International Children’s Book Day

By | April 2, 2017
Sophie Gengembre Anderson (1823-1903)

Sophie Gengembre Anderson (1823-1903)

International Children’s Book Day is a yearly event sponsored by the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY), an international non-profit organization. Founded in 1967, the day is observed on or around Hans Christian Andersen’s birthday, April 2. Activities include writing competitions, announcements of book awards and events with authors of children’s literature.