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International Children's Book Day

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About International Children's Book Day

When is International Children's Book Day? This holiday is always observed on April 2

International Children’s Book Day encourages reading and promotes the love of books for children. The best and fastest way to develop our young children into intelligent human beings is by teaching them to read. Instilling a love of reading promotes a lifetime of learning and enjoyment. Reading is a great hobby. It looks good on a resume, too. So, use this April 2 holiday to help a child to learn to read.

Libraries celebrate today with storytelling hours and other events for young children. You can celebrate today by giving a new book to each of your kids. If they are too young to read, spend time reading stories to them. It’s a great and memorable bonding time for you and your child.

How to Celebrate International Children's Book Day

  • Read to children who are not yet old enough to read.
  • Help a child in their efforts to learn to read.
  • Encourage children to read more.
  • Give an age-appropriate book to a child.
  • Libraries, daycare centers, and schools hold storytelling today. If the children are old enough, let each child take a turn reading the story out loud.

Today's Quote

“Anyone who does anything to help a child in his life is a hero.” – – Mr. Rogers

History and Origin of International Children's Book Day

The International Board on Books for Youth designated April 2and as International Children’s Book Day. It marks the birthday of Danish storyteller Hans Christian Andersen (1805).

More April 2 Holidays

Here are more April 2 holidays we are sure you will enjoy:

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