International Children’s Book Day

Today is International Children’s Book Day. It’s a day to promote children’s books and the love of reading. It’s no coincidence that Hans Christian Andersen’s birthday is also today. He’s the fabulous Danish author of numerous fairy tale titles. Do you remember The Ugly Duckling, The Princess and the Pea, The Nightingale, The Little Mermaid, and The Little Fir? These are just a few of the classic stories written by Andersen. All of them are treasures.

If you want to learn more about International Children’s Book Day (ICBD), click here.

And if you want to read some outstanding international children’s books chosen by a committee made up of members from the United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY), click here. It’s an amazing list.  

On this International Children’s Book Day, share a book with a child. As Garrison Keillor, an American writer and broadcaster, once said, “A book is a gift you can open again and again.”

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