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International Children’s Book Day : 02 April 2016

International  Children’s Book Day is celebrated on every 02  April, inspiring children’s to pick up a book and get reading. 02  April is Hans Christian Andersen’s birthday and since 1967 International Children’s Book Day has been celebrated on or around this day to inspire a love of reading and to call attention to children’s book.

The theme for 2016 is “Once upon a time” and the sponsoring country is Brazil.

It is sponsored by the International Board on Books for young people (IBBY).The Mission of IBBY is:

  • to promote international understanding through children’s Book
  • to give  children everywhere the opportunity to have access to books with high literary and artistic standards.
  • to encourage the publication and distribution of quality children’s books
  • to provide support and training for those involved with children and children’s literature.
  • to stimulate research and scholarly works in the field of children’s literature.
  • to protect and uphold the rights of the child according to the UN convention on the right of the child.

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