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International Children's Book Day

Since 1967, on or around Hans Christian Andersen's birthday, April 2, International Children's Book Day (ICBD) is celebrated to inspire a love of reading and to call attention to children's books. This years theme, The Book Remembers, comes from Estonia. ICBD promotes the idea that children's books can help children learn about people from other countries, learn to appreciate and respect other cultures, and learn to get along with others. Here are some of the great books available to help you celebrate the day:

Global babies

Ten little fingers and ten little toes by Mem Fox; illustrations by Helen Oxenbury

Say hello! by Rachel Isadora

We planted a tree by Diane Muldrow; illustrated by Bob Staake

Mirror by Jeannie Baker

Only one neighborhood by Marc Harshman & Barbara Garrison; illustrated by Barbara Garrison

Can you say peace? by Karen Katz

Listen to the wind: the story of Dr. Greg and three cups of tea by Greg Mortenson and Susan L. Roth; collages by Susan L. Roth

Planting the trees of Kenya: the story of Wangari Maathai by Claire A. Nivola

What the world eats by photographed by Peter Menzel; written by Faith D'Aluisio

Glass slipper, gold sandal: a worldwide Cinderella by Paul Fleischman; illustrated by Julie Paschkis

Wish: wishing traditions around the world by Roseanne Thong; art by Elisa Kleven

Estonia by Michael Spilling