Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Happy International Children's Book Day!

I had no idea there was such a day, but I totally LOVE it! In finding out more about what today is all about, I thought I'd share with you what I found out. 

Per here,  
On 2 April 2014 it will be International Childrens Book Day, inspiring children to pick up a book and get reading!  
April the 2nd was chosen to mark this day for young literature lovers as it's the same date as Hans Christian Andersen's birthday, the author of many famous children's stories like The Little Mermaid and The Ugly Duckling.   
Organised by the International Board on Books For Young People, or IBBY, the aim is to promote books and reading to young people.  IBBY was founded in Zurich, Switzerland in 1953 and today there are 70 National Sections from all parts of the world.  
During International Children's Book Day there will be a number of events held around the world, including writing competitions and talks from famous authors and illustrators. 
While you might be familiar with well-known works like Harry Potter and Alice in Wonderland, there is a whole host of fabulous children's books out there waiting to be discovered - not just by children but by adults who are young at heart too!
Go HERE to find out more about International Children's Books Day

Remember, celebrate today by spending time reading with a child. 

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I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. ~ Anna Quindlen

Good children's literature appeals not only to
the child in the adult, but to the adult in the child.
~ Anonymous ~