Today is International Children’s Book Day.  Go buy a book and don’t forget to read to your kids if they are still young enough.  You should read to them as much as possible anyway, but we don’t live in a perfect world so make a special effort today.  After all, it’s for the kids!

International Children’s Book Day
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Since 1967, on or around Hans Christian Andersen’s birthday, April 2, International Children’s Book Day is celebrated to inspire a love of reading and call attention to children’s books. The event is sponsored by IBBY, The International Board on Books for Young People, a non-profit organization which represents an international network of people from all over the world who are committed to bringing books and children together.

Each year, the International Children’s Book Day celebration allows one of their 60 National Sections the opportunity to be the international sponsor of International Children’s Book Day. The host National Section decides upon a theme and invites a prominent author from the host country to create a message for the celebration and a well-known illustrator to design a poster.

International Children’s Book Day celebrations across the world involve the holding of special events that may include encounters with authors and illustrators, writing competitions, or announcements of book awards.