloeha Dzong||978-90-5965-058-9||432,000|
|2009||Jan Paul Schutten||De wraak van het spruitje||978-90-596-5093-0||443,000|
|2019||André het astronautje op zoek naar Laika||André Kuipers and Natascha Stenvert||978-90-5965-500-3||36,000|