International Children's Book Day

By Monica C. RSS Tue, April 2, 2013

Did you know? April 2nd is Hans Christian Andersen’s birthday -- he would have been 208 years old this year.  Happy Birthday, Hans!

It is also International Children’s Book Day, a day dedicated to the love of reading and to children’s books from all over the world.  This year USBBY (United States Board on Books for Young People) has been awarded the sponsorship of the 2013 International Children’s Book Day.  The Free Library of Philadelphia joins the celebration by highlighting outstanding international books selected from USBBY’s current and past booklists marking this day.  All these exceptional books were originally published outside of the United States and bring a new perspective and flavor to children’s book collections everywhere.

You can find our booklist here.

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