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International Children's Book Day 2018

Join the ChLA International Committee in celebrating International Children's Book Day (ICBD) on April 2nd!

International Children's Book Day Poster 2018 created by Reinis Pētersons

About ICBD

ICBD is a worldwide celebration of reading and children's literature meant to inspire and promote a love of children's books.

History

International Children's Book Day has been celebrated on or around Hans Christian Andersen's birthday, April 2nd, since 1967. Each year a different National Section of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) selects a theme and invites a prominent author from the host country to write a message to the children of the world and a well-known illustrator to design a poster.

ICBD 2018

International Children's Book Day 2018 is sponsored by Latvia with the chosen theme "The Small is Big in a Book." Latvian poet Inese Zandere penned the annual message and Latvian illustrator and animation film artist Reinis Pētersons designed the poster.

To learn more about the International Committee's relationship with IBBY and our other partnering organizations, visit our Resources Page.

How are you celebrating International Children's Book Day?

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