Monday, April 2

Happy ICBD!

Happy International Children's Book Day!

International Children's Book Day is a yearly event sponsored by the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY), an international non-profit organization.

Founded in 1967, the day is observed on or around Hans Christian Andersen's birthday, April 2. ICBD is celebrated to inspire a love of reading and to call attention to children's books.

Each year a different National Section of IBBY has the opportunity to be the international sponsor of ICBD. T
he host country (2012: Mexico) decides upon a theme and invites a prominent author (Francisco Hinojosa ) to write a message to the children of the world and a well-known illustrator (Juan Gedovius ) to design a poster. 

ICBD is often linked to celebrations around children's books and other special events that may include encounters with authors and illustrators, writing competitions or announcements of book awards.

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