Today is International Children’s Book Day! celebrated since 1967, on or around Hans Christian Andersen who was a famous author and poet and is best remembered for his fairy tales, is aimed at celebrating a love of reading and call attention to children’s books.
Every year the day is sponsored by a different country member of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY). IBBY is a non-profit organisation which aims to bring together children and books by hosting a wide range of activities.
You can get your child involved by taking part in the number of events being held including:
- Talks from authors
and much, much more. So what are you waiting for? pick up a book and start reading!
To find out more about the day and events happening near you, visit International Children’s Book Day website and pick up a book today!