April 2—International Children’s Book Day

IBBYHello, Friends.

Do you know that April 2 is International Children’s Book Day? Since 1967, this special day has been set aside to celebrate Hans Christian Andersen’s birthday and to inspire a love of children’s books.

The theme this year is “Imagine Nations Through Stories.” The Cooperative Children’s Book Center, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, offers a nice selection of books that fit the international theme. You’ll find it here: “Global Reading: Selected Literature for Children and Teens Set in Other Countries,”

You might enjoy—

Spike the Mixed –Up Monster, by Susan Hood. Set in Mexico, a charming tale of friendship










The Butter Man, by Alalou and Ali Alalou. A Moroccan father shares an interesting story from his childhood







The Firekeepers Son, by Linda Sue Park. A story set in Korea in the early 1800’s about a bonfire signal system used until the late 19th century.









The Cat Who Walked Across France, by Kate Banks. An endearing tale of a pet cat that embarks on a long journey to get back to his beloved home by the sea










—or maybe you have some other favorites that fit this year’s theme. Let us know in the “Comments” section.

Celebrate International Children’s Book Day. Share a book with a child.


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