International Children's Book Day

Children's Book Day, International

April 2
This day, which is observed by countries all over the world, was first suggested by the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY). They chose Hans Christian Andersen's birthday, April 2, because the Danish author's stories—which include "The Little Match Girl," "The Steadfast Tin Soldier," "The Ugly Duckling," and "Thumbelina"—have been favorites among children of all nationalities. The celebrations include contests in which children illustrate their favorite books, as well as the adoption of foreign pen pals. Every two years the IBBY sponsors the Hans Christian Andersen medals, which are awarded to a children's book author and a children's book illustrator for their contributions to children's literature.
See also Andersen (Hans Christian) Festival
International Reading Association
(U.S. section of IBBY)
800 Barksdale Rd.
Newark, DE 19714
302-731-1600; fax: 302-731-1057
International Board on Books for Young People
Nonnenweg 12
Basel, 4003 Switzerland
41-61-272-2917; fax: 41-61-272-2757
AnnivHol-2000, p. 56
BkHolWrld-1986, Apr 2
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