International Book Day

Posted on April 2, 2014 by Leslie Ann Daniels

InternationalChildrensBookDay

Today is International Children’s Book Day!

This annual celebration first began in 1967 to help inspire children with a love of reading from places and authors all over the world. This special day, April 2nd, was chosen because it is also Hans Christian Andersen’s birthday, one of the most celebrated children’s authors in the world. andersen
 
Today might be a great day to visit your local library and search for new and exciting books with your children. If you would like to view award winning kids’ books online, I suggest viewing the Reading Rockets lists of 2014 Newbery and Caldecott Medal books, along with lists of books from other notable awards.

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