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International Children’s Book Day

Tuesday 2 April

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cartoon of 2 children opening a boo and lots of crazy characters exploding out of it

2 April is Hans Christian Andersen’s birthday and since 1967 International Children’s Book Day has been celebrated on or around this day to inspire a love of reading and to call attention to children’s books.

Each year the day is sponsored by a different country member of the International Board on Books for Young People. It decides on a theme and invites an author from that country to write a message to the children of the world and a well-known illustrator to design a poster.