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International Children’s Book Day is celebrated every 2 April, inspiring children to pick up a book and get reading!
April the 2nd was chosen to mark this day for young literature lovers as it’s the same date as Hans Christian Andersen’s birthday, the author of many famous children’s stories like The Little Mermaid and The Ugly Duckling.
Organised by the International Board on Books For Young People, or IBBY, the aim is to promote books and reading to young people. IBBY was founded in Zurich, Switzerland in 1953 and today there are 70 National Sections from all parts of the world.
During International Children’s Book Day there will be a number of events held around the world, including writing competitions and talks from famous authors and illustrators.
It’s no secret how much I love children’s book and especially those books celebrating diversity within it’s pages. It just seemed fitting that I ferret out the best booklists I could find on the subject and share them here with you in honor of this important day. AND…I want to give a readers the gift of being able to but their own books so I am also celebrating with this $50 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!! (more details in a bit).
books about race and multiculturalism from HelloBee
At the The Logonauts: Multicultural Nonfiction Picture Books
At Delightful Children’s Books-Read Around the World
At All Done Moneky- Children’s Books About Friendship Around the World
The Educators’ Spin On It: Diverse Books in Your Home Library: Parenting Global Kids
A HUGE collection of Multicultural Children’s Book reviews, activities and blog can be found posts on the Multicultural Children’s Book Day blog!
Giveaway Time! One lucky winner will win a $50 Amazon Gift card to put towards building their own wonderful library!
ONE winner will receive a $50 Amazon Gift card. Giveaway begins April 2nd-April 10th
- ONE lucky winner will win one Amazon $50 Gift Card
- Must be 18 years or older to enter
- One entry per household.
- Staff and family members of Audrey Press are not eligible.
- Grand Prize winner has 48 hours to claim prize
- Winner will be chosen via Rafflecopter on April 11, 2015