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April has just begun and already it ‘s been packed full of Multicultural Books, special interviews, Deals & International Children’s Book Day celebrations! Here’s some of my top picks from the week:
Crafts Moms Share has a great A Round-Up of Multicultural Easter books.
STEAM-Powered Vlog–Poetry Books has a wonderful video full of top poetry picks for kids to help celebrate Poetry Month in April
Don’t forget the special Little Passports Birthday Sale ends 4/8 ! Go here for the details and special birthday deal code.
International Children’s Book Day was April 2, 2014
International Children’s Book Day (ICBD) has been celebrated annually since 1967 to inspire a love of reading and to call attention to children’s books. Hosted by the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY), it takes place each year on or around Hans Christian Andersen’s birthday, April 2.
Each year a different National Section of IBBY has the opportunity to be the international sponsor of ICBD. It decides upon 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. These materials are used in different ways to promote books and reading. Many IBBY Sections promote ICBD through the media and organize activities in schools and public libraries. Often ICBD is linked to celebrations around children’s books and other special events that may include encounters with authors and illustrators, writing competitions or announcements of book awards.
How did you celebrate that special day?
I am SO PROUD of two of my favorite kid authors! Felicia from Stanley & Katrina and Erik from the Kid Reviews actually got to interview the one-and-only Rick Riordian, author and creator of the Percy Jackson series! How cool is that!?
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